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    Default Another moose ammo thread

    I've thought long and hard about what is the ideal moose ammo. I was planning on buying some federal premium core lokt bond fmj blah, blah - but I found out all you need is a 22 lr. Oh, and a license.
    http://www.adn.com/2010/04/12/122309...rvice-for.html

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    box of 225 nosler partitions, 20 rds = 60$ box of 22LR 50 rds = 12 dollars
    .338 win mag w/ scope over 9 pounds .22 LR under 5 pounds, not much of a competition is it?

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    Default Yet in Idahoe...

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    Party hunting= lifetime hunting ban in idaho

    From IFGD:

    Idaho Falls Man Loses Hunting Privileges for Life
    Shooting five elk in one day has cost an Idaho Falls man his privilege to hunt for the rest of his life – not only in Idaho, but each of the 33 member states of the Wildlife Violator Compact.

    On March 22, 2010 Jerry Ferguson, 54, pleaded guilty in Seventh District Court in Bonneville County to a felony charge of unlawfully killing five cow elk. In addition to the lifetime license revocation, Ferguson was ordered to pay $7,500 in civil restitution, plus court costs and serve 60 days in jail. A five-year formal probation was also imposed, with one to three years in prison for violation of the terms of probation.

    On the morning of December 5, 2008, Ferguson killed an elk and tagged it with Rebecca Keller’s tag. Later the same day he killed another elk, but he didn’t stop there. He continued to hunt and in one last barrage of bullets, killed three more elk. Ferguson fired twenty-seven shots that day, killing five elk. To make matters worse, Ferguson didn’t field dress any of the last four elk he killed and left them on the mountain overnight. Although two of the four elk he killed that evening were recovered the next day, they all spoiled because of a lack of proper care.

    “Jerry Ferguson’s actions that day showed a total disregard for wildlife laws and a complete disrespect for one of the big game animals that makes Idaho a place where sportsmen want to live,” Senior Conservation Officer Ryan Hilton said.

    Several family members were also implicated in the crime by recovering, tagging and transporting the unlawful elk. Rebecca Keller, 55, of Idaho Falls; Gerald Ferguson, 74, of Idaho Falls; Eric Ferguson, 26, of Rigby; and Tilliya Ferguson, 20, of Rigby were all charged in connection with their involvement in the incident.

    In Lemhi County Magistrate Court, Rebecca Keller pleaded guilty to transferring her elk tag and received a two-year revocation of hunting privileges and a $300 fine plus court costs.

    Gerald Ferguson pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in the commission of a felony and received a three year revocation of his hunting, fishing and trapping privileges and a $750 fine plus court costs.

    Tilliya Ferguson pleaded guilty to transferring her tag and received a one-year revocation of her hunting, fishing, and trapping privileges and a $250 fine plus court costs.
    As part of the plea agreement with the others involved, charges against Eric Ferguson were dismissed.

    Perhaps the most significant consequence of all is that Keller, Jerry Ferguson, Gerald Ferguson, and Tilliya Ferguson, are prohibited from possessing a firearm in the field and excluded from camps during hunting season for the duration of their respective hunting license revocations.

    “I applaud both courts with their decision to keep those involved out of the field while revoked,” Hilton said. “Fines and penalties are one aspect of sentencing, but keeping individuals from hunting camps and carrying firearms in the field is a way of delivering a strong message to the public that this type of behavior from hunters will not be tolerated.
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    And I see you guys argue all the time about what grain is to light for moose...I think I might leave my .300 and pack my .22 this year.

    Next time they might want to get some shorts so they won't here you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotton View Post
    And I see you guys argue all the time about what grain is to light for moose...I think I might leave my .300 and pack my .22 this year.

    Next time they might want to get some shorts so they won't here you
    Okay, then it must be about shot placement. Did this kid go boiler room, shoulder, eyeball?

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    dude seriously......moose are so easy to kill...its all shot placement...you could drop a moose with a pellet gun if you had the range and perfect shot placement.....im not joking. they are very easy to kill,,,,I once dropped a moose with a .22lr.....one shot......it was open season, i had a tag, but i was hunting small game that day....a spike bull busted out of the brush about 15 yards from me....i shot him with the .22lr right in the heart....he dropped like a sack of taters. SHOT PLACEMENT! and no i wouldnt recommend it, but any higgh power round is enough to take a moose down at a reasonable range. Kotton was there Then what 3 years ago I was hunting small game with a native guy I know....he killed a 46" legal 3x browtiner bull with his .22lr six shooter at 30 yards



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    dude seriously......moose are so easy to kill...its all shot placement...you could drop a moose with a pellet gun if you had the range and perfect shot placement.....im not joking. they are very easy to kill,,,,I once dropped a moose with a .22lr.....one shot......it was open season, i had a tag, but i was hunting small game that day....a spike bull busted out of the brush about 15 yards from me....i shot him with the .22lr right in the heart....he dropped like a sack of taters. SHOT PLACEMENT! and no i wouldnt recommend it, but any higgh power round is enough to take a moose down at a reasonable range. Kotton was there Then what 3 years ago I was hunting small game with a native guy I know....he killed a 46" legal 3x browtiner bull with his .22lr six shooter at 30 yards
    You meant 223.....right? And your buddy shot his with a 357, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    You meant 223.....right? And your buddy shot his with a 357, correct?
    Yeah....right?

    Might want to check out the very first bullet point on page 19 of the regs...just sayin'

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    Jake I think you are not suposed to be hunting moose with your .22 I was just jokeing around, I think they highly frown upon that

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    Default cmon guys seriously

    I once dropped a moose with a .22lr.....one shot......it was open season, i had a tag, but i was hunting small game that day....a spike bull busted out of the brush about 15 yards from me....i shot him with the .22lr right in the heart....he dropped like a sack of taters. SHOT PLACEMENT

    How many believed this story? none? good. while the native guy story is true, I was jokin about myself.....seeing if i could get a few heated responses....however, i actually learned something, i didnt know you werent allowed to hunt big game with certain firearms. glad i made that post and got corrected cuz i actually may have tried it someday.

    Can anyone explain to me WHY you cant use a .22?



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    as it is against the law to hunt big game with a rimfire except in units they allow swimming caribou to be taken. ( units 23 and 26)https://secure.wildlife.alaska.gov/r...fs/general.pdf
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    thanks vince, i looked it up a bit ago....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    thanks vince, i looked it up a bit ago....
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    Thanks, Vince, but Hunt_AK beat you to the punch a few posts ago...

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    Default I've been overdoing it for years...

    Man, those bush guys must be correct about us urbanites overgunning it with magnumitis. I've been packing an '06, 338 or 444 for moose. Maybe I'll bring my dog and shoot 'em in self defense with my 22 mag! ....just kidding

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