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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.
 

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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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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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It just goes to show how blind moose are.
 

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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. :)
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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By the way the buck you saw near the canyon was a desert Mule deer
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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