Re: So the little woman lucked out with a moose tag
Perhaps the biggest bummer was that our digital camera bit the big one the morning of the kill. I could barely make out the wife and moose in the camera and subsequent photos. Just looked like fog. I bought a new camera the next day. The old one has been a POS since it was about two years old. So, sorry, no photos. We did snap a cell phone photo to send out to family and friends, but it 's just doesn't have enough pixels to view bigger than about 2"x2". Lack of photos is a real bummer, but she doesn't even care. She's just glad to have it past her, and to have a sign in the garage where she parks her car that says "Reserved for Moose Killers".
Thanks for all the tips and supports. Perhaps one day I will luck out with a high end tag.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...