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MOOSE

Well i got drawn for Antlerless Moose in my home zone Thumbs up in saskatchewan. Should'nt be too much of a task to fill that tag.
But i bet it will be a lot of fun, eventhough i can't shoot a bull. It will be some good meat for the winter.

Wish Me Luck

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Congrats

Congrats Buddy! Poke a hole in a good 'un!

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Sweet!  You'll have the home

Sweet!  You'll have the home turf advantage.  Good luck!

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Congrats on the tag. Good

Congrats on the tag. Good luck!!!

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Moose

DAY 1

Got up early only had 2 days off work to git'er done. Left home only to find it was so foggy you could'nt see 50 feet. Come daybreak i could see a couple hundred feet, and then the rain started Whistling ....LOL

DAY 2

Rain and mud not a good mix since my area does not allow a rifle on a quad and travel off road with a 4x4 would be more getting stuck than travel

DAY 3

Have to get back to work today, but its just as well 50 MPH winds and rain.
Got a few days to work and then its back home to get that moose. I found a lot of sign on day 1 and i know where they are as they are only 8 miles from home, but i need the time and no fog to get at them, i can only shoot a cow or calf but trying to draw a tag here is like trying to win the lottery.
I know guys that have applied for near 10 years without ever being drawn.

Will keep you posted.... Yes

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congrats

Congrats on your moose. That should keep your freezer full for a while.

possum wrote:
trying to draw a tag here is like trying to win the lottery.
I know guys that have applied for near 10 years without ever being drawn.

I was lucky enough to draw two Montana bull moose tags in the 80s. The last one was 24 years ago. I've been applying every year since, and have had the maximum number of "preference" points.

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keep at 'er

I'm enjoying the updates...keep 'em coming.

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Just My Luck

Back at work now..

I get a txt from a hunting buddy of mine....IT READS

Get over to my parents place, there is a cow and 2 calves and a huge bull eating my moms apple trees beside the house Yes

I TXT back...I'm at work....next TXT comes in and it says....SUCKS TO BE YOU Huh?

I was on their land for the 2 mornings i hunted and there was lots of sign but never seen a MOOSE, BUT the minute i leave Hello

Oh well will be back there ASAP when i get off work

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Snow

Well, we had snow oct 22 to the 25th nearly a foot in that time. It made it pure hell to get into the area i want to hunt.
Now last night we got another 2 inches.
I have been finding lots of sign and managed to see 2 bulls yesterday, but now cows.
The moose have moved with all the snow we have gotten and now the hardest part is to try to access the area.

I don't ever remember having this much snow starting in the middle of oct. It really threw a wrench into the hunting here. I will be back out again this evening and tomorrow

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Good luck

Keep at it. I can't wait...a week from today I'll be home!!!

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Small Bull

Got a skiff of snow last night. Headed out this morning, not a track to be found in my old haunt, so i headed to another area along the creek. As i'm driving in, on the bush trail, i see a track...Only One. I take a look and decide that the single track is likely a bull but what if its a dry cow or the calf was harvested already.
So off into the bush i go skirting the track, about half a mile in or so i see the moose bedded on the edge of the willows at about 50yds, upon inspecting him for a few minutes i could see it was a SMALL BULL, antlers were hardly past his ears. And i got an antlerless tag.
When i turned to leave he got up and left:: Atleast it was some action... He must have been sound asleep when i came upon him, but he left in a hurry

SASKIE, Not sure about your area but deer numbers in my area are down. I been seeing lots of coyotes, wolf tracks and yesterday i heard about a cat sighting about 18 miles east of my place

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