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« on: May 26, 2010, 07:10:15 PM »
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 07:12:04 PM »
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 07:13:27 PM »
I have heard of some seen in the Olympics, would not know why they "could not" be there.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 07:15:41 PM »
Wasn't there a thread on here with a guy claiming to see some out by Yelm....  :dunno:

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 07:16:05 PM »
Only in NWT.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 07:19:50 PM »
yeah, saw three in one day they said we were lucky( nwtrek)
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 07:29:51 PM »
Other then NW trek I have never seen any. Does not mean they are not here though.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 07:54:49 PM »
My parents saw a bull moose just north of Bellingham years ago from I-5 walking along a frontage road.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 08:05:09 PM »
See them at the buffet table all the time  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 08:06:59 PM »
Seen one on the Vedder above Sumas in BC.  Its about a 15 minute hike for a moose.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2010, 08:14:12 PM »
You guys may think im crazy but I saw one just out of north bend on I-90 about 7 years ago :dunno:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 08:15:53 PM »
You guys may think im crazy but I saw one just out of north bend on I-90 about 7 years ago :dunno:
I have heard of one being seen in snoqualimie,think it was someone on here

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2010, 08:17:17 PM »
I heard people seem them up around bellingham and the nutsack once in  while
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2010, 09:11:23 PM »
You guys may think im crazy but I saw one just out of north bend on I-90 about 7 years ago :dunno:

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2010, 09:15:03 PM »
Iv seen them at Northwest trek.  ;)

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2010, 09:18:05 PM »
If there are not any moose in W Washington, then can I shoot one if I happen to see one?  I think I have better odds of seeing and shooting a moose in W. WA than drawing a moose permit in this state.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2010, 09:19:48 PM »
you got that right :P
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2010, 09:19:55 PM »
There was an adult cow running around Silver Lake area in Cowlitz Co. in spring 2001.  She disappeared pretty quickly.
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: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2010, 09:20:32 PM »
It was standing in the river on the right hand side on the way up the pass...(cow) I was driving by 70 mph didnt stop.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »
i have heard people have seen them but who knows
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2010, 09:51:24 PM »
There was one in Bellingham in the late 80's.  As I recall it was there for some time near Fairhaven.

Seems to me it was hit and killed by a car.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2010, 10:25:15 PM »
As Bone and Hunterbuilder mentioned, we had one in Lynden down on the river bottom quite a few years back.  As Bone mentioned, he probably came out of the Frasier Valley
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2010, 10:37:53 PM »
A guy I work with said there was a big bull living in a field by milltown just south of conway when he was a kid. He said the game department tried to dart it and ended up killing it.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2010, 10:43:04 PM »
I was exploring a new Park the other day and a little squirrel with a hat and goggles asked me the same thing.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2010, 12:24:28 AM »
I was exploring a new Park the other day and a little squirrel with a hat and goggles asked me the same thing.



A squirrel wearing goggles? I'm not sure I believe that. What color were the goggles and are you sure they weren't glasses?   :chuckle:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2010, 12:31:13 AM »
Was his name Rocky?
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2010, 12:34:30 AM »
Was his name Rocky?



That would explain the moose.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2010, 08:56:36 AM »
Ive seen quit a few Moose Knuckles on the West Side, there running around all over Thurston County, big ones & little ones..  I just seen one about 10 minutes ago..  :llam:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2010, 08:57:55 AM »
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Was his name Rocky?


Not sure he was flying around pretty quick, he did point out the part of the Park where the good mushrooms grew.. :rolleyes:

and oh yeah, they were googles, looked like they might be prescription too, made his eyes look really, really big.. :chuckle:

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2010, 09:11:51 AM »
Just head to Wal*Mart and you will see plenty of "moose".
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2010, 09:13:44 AM »
Mmmmm, Moose Crunch...........yum
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2010, 02:13:00 PM »
I heard talk of a moose sighting in North Bend a while back.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2010, 08:18:04 PM »
My Grandpa told me he was bear hunting in an old apple orchard when a cow moose walk in on him but that was 60 years ago he said

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2010, 11:46:01 AM »
Never seen any moose on the wet side...nor the east side for that matter...so I guess I am not that much help.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2010, 11:53:59 AM »
Just head to Wal*Mart and you will see plenty of "moose".

walmart the place for viewing big game eh  :dunno:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 04:39:54 PM »
There was reports of a moose seen swimming in Silver Lake, Cowlitz count, about 10 years ago.  There was a picture in the Longview news paper. It was a poor picture as I remember, could have been a photo shop type.

I see at least 1 a year north of Spokane just while doing my normal activity, not out lookin for them.

One of my neighbors called two days ago and said her husband was chopping hay for silage and suddenly he had a cow moose running along side his tractor. She said, he said, the chopper would eat up a deer, but that moose would shut him down.  They were concerned about their 9 year old son and friends playing out in the field. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't have a calf in the area.

Mt sister and or her husband, have seen several this spring on their property near Sacheen Lake.

They are steadily moving towards the west and south. They will end up in western Washington in time.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2010, 01:52:55 PM »
Yes, though I've not personally seen one.  A bull crossed I-5 near the Peace Arch border crossing back when I was in college (late 80's)...it was in the paper.  I knew a woman near Nugents Corner (Mt. Baker hwy) who had a cow and calf wintering in and around her place.  The North Cascades region also holds grizzlies and wolves, and has for many years.  Just not large numbers.  I attended several symposiums on these topics back then but for the life of me I can't remember any of the presenters.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2010, 02:41:10 PM »
Seems to me there is always one hanging around Safeco Field as well  :chuckle:
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2010, 03:16:25 PM »
West klickitat had a cow moose a few years back.  Most of the locals kept it hush, hush including the wildlife people who watched it for about a week in the refuge.

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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2010, 03:20:03 PM »
Yes, though I've not personally seen one.  A bull crossed I-5 near the Peace Arch border crossing back when I was in college (late 80's)...it was in the paper.  I knew a woman near Nugents Corner (Mt. Baker hwy) who had a cow and calf wintering in and around her place.  The North Cascades region also holds grizzlies and wolves, and has for many years.  Just not large numbers.  I attended several symposiums on these topics back then but for the life of me I can't remember any of the presenters.

Yes, the one by the Peace Arch was in the local paper years ago.  I am sure they wander into Whatcom county on occasion, and there are spot in eastern Whatcom county where they could live and never be seen, so I would not be surprised in the least.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2010, 09:15:46 AM »
 I remember that one as well. In the 90's if I remember right  (no guarantees there)
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2010, 09:27:56 AM »
Granted this is not the west side but a friend of my dads back in the early 90's was deer hunting up towards Hart's Pass and in 3 days he had a cow and calf moose and a grizz walk through the saddle he was sitting in.
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Re: Anyone ever seen a moose in western WA?
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2010, 12:49:45 AM »
A guy at works swears that he saw one this weekend up at Crystal Mountain.  I thought that he had seen an elk until he described it and knowing this guy, he ain't making it up.
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