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White Moose

I would love to have a full mount of a white moose if i had a tag and was allowed Id love too.

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White Moose

I think a full mount of a white moose would be worth a lot of money at an auction.

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Albino

The Albino Moose , my favourite of all animal...Such a exquisite animal and only 1 of 100,000 moose carry a Albino trait. I Live in Ontario and there are two families I know of ; A family in Parysound,Ontario and a family in Foylet, Ontario. Each of which is a family of four or more... The Albino Moose is now a protected specimen because the Native People believe that they are a spiritual animal and that they should protected. Same with the Ministry and Government too I guess. I strongly believe that they should be protect aswell for the simple reason of watching multiply and so that every Joe blow doesn't shoot them extinct...

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White Moose

I agree with you Tyson,albino animals such as moose should be protected. They are rare and the few living examples should be left to pass their genes on.
Here in B.C. in a small remote area of the coast we have a very rare sub-species of the black bear which is white,and known as the "Spirit Bear".
I'm not sure if it or it's habitat are protected yet...

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White Moose

They would probably taste the same as a normal moose tho I dont see the difference if your going ot eat it and get the trophy of have a white moose stuffed full mount for sure on that one!!! Thumbs up

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Thanx trappermike for the your opinion, its nice to see people that are oppinionated like me... it reassuring but Ya, I heard of the spirit bear awhile ago about Alaska's as well as B.C's conservations... I know that they have a conservation out by Vancover for the protection of the specimen and I hope further and younger generations realize and acknowledge the value of these two natural phenomenons.....

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White Moose

It sounds like I'm sitting on both sides of the fence here,but I hope I'm not.I believe in "Each to his own".
If I saw a white moose and they were legal to shoot,I would hope to pass it up and bag another moose.Yes,they all taste the same. But I personally am not a trophy hunter,sure a big fat animal is more meat in the freezer,I'm good with that,but I don' t hunt animals I don't want to eat,such as bears(Yuk),and I don't want to shoot a grizzly or couger because I know I really don't want to eat one,and I won't shoot a majestic animal for the hide or mount only if I can't eat it also,but that is just my own personal preference. I will kill such an animal in self defence if it is my only option.(And I have)
For guys who like to trophy hunt,that's your thing and I'm not against it. I'd love to hunt and harvest a hog,I love pork! Many of my friends have some nice trophies and spend considerable money and effort in their hunts and I certainly admire them.But I do like to view and photogragh wildlife too,it's part of the whole outdoors experience to me.
I think we have all seen someone in the past who is "kill crazy" and will shoot and kill anything and everything that walks crawls or flies whether it is legal or not,they are just bad for hunting and the sport,etc. And people who poach for animal parts,for the underground trade I despise too.
My 2 cents worth... Thumbs up

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White Moose

I totally agree mike sorry if I came across as a trophy hunter but all I meant is it is also a big plus side of hunting everyone knows it, the antlers or spoons of and big game animals is a plus for sure along with all that delicious meat. If I told you the only reason I hunted was for meat Id be lying Im a diehard hunter and fisherman I live for hunting and fishing. There is nothing compared to a hunters determination and willingness to go thru anything to get an animal that you want for food and being able to track it and stalk it by yourself with no guides in the middle of the boreal forests knowing to quarter, skin and carry it yourself out a few miles or with a friend back thru the bush and home to provide for your family but on the plus side you have pictures which you mentioned and I also believe pictures are worth 1000 words for sure its great to take pictures exspecially not in hunting season when they arent as timid, But it is also a huge plus to have those amazing antlers those animals blessed you with owning.

Just my 2 cents also.

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White Moose

I agree with you on all that. The rigors of the hunt and all are as important as the meat.I have never been diappointed on a long planned hunt if I did not get what I was after,it is the adventure of the hunt that I like most,the meat is the bonus.Pictures and memories last a lifetime,but an impresssive rack or mount is certainly as impressive as any photo!
I'm certainly guilty of trying to catch the ultimate pike to have stuffed by a taxidermist and hung on my wall,sadly I never got "the big one",not for lack of trying. But pike caught in cold Yukon waters is my favourite fish to eat,too! Yes

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White Moose

Yep totally, just being in the bush makes me happy , fishing or hunting it dosent matter even just hiking finding new hunting areas is extremely fun I guess some people just have that love for the bush in thier souls and Im one of em and for catching pike im in the same boat still waitin for that big one to come bite my line and mike have you ever tryed ontario northerns cause they are not far in taste from the artic pike I bet they are pretty delecious around here but will always be second to our native pickeral around here you cannot eat better than pickeral.

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