Friday I drove out to Kobuk to watch a basketball tournament. During the day we had seen a large flock of ptarmigan off the back porch of the school and a short ways out of town I ran into them. I love my Ruger .22 takedown. I can take it apart to fit in a pack and I can put it together and be shooting in under a minute.
I stopped and picked off 5. I figured that was enough even though the flock was still there and I am sure that I could have found someone to take them, but I didn’t want to clean too many. So after picking them up I continued on. The games were fun even and it was great to visit with some of the Kobuk staff. I also saw a good deal of our Shungnak students there. They were pretty surprised to see me there. In their mind I live at the school and while its not too weird to see me around the town, seeing me in another town was just too much.
It was snowing and blowing. It has been snowing lately and we got 6-8 inches in 48 hours last week. But now with the wind the trail and tundra is pretty low snow again.