Hunting Tags Are Out!

Last Friday, hunting tags came out. I’d been excited, but I haven’t really draw anything in a while, so I was just cooking breakfast. My husband was sitting at our kitchen island on my computer, he gets every other Friday off, looking up tag results. When he pulled up mine, a disappointed look came on his face, so I knew I had drawn something good. Delta Walk In!

For those of you that don’t sheep hunt in Alaska, Dall Sheep draw areas have the best sheep numbers, so your likelihood of shooting a sheep is way better than over the counter tags.

I danced around the kitchen the rest of the morning. I also decided the Meghan Trainor’s song “Me Too” was the theme song of the day and I played it pretty much on a loop. “If I was you, I’d want to be me too”

Let’s back up a second. Hunting used to be my life. I put a great amount of time and effort into my hunting trips each year. Seven years ago, I shot a Dall Sheep in the Tok Management Area (also a low probability draw area, I’m a lucky girl!). Before and after that I was obsessed with sheep hunting, then…. Life happened. For the last 4 years, I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding. But this year, it’s my turn to hunt again!!

Shortly after breakfast, my brain started to race about all the thing I would need to do to get ready for my hunt

  1. Get in shape
  2. Go Keto, get fat adapted
  3. Find someone to watch my kids while we are hunting, or find a hunting buddy if my husband must stay with the kids
  4. Work up a load for my rifle
  5. Hit the shooting range
  6. Pack list
  7. Gear testing
  8. Re-Read Sheep Hunting in Alaska by Tony Russ
  9. On and On and On

I’ve decided to blog about my hunting prep. The first couple months will be mostly preparing my mom-bod for the extreme physical challenge of sheep hunting.

Here we go, wish me luck!


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