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Cousin's Moose

Well, since I uploaded the photos into the gallery, I got a few requests for more info.  Guess I should be fair and give one... Wink

The moose was shot by my cousin on the 9th up in Maine.  It is actually her second moose, having shot one about 4-5 years ago.  They both weighed in right around 750 pounds, but this one's rack was much more impressive.  This moose was one they had scouted, and they were set up on the edge of a field the third day of the hunt.  I guess this guy walked out with a cow.  My cousin, and her sub-permittee fired together to make sure the moose did not run off into the woods.  It dropped right at the edge of the field.  I guess they had to chase the cow away, she didn't want to leave him.

 

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I dream of getting a chance

I dream of getting a chance at my first moose someday and she's already taken two of them. Amazing and this one is really a nice one. I don't know much about the whole sub permit thing but I've heard of it on more than one occasion now. I don't think I ever saw one taken in a field either but I bet that made it a bunch easier to get him out by the looks of things. 

Give her a big congratulations from all of us here, she deserves it.

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The subpermittee thing seems

The subpermittee thing seems to be exclusive to the northeast, and pretty much only with moose.  Not sure if Alaska does it or not, but the other guys can chime in.

What it is, is I think a way to have help in the field with these big critters.  So many of these moose are shot in the thickest cedar swamps, bogs, whatever, that even if you have another person hunting with you, you still may need a 3rd or 4th person to help get them out.  I think it was a way to help the hunters, and not have them out there trying to deal with a 800 lb animal by themselves.  Kind of compare it to some African hunts you see, where the professional hunter is always there with you with a back-up gun in case you need it.

When you get drawn, at least in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, you are the primary permit holder.  You can designate someone as your co-permittee, sub-permittee, whatever you call it.  They have all the same rights as you do.  They can kill the moose themselves, help you, or let you do it.  How you do it, is up to the primary tag holder.  The only things that are required are that the primary tag holder must be hunting with them, in other words, they cannot be at work, and just let the sub-permittee go out hunting.  Also, once you name a sub-permittee, it can only be that person fo the season.  You can't change people based on who can go hunting with you that day.

They have been pretty fortunate up there, not only to draw tags, but to get moose.  Lots of them running around up there.  The photos below are of her husbands moose, which he got last year, and her first moose from 4-5 years ago.  Like I mentioned, I think it was the same weight, but look at the difference in the rack.

 

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Sweet!!! Congrats to your cousin on an awesome hunt!

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Nice!!! Congrats.

Nice!!! Congrats.

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That looks even better than

That looks even better than shooting them close to the road. Moose are a lot of fun.

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Wow that is a great looking

Wow that is a great looking moose.  Congrats to the hunter.  My dream someday is to take of moose of that caliber, so needless to say I am very jealous at this monent.  Maybe someday Colorado will give me a moose tag...I have the perfect place to go just need that coveted tag in my pocket.

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  Congrats to your cousin

 

Congrats to your cousin Vermonster!  That is at least two more moose than I ever harvested.  Pretty neat on the sub-permittee and being able to shoot together on the one animal.  I never have heard of this option but definitely makes sense.  When my Dad got his moose the guide kept barking - shoot him again John, shoot him again.  My Dad had shot 4 times into that moose before he dropped - and all 4 of those bullets went into that animal in a 3 inch circle.  Anyhow - impressive moose.  Sure wish I could go moose hunting sometime soon!

 

 

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cousin or moose?

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

 They both weighed in right around 750 pounds, but this one's rack was much more impressive.   

i wasn't sure if you were talking about the moose or your cousin! shame on you for taking a shot at her like that! ;)

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:lol:  Hey now, wouldn't be

:lol:  Hey now, wouldn't be talking about her rack.........

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