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« on: June 14, 2017, 11:34:25 am »
We got this one crossing Route 1 in Cyr Plantation in the heart of Potato country.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 11:37:24 am »
If that is as close as you get how the heck do you herd them?

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Re: Moose
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 12:23:19 pm »
And a young Whitetail a few miles down the same road.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 07:30:14 pm »
Ummmm... that's about as close as you'd want...  those things can get lethal at close range.   They break off at the knees and the heavy parts go sailing through the passenger compartment. ..  and you.

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Re: Moose
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 03:40:01 pm »
This lil one showed up an hour ago.   
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Re: Moose
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 11:15:44 pm »
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Re: Moose
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 07:03:32 am »
I saw tracks down by the wood yard of a moose. Did not see it. Have not seen any tracks since. I may not even see the moose. Not really moose country around here. But saying that,they took 2 moose off from the top of the hill last year.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 08:54:41 am »
We had a Deer visit this morning.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 09:56:20 am »
Is that a golf bag out there? :D
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Re: Moose
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 10:17:42 am »
Yes it is. :D
I made it last year with a sheet of marine plywood covered with outdoor carpet.  The tees are made of rubber gas line that I put in tightly drilled holes.  They hold the ball up in 40 mile per hour gusts of wind. ;)
I'm not a Golfer or fan of the game but our guests get a kick out of it.  A friend of mine used to live on a golf course and gave me a couple boxes of balls.  I made myself a ball retriever stick from a tiki torch and pick them up while mowing.
Same Deer on this video.  I had stopped recording by accident and got more footage before it went into the woods. 
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Re: Moose
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 08:32:26 pm »
never new they had moose in FL  ;D

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Re: Moose
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 09:12:48 pm »
He's trying to trick us Coxy.
He's in florida Maine.

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Re: Moose
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2017, 03:40:41 pm »
Poor quality cell video of mama moose and baby a couple miles down the road.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2017, 07:16:16 pm »
This one was just 50 feet from my window.
It was moving away as I went to get my phone.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 08:59:36 pm »
Now if you could get them to kick the golf balls back to the house. ;D
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Re: Moose
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2017, 09:08:14 pm »
We really have to watch for moose on the road especially in winter. I hit one just after narrowly missing her companion, it wasn't fun for me or the moose. She didn't survive.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 10:48:42 pm »
Sadly, there are many Moose collisions in this area.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2017, 07:37:16 am »
We really have to watch for moose on the road especially in winter. I hit one just after narrowly missing her companion, it wasn't fun for me or the moose. She didn't survive.
if you hit and kill one with your car/truck do they let you keep it

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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 07:57:02 am »
They do here if you still want it but the whole process isn't practical for most people.  Your vehicle is wrecked and you're probably hurt.  The animal suffered trauma and probably suffered a long time before law enforcement arrived to put it down.  Not something I would want to eat.  Processing and storing for unplanned event like this is also problematic.  The animal is usually hauled off to a close by field for the scavengers. 
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Re: Moose
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2017, 12:01:58 pm »
x2 We are not allowed to keep them although I have heard of people putting massive bumpers on the 1 ton and running them down claiming it was an accident. I could have thrown the young cow on the trailer and driven home, she would have been frozen solid but then I would have had to figure out where to thaw and butcher. ;D
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Re: Moose
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2017, 12:58:23 pm »
ah see :)

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Re: Moose
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2017, 12:47:18 am »
Mama Moose showed up while I was having dinner. :)
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Re: Moose
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2017, 12:53:44 am »
Then just a few minutes later a young buck showed up.  He was watching me film him from 30 feet away.

 
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Re: Moose
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2017, 07:49:19 am »
They don't call you Mooseherder for nothing.
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« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2017, 05:45:04 pm »
additional thought to replies #17, 18, & 19
We have salvaged struck animals but timing is crucial. As long as they are bled immediately before bruising takes hold it can work and meat will be good. A friend of mine salvaged a beef cow by ensuring it was bled within a minute of it being hit and it was hanging ready for cutting very soon after. I've known folks who weren't so fussy letting things be for some time but I don't think I'd want to smell that meat. Not important info just info I had between my ears and I have so little of it I thought I'd better share what I do have!  :)
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Re: Moose
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2017, 10:03:45 am »
I've seen a couple of Bull Moose this week on the atv trail.  I was leading a group on the trail and looked in the mirror to see where my group was.  A moose had come into the trail after I passed.   The people behind me didn't see him because they were hanging back on the dusty trail. The next day I was headed to town by myself when a Moose ran into the trail 30 feet in front of me in the same general area.  I wasn't going fast but closed in on his flank quickly and too close for comfort.  Thankfully he went in the opposite direction.  He ran away about a hundred feet and stopped to watch me.  I posted a video on youtube but it is so bad I won't link it.  Wish I would have had a dash cam for the close encounter.  The videos look good on my phone but do not upload in a quality manner from the great northwoods.
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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2017, 02:04:08 pm »
I guess you and MM didn't eat them all when he was there  :D

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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2017, 07:40:04 pm »
No, but that guy can eat. ;D
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Re: Moose
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2017, 10:40:08 am »
A big boy at the end of a woods road twitch behind our property yesterday.  Once again the upload is somewhat hazy.   Life at the end of the road.
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Re: Moose
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2017, 10:21:27 am »
I went thru the Game Cam pics of a Camera positioned about a 100 feet from Route 1. 
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2017, 10:25:49 am »
Got a Bear, Coyote and some Deer also.
 

  

  

  

  

  

 
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