Pretty tired. My son and I just got home with a bunch of meat...not much time to hunt this year so I spent a lot of time on the maps and plotted out a trip that was easy for the surface drive and freighter canoe but harder for normal mortals. I also brought the Tripper paddle canoe strapped on top for a couple of portages that in the end and (thankfully) we didn't have to make. Within 2 hours of departing in our canoe we had a moose down. I really like that I was able to make use of my Winchester 71 in 348 Win. The moose hit high on the shoulder just as it was entering solid ground didn't take another step! I did lose some meat and next time might used 250 grain bullets at a slower speed.
1) Loading the 348..notice the 14HP Copperhead over my shoulder. Magnificent motor!
The moose emerged following a female which we had spotted earlier. He was missing an antler but was of good eating size.
The moose dropped as if hit with a hammer. Satisfying...also nice that we could get the boat 10 feet away from where he fell.
More to follow after some sleep and meat hanging. I will say the 14 HP and the Scott Freighter loaded with 600 pounds of moose and 600 pounds of people and gear handled very well. After 16 years with this boat I am always impressed with what it can do.