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    Default Saw a bull yesterday..

    I saw a smaller bull moose yesterday, still had his antlers on. It had tiny paddles with 4 points each. I thought moose would have dropped by now?

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    They have started for sure, I saw one saturday with just one side left and he was grouped up with about 8 cows.
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    Ty, where was it? I saw a small paddle horn bull, last weekend, out in the flats just before the hill going up to Mystery Creek road.
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    My girlfriend saw one in a big lake neighborhood today with a 50"+ rack.

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    Don't know how they fall up there but here in Maine they start falling about the end of December and continue to fall into March. Usually the big ones go first the the smaller later. I go searching for them every year and usually the week around the 9th of January they seem to fall off the most. Just an observation.
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    My buddy shot his bull on Ft Rich last week, didn't have his antlers

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    I saw one on Turnagain arm about 35" also with horns on Friday with a bunch of cows. I thought it was extremely rare this late but if other people are seeing similar sized moose with their horns in January now I wonder if smaller moose keep their antlers later than the bigger ones. Just a thought.

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    Big Moose should shed first. The antlers weigh more and there is more force to break them off. Read this somewhere and it makes sense. Saw a couple of bull moose with antlers last weekend. Most were 30" or smaller.

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    He was a smallish bull, with 2 cows, hanging out at the gun club.

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    I was surprised to see a similar small bull between Soldotna and Sterling just a couple of days ago. I followed him down the road for about 1/4 mile before he decided to step into the deep stuff . . .

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    Saw 5 bulls last weekend when riding, ALL with antlers! Moose were grouped up and one posse had 3 bulls that were shooters! Going out this next weekend see if any of them dropped their antlers... Makes one's neck swell a bit and long for fall hunting...

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    A buddy of mine arrowed a 45" bull on base a little over a week ago with both antlers intact! And my wife works at a school on base and said several teachers told her there was a huge bull on the playground towards the end of the day Thursday. Not sure how big huge is to a group of teachers though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    A buddy of mine arrowed a 45" bull on base a little over a week ago with both antlers intact! My wife works at a school on base and said several teachers told her there was a huge bull on the playground towards the end of the day. Not sure how big huge is to a group of teachers though!
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