Moose Hunting Close Encounter

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  1. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdEDx8yJ-CQ]YouTube - Close Encounters of the MOOSE Kind[/ame]

    Oh... sh1t... Those guys did a great job keeping their composure.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    LOL! Maybe the moose needed to pick something out of its teeth?
    No video & not as funny, but i had a close encounter of the ungulate kind on the way to the Grand Canyon from Flagstaff, AZ. I had rented a convertable lebaron (it was 93) & was driving my sis to the Canyon so we could hang out & catch up on what she'd been doing at grad school. Being a MS native, i don't plan rest stops on highway trips, i pee behind the plentiful trees whenever i feel the need. There aren't many trees on the way to the canyon, so i had to wait (quite anxiously) for a rest stop. When we finally came to a rest area, i was walking fast for the door only to be disappointed by a "closed for maintenance" sign. I saw a line of cedar trees & headed for them at an even faster clip, seeking some free-flowing relief. After reaching the gravel road the trees lined, i proceeded to relieve my bladder; about halfway through, i heard a loud noise right behind me. Apparently a gigormous buck (toooo big for a whitetail, have no idear) was not pleased with me for watering his road & was snorting to alert me to this. I finished, left rapidly, & wished i had had a spare hand & a camera; biggest "deer" i've ever seen in person & it was laughing at me. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    He was afraid you were after his does....... :p
     
  4. Patrick Sperry

    Patrick Sperry Member

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    You might owe me a keyboard!

    Beer and keyboards don't mix well,and I took a sip just as I read that!
    :D
     
  5. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    It just goes to show how blind moose are.
     
  6. ljsayat13

    ljsayat13 New Member

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    Moose are dangerous and big but they have poor eyesight :D
     
  7. MAGNUM44

    MAGNUM44 New Member

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    Good cover & camo does work

    So who says that good cameo & masking scent's dont work, That mother moose was keeping a eye out for her calf & she did not even smell him in all of that wind that was blowing, great camo job. :)
     
  8. Patrick Sperry

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    I'm no Moose Hunter

    I have only once in my life hunted Moose. That said, yes, I got one due to some excellent work by my guide.

    Despite the huge size, mean *** temperament, and Gawd awful environment they remind me of Whitetail Deer with an attitude.

    The bonus part is that they really do fill a freezer, and taste really good!

    Good God though? Those beast remind me of Jumbo that have feasted on berries a few days before!
     
  9. utelme

    utelme New Member

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    He was lucky a moose with a calf is on the the same danger scale as a Grizzly. I have a friend that surprised one in his back yard with a calf and it nearly killed him he has hoof scars on his back and head.
     
  10. utelme

    utelme New Member

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    By the way the buck you saw near the canyon was a desert Mule deer
     
  11. Patrick Sperry

    Patrick Sperry Member

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    Actually? Where he was? If I read it correctly it probably was a Mule Deer, but might have been a Whitetail Deer. In any case, I am sure that was a "thrilling" experience!

    :D
     
  12. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I was kindof busy trying to keep my shoes dry, but it didn't really look like the whitetail deer in MS, very stout & odd antlers. I guess i would be a bit upset if someone ran over from their car & peed on my rug.
     
  13. utelme

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    The largest deer in AZ not counting elk, is the mule deer. There is a subspecies of white tail called a cous deer. They are small a 4 point wouldn't go much over 100lbs. They are found more in the south I think around the Mex Border and usually above 3000 ft elevation.