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One Helluva Moose

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by TheIrishJedi, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. TheIrishJedi

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    Check out this beast:

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    I have only ever seen one moose in my entire life. And that was nothing but a brief moment as I was driving. It is hard for me to believe that thing is real.
     
  2. jhco

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    I call fake, if it was real then it would be 12 foot tall.
     
  3. freakshow10mm

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    Definitely looks p'shopped.
     
  4. 7X57chilmau

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    That's a biggun, alright, for the east coast at least.... Though the road is a single-laner. You can see the dominate tire tracks. It's about 8-9' from road shoulder-road shoulder, as I judge it.

    I end up panic-braking at least 2x per year, as one or more of these monsters loom out of the evening fog.... Hit one, and you'll be looking at death by decapitation as their body removes everything from shoulder height up from your car.... Seen some ugly after-maths...

    J
     
  5. H&Hhunter

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    whether it's photo shopped or not I can't tell. But the road appears top be a single track fire cut. And if it is I'd say that's about right for big Yukon moose bull. I am not buying that it's an east coast bull.
     
  6. Grizfire

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    When ever I see a moose, I am shocked by their size. Many times I'm looking up just to see their butt.

    So yeah, there's a very good chance that is real.
     
  7. jim in Anchorage

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    If you look closely Bigfoot is in the photo. Also several dinosaurs. And the Aliens from area 51.
     
  8. MCgunner

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    Crap. I'd have to buy another freezer......or three.

    Breakfast for Paul Bunyan. :D
     
  9. black_powder_Rob

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    Okay there is only one way to settle if it is real or not.....


    Call Monster Quest!!!!
     
  10. H&Hhunter

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    I see the bigfoot. Is that a high plains bigfoot or a mountain species?;)
     
  11. caribou

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    Looks right to me.

    Looks puffed up from rut, checking out a Honda 4wheeler trail..........
     
  12. rondog

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    I Googled giant moose.....
     

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  13. Nevertoomanyguns

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    Oh ya that's "BIG JIM" I saw him last season when I was Moose hunting out behind the house. I ended up passing on him because he just wasn't up to my standards!:neener: I like them 12' at the shoulders.

    I actually have a picture of him when he was younger and he was chasing a beautiful young cow trying to get his first tail!

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    She was playing hard to get.
     
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  14. jim in Anchorage

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    I can't even be sure thats a legal bull in most of Alaska.
     
  15. MCgunner

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    I've heard of horny before, but man, I wasn't THAT horny when I was 24 watching Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels! Must be one moose BABE hidin' in them woods!
     
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    That's gianormous. Wow. If it's real, you could feed a village...
     
  17. rondog

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    I'm not a hunter, but I have nothing against it, just ain't my thing. I look at that moose and I couldn't even imagine...

    Gutting it and rasslin' the carcass around.

    Getting it out of the woods.

    How much would it cost to have it butchered/processed.

    Where the hell would I store that much meat? I could give some to everybody I've ever met in my life, and still have more than I'd ever eat.

    How much would it cost to get the head done at a taxidermist?

    Getting the mount into the house, and the resultant major house renovations to get it in and to beef up the wall to support the weight.

    The inevitable divorce. (hmmmmm)

    I think I'd rather just take photos of it. Video would be even better.
     
  18. H&Hhunter

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    Ron,

    To each there own and there is nothing wrong with that. But to answer your question.

    As far as dragging it and gutting it and getting it out well that is the part where you are required to strap on your fuzzy man suit and get to work. There ain't nothing easy about being a real man. I process it myself. A butcher would charge about $300 to $400 depending on what you wanted done. If you don't have a chest freezer don't shoot a moose unless you live where it stays frozen all winter then you can store in your shed or barn.

    Taxidermy on that piece for full shoulder mount would be about $600 to $1200 depending once again on several things. A euro mount would cost you some elbow grease and a bone saw.

    A finished piece doesn't weigh all that much and your wall should be able to take it.

    If your wife would divorce you for providing some of the worlds very finest purest and healthiest protein then you and I have a different idea about what makes a good marrying woman.;)
     
  19. jim in Anchorage

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    Giving away moose meat is as hard as giving away $20 bills. Rutted up caribou bulls though...
     
  20. rondog

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    I've heard that moose meat is some of the best there is, but I've never tried it. I love guns and shooting, but I just don't have any burning desire to hunt large animals. Of course, I'm not as physically able to do it as most guys, that's a large part of it. For me, it would be more of an exercise in pain and frustration than it would be worth. My lifestyle just ain't setup for the extra costs and efforts either. But I have NO moral restrictions about anybody else doing it. As long as they do it right, and don't just take the antlers/head and leave the meat to rot.

    And I don't particularly care for the "real man" comments, thank you. Takes more than hunting to make a "real man". My wife's 1st husband is a hunter and "mountain man", yet he turned his back on his children so I had to raise them and make sacrifices for them. Same with his grandson. They grew up without his influence or support whatsoever, because he was too selfish and lazy to be bothered. Does his prowess as a hunter make him more of a man, and me less of one? I don't think so.
     
  21. H&Hhunter

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    Ron,

    That comment about strapping on your fuzzy man suit and life not being easy for a real man was meant tongue and cheek. So you can relax nobody was putting you down or questioning your manhood. That is what the little ;) guy at the ends means. That it is a light hearted statement.

    There are good and bad men in all walks of life. Most of the hunters and outdoors men I know are dedicated fathers. Sounds like your wife's ex was a LOSER I hope that everything turned out ok for the kids.
     
  22. Cosmoline

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    The trees are young or it's far enough north that they're stunted. And I think the "road" is a little trail for four wheelers. Still it's a big moose. Looks more like the ones we get here than in Maine.

    Rondog, they really are an amazing amount of work to butcher. There never seems to be an end to the loads. Many people up here have a home processing station for the final cleaning and sealing of the meat with the vacuum bags. It then goes into a chest freezer for storage. I know a guy who uses a little electric chainsaw with olive oil as bar lube to make it go faster.
     
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  23. rondog

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    Yeah, I figured that's what you meant. Sorry about the defensive attitude, but I've pretty much had enough of being used the last 22 years. Long story, but this thread is about that moose. Hey, how about that big ol' moose?!?! Sure looks like a monster to me. I'd still like to try a moose steak someday.
     
  24. H&Hhunter

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    Ron,

    No worries brother. When I reread my post it isn't nearly as hilarious now as when I wrote it late at night and I can see how it could be taken wrong.
     
  25. Nuke8401

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    I would like to hunt a big animal some day. I'm lucky to get a medium size deer here in CT. A high school friend's mom moved to Alaska years ago, she sent him a picture of a moose standing beside her Subaru, you could see light between the belly of the moose and the ROOF of the SUBI!

    None of my business, If I bagged a moose I would have to send Rondog some good steaks, I can sympathize with him.
     
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