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Location: Alberta
Joined: 08/24/2008
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Well, our first moose hunt was a Success! Got a nice, young bull, exactly what we were hoping for.
Would like to thank those who offered tips and suggestions, especially about field dressing. It only took my wife and I a little over 4 hrs to get it out the approx. 1/2 mile to the truck in pieces.
The invaluable items were: 1. the little two bycicle wheeled cart I built(sort of looks like a squashed rickshaw with a knotted rope cargo net, 2. a good, sharp, take down bone saw, 3. a small, razor sharp hatchet, 4. about 30' of light rope, 5. a small light hand towel.
I had also packed a small plastic block and tackle, but ours was in true muskeg, with nothing but willows for about 100yds, so while we weren't able to use the block and tackle, I'd still take it next time, it would have been a real back saver was there even one tree close enough.
While I must admit when a deer hunter first walks up to a moose it's a little daunting. But, like any big job, just break it into little ones and before you know it, it's going along smoothly.
The biggest surprises were: the small heart(fit in my hand), the "lack" of neck length, and the size of the stomach(man, it's HUGE).
Anyway, thanks again. We can't wait to be drawn again.
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Congrats Thumbs up Next time get the moose walk out to about 50 yards from your truck, makes it alot more fun Yes Yes Yes

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Location: New Brunswick
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Congrats!!!......

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Congrats!!!