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Title: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on September 18, 2021, 07:08:53 PM
Leaving in two weeks for my son in law and wifeís cow moose hunt, drove around the area today, neat looking unit.  Have a camp spot in the southern portion of the unit, anyone have any honey holes for a couple cow moose??  :)
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose?
Post by: trophyhunt on September 20, 2021, 09:06:27 AM
Thanks for the PMís guys, appreciate it!!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on September 20, 2021, 05:04:04 PM
Changed the title a bit, got good info on places to go, thanks again guys!  Question, after trying to eat my 8 year old bull moose a couple years ago, and talking w a good friend about his big cow moose he killed. We were both not impressed w the meat, so my question, is there any ethical arguments about shooting a 1-2 year old cow?  I want the wife to shoot a young moose so we have a better chance at good meat.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 20, 2021, 05:43:55 PM
Changed the title a bit, got good info on places to go, thanks again guys!  Question, after trying to eat my 8 year old bull moose a couple years ago, and talking w a good friend about his big cow moose he killed. We were both not impressed w the meat, so my question, is there any ethical arguments about shooting a 1-2 year old cow?  I want the wife to shoot a young moose so we have a better chance at good meat.  Thoughts?
did you have any of it cubed? I have found on old mature bull elk it needs to be put through the cuber 2-3 times and you have some nice tender steaks!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on September 20, 2021, 06:24:44 PM
Changed the title a bit, got good info on places to go, thanks again guys!  Question, after trying to eat my 8 year old bull moose a couple years ago, and talking w a good friend about his big cow moose he killed. We were both not impressed w the meat, so my question, is there any ethical arguments about shooting a 1-2 year old cow?  I want the wife to shoot a young moose so we have a better chance at good meat.  Thoughts?
did you have any of it cubed? I have found on old mature bull elk it needs to be put through the cuber 2-3 times and you have some nice tender steaks!
I didnít, but I should have. The burger was great though, I only add 5% fat so itís brittle but taste good.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: jrebel on September 20, 2021, 06:54:53 PM
To answer your questionÖ.nothing wrong with shooting a young moose

With that said, Iíve shot two bull moose and both were tough.  One was a young bull and the other was a big boy.  They both taste delicious and preparation was the key to making them edible.   Cubed is a great way to go.  Canned is an even better way to go.   We made a lot of jerky too which is amazing.   Hamburger and stew meat is always a show stopper as well.  Not a fan of huge roast unless you brine and smokeÖ.to make lunch meat like pastrami.   

Point beingÖ.Big moose taste great too.   If I had that tag, the size wouldnít matter near as much as itís location in respect to the road.  Above the roadÖ.it dies. 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: hunter399 on September 20, 2021, 07:55:47 PM
Well since I hunt huckleberry pretty much all the time.
I'm gonna assume that you will be out the first days of season.
If I see any in October ,I'll just PM ya or something.
I have a feeling you might not be to far away.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Caseknife on September 21, 2021, 06:59:27 AM
If I every get drawn for a cow moose, would definitely being targeting a yearling cow.  As for the cuber, very worthwhile.
Made Moose Parmesan the other night and ran it through a small hand crank cuber and it was very tasty and pretty tender.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on September 21, 2021, 07:02:41 AM
Well since I hunt huckleberry pretty much all the time.
I'm gonna assume that you will be out the first days of season.
If I see any in October ,I'll just PM ya or something.
I have a feeling you might not be to far away.
