Well just got back from the opening weekend. Three hunters in camp, two bulls down and one wounded. We tracked for 5 hours yesterday for 1.5 miles on the GPS. We think the wound was in the rear quarter and that the moose is going to make it. They were back out this morning and think that they jumped the same one, small 6 point bull.
My youngest was with me so he got to see two moose recoveries as well as go on his first track. He did a great job!! In the down time he got to spend some time on the range and put together a nice 4" group at 100 yards. He is read for deer season!!!
Awesome! Was in Columbia saturday waiting for the convoy of trailers loaded with moose to go by..nuthun'. Not a single moose hanging at the check stations or on the game poles...strange weekend. Congrats on the moose! HANK
Just got a call from my buddy. He and his son got a HUGE cow this afternoon. No weight yet as the station was closed by the time they got there but they said it was a lot bigger than the bull that was shot.
How do you guys hoist your moose up? Winch? Come-a-long?
My youngest boy got lucky in last year's Maine moose lottery. We used the "lazy" method to get his critter hanging in the barn (electric chain fall). Trouble was, they're cussed lengthy creatures when they're all streched out. We ended up jamming the chain at the top and having to climb up to the joists to come-a-long him loose. A valuable learning experience!
Quartering him up (hanging off the Bobcat bucket) Still not high enuf!!!!! Grrrrrr.