I haven't actually done this yet but from what I here it is pretty darn fun. Basically you drag a shack out to the middle of a big frozen lake, drill a hole in the ice, stick your rod in the ice and wait. While you wait people have been know to enjoy a beverage or two as well. Judging from the tilt of some of the shacks I'm guessing it's not water they're drinking. You have to be carefull of the water around here anyway.
Hunting Moose is one of the most important activities in this part of Canada. For the Native Algonquins, the Moose forms the very centre of their culture and permeates everthing in their daily lives it seems.
These pictures were taken at Winneway, a Native reserve on Lac Simard. This place is pretty much the end of the road. From here on in the roads are used mainly by logging trucks and those brave enough to risk going out into the forest with a good truck.
This Moose was shot during the Winneway school cultural week. The students were taken out into the bush and shown how to hunt and fish. This one Moose can feed a family for an entire year.
Moose meat tastes a little bit like beef, but it has a gamey taste to it. On the plus side, it's also wild, and therefore free of all of the hormones, pesticides, and what ever other garbage we pump into our animals.
This restaurant was invented for those who work hard all day and party all night. You can't really party much in Moffet, but if you did these meals would keep you well energized. For the most part you just get fries, hamburgers, hot chicken sandwitches, and poutine. For those who don't know what poutine is, it is french fries with cheese and gravy all melted into one delicious mess.
Favorite Dish: The Italian Poutine. Just add beef and some tomato sauce to your regular poutine.
For short trips around town or down to the Lake most people take their snow machines, or snowmobiles. They can also be seen racing up and down the lake or burning snow (as opposed to rubber) up and down main street. Many hunters use them in the winter to get deep into the bush to hunt for Moose. They can go faster than most cars and they sound like a chain saw being reved up. They also tend to appear out of nowhere and scare the living day lights out of you!
This is not really my favorite thing, but If you come to this place in the winter make sure to bring a lot of warm cloths. The temperature drops to minus 40 in January and February and there is a lot of snow!!
My favorite thing would have to be the views. Check out the stunning view behind me with the frozen lake and forested hills in the distance.
Fondest memory: The Poutine for sure for sure!