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    Smile Moose Hunting

    So me and my dad were planning on going bull moose hunting this season so i got all of my grades up and what not so we get ready to go get to skip another day of school and on our way to our desired destination we saw a spruce grouse and it flew before I could get a shot so we get to the place and set up camp off load the two four-wheelers and it was late and still light so we went out on a small scouting trip and see one cow and that was it that day so the next day it was nice out so we left and we didn't see one moose but I shot 7 Spruce grouse and that was that and the next day immediately cow and calf run cross the trail then we see a cow and a bull then, two cows and a bull none of the bulls were legal so we move on and we were drivin down the trail and I spot a monster black bear up in the hill like 150yards off the trail and it was jet black shiny hide and I didn't even know it was bear season so I yelled "DAD BEAR" so he jumps off the four- wheeler getting out his 44. because he didn't know were it was and I pointed to the hill and it was gone he told me to grab the rifle and I did and we fallowed it over the hill and it was long gone by then and that was the end empty handed without a moose or a possible bonus black bear but I got a few grouse and had fun thats all that counts right.
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    Austyn,
    YOU ROCK! Merry X-mas to you and your family.
    Another great story and a photo to boot.
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    Default great story

    thanks for taking the time to share your hunt with dad. Yes you are absolutely right, it's the fun that counts!!!! Keep having it and shoot straight.

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    On your trip you saw more than 98% of the people in the world will ever see.I would say it was a great trip.

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    Amigo is correct.. MOST guys go out and never see a thing....good job
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

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    Default Give your dad

    A big hug and thank him for letting us hear your successful hunting story..
    I bet you made good use of those spruce hens..
    what a great trip.. and lots of fun,,
    the wheelers look like you found some Mud,,..
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    Hello Austyn ,

    Your hunting story was exciting to read . Maybe next season you'll see them same bulls and they'll be legal to shoot . Good - luck hunting .

    By the way . . . what caliber rifle you shooting ?

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    Ultra Mag I shoot a 338.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishonaustyn View Post
    Ultra Mag I shoot a 338.
    All the power to ya ! How do you like it ?

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    Holy world record sentence, batman!!

    Good story, thanks for sharing....and pics this time!! Kudos!

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    I like the 338. its nice doesn't have a kick well at least not to me

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    I remember those days at that age with my dad, treasure them! Cool story and I like the pic with the grouse lined up on the wheeler. Good shootin!

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    Yeah Austyn, you saw more in that trip than the total of all my years hunting with my dad! I do see a lot more animals now and go a lot further on my own than we ever did together but I my trips alone or with buddies never mean as much to me as those ones with the old man! Cherish it! My dad retired down south so we haven't hunted together in years. It is probably time to change that pretty soon. Thanks for the story!

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    Very cool, my friend, very cool. Soon as I can, I will hit you up with some more rep points.
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    You the man keep it up

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    Awesome. And writing it down - even in electronic format - will only etch those memories deeper into your brain.

    These are the memories that you will treasure as you get old as dirt (you know, 35 or older).

    Keep writing your stories! They're great!

    Thanks for sharing.

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