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post #1 of 35 Old 10-03-2013, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Well my Vermont moose hunt is over.

Tuesday was opening day and we were the first ones to tag out. I am the primary tag holder and my Uncle SI looking buddy was my co shooter. We have to wait 60 days for it to dry for it to be official but we have broken the state archery record! I can't post pics from my phone but here is a link with it. http://vermontbiggametrophyclub.com/moose_records
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Congrats- Nice looking moose.

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I think if I tried to kill a bull moose with a bow I'd just piss him off.
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Congrats.

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Hell of a first moose hunt, pulling a state record! Not the best eatin' in the world, but I like moose meat. It will certainly feed your families for a while.
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Nice!

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WTG. Eatin's OK, try chopped moose lips.






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Congrats! However I must say you have some stones man. Staring down a Moose with a bow and arrow...I can't imagine that is for faint of heart.

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Male Eastern Moose stand on average 1.7-2.0m (57 ft) at the shoulder. Eastern Moose antlers have an average span of about 1.5m (56 ft) across. The weight of a male Eastern Moose averages about 634 kg (1,396 lbs)
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I'm guessing you were in a tree stand?

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Heck no we didn't use no tree stand. We were on the road hunkered down in the weeds, we called him in, shot him and tracked him for about a mile and a half until we caught up with him again then shot him 2 more times at about 20 FEET. He went down then. If we hadn't shot when we did, he would have charged. He did get one on us because he ran another 30 yards or so and got in the middle of a beaver pond to die.
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Good hunt, it sounds like. I used to live in Maine and the moose are mostly not aggressive, unless you piss them off by hitting them with something (like an arrow) or you get between a cow and her calf. I did that second one by accident once and it scared the crap out of me.
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http://Www.vtgreatoutdoorsmag.com . I got 4 pages in the October issue starting on page 50.
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Outstanding! Great job.

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what are the regs like out there? It's limit 1 per lifetime here.

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They closed the mn season here alltogether . Nice moose!
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I can't hunt moose there again for 3 years, then I can reapply but probably won't. I think that with the limited number of tags and the number of people applying it should be a once in a lifetime thing.
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I read an article last week that there are pretty severe moose die offs happening all over the lower 48, they hypothesized it's from the mild winters not killing off the tick populations as effectively....the article further said a number of states were looking at closing seasons...

I had hoped to get a moose tag one of these years....but it's not looking good.

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Sure are not dying off here- we are overrun with them.

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Thats pretty cool....how often do you see them around the state?
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See them in my suburban neighborhood every winter A large bull camped in our yard for a month last year. Just stepped over our 5 1/2' fence. finally when I almost walked over him in the dark of the morning(scared the crap out of me when he snorted 15' away) I explored ways of getting him to camp elsewhere. He does not like bottle rockets nor slingshots. year before had him and a cow and a calf.
Our city ranks at the top of the list for problems with moose-especially in the winter.

PS- they are hell on the trees.

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