Yes, we are setting up camp Friday morning, prob leave the commie side of the state around 2or 3 am, should be around a 5 hour drive.  Appreciate any PM's, I'll be checking.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 02, 2021, 02:01:39 PM
Well, getting to know a little about the area a bit. Son in law saw a small bull today, zilch for the wife and I. Iím really surprised how many muzzy elk hunters are here, havenít seen any elk sign. Iíd say we were seeing lots of deer but the locals would hate me for that, so, havenít seen any! 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 04:02:42 PM
Who said cow moose hunting was boring!!!  Holy crap, sometimes there is a horny bull with the cow you shoot that isnít very happy w you!!  That was crazy! My son in law shot his first animal ever, a big cow moose this morning. We went up to get her and didnít even notice in the thick stuff that a 4-5 year old bull was 10í away from us and pissed! He chased us off the mountain in a frenzy! Holy crap that was fun!  The bull never left her side, we were kinda stuck, even after shooting he wouldnít budge.  Luckily we found some guys who were helping a blind guy that had a bull tag! Perfect scenario!  After about 2 hours, he made it to where we were, shot the bull at 25 yards and the work begun!!!  So cool! One more cow to kill!  Seen 5 moose today alone, 3 cows two bulls.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 04:03:34 PM
Son in law
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: MADMAX on October 03, 2021, 04:11:15 PM
Sweet
Nice eats
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 04:14:05 PM
The bull that wouldnít go away!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 04:40:08 PM
Meat on the pole!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: HillHound on October 03, 2021, 04:46:04 PM
Awesome!!! Congrats and way to get the other hunter on the bull too!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Bowhunter3 on October 03, 2021, 05:39:12 PM
Right on cool story
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: elkrack on October 03, 2021, 05:44:02 PM
Nice work Jerry! :tup:
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Post by: mp.hunter on October 03, 2021, 05:45:38 PM
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Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on October 03, 2021, 07:27:54 PM
Fun hunt Jerry!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 08:41:19 PM
Look at that head !! (On the moose) lol
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: KNOPHISH on October 03, 2021, 09:06:02 PM
A blind guy was hunting?  :yike: Nice mooses.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 03, 2021, 09:14:25 PM
A blind guy was hunting?  :yike: Nice mooses.
yup, after a few directions, he got it! Lol  :chuckle:   Companion hunter killed it for him.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: KNOPHISH on October 03, 2021, 10:07:17 PM
It was reminding me of my dads 1st bull moose. His eyes were getting bad, legally blind now and had to quit hunting. I spot a good bull on the hill side and he says where is it? What!? Itís that giant black thing right there about 100 yards. Iím pointing but no luck so I line up behind him looking through the scope. There look, see it? Boom. Upside down bull.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: C-Money on October 04, 2021, 06:28:20 AM
Man, thats a great story!! Congrats all around! Hope you can fill the other tag!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: fishngamereaper on October 04, 2021, 06:46:56 AM
 :tup:

Good stuff man..
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Machias on October 04, 2021, 09:43:54 AM
Wohoo, congrats!!!!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Birdguy on October 04, 2021, 06:11:22 PM
Awesome!! Twofer moose, not pulled off very often! Well done! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: lewy on October 04, 2021, 06:57:29 PM
👍
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 04, 2021, 06:59:04 PM
Tagged out today!!  The wife and I saw a bull at first light, then besides a wolf at 284 yards, it was quiet.  Till we were heading back to camp around 10:30 and she spots a nice cow at the bottom of a clear cup.  We get out, set up and cow down ! She was shaking from the coffee, and had to step away for a second to regroup. Stepped back up, and made the 130 yard shot! Sweet! Used my crab rope and snatch blocks to pull her up to the road, it was priceless!  Thank you to all the guys who sent PMís, really appreciate the help!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 04, 2021, 07:00:29 PM
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Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 04, 2021, 07:23:11 PM
The wifeís cow hanging
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: lewy on October 04, 2021, 07:25:58 PM
Awesome dude! Congrats
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Machias on October 04, 2021, 08:16:58 PM
Wohoooo!!!!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: BullMagnet76 on October 04, 2021, 08:49:30 PM
Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: hunter399 on October 04, 2021, 08:54:52 PM
Way to get it done!!👍👍
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 04, 2021, 09:10:20 PM
Damn happy to see the son in law draw his first blood, but after a couple whiskeys around the fire and hearing that he felt bad about the kill, more proud.  Every real hunter respects the life they take, and for a young guy to recognize that and admit it, makes me proud. Great times.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on October 05, 2021, 10:51:14 AM
Congrats J & J!  Glad you got it done in a place with an easier pack out.  Which part of the unit do you see most of the moose? 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 05, 2021, 11:26:51 AM
Only hunted the southern part, off Springdale -hunters rd.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: cem3434 on October 06, 2021, 08:07:43 AM
Congrats to your family and for the meat at many future family meals!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: highbuckklr on October 06, 2021, 08:28:33 AM
Awesome job Jerry.  Hopefully one year I'll get drawn.  Way to make it happen - Congrats!  Steve got drawn and is up hunting goats.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 06, 2021, 06:26:59 PM
This was the bull that charged us.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 06, 2021, 06:28:45 PM
Awesome job Jerry.  Hopefully one year I'll get drawn.  Way to make it happen - Congrats!  Steve got drawn and is up hunting goats.
