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White Moose

Ahhh,pickeral. Yes we don't seem to have them west of the rockies. But when I was 8 on summer holidays our family went on a trip to visit relatives in Flin Flon Manitoba and my uncle took us fishing almost every day. Caught lots of pike and pickeral,the pickeral were highly prized and kept for eating,the "jackfish" were tossed on the shore to rot,no one seemed to regard them as edible. When I lived in southern B.C. there were no pike,so when I moved to Yukon I was eager to catch some. Then a friend floured and fried some,and despite the little bones it became my favourite fish to eat.
Now you guys are really lucky,I watch with envy people catching Muskies on the TV fishing shows!
(I think I've strayed away from hunting,sorry...)

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White Moose

Yep tonnes of muskie in the great lakes in ontario some of the best fishing in the world and yes the bones in pike suck but you gotta try my fried pike I figured out a way about 5 years ago to tatolly filet pike and pickeral bass and pretty much all the other fish I filet to have no bones and I have a great way to cook fish for you to try filet them then wrap them in bacon and throw em on the bbq best damn tasting fish ever try it out lemme know what you think what other kinds of fish do you have in the lakes around you? You must have all kinds of great fishing up there. My granfather use to go there to hunt and the territories also he said you cannot beat the hunting in those provinces!!

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Part of the Game

Waiting for the trophy fish and trophy big game animal is all apart of the game....I find that it feeds your will to hunt with finness. If I would get a trophy game animal everytime I went hunting or fishing I probably wouldn't enjoy the hunt or fish as much as I do now. It would probably turn to a sense of greed in some way or some form. I'm still waiting for the trophies and when they come, I'll be more thank-full and appreciative. Growing up in a family of Trappers, hunters, and fishers I was brought up to take what you eat and eat what you take.A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is.Relize the importance of the bush bush for animals and don't litter or shoot non-game animals.

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White Moose

I like your Bar-B-Qing in bacon idea,sounds great!
A few years a go I moved from the North to Vancouver Island, a little mountain village near Victoria. I had suffered a back injury, and arthritus from old motorcycle and work injuries has set in,so hence the mild winters here.
But I'm spoiled from the hunting and fishing in the North so I have not bothered here. A "nice" trout here would be just good bait in lakes I've fished.The only hunting here is the small coastal Black-tailed deer,not really worth it.
In Yukon,we had the large "Alaskan" moose to hunt,caribou,a few elk,but there are no deer I know of. Then of course there are some great sheep and goats,black and Grizzly bear.
Fishing included some nice pike,Lake trout to 65 lbs.,arctic char,arctic greyling,a few rainbow(native only in 1 area),bourbot(like a lake cod),whitefish,and salmon. All the lakes are crystal clear water,and only a real clod could not catch his limit fishing. Big smile

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White Moose

Well said Tyson. Thumbs up

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White Moose

I agree bro, and yes I believe the same thing if you dont have fun sittin there not seeing the BIG one everytime you should take up a different form of enjoyment because those who truly love hunting love the forests and mountains and just plain old nature. Those are the real hunters in my books. Its not always about the game and wildlife sometimes its just about enjoying it and loving your life while your out there watching small game run around under your treestand not even knowing your there actually listening to the forest as the wind blows thru the trees the sunset or the rain come down on the leaves or a snowflake dropping from the sky. Other times its about enjoying the excitment of tracking and spotting from high ridges and seeing the sight of the rolling forests that takes your breath away.Amazingly enough not as many people as we would like think, think the way we do but we have something going for us because we truly are what the meaning of a true HUNTER is.

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White Moose

As a snowmobile mechanic in the Yukon,I had the fortune to meet the local trappers and Natives,and I learned much from these people and made some great friends.
And these folks dissplelled the myth that you need a "monster" magnum gun to take game,but I like my magnum rifles anyway,because I too believe in a quick "1 shot kill". I think skill and knowledge are the most important weapons.... Yes

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White Moose

I totally agree and you cant beat good friends. My 303 is what I started with its takes down anything with the right ammo, Ive since swithced to a 30.06 and this will be my last big game rifle. The gun does everything I want it too so no need to buy anymore I plan to pass this gun on to my son and hopefully he passes it to his son.Ive also heard of a native at my camp takin down moose with a 22 magnum that is all he ever hunted with and he got a moose every year.

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White Moose

If you guys like to reload for your rifles I found a great website with lots of reloading data including some really hot loads. Membership is free,but to read the "Recipes" of the loads you need to pay some minimal fee,like 10 or 15 dollars.
Look up AmmoGuide Interactive
You can find loads to make your 30.06 hit like a 7mm Mag.!
Not to mention I consider the 30.06 the most versatile caliber ever made in terms of bullet wieght choice. 50-220 grains!
The biggest cannon they list there was a wildcat called a .577 Tyranosaur,made a .460 Weatherby look tame...

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White Moose

Thanks for the site and info man and that thing must be a cannon.

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