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Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:10:06 PM »
Well it has begun, I have the same draw the boy had last year. I was out yesterday with the Argo getting soaked in the falling wet snow/wet snow falling off the branches as I finished clearing trails of fallen logs and bent over alders. Checked the trail cam that has been out since Aug. Strangely, seen no moose yesterday or new tracks in this last snowfall, saw 1 rub and no Piss holes yet but I know girl chasing time is starting. Be out with the bow this week and weekend as they should be going. The two best boys on cam so far out for a walk.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 05:06:49 PM »
Coupe nice ones there.

Looking forward to following the post again this year sooner, best of luck.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 07:12:39 AM »
Look forward to the updates Sooner.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 10:33:00 AM »
And I was out Saturday on this property clearing trails, nada. Sunday supper time I get this text from the land owner where the big boy came off last year. Seen while checking his fence line. So 2 have my interest now lol.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 05:44:10 PM »
Yup, he'd fill the freezer just right.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 03:09:51 PM »
Took the am off, went for a walk. Seen a Cow/calf and a cow. Seeing rubs in the trees and the start of piss holes. I think the rut is almost here  :).

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 05:16:19 PM »
Well a total different season for my tag, less time out, less moose sightings but this weekends walk about produced a tank at 170 yrds. Gave us profile, front facing and rear view for the 10 mins we watched him. I think he is the same bull my son & I had a Mexican standoff with last year about this time at the same beaver pond. And he was a 50 incher imo last year. Looks like the same horn structure, just bigger :). We Cow called, we held up the plywood horns, grunted and racked trees, nada. When we went towards him with the horns up, he calmly walked away. No interest as expected. Went around him on the trail and tried to entice him back but nothing.

But, I have a goal now, 2 more weeks of bow hunting and really watching for this bull in his area. Going to move my trail cam there too. Be nice to try and pattern this guy a bit and see when he comes and goes from this little area. 45 days left :)

Spent some time fine tuning the bow sights after the hunt, got a Robin Hood and then I destroyed two good arrows flinging Broad Heads :(   I didn't know you should only shoot one broad head at a time lol. 4 arrows hooped but oh well. At least I'm comfortable out to 30 yrds now lol. This old dog is learning a new thing.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 08:54:56 PM »
Loving it sooner, keep on him.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 04:44:27 PM »
Here's a bull that was seen at the same pond by a friend hunting geese on Thanksgiving Monday, not the one I seen last sunday as mine had definite points at the top of his shovels. My friend was sitting on a log behind some alders and this bull walked past my friend at 10 yrds without a sound and my friend is a hunter lol. About 10 inches of snow fell the night before and made walking super quiet.

I think I have this bull on cam this year as well.


Picked up some new arrows to replace the ones I wrecked last sunday sighting in :) So a quick sight in is needed and back at it this weekend.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 05:34:10 PM »
Thinking itís a matter of time Sooner, you have a good population there it looks like and you know what your doing. Like the updates and stories please keep it coming.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 09:47:04 AM »
Crappy cell pic as I was zoomed to the max and he was almost 180 yrds away but this is the big guy we seen. He looked real nice with frost on his back and steaming as it melted in the morning sun. Sometimes you see awesome stuff in the woods whether or not a harvest is made.