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Mooselator's picture

Congratulations

Wow, Cindy, nice moose. Is it going on the wall? I haven't read your story yet, wondering where you shot it.

Ca_Vermonster's picture

Cindy isn't on the site,

Cindy isn't on the site, she's my cousin.  She shot it in northeastern Maine, in the Houlton/Hodgdon area.  I believe their plan is to have it mounted, alongside her husbands moose from last year.  It should fit well in their trophy room, but they are running out of space.

Mooselator's picture

No Doubt

No Doubt that they are running out of room. I have one on my wall and it takes up 4 spaces where deer would notmally hang. That's a real good moose for that area, isn't it? Anybody put a tape measure to it? What species of moose hang out in Maine? Here in Colorado it is the Wyoming or Shiras. Tell Cindy congrats.

Ca_Vermonster's picture

As for species, other than

As for species, other than the Shiras, I have never really heard of them being called by their sub-species.  We just call them moose.  But, looking at a map. it appears to be the Alces Alces Americana subspecies.  Those kind cover the eastern 3rd of Canada, down into New England.

I don't think they put a tape to it.  That's a decent rack for there, but they can get alot bigger.  Weight was 750 pounds, which I think was light for the rack it had.  800-900 is average for a good bull, with the state record actually going 1330 lbs back in 1982.