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    Default Dm 798????

    Lots of talk on the registration permit, but how's it going farther to the north? Heading up there Thursday.

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    on Friday and Sat. Not sure what happened on Sunday down near the Gerstle. The wind was really ripping on Sat. and kept the moose hunkered down. There were literally "hundreds" of people driving every road out there. IT was pretty much a mad house. I am thinking the later you go the better!

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    My wife had a tag and we hunted Saturday and Sunday. I was expecting a zoo and anywhere there was a trail that's about what we saw. Definitely felt out of place not having an ATV, but thought we'd use that to our advantage. So we hunted a pretty thick, old burn area down near the Gerstle River by walking in from the highway on foot. Within 5 minutes of leaving the truck on Saturday morning we had a cow and calf in front of us at 25 yards - brush very thick and took us awhile to spot the calf. We saw two other cows that day but wind was never right and when we'd try to circle the visibility was too limited. Sunday morning again we walked right in on a lone cow 5 minutes from leaving the truck. My wife made a good shot with her .270 and we were done. I was quite proud, her first Alaskan game animal! Best of all, pack out was 200 yards. Drove back today (Monday) and the road from Delta Jnc to Paxson wasn't too fun, glad we don't have to go back later on this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shearej View Post
    My wife had a tag and we hunted Saturday and Sunday. I was expecting a zoo and anywhere there was a trail that's about what we saw. Definitely felt out of place not having an ATV, but thought we'd use that to our advantage. So we hunted a pretty thick, old burn area down near the Gerstle River by walking in from the highway on foot. Within 5 minutes of leaving the truck on Saturday morning we had a cow and calf in front of us at 25 yards - brush very thick and took us awhile to spot the calf. We saw two other cows that day but wind was never right and when we'd try to circle the visibility was too limited. Sunday morning again we walked right in on a lone cow 5 minutes from leaving the truck. My wife made a good shot with her .270 and we were done. I was quite proud, her first Alaskan game animal! Best of all, pack out was 200 yards. Drove back today (Monday) and the road from Delta Jnc to Paxson wasn't too fun, glad we don't have to go back later on this season.
    P.S. while skinning the hind quarters I found 6 or 7 shotgun pellets just under the skin. Anyone else ever observed this while skinning their moose? I assume this particular cow visited someone's yard or garden in the Delta area one too many times and they were escorting our away with the scattergun. Just a guess on my part, who knows for sure. Just wondering how common this was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shearej View Post
    P.S. while skinning the hind quarters I found 6 or 7 shotgun pellets just under the skin. Anyone else ever observed this while skinning their moose? I assume this particular cow visited someone's yard or garden in the Delta area one too many times and they were escorting our away with the scattergun. Just a guess on my part, who knows for sure. Just wondering how common this was...
    forget the year but it was not THAT long ago.. in North pole a guy accidentally killed a young bull who was tearing at his hay in the barn.. he attempted to escort him out with his 20 guage... and bird shot..

    troopers nailed his hind end to the ground.. firstly for shooting it out of season, i didn't matter he didn't think it would die.. the article did say it was a common practice for people to chase moose out of yard with bird shot.. the troopers reply was .. YOUR ATTEMPTING To hunt out of season wounding game is against the law too.
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    Left this afternoon....delta was 20 deg and snowing hard...the canyon outside of delta had heavy snow and extremely poor visibliity. Did manange to get my cow this morning so it made it all worth it. Did manage to see 300+ bison up close and personal twice as well as a lynx!!!

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