I Went to the Woods: Desired vs. realized success

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By Jeff Lund

For the Juneau Empire

It was difficult to see if the bird was fully cooked, but based on how long it was on the fire, we were pretty sure.

My wife took her first bite of the grouse and completed the cycle. She had arrowed the grouse earlier in the day and now, between fits of light rain that threatened to turn to sleet, we ate.

On some level, it was a successful hunt, but when you’re hunting elk in Wyoming and you’re eating grouse, it’s not exactly the success you’re looking for.

The idea was to give my wife a proper sendoff in Wyoming

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