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Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
Joined: 02/12/2005
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White Moose

Hey all.... wandering what kind of response other hunters would get from pic's like these.

Those are all wild moose about 20 miles from my home. They're not albino.

Who would shoot them if they were moose hunting and could legally do it?

Here's a link to a bunch of cool moose hunting pic's from an outfitter in Ontario.

http://airivanhoe.com/MooseHunting/MooseMaster1.htm

Joel

Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
Joined: 02/12/2005
Posts: 20
My latest letter from the Minister of Natural Resources

Latest letter from the Minister of Natural Resources...

Joel

Your thoughts...

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Location: Montana
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White Moose

Nice pics,there is an area in central Idaho where the white moose is not an uncommon sight and the local F&G has passed a rule preventing them from being hunted,personally if I drew a tag in one of these areas I would be more than happy to harvest a white bull,why not?The color is a recessive trait not a one in a billion freak occurance,it would be like saying "I wont shoot a deer with a big gnarly drop tine because they are very rare"lol not this guy!One piece of advice,use a semi-translucent overlay for your pics that say SAMPLE and run it diagonally accross the pic,it makes them alot easier to look at!

Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
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For real?

"there is an area in central Idaho where the white moose is not an uncommon sight and the local F&G has passed a rule preventing them from being hunted"

- I know that Idaho passed a law protecting white moose, but i'm thinking that those pic's were taken in N. Ontario and were of the same group i'm looking at... Know anyone that has seen a white moose in Idaho? Know of any other pic's of white moose taken in Idaho?

Joel

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White Moose

go to the Idaho F&G website,nobody said these moose were in Idaho,what r u smokin? eye roll

Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
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'those pic's....

By those pic's, I didn't mean the ones posted here... below are the pic's that led to the law in Idaho... They came out approximately 3 years ago, and I've yet to come across another pic that was allegedly from Idaho....

Here's the pic of the white cow with dark calf that started distributing in 2001 that is allegedly from Idaho..

Here's a couple pic's of a white cow with a dark calf that were taken in 2001 in Northern Ontario, about 20 miles from home... Maybe just a coincidence, but i'm not so sure that they are different animals... I've been speaking to a guy that says his aunt lives in Foleyet, and took the infamous pic's... if she's got another from the same looking set, that hasn't been floated around the internet, the mystery will be solved...

http://whitemoose.ca/pics/WhiteCow&BrownCalf.jpg

(Can't get the picture to show up, but the link works...)

So basically, I think the whole Idaho WHITE MOOSE thing was a scam, but we'll see this summer when I get home... I plan to take some pic's with me standing in the locations where many of the white moose pic's were taken, to verify the locations...

Joel

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White Moose

1: why would anyone want to promote such a "scam" and 2:why would anyone go through the trouble of "disproving" the socalled "scam"?OMG get a life!!

Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
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It's a #'s game....

There are many reasons one may want to put on such a scam.. maybe it was just for fun, and then it skyrocketed... who knows...

Why would I care? It's a numbers game with the govt. The fewer I can prove exist, and the more 'scams' I can expose, the better the odds for protecting the ones in my area. Rare animals tend to get more protection... I'd like to see a healthy herd of white moose in N. Ontario, but this strain is right on the brink. Furthermore, I've yet to find another strain which can consistently have white offspring...

Make sense?

Joel

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White Moose

There is a reason the white phase moose is the recesive gene,they are totaly obvious to the predators,and there is no shortage of moose anywhere,and in natures scheme it would be more dangerous to the moose population if the white phase were more predominant,anywhere there wernt people to "protect" them they wouldnt enjoy the natural protection of the camoflauge color that has become predominant for a reason and would fall prey to wolves/bears while they were calves,pretty easy to spot a white calf moose curled up under a pile of brush.Nature has a reason for these traits becoming recesive and it is never wise to try to alter natures course.

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White Moose

Those pics just told me to enter for an Idaho and Ontario moose tag. That would be some kind of trophy on my living room wall.

Location: Foleyet / Ottawa
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Agreed .... big trophy

Wouldn't it be cool to build up the herd to a couple thousand animals so that the government could allocate tags specifically for white moose ... this is what we're working towards ... and I need guys just like "PIGMAN" letting me know (and the governmen) that there are selfish / irresponsible hunters that would take these animals before they had the chance to flourish ... the same guys that would take the last female trout out of a stream ...

Nice thoughts Pigman ... nice thoughts...

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