Extremely busy with school, customer orders, catching up with being gone for three weeks, cutting up meat, and getting the canoe shop tooled-up. But a quick shout on the canoe forum is all I can manage for today only. Might not be back to observe all this AOD squirrel chatter for about another month.
This hunt couldn't have happened without FM loaning me his canoe, no words with how thankful I am, and a coast guard friend loaning me a few other pieces of gear. With that said, making the competitor's canoes look good is a nice gesture anyhow. I won't show pictures of that heavily damaged egg-shell bottom.
4x4 on the brow tines, one broke from fighting as well as cuts in the ears from fighting, 56". A true warrior, he wanted to kill me. He had the most voluminous, deepest grunt I've ever heard. Was very intimidating, much like a charging bear. Genetically, he's much more muscular than last year's moose. His skull was two inches wider than last year's taiga moose. Yukon mountain moose are heavily constructed. Main beams of the antlers are much thicker, tines are much thicker, I called him down from the mountains. Hardest hunt I've ever done.
This hunt taught me patience, and that I have perfected my moose calling. I even passed along my calling tips to a couple of old brothers who weren't having any luck(ages 56 and 59). They later called in a little mulligan bull right to their camp.