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MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« on: June 13, 2015, 05:29:36 PM »
My Dad and I just pulled a Maine moose tag for the October season.  It happens to be in the unit that I basically grew up hunting in!  I'm super excited!

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2015, 05:36:06 PM »
Congrats. 👊
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2015, 05:36:25 PM »
That's awesome, Congrats to you guys :tup:
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 05:41:53 PM »
What a thrill. Congratulations. I hope you post a story. :tup:
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 06:39:21 PM »
I will definitely post the story here.  I put him in for the tag on his birthday, and am so happy that the stars aligned.  It's going to be a great hunt together.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015, 06:46:57 PM »
That's awesome Miles. Happy for you guys. 2 tags??
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2015, 06:53:21 PM »
One tag, either of us can shoot.  Dad shoots first though. 

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 08:13:32 PM »
 That will be awesome Miles, congrats again!
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 08:19:43 PM »
Congrats
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 09:40:23 PM »
awesome!! :tup:

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 09:43:10 PM »
Nice grab, Miles!  :tup:

I'll be shooting photos in Acadia this summer. If your unit isn't too far from there and want me to give it a drive through, I'll see what I can do. Feel free to PM me.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 09:51:29 PM »
Very nice guys.  Good luck
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2015, 10:10:09 AM »
Congrats - that is awesome. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 05:19:29 AM »
Thanks guys.  I've had moose hunting consuming my thoughts since we found out on Saturday night.   Every time my dad picks up the phone it's "hey, did I tell you that I drew a moose tag". :chuckle:  I tell him, yup they haven't taken your name off the list yet.

Here's some sheds that all came from the unit we are going to be hunting.  My brother shed hunted the area for a couple years and picked up some nice paddles.  Hopefully some big moose are still  hanging around.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 05:30:31 AM »
 :yike: Lotta bone

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2015, 06:03:55 AM »
Are those considered the Canadian species of moose?

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2015, 06:26:00 AM »
I think they are referred to as the eastern moose.  Not sure on all the differences, but they are larger than the shiras.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2015, 11:06:26 AM »
Yes, eastern moose (Alces alces americana), B&C calls them Canada moose, and lumps them with western moose for records purposes.  Average mature bulls will dress 900-1000 lbs.  A buddy in NH who has killed two and been on several other hunts recommends: 1) contact county forester and get a list/map of active logging jobs - hunt around the landings (they are attracted to the browse made available by logging, and the skidder operator will often put it in your truck for $50-100; or 2) find a horse logger who is willing to bring a draft horse to pull a bull out (about $300 in NH). 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2015, 11:11:08 AM »
Can't wait to here the story..... That's a lot of real nice antlers!!!!!!! :tup:
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2015, 11:13:48 AM »
That's a lot of headgear. Good luck on that hunt. I have only been to Maine once in '91 but saw lots of moose and the country looks like it would be good hunting.

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2015, 11:21:42 AM »
A moose tag in Maine is a pretty special deal. Can't wait to see how this plays out.

Keep us posted!!
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2015, 11:27:31 AM »
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2015, 12:14:05 PM »
Talk about a truckload of antler! Cant wait to read about your hunt!

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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2015, 12:29:51 PM »
congrats! Sounds like a great time!  :tup:
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Re: MAINE MOOSE TAG!
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2015, 12:31:16 PM »
What area in Maine? I have taken 3 in Seboomook region. but that was almost 30 years ago... maine moose is pretty much a done deal if you draw... trick is the heat after kill.... canning is a great way for long term storage too.. never really had to do more than drive and glass logging roads...
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