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    Default My sons first bull

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    Toughest moose recovery I have been involved with. Couldn't be more proud of my son, we had a great hunt together

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    Oooops, but congrats.....lol. What area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Oooops, but congrats.....lol. What area?
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    Congrats to you and your son. Cherish these moments because before you know it they are all grown up doing
    their own thing. I have been blessed like you to have had a chance to hunt and fish with my son and now those days
    numbered.

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    My son learned a lot about his rifle this hunt. After spotting and stalking this moose,I told him to chamber a round in his .270wsm. He had gotten some sand/dirt in his action somehow. I chambered a round in my 30-06 and handed him my rifle. He knocked the moose down with one shot from 149 yards. Later I discussed this with him. I stressed the importance of making sure your rifle is operational before going out for the day, he had not. I don't know how he got so much dirt in the action, but we talked about taking care of your equipment

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    Congrats to you son. But ouch on skinning in the swamp. On a brighter note i once shot a caribou that swam into a lake and died. Floated like a cork. That moose not so much.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sollybug View Post
    Congrats to you son. But ouch on skinning in the swamp. On a brighter note i once shot a caribou that swam into a lake and died. Floated like a cork. That moose not so much.....
    We were able to scrounge up a come a long and yard it out of the water, it was quite the ordeal, but a great learning experience for both of us

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    You men won't forget that hunt anytime soon - good job!

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    Gotta have the "moosehead" to go with the moose head...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Gotta have the "moosehead" to go with the moose head...
    I try to never go on a moose hunt without it

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    Brutal recovery. Was this out on Kalgin?
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    That is excellent! Man, congratulations to you and your son for a job well done. I about spit my coffee out when I saw that moose under water. Those backstraps are going to taste even sweeter after all that sweat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben XCR View Post
    Brutal recovery. Was this out on Kalgin?
    I was trying to figure that out myself, as for a gun hunt it had to be there or down south for the TM549? He's got a big boat so it could be either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I was trying to figure that out myself, as for a gun hunt it had to be there or down south for the TM549? He's got a big boat so it could be either....
    It was not an area that a vehicle can be driven to

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    Congratulations to you and your son and many more to come!

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    So cool to hunt with the kiddo!
    Your water recovery looks like quite a challenge from the pic. water looks kinda deep, maybe deeper than hip waders? Nice to have some trees and stuff to anchor to.
    Those antlers would make a good sized gun or bow rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    It was not an area that a vehicle can be driven to
    Oh I figured as much as those are the only two areas that are open already, as far as gun hunting is concerned. And it "looks like" you are on a beach....lol
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    Congrats! And thanks for raising up another hunter.

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