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    Default Legal moose is he nuts ???

    If you have not seen this check it out.


    http://kcallas-blog.blogspot.com/200...ose-story.html

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    Where does he live, and is there any public land nearby?

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    Default Holy Hats!

    You have GOT to be kidding...

    That's the first I've ever heard of a biologist encouraging the domestication of a wild animal. It's evident that the intention all along was to have a "tame" moose to be part of the family; what I don't get is why this moose hasn't been able to find other moose and return to the wild. I'd like to know where this tasty little spike fork is too...

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    They shoulda tried to train that moose to be a battle horse!
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    Exclamation What will they get

    when that moose decides to mount up one of the cows? I think moose and cows are both bovines so maybe it could work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Country Robb View Post
    You have GOT to be kidding...

    That's the first I've ever heard of a biologist encouraging the domestication of a wild animal. It's evident that the intention all along was to have a "tame" moose to be part of the family; what I don't get is why this moose hasn't been able to find other moose and return to the wild. I'd like to know where this tasty little spike fork is too...
    This isnt all that uncommon, several years ago I knew a guy that had two that he was taking care of. Dont know what happened to them though...
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    Exclamation battle moose

    i believe that it was one of the scandinavian countries, maybe sweden, that once trained moose and used them in battle,iirc they were so effective that it was made illegal to train them by the conquerors as they were so superior to conventional mounts, and the skills of moose husbandry were eventually lost.
    no kidding!!!
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    Are you trying to say that Sweden has been in a war? That's just silly talk.

    Just kidding...no offense to those of the Swedish persuasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    i believe that it was one of the scandinavian countries, maybe sweden, that once trained moose and used them in battle,iirc they were so effective that it was made illegal to train them by the conquerors as they were so superior to conventional mounts, and the skills of moose husbandry were eventually lost.
    no kidding!!!
    I heard it didn't work because had it all of europe would be speaking swedish imagine a line of moose charfing your infantry
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    Good Stuff, I almost lost my coffee this morning!

    I'd heard that an attempt at domesticating moose occurred here in Alaska in the Gold Rush days but proved unsuccessful due to the moose being too stubborn. For those that need the equation; massive+stubborn+wild animal = serious injury or death

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    Default Moose Aren"t Bovines!!!!!

    "I think moose and cows are both bovines"

    Moose are Deer, Cervidae, plain & simple, where as cattle are bovines in the Bovidae family, two completely distinct families...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runswithstick View Post
    Are you trying to say that Sweden has been in a war? That's just silly talk.

    Just kidding...no offense to those of the Swedish persuasion.
    In the 1630's Sweden's King, Gustav Adolfus, came very close to adding Germany to Sweden.

    Yes, Sweden has been in many wars.

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    Talking here's the source

    "Moose behavior,ecology and conservation" by Valerius Geist.
    there is an illustration of a mooserider on page 128, and accompanying text beginning on page 132.
    according to Geist, mooseriders were found in northern europe and asia, and a General Timofeitsch under orders of Ivan the Terrible met strong resistance from them when invading siberia and instituted a program of annihilation, killing all mooseriders and moose, and anyone who knew about training and raising moose.
    in the 17th century King Carl the 11th of sweden envisioined a moose mounted cavalry, but it naver worked out.
    in the 30's the russians effectively broke moose to saddle and pasture, taming them to be milked and carry freight, but because moose easily contract many common livestock diseases and are hard to properly feed they were not a successful candidate for domestication
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    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default All Hail King HomerDave

    It is a privledge, sir, to have your intellect volunteered to us....

    Okay, snide remark done... seriously tho; I never knew that about moose, you definitely know your moose history!

    Now if you could just tell me about the future *hmmm* am I going to get my RM764 permit?

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    Since its a registration permit you should have a decent chance if you get up early eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    Since its a registration permit you should have a decent chance if you get up early eh?
    ak_powder_monkey,
    LMAO, you beat me to that one. I'm glad to see someones paying attention.

    Rob, RM= Registration Moose. thats the cow hunt in 20A, if I remember right you can register online for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Country Robb View Post
    Good Stuff, I almost lost my coffee this morning!

    I'd heard that an attempt at domesticating moose occurred here in Alaska in the Gold Rush days but proved unsuccessful due to the moose being too stubborn. For those that need the equation; massive+stubborn+wild animal = serious injury or death
    In the library at the school in Tannana they have several photos of moose in harness pulling sleds. I asked about it and one of the Elders told me that it was common to use moose to pull sleds before snowmachines.

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    Okay, okay...

    that's not the first time a few hefeweizen's have dismantled my better judgement in a conversation; or deciding to get on the computer.... *sigh* when will I learn? Hope you enjoyed the chuckles fellas *lol*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Country Robb View Post
    Good Stuff, I almost lost my coffee this morning!

    I'd heard that an attempt at domesticating moose occurred here in Alaska in the Gold Rush days but proved unsuccessful due to the moose being too stubborn. For those that need the equation; massive+stubborn+wild animal = serious injury or death
    Can moose safely be kept as pets?

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