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    Default cute little drop tine moose in the back yard

    This little fella came through the yard the other day. My boyfriend took the picture and then told me about it before I got home from work. He thought there was only one antler... and when I saw the photo I said, "no...he has a drop tine... see it?"

    Too bad we didn't see him during the season last fall! LOL

    I expect he ought to be losing his antlers anytime now... it is March, after all! But look how fat he is! Nice mild winter should be helping them out!
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    What is that WHITE stuff.............????

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    What is that WHITE stuff.............????
    A figment of your imagination. Or special effect of the camera? We got about two inches last week.. It is gone now... lol
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    He was in my yard with another bull that had dropped his antlers already. They were not happy with each other, lots of head butting and kicking going on. If you look close, that drop tine has at least one point over an inch long coming off it.

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    It looks like 'heavy frost'! It surly can not be 'snow'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMike View Post
    He was in my yard with another bull that had dropped his antlers already. They were not happy with each other, lots of head butting and kicking going on. If you look close, that drop tine has at least one point over an inch long coming off it.

    I wondered if he did have an extra point there - the pics Larry got are not clear enough to accurately determine. There were two moose in the 'swamp' again this morning... I did not get a chance to see if it was the same bull or not... but I might find out this afternoon from Larry as he works at home.
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    I have only had one snow fall.......about 9" in mid October and it was gone in a week. Just brown here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnMike View Post
    He was in my yard with another bull that had dropped his antlers already. They were not happy with each other, lots of head butting and kicking going on. If you look close, that drop tine has at least one point over an inch long coming off it.
    One point over an inch would make it a fork; provided that point is longer than it is wide . If not, then it would still be a spike.

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    Kids found this one in the yard yesterday picking up sticks and branches. 2 brow times with a drop comming off the back.
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    Did any of those moose leave any droppings? I'm trying to find a few piles of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    Kids found this one in the yard yesterday picking up sticks and branches. 2 brow times with a drop comming off the back.

    Awesome bit of base habitat, Jesse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Mauler View Post
    Did any of those moose leave any droppings? I'm trying to find a few piles of them.
    I loaded up and chambered the Glock, the Winchester Marine Defender, and the sawed off 338, climbed into the Kevlar Body Suit I picked up at Trustworthy's in Soldotna (guaranted to be March bear, rutting coyote, and KP meth head proof (we're getting some moving into the valley now looking for that Chaga stuff) and headed out looking for you. Seems these two bulls were totally constipated, not a dropping in sight. I got a little antsy, being out in the wilderness for so long, so I headed back inside. Probably could have stayed out longer if the hero with the cape from another thread was around and had my back!

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    Ha! Thanks for looking.

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