Tuesday, August 21, 2007

WARNING: Graphic photos of moose kill

Last night our pastor and his son went moose hunting on the first day of cow tag permit hunting. They looked all over the mountain behind our church. When they finished they arrived at our church and what do you think was standing in the parking lot? A cow moose. So, being this is Alaska, you can shoot a moose just about anywhere. Our pastor's son shot this moose and I happened to be in a store with our pastor's wife when she got the news. I just had to join them to watch the process of getting the moose ready for the butcher shop. Ralph really wanted to see this done and since he is out of country still I thought I better take lots of pictures for him. Since this is an important part of Alaska living, and this will be my pastor's family's meat for the winter, I felt it appropriate to blog. If you are queezy about these kinds of things, please don't look at the next 11 pictures! LOL
The first step looked to be taking the legs off and then skinning the moose all except its head.
Two of the leg quarters, skinned and ready for the butcher.

Even the little ones joined in on the skinning process.

3 comments:

PeakmoreAcademy said...

Well Lady, I thought that was very interesting. I've never been around for a skinning/butchering of anything so seeing your photos was indeed, interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Who needs Biology?!? LOL... The frog disection was enough for me to see. :)

Looks like great fun for you all, and what TEAM work. Way to Go!!!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful Alaskan life. Your Blog is great.

-Vanessa

Cynthia said...

I'm not sure I could do that. I would have probably passed out from the smell. I don't do "smells" very well... My boys will really enjoy these photos though.