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Dad's macabre decoration has grown on me!

The location of the Cabin makes it an ideal jumping off place for Dad’s hunting trips.  To the best of my knowledge he has never actually shot anything larger than a rabbit on any of these excursions (though he did get a small black bear and a dall sheep on other hunts).  This skull was found high up in the mountains behind the Cabin and was packed out with no small effort by him and two of his friends sometime in the late 1990’s.  It probably weighs 20 lbs or more!  He  was going to leave it after realizing how heavy it was, but his friend insisted that they could manage it.  I went hunting with him as a teenager and I can attest to the difficulty of the terrain up there.  Adding an unwieldy 20lb rack and skull to the top of my pack would have been out of the question!  As a result, I have come to appreciate it, not only as a decoration, but as a testament to … determination?  Luckily it doesn’t act as a deterrent for my (living) moose neighbors!

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