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    Default First Moose!!

    Just got back from Unit 20B with my first ever moose!! 2X3 with a 46" spread.

    Didn't shoot him in the water...he just wanted to take a nap there

    Long drive from Juneau, but it was all worth it!

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    Nice Marmot.

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    Nice job man... wow I bet that was a lotta work getting that hog butchered in the watter....

    Also we need more details.....

    congrats on your first bull

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    Congrats on your first moose

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    Nothing like easy free meat
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    nice moose!
    nothin' like your first, you will never forget this one...
    “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” - (Aldo Leopold)

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    It was not-so-fun butchering in the pond, but we were prepared and had a come-along and waders in the truck just incase. Was pretty nice being able to float the guts out of the way though! Worst was there was no good spots to drag him out, so we had to do everything piece-by-piece inbetween the willows.

    He fell about 70 yards from the road, so the pack out was pretty easy.
    Nice Marmot.

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    That's going to be tasty!

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    Congrats on your first moose! Glad I have not had to deal with one in the water yet and hope that time never comes along it looks and sounds like a huge pain in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Congrats on your first moose! Glad I have not had to deal with one in the water yet and hope that time never comes along it looks and sounds like a huge pain in the rear.
    I welcome the opportunity! Between butchering one in the water, and not butchering one at all, I'll deal with the water with a grin on my face!!!

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    Congrats on your first moose

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    Congrats - very nice bull!
    I have done 1 in the water and 2 on land - water was actually pretty easy to deal with - had a hard gravel/rock bottom and easy to pull around in a boat to a good spot. I can see a mucky beaver pond "not" being good!
    Thx for posting... And yes some juicy details would be nice!
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    It's all about connecting, where they land is all about the fun part.

    My only suggestion when dealing with game in water, specifically stagnant water....keep your skin as clean as possible. My dad spent 3 weeks sicker than a dog from an absorbed organism.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Nice bull. Always feels good to be over prepared.

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    Congrat's on your first moose, gonna be some sweet meat on that bull!

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    Right on! The first one will always be with you.

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    Very Nice!

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    Good thinking on the come along. Nice bull, some tasty eats there!

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    Even after a couple hits from my 45-70 he still found his way into the water. The pond wasn't too bad to deal with having a winch on hand. I wish had some tougher rope at the time though...

    Probably the best thing I've read on the forum, now anyway, is 'Don't worry, moose float'!!

    My waders smell like moose death now...gotta do something about that!
    Nice Marmot.

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