Warm fuzzy feeling

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Kurt » Tue May 31, 2011 7:55 pm

I'm not shutting my windows, just might have to sit down now and then.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by madisonvalleywapiti » Tue May 31, 2011 8:29 pm

Brent,
Sounds like a fun trip! I wont be able to make it up there until fall of 2013 at the soonest. My father-in-law lives up there and has a plane so that helps. My knees are starting to go so I need to get a sheep hunt done soon. He doesnt hike far from the plane for moose so I can justify using a heavy ol' buffalo gun!

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Brent » Tue May 31, 2011 8:32 pm

I'm hoping for 2012 but I'm doubtful it will get done. I don't have connections to a plane so I'll have to get in line and pay someone. But first the knees, gotta find some more knees.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Kurt » Tue May 31, 2011 8:45 pm

Your going to need more then knees going after Moose :D
Your going to need chest waders, a good strong frame pack and back to strap it on, machete to hack your way through the willows and elders and dont forget the skeeter net and bug juice :lol:
Forgot, someone to stand guard to keep the bears and wolfs away while your packing the meat out :D
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Brent » Tue May 31, 2011 8:49 pm

Kurt wrote:Your going to need more then knees going after Moose :D
Your going to need chest waders, a good strong frame pack and back to strap it on, machete to hack your way through the willows and elders and dont forget the skeeter net and bug juice :lol:
Forgot, someone to stand guard to keep the bears and wolfs away while your packing the meat out :D
Yeah I have the waders, the pack, the back, the machete if needed. All that is doable. That's not the weak link.

Wolves don't worry me in the slightest. I grew up with them and know better. Black bears are another I don't worry about. Grizzlies are a bigger unknown, but then I do have some firearms. So, basically, I have what I need except for that second sucker and I'm finding that the knees are the limiting factor among those that might be candidates.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue May 31, 2011 8:53 pm

I killed a moose with my bow at 12 yards when I was 18 years old, I drew a once in a lifetime moose tag in North Dakota my first try at it, I had so many old men mad at me, but hey that's the luck of the draw. I was 1/8'' short of Pope and Young, 40'' spread. I actually drew a rifle tag and I called the Game and Fish of North Dakota and they thought I was nuts but did change it to a bow tag. The rest is history.

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Brent » Tue May 31, 2011 8:55 pm

Stephen Borud wrote:I killed a moose with my bow at 12 yards when I was 18 years old, I drew a once in a lifetime moose tag in North Dakota my first try at it, I had so many old men mad at me, but hey that's the luck of the draw.
You know, I moved from Minnesota the year they reinstated their moose hunt. I had my bull all picked out and patterned and I would have been hunting with a recurve then at age 16. He was all mine, and then we suddenly became nonresidents and it was a residents only hunt.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Marathonman » Tue May 31, 2011 8:58 pm

I got the knees and the nerve. Would love to go again sometime soon...
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by madisonvalleywapiti » Tue May 31, 2011 9:00 pm

Waders might not help if it dies in the water, my fatherinlaw and his buddy had to strip down to their underwear to quarter a bull in a pond this year. Second story ive heard like that. :shock:

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Brent » Tue May 31, 2011 9:02 pm

madisonvalleywapiti wrote:Waders might not help if it dies in the water, my fatherinlaw and his buddy had to strip down to there underwear to quarter a bull in a pond this year. Second story ive heard like that. :shock:
I've heard at least two of those as well. Part of the challenge I guess, but doesn't matter, it's what I have to do.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue May 31, 2011 9:05 pm

Wow Brent that sucks.

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Brent » Tue May 31, 2011 9:07 pm

Stephen Borud wrote:Wow Brent that sucks.

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Marathonman » Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm

I quarted my moose in the water with an axe and then packed it out on my back. Gun was an old Green River Rifle Works Poor Boy.
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue May 31, 2011 9:13 pm

Ya life does happen and it ain't fair either :lol: . After shooting that moose I have longed to do it again, and I will someday, I've killed several elk, antelope,deer, bear, turkey, but there's something about a big old bull moose coming in to a grunt that is undescribeable, it gets the heart pumping. When I shot that bull at 12 yards broadside it absorbed and arrow and didn't flinch. I watched the blood pump out of his side, it was one of those HOLY SHIX moments. I hope you get to go next year, good luck.

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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling

Post by Kurt » Tue May 31, 2011 9:18 pm

I go up to Alaska every year, way out in the bush and spend the summer there scratching in the dirt and ice and I see a lot of Moose, Bear and Wolf signs but I never have seen one. Some of the Moose are so big I think I could just about walk under there belly. I never see them when they are out of velvet I head down to soon before it gets to rough up in the Mountains of BC going home.
I would like to some day go for the hunt but I know what one has to do to do this, There are no roads in the place I go and it's a 150 miles to a Doctor if you need one, so a moose hunt there would be a tough one but there are plenty to pick out a good one.
But man do I love that place. I have made some very good friends with some of the locals, good people.

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