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    Default who wouldn't shoot a spike/fork?

    i would, i will, and i did!!!!!! can't wait till the meat gets done, mmmmmm. this was my first moose and wow what a great experience! been hunting with my buddy for about 4 years and i think we finally got a good spot to go back to.
    got up at 7am spotted him at 8am and got to about 200yrds and shot him by 9am. and yes got a little excited and shot him a little high, then in the eye once, and missed once, couldn't get my ammo out of my pocket so i grabbed my buddies gun and shot him again! i think i will do a little more shotting before next season(if you know what i mean!).
    the only down side is we did not see a single grizz! oh well i guess don't have much to complain about!
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    Default Yumm!!!

    You can't eat antlers...congrats on a first moose!!!!

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    what times dinner??? I'll bring da beer Congrats

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    Nice looking moose. I am with you legal is legal and they all taste the same! Don't worry about your shooting you are not the first to have that problem, I did much the same thing once upon a time.

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    Well done. You'll be eating good this winter.

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    Default agreed

    I shot a 36 last year...and a 33 this year...why not a spike fork...(cuz I can out here, and...) cuz a spike didn't get in range before the 30's did.

    Mine have been fantastic eating, I've eaten off of a pair of 60's that buddies of mine got before that and the steaks off of mine are like the straps on theirs...the straps are like their tenderloins...and the moderators would censor what the tenderloins on mine taste like.

    Congratulations

    ps, don't get too jumpy with moose, since this was your first, I assume you have shot warier game in the past. Moose will stand for awhile most often and present a kill zone the size of a fifty five gallon drum...relax and plant him where he stands. Also, they don't bolt with their flag in the air after the first shot (they readily accept lead) so a second shot is often not that hard. Stay behind those sights, rack another and he will fall.

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    I would! I would!

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    Here is a simple formula. Legal + in range = lead in the air. Nice moose

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Nice looking moose. I am with you legal is legal and they all taste the same! Don't worry about your shooting you are not the first to have that problem, I did much the same thing once upon a time.

    You don't eat enough moose to think that they all taste the same.


    Good first moose, he'll be delicious any way you cook it.
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    Default I won't....

    but it is by choice. Nothing wrong with it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose-head View Post
    Here is a simple formula. Legal + in range = lead in the air.
    I like it. That is pretty much the formula I go by as well. In most cases, actually, I use that same formula for all game, with the exception of either-sex hunts where I will try to find a bull instead of taking a cow.

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    Depends how I'm feeling and what I want. I get a bigger thrill, more meat and $700+ for the split skull antlers and cape from a 50"+ moose. So I passed on a couple spike forks this year and waited for what I wanted. I might have ended up with nothing but that's life.

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    Default 2 from our camp

    good job! we took 2 this year, never thought you could butcher a moose with a fork! might even be able toeat it with a spoon!!!

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    Default spike / fork

    I would love to, shoot a spike/fork. I just have to find one! I'm not out to shoot a trophy, just meat hunting. Beside's, I'm the only one in the house to eat wild game. Someone point me in the right direction for next year.

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