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#7218544 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: BC30cal]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5089
Loc: CT
Thanks for the posts fellas! I see some really good bulls in your photo's. Had a pard go to Newfoundland some years back but I think he went for Bou and Black Bear. Tough hunting a times he said but a great time none the less.

Shared some campfire stories in deer camp in Maine with a couple of local guys a while back who used to use some kind of winch or pulley system to get them out.

I would think would limit how and where you hunted them.

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#7218754 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]
Jordan Smith Offline
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Registered: 03/30/06
Posts: 7896
Loc: Calgary, AB, Canada
This year's moose hunt. The bullet really did a number on this guy. He had multiple chunks, including a huge piece of lung hanging out of his nose when I walked up to him, with smaller pieces of lung laying on the ground near where he lay. Down at 5pm, I got back to camp after processing him at 1am. Needless to say, I slept in the next day.







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#7218802 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Jordan Smith]
Sask_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 01/10/03
Posts: 610
My favorite comment from a hunter who just killed a moose is "wow they are big!!"

NWT bull



Yukon bull



Saskatchewan bull



BC bull


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#7219045 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Sask_Hunter]
BrentD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
Posts: 11730
Loc: MN, WI, IL, MI, KS, GA, AZ, IA
wonderful photos - thanks!

Nothing is higher on my to-do list than hunting (successfully, I've done the other) for a bull moose. The end game certainly must be daunting however.
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#7219067 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Sask_Hunter]
Lhook7 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/06
Posts: 370
Loc: Cheyenne, WY




I saw these guys, and several more, while elk hunting in Wyoming this year. I guess it gave me moose fever because my buddy and I turned in for the Alaska moose draw and if we are successful we are going to do a non guided hunt.


Edited by Lhook7 (12/23/12)

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#7219239 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Lhook7]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 493
Loc: Texas
Where do you go for the best chance at a big rack?

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#7219862 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: postoak]
1OntarioJim Offline
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Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 2861
Loc: N. Shore, L. Ontario
Moose hunting is my most favourite thing!

Having a good bull come grunting in to your call is inspiring. Likely similar to what elk caller/hunters experience.

About 4 years ago one of my hunting partners (who is two years older than me, and I'm in my middle '70s) shot one that went into the water to die, as many do. After we got our equipment back to the kill site we started recovery at 8 p.m. and didn't get back to the cabin until 3 a.m. That was just for recovery and gutting so he could cool out over night.

If it wasn't for having a willing mid-40's s-i-l I would have had to give it up a few years ago. There is still as much thrill now as there was back when the first one was taken 45 to 50 years ago.

The best scenario would have to be a guided hunt where the guide was responsible for looking after gutting and recovery.

Jim

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#7220722 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Sask_Hunter]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5089
Loc: CT
There is a lot of bone and a lot of good eating meat in these photos! Spectacular all the way around!

I must say those Yukon bulls are just flat out awesome.


Edited by CLB (12/24/12)

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#7221127 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: postoak]
Freezerfiller Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 129
Loc: South Central Alaska
Originally Posted By: postoak
Where do you go for the best chance at a big rack?

Victoria's secret

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#7221700 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Freezerfiller]
kamo_gari Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 11664
Loc: Boston, MA
2006 NH bull. To date the most amazing--and difficult--hunt I've ever had. 90 hours in the White Mountains. As someone else said, I'd not shoot one from the road. I went to hunt. YMMV.



















Story here. Painfully long.

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3411043/m/686107285?r=686107285#686107285

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#7221861 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]
ChipM Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 2292
Loc: Southern New England
Kamo, beautiful pixs and story. One of my favorite places in New England.

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#7221992 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: ChipM]
Dave93 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1449
Loc: Big Sky Country
Great pics guys. My BIL, his wife, and her Dad all drew moose tags in N Idaho. I'm hoping they bring a steak or 2 with them when they visit in about a week. What an incredible amount of work!!

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#7222309 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]
spj Offline
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Registered: 08/23/09
Posts: 240
Loc: Maine
Hunted hard for 4 days. The bulls were just coming out of the rut and were not answering calls anymore. Then just after legal light I found this guy about 500 yards from my front door, munching away in the woods. It was pretty special as my sub permit holder hunting with me was a very close freind. We got within 30 yards and took him broadside at the same time. I hit him with a .358 win 225 partition and he was using my .270 win with 140 accubonds. The moose made it about 10 feet, post rut weight of 800lbs dressed.






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#7222910 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: spj]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
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Loc: CT
Kamo & spj,

You guys have some nice bulls there! Great pictures too!

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#7223054 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]
kamo_gari Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 11664
Loc: Boston, MA

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#7223068 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]
JDK Offline
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Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 1113
Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: kamo_gari


Did he?

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#7223105 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: JDK]
kamo_gari Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 11664
Loc: Boston, MA
Of course not. That's a New England moose.

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#7223187 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]
spj Offline
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Registered: 08/23/09
Posts: 240
Loc: Maine
Thanks!

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#7223191 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]
spj Offline
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Registered: 08/23/09
Posts: 240
Loc: Maine
Thanks!

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#7224579 - 12/25/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]
Klikitarik Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 08/13/03
Posts: 13317
Loc: Alaska - N63º, W162º


Moose are somewhere!



There they are! (How could you miss those big black donkeys?)



See the bull(s)?



Hey Irma, I'm pretty sure that two-legged critter up yonder in the trees ain't supposed to be in our neighborhood!


Edited by Klikitarik (12/25/12)
Edit Reason: captioning
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#7224703 - 12/25/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Klikitarik]
Freezerfiller Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 129
Loc: South Central Alaska
Klikitarik- where are those coor. 63x162? Is that Nome area or Norton?


Edited by Freezerfiller (12/25/12)

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#7224906 - 12/25/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: ChipM]
las Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 06/26/01
Posts: 13490
Loc: Kotzebue, AK
Steps to moose hunting (once you are legal to do so):

1. Find moose to shoot. This is the fun/frustrating part.

2. Shoot moose.
(Possibly re-find moose..... )

3. Dress/ "recover" moose. This is the "work" part.

My last moose was 3 seasons ago - a Noatak River 3 year old. Not a particularly difficult #3, and a danged good no-pressure hunt. I eased the Achilles ashore 30 yards from my apartment an hour before the snowstorm hit. The lagoon was frozen over the next morning. That makes a guy feel warm all over.... a rubber boat just doesn't make a good ice-breaker. smile

Photo-bucket ain't cooperating tonight.... but I've posted the pics before, anyway.

The caribou have been cooperating since - they are much easier to deal with..... smile


Edited by las (12/25/12)
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#7224944 - 12/25/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: las]
kawi Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2317
Moose someday but for now a dream.

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#7225069 - 12/25/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kawi]
Klikitarik Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 08/13/03
Posts: 13317
Loc: Alaska - N63º, W162º
Moose, come January, a nightmare, but for now, a dream! cool
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