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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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« 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.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 10:08:07 AM »
Well a good walk about yesterday, made it a explore fringe ridges and knolls that I have walked by a hundred times kinda day. Found a real nice lookout where a farm field borders about 1/8th of a km away surrounded by bush and ponds. Lots of buck sign and it looks like a travel route. Good for Rifle season and the rut.

Then at the end of my walk I came back from checking my trail cam through a well known bog where we always see moose. I jumped one from it's bed but did not see it. As I slowly walked, I looked down to make a solid step around some nasty stuff, when I looked up, this guy had come around to the trail at the back of the bog and was 80 yards and facing me. He is a beauty bull. So watched him trot away through a draw and knowing where he was going, got onto the next east trail and caught him swimming across a pond. Bad pics but he could be the tank we seen two weeks back. My cheap range finder put him at 200 yrds from the trail I was on to the other side of the pond.

4 days until rifle :) Fun fun
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 05:48:17 PM »
Nice looking animal sooner, would be nice to close the range on one like that.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2018, 06:55:54 PM »
Neat pictures Sooner. Iím still amazed after years of hunting this animal how it moves though any kind of terrain.

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »
Agree Lever, so big yet can sneak up or out on ya without a sound. This last bull in real nice, nice enough to regret not shooting and waiting for bigger lol. Should that chance come.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2018, 10:09:39 AM »
Well 3 days straight and boy was it slow. Typical hunting, deer walking in your boot prints when you leave and moose tracks during the night but nada during the day. Almost mirrored from last season, the drought period after the rut. The time you get disheartened about the lack of sightings. I was sent a pic of a trail cam moose that was literally 1 city block in length away from where me and the kid were walking at that time lol. I am sharing the big parcel of land with a WT hunter so we text back and forth so that I don't screw up his stand area. I will stay to the east side of the property if I know he is sitting. And he sends me pics of the moose on his cam or that he sees.

Here is Mr Moose on his cam. Kinda want to see him in person.

Then on Saturday, the kid and i were putting the km's on in the big property, walking every trail, rattling here and there. We get to one spot and rattle into a clearing. Nada. When we decide to keep walking, the kid takes one step and says something aint right. So I take a look. I say it sure looks like a bedded bull. We could only see the left shovel. As we look, he is like a statue, wind hard in our face so he can't smell or hear us. As I'm watching, I see his ear rotate. Then we confirmed what we thought was a moose. Well he stands and it is a small bull, maybe 30 incher but amazing how they can be invisible in those tall willows when bedded.

Party kid decided to sleep yesterday so I was solo and I spent all day out there slowly walking, watching and only got the crap scarred out of me by a grouse. Seen some good moose tracks so I know their walking around, seen some fresh buck scrapes so knowing the rut is coming fast is exciting. Fun fun.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
Good report sooner, keep at em buddy you have a couple weeks yet.
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2018, 06:30:57 PM »
Thanks Sooner, any day now I think.

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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 04:47:42 PM »
Should have stayed in bed Sunday lol. Got out late due to party boy coming home at 3 am, did not like being woke up at 6:30. Every time I would come back in the house, he kept falling back asleep. Got out late due to that :(. Walked around in a very light rain :( :(. seen 1 doe & fawn and a set of fresh tracks for a cow & calf during our 9 km loop. Fun Fun.


But today is the 1 year anny of the boys big bull so still positive :)
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Re: Moose Rut Fun Part 2
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2018, 07:56:14 PM »
You'll get em sooner.
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