Deer

Went hunting up behind the house.  Probably got further back up the mountain than I ever have.  Saw a little sign and no deer.  Leaves still on the blueberry bushes and the devil’s club making it hard to see.  When I got back in about as far as I went, I found an enormous spruce tree that looked like a good place to have a snack and blow the deer call, which I did. When I got up to leave, something coming directly at me startled me.  Then I realized it was a very young porcupine, who simply waddled right by me, then to the tree, and then to the hole in the bottom of the tree- which I saw was his or her living quarters.  Saw 2 hunters on the Treadwell trail on the way back down to the house. They’d seen nothing, either. 

Mark Stopha
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
www.GoodSalmon.com