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#7217834 - 12/22/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Rug3]  
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2011 Alberta. 8th day, was really warm and hard to find them for the first week I was there. There were a pair of 52" bulls taken the week I was there, but this was the first bull I saw after seeing 22 cows and calves the first 7 days. 338 RUM, 250 Accubond. Literally can't wait to go again. One of the best hunts of my life.

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#7218149 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]  
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Maine has always allowed packing them out. But is is far easier to bring 12 of your closest friends with you.


#7218508 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: JDK]  
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Originally Posted by JDK
Maine has always allowed packing them out. But is is far easier to bring 12 of your closest friends with you.


JDK;
Thanks for the smile this morning and for the wonderful moose photos as well. Congratulations on those very nice bulls.

Moose is a subject near and dear to my heart as I grew up eating Saskatchewan moose meat taken by my late father and uncle on their annual trip a few hours north of our farm near Yorkton, SK.

Before going on I'll note that my brother remains on the family farm and reports that in the last few years moose have been moving southward onto his farm land and are a common sight nowadays.

Anyway as a Canuck and in particular a Canuck whose family has always hunted, moose are a very common subject of discussion at any family get together.

One of my personal favorites to tell goes like this:

At one time in the distant past, one of the owners of the cabinet shop where I've worked for more than 2 decades had formerly owned a guiding business in northern Alberta.

At an SCI meeting or something similar he'd traded either a black bear hunt or a whitetail hunt with an outfitter from Alaska for a moose hunt.

The rack of the moose he took in Alaska is pretty fair sized, certainly it would dwarf any Okanagan bull I've ever seen, but truly the rack looks comparatively small as the melon on his bull is just huge!

I recall measuring the distance between the nostrils and then from the top of the nostril to the tear duct and just shaking my head in wonder. Draft horse doesn't begin to describe it and he confirmed that the taxidermist had a problem finding a form big enough for the cape.

So of course then it follows that the body matched the head and again of course as moose hunts tend to go, this bull received no less than 3 bullets from a .375 Weatherby before it decided that was enough of that and laid down.

I likely don't need to add that it did not lay down anywhere close to the boat......

My boss described the agony they had reducing the bull into transportable protein packages to me, shaking his head and wincing as he did so even though it was years later.

I was still in awe of the huge size of the bull's head and when he was done with his hunting tale I asked, "What was the first thing that went through your head when you walked up to this giant?"

My boss looked me in the eye and in typical straight talking Alberta fashion replied, "I knew how far away the boat was and I thought - I shoulda been hunting f....ing sheep!" laugh

Anyway, I hope you or someone else enjoyed a moose story on me. Good luck to you and the rest of the moose hunters here on your upcoming forays for our biggest deer.

Merry Christmas to you and all the best in 2013 too.

Regards,
Dwayne


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#7218544 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: BC30cal]  
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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.

#7218754 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]  
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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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"Others are happy to hit the rock, or maybe the dark spot on the rock. I wanna head shoot the mite clinging to the pubes on the left nut of the fly that's sitting on the black spot on the rock."
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#7218802 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Jordan Smith]  
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My favorite comment from a hunter who just killed a moose is "wow they are big!!"

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#7219045 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Sask_Hunter]  
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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]  
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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.

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#7219239 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Lhook7]  
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Where do you go for the best chance at a big rack?

#7219862 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: postoak]  
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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

Bravo

#7220722 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Sask_Hunter]  
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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.

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#7221127 - 12/23/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: postoak]  
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Originally Posted by postoak
Where do you go for the best chance at a big rack?

Victoria's secret

#7221700 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: Freezerfiller]  
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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.

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Story here. Painfully long.

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#7221861 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]  
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Kamo, beautiful pixs and story. One of my favorite places in New England.

#7221992 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: ChipM]  
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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!!

#7222309 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]  
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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]  
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Kamo & spj,

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





#7223054 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: CLB]  
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#7223068 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]  
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Originally Posted by kamo_gari
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Did he?


#7223105 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: JDK]  
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Of course not. That's a New England moose.

#7223187 - 12/24/12 Re: Let's talk Moose Hunting!! [Re: kamo_gari]  
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Thanks!

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