I'm still hoping to get lucky in New Hampshire's moose drawing! So there's still hope!
Mike, you on the Alternate List? What number down the list? A buddy of mine is #27 so he's keeping his fingers crossed too. I think I remember reading that in 2010 the NH F&G used 37 residentfolks and 15 nonresidents off the Alternate List.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...