Pm me, not sure who you are? Lol. 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Lady Grouse hunter on October 06, 2021, 09:49:54 PM
The best way to make any Venision edible is to Hang is in a locker/cooler for at least 7-8 days :yeah:
It seals the meat & ages it. Take your nose and small that beef!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: C-Money on October 07, 2021, 08:10:31 AM
Do you mind telling what cartridge you all were successful with?
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 07, 2021, 08:55:26 AM
Both shoot the same bullet, .300 win mag 190 vld Berger
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: OutHouse on October 07, 2021, 09:17:19 AM
Nice job to you and your wife Trophyhunt. Your son in law's remorse is very commendable. To this day I always feel a little remorse after a harvest. But its bitter sweet type remorse. Its a good thing I think.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 07, 2021, 09:40:24 AM
Nice job to you and your wife Trophyhunt. Your son in law's remorse is very commendable. To this day I always feel a little remorse after a harvest. But its bitter sweet type remorse. Its a good thing I think.
I agree, I was very pleased to hear him admit that. The older I get, the more the killing part means to me.  I love the hunt more than ever, when I was younger the killing part didn't even enter my mind.  I've always said a prayer for the animal, but now it means more.  I was proud of him for sure, and I let him know that that's what makes a good responsible hunter.  Hunters care way more about these animals than any anti hunter. 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: highbuckklr on October 07, 2021, 09:56:29 AM
Jerry, I'm Kellogg - lol.  Me, Leroy can never get drawn for anything - lol.  Steve gets drawn for everything.  This year he is goat hunting.  Again, Congrats man!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: trophyhunt on October 07, 2021, 10:04:16 AM
Jerry, I'm Kellogg - lol.  Me, Leroy can never get drawn for anything - lol.  Steve gets drawn for everything.  This year he is goat hunting.  Again, Congrats man!
I thought so, figured you were talking about Pete. Are you getting a chance to go with him????  Maybe if you, Leroy and I put in as partners the system would crash!!lol. Someday I'll wise up and put in with the wife!!  Good to hear from you, tell all the guys I said hello! 
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: highbuckklr on October 07, 2021, 11:02:33 AM
I offered Steve all my help, but he said his brother owed him since he helped him out on his goat hunt a few years back.  Plus, he has nephews going up also.  They are into billies, but just not the one yet.  I'll keep ya posted and I'll tell everyone that you said hello.  Good luck the rest of this season.
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: elkoholic1 on October 07, 2021, 04:50:47 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: C-Money on October 08, 2021, 07:01:55 AM
Both shoot the same bullet, .300 win mag 190 vld Berger
Hard to go wrong with the 300 Win. Once again, Congrats!
Title: Re: Huckleberry Cow moose hunt !
Post by: Harbor_hunter on October 10, 2021, 08:40:50 PM
Great hunt!  Congrats!
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Post by: KNOPHISH on October 10, 2021, 09:02:14 PM
Nice! Moose meat is terribly good.  :tup: :drool:
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Post by: Threewolves on October 11, 2021, 05:30:48 PM
Who said cow moose hunting was boring!!!  Holy crap, sometimes there is a horny bull with the cow you shoot that isnít very happy w you!!  That was crazy! My son in law shot his first animal ever, a big cow moose this morning. We went up to get her and didnít even notice in the thick stuff that a 4-5 year old bull was 10í away from us and pissed! He chased us off the mountain in a frenzy! Holy crap that was fun!  The bull never left her side, we were kinda stuck, even after shooting he wouldnít budge.  Luckily we found some guys who were helping a blind guy that had a bull tag! Perfect scenario!  After about 2 hours, he made it to where we were, shot the bull at 25 yards and the work begun!!!  So cool! One more cow to kill!  Seen 5 moose today alone, 3 cows two bulls.

Exciting stuff!
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