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Life in the delta #7356330
09/15/21 01:22 PM
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Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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Hello there. I thought it was fitting to end my previous journal with my sons first caribou since it started with him looking at guns.
First moose of the year was taken on the coast. seen 17 moose that day and ended up shooting this fat 3 year old.

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I started hauling material for a new trapping cabin. Probably go 16x24. Once i dropped the material off I fixed two cutbanks and cut some new trail.
I planned to call moose on the way home.

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I ended up calling two bulls out from deep in the swamp and brought home another fat 3 year old. No caribou around for awhile so we're eating moose for now. Work has been extremely busy and Ive barely had any time to get out on the land. I can probably take some time off in mid october but ill probably just save it all for after freeze up.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356336
09/15/21 01:28 PM
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Little man's rifle is all set. I couldn't get the right fit with low rings for his vortex diamondback so he's got my old trusty leupold for now. Maybe ill end this thread when he gets his first wolf, bear or wolverine.
Safe travels.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356353
09/15/21 02:05 PM
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Interesting to see how folks in different areas handle their moose.

I like your boy's camo outfit !


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356358
09/15/21 02:21 PM
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Hi white. The way that moose is sitting I can take the arm, hind quarter, backstrap and neck meat in one piece, brisket and ribs and pull the guts. Then I flip it onto a clean tarp and repeat for the other side.
Bobby had that bacon onesie since it was WAYYY too big for him. Soon heíll outgrow it. Time sure flies


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356376
09/15/21 03:04 PM
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I get it on the moose. We pretty much do the same but usually leave the head on to anchor the thing while we take off the various parts


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356454
09/15/21 04:47 PM
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Such an amazing Life for You and your Family Ryan! It has always been my dream to live a life the style of yours, however it never came to pass for me
and at my age the dream will go unrealized but thanks to your Journals I can live with you on your Journey and it is awesome! Thankyou so much for taking the time to share your life with us! I love to follow you as the season progresses and watch as you teach your children the most valuable lessons in life! Take Care my Friend and may The Great Spirit Bless your Days and touch your Home with his loving Hand!

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356540
09/15/21 06:38 PM
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Thanks a lot Guy. Iím glad you enjoy the journal. Lots more to come.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356637
09/15/21 09:16 PM
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This thread may be allot shorter than your last one. Your boy looks like he can handle his gun now!

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7356747
09/15/21 11:09 PM
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I have shot two moose in my lifetime, one when I was 50 and one at age 52. I have not been back since as the price tag to get a tag is over $2500.00. Moose taste so much better than deer. I am now 74 so I do not think I will ever hunt moose again, but that's OK.

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7357297
09/16/21 08:19 PM
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Early birthday gifts for Morgan and Bobby.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7357887
09/17/21 02:28 PM
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Reminds me of Tell Sackett from a Louis L'Amore novel: "I've been packin' a gun since I was able to keep both ends out of the dirt."


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7358147
09/17/21 08:14 PM
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I like that Lazarus. Theyve both been shooting since they were about 3. BB guns, 22ís, stepped up to the 410, 223 then the 20 gauge. Itís always been priority for me to have them comfortable and responsible with guns. As much as Iíd like Bobby to shoot my 270 Iím holding off so he doesnít develop a flinch or any other bad shooting habits. He can hold it up though


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7358859
09/18/21 06:43 PM
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Looks like you all are off to a great start this fall!

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7358918
09/18/21 08:32 PM
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Yup grow 'em up good and grounded wherever you are. No guarantees but a good start don't hurt.

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Re: Life in the delta [Re: crosspatch] #7359061
09/19/21 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by crosspatch
Yup grow 'em up good and grounded wherever you are. No guarantees but a good start don't hurt.


Yup. Lots of time spent and lessons learned on the land will help in them in the long run. Itís what helped me. Simple lessons like getting wood if your cold and ice/snow for water if youíre thirsty might be pretty straight forward but you learn to help yourself and not depend on others. I think when youíre on the land youíre always working towards a goal too so you learn to keep your focus on the end result instead of the actual work. Hard trips will happen but you just do what you have to do to get things done. Toughens up the mind and body and it reflects in a lot of things in life like school and sports to name a couple.
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Little evening project. Shelves and a coat rack. Hopefully I donít have to work tomorrow so I can haul my last load of plywood and Tin to my camp. Water is going to drop soon and itís just much easier to get it all in now with a boat.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7359133
09/19/21 08:48 AM
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Ryan thanks for sharing this with us I've really enjoyed watching your adventures and Morgan and Bobby growing up the right way I'm sure your proud of them , they are sure getting big !

The cabin is looking good also !


Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7359291
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Originally Posted by Ryan McLeod
Originally Posted by crosspatch
Yup grow 'em up good and grounded wherever you are. No guarantees but a good start don't hurt.


Yup. Lots of time spent and lessons learned on the land will help in them in the long run. Itís what helped me. Simple lessons like getting wood if your cold and ice/snow for water if youíre thirsty might be pretty straight forward but you learn to help yourself and not depend on others. I think when youíre on the land youíre always working towards a goal too so you learn to keep your focus on the end result instead of the actual work. Hard trips will happen but you just do what you have to do to get things done. Toughens up the mind and body and it reflects in a lot of things in life like school and sports to name a couple.



Well put Ryan ! I know one thing I have learned from the land is that little mistakes can add up.Consequently I TRY to do each small part of a task to the best of my ability. The result may not be perfect but it is usually successful.

I always am reminding myself to 'take little bites'.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7359430
09/19/21 06:01 PM
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Ryan, as said by another poster, you are living the life I wanted to live. I am 71 now and that ain't a gonna happen. But I live it through you and your family's stories. Thank you for that.

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7359994
09/20/21 12:24 PM
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Thanks for sharing Ryan, moose meat is excellent. I enjoy reading your posts

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Allan Minear] #7361371
09/21/21 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Allan Minear
Ryan thanks for sharing this with us I've really enjoyed watching your adventures and Morgan and Bobby growing up the right way I'm sure your proud of them , they are sure getting big !

The cabin is looking good also !


Donít forget little Charlotte. I have a feeling sheíll be the one setting the pace once she catches on to hunting and trapping. My determined and fearless youngest.
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