You never know what you might see if you pay attention while fishing in our area. We certainly were not the first folks on these lakes. This pictograph is several centuries old. I am not sure if it is a moose or caribou, but it does tell us that others before us lived here off the land. They preserved the wilderness and its bountiful harvest for us.
We also have taken responsibility to preserve our natural abundance for future generations. Our camp policy is to only kill those fish you plan to eat like the smaller tastier ones. All others are returned to the lake – this means all trophies go back. Hanging a fish on the wall can be done with graphite replicas which allow the big fish to go back and continue supplying good genetics to the waters.
It has been my experience that no matter how impressive a fish mount is, it can still be measured to prove or disprove a little exaggeration. A photo however can gracefully increase in size as the stories is embellished over time.
Please practise CPR (catch, photo, release) and then let the embellishment begin.