Our 2016 hunting seasons is over. The last few Christmas seasons have started off with a Sunday morning Christmas hunt throughout Southern Alberta’s Rockies.
This year we took our time and went to a spot that was new to us. We had our $5.25 permit from the Alberta government for the trees, along with a map of places we could go. Visit https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app21/forestrypage?cat1=Tree%20Cutting&cat2=Tree%20Cutting%20Permit%20FAQs for more info.
As our adventures stretched out we realised that all the fun places were lock by chains and only accessible by foot, great places to snow shoe in the future but greatly reduces the number of trees available easily.
After driving back and forth we scouted some trees that were within the mapped available area and evergreens.
The kids each chose their own tree, and Vince found one he liked, maxing out our allowable haul.
We watched the clouds roll over the mountain tops and snow as they went. The prairies were still bare, brown and sunny.