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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2017, 07:44:04 PM »
Bow hunting, another term for exercise lol.
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« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2017, 08:53:53 PM »
    Pretty eventful moose season so far sounds like a blast.  By the looks of things you shouldn't have any issues with a rifle in hand that's for sure, thanks for the reports.
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« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2017, 05:09:45 PM »
Out for the afternoon yesterday to the Cynthia highway to find a spot to check the rifles. Back out for moose in the am tomorrow. Bday party at 1, then back out for the evening unless Jr has party plans. Then Sunday again. Looking forward to hunting in snow and colder temps.......oh and a rifle in the kids hands.

This is the last weekend to actively try/hold off for one of the big boys, seeing we seen a 50 incher in the last 2 trips. Then I believe the kid will severely drop his goals :) Been a just over a week since we were out. Fingers crossed for the boy.

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2017, 08:10:59 PM »
 Hoping to see a picture of the lad any day now with a big grin. I remember when my oldest daughter was at that "hunt/party" stage. Never got upset about it when she picked the party, young once, and when she came hunting she was all in. I was glad she was there. The party years are over now and both her and the husband are full time hunter's. Now it's the young collage daughter that is carrying the party/ hunting torch. Life if good. 

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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2017, 08:58:05 PM »
Well -20 when we got up Sat morning, fog or ice crystals so thick you couldn't see 100 yrds. Did our loop on the fiends place. One huge set of fresh tracks the night before crossed through. 1 bull on cam, one doe in over a week. Seen some doe WT's. But with the first rifle weekend upon us, the larger property across the road we also hunt had 4 guys walking around it so we left as we had a afternoon bday party to attend.

Was going to go out again this am but when the alarm clock rang and I looked out, cell said -22, house thermometer said -20 and it was snowing, I decided with the weekend hunters pushing the big bush side and not seeing anything yesterday, to go back to bed lol. Kid didn't get up till 11:30. Warmer temps and work could be slower this week so we hope to sneak out a few times during the week and  access both properties without all the competition. At least we got the winter tires swapped in for the boys car.

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2017, 05:35:35 AM »
It's not easy to crawl out there on those cold mornings is it. Some decent weather in the long range forecast you guys will get on em.
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« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2017, 06:23:58 PM »
Well I tell ya, the hunting gods are teaching us to keep calm and keep going on lol. Been out 4 times since Nov 1, seen the same cow and calf and 1 other cow. Tracks are there but as expected, the bulls have been away to rest up. Seeing cows again so hopefully the bulls start wandering real soon. The WT are making trails everywhere, scrapes etc but have not seen or rattled a buck yet. 8 k today, 8 yesterday. Back in the am. I am still confident the tag will be closed but the kid is getting down. Just got to keep putting km's on the boots making the loops, walking game trails and watching the clearings for traveling critters. Still close to 3 weeks of chances :)

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2017, 07:32:29 PM »
Keep at me sooner, you guys will cross paths with one.

Think food and rest this time of year, (for the moose not you, you hunt) but think food, which means willows and Alders, and good cover. Skirt these areas looking to cut a set of tracks, they don't travel much now, it's the time of year to get their fat on and get ready for the winter. Skirt the willow flats glassing and looking for antler tips. If there's any hills in there, stay back and glass the south facing slopes during mid day.

Good luck guys.
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« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2017, 09:45:18 AM »
So to add insult to injury, we have this one bog that always has traffic, we have seen one of the big boys in Oct there. So where the camera sits is only deer walking by now. Yesterday I moved the camera to the bog as it still has moose traveling into it. Get to the new tree we want to put it on and check whats on it since Saturday's check. A dam nice 5x5 WT buck walked right up and posed front facing and side ways 20 friggin minutes before we got there. Homer says DOH.  Pics to come after I replace the batteries and card on the next walk.

Walleyes, ya, its look for fresh tracks and start following. This place has so much feed and short hills. So we will now start sneaking in. The good part is the trails are close enough that we can easily loop around to see if any moose wandered through or are still in a block. Fresh snow is falling and there is almost 3 weeks left. Still confidant.

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2017, 08:50:07 PM »
     You'll get er done yet no worries, enjoying the reports.
     
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« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2017, 11:02:53 AM »
More to follow :)

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2017, 02:25:33 PM »

All Right.  :) :) :) :)

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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2017, 04:37:21 PM »
Right on boys.

Been waiting for this one lol.
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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2017, 09:14:45 PM »
Playing Jeopardy tune until we see more pics..lol

A big congrats.btw

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« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2017, 03:02:54 PM »
19 yrs old, shot on the morning of the 19th. First big game animal. 80 yrds, perfect lung shot. We were doing the stand off because of one branch in the way of the vitals. Otherwise the shooting lanes were perfect. We were a bit higher up than the bull. He had a 2 foot window between some large poplars if the bull moved forward. He did and I seen the impact through the binos and knew he had his first moose and a tank at that. I had already whispered in his ear that if he got a second shot, take it, even if it was in the head. Bull took 20 steps into another open lane and the kid drilled him in the neck and he dropped in it's tracks. Wasn't even kicking when we ran up 20 seconds later. After all the boot km's, close calls with the bow, cam footage and many smaller bulls in between, what a beauty bull to tag out on.  Kid will be smiling for a long while. And I handed him the argo keys and he got to haul his moose out as I did it for many of my dads bulls when I was young. Can you say proud pops or what. My dad was with me for all of my moose taken but never beside me when I shot. I'm so happy the big guy up above allowed me to be with my kid when he took his. I have given him many thanks since. Oh and now I look good telling him to wait for a bigger one hahahahaha. Thanks for all the well wishes and advice along the way gents. 54 inches.
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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2017, 03:05:07 PM »
Well the pics didnt load as I hoped above so we try this :)
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« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2017, 03:07:18 PM »
 Smile says it all. :)
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Re: Moose rut fun
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »
Bravo well done. :)

What calibre did you use?

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« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2017, 03:20:33 PM »
Almost certain this is the bull from the trail cam video we have of him.


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« Reply #59 on: November 21, 2017, 03:25:25 PM »
308 savage. It was my 16th bday present, bought from a family member who used it for a long time. I'm 50 this year. I have used no other rifle. Found the bullet almost through the hide on the far side. Broke one rib going in, nicked one on the way out. 180 gr. I wanted him to use his Opas 30-06 as dad stopped hunting last year. But his scope is not right for my sons long arms lol, so he used mine. Can't say I'm not happy about it :) Now we have to buy him his own rifle.