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121 cow moose filled
« on: October 10, 2020, 05:16:29 PM »
I am back home, what a great hunt and experience. I have to say this forum and the people on hear are AMAZING. On my first trip over I hunted for 2 days, drove around and checked out places people recommended. Met 2 groups hunting bulls. One group put me onto a cow, but she was back in a gated, closed rd and down in a hole. I didn't go after her because it was 80 deg out and being solo I didn't think I could recover her. I saw a med sized bull and turned one of the bull hunters onto it. I saw a bear and tried to get closer for a shot, but never saw it again. Think I jumped a cow and a calf, but never got a good look, it was thick. It was a fun two days, but had to go home and work.

I had never been to the area, and never even seen a moose in my life. I want to thank everyone that offered to help and gave me tips and pointers. And a even bigger shout out and thank you to Elkslayer, him and his boys are great. On my second trip over. He called me when I got over there and offered to show me around and take me hunting. He took me to a area FULL of moose and had one on the ground less than 100' from the rd and above the rd, before 8am and saw 5 other cows. They then helped me gut it (I have never gutted anything before, always done gutless on the deer and antelope). 

Dam they are BIG. As a novice hunter, I may have been in over my head. After gutting it they dragged it down the hill and into the back of my truck. I helped but, I know they did most of the work. He then offered, to take it back to his place and lift it with his tractor and help me skin and quarter it. They helped at every step of the way, great guys, and tons of knowledge and experience. They taught me a ton. It's the best hunting experience I have ever had. I feel that I made a great new friend and I wish I could repay them in some way. Hats off to Elkslayer. Thank you and your sons so much. After getting it cut up, I always worry about getting things cold and getting the meat taken care of. So I headed to the closest store and iced it down with 17 bags of ice and headed home. By the time I got home all the ice was melted and I have it all hanging in a cold rm now at 38 deg. Just wow, it's a lot of nice looking meet. I feel so lucky.

Lucky for the meat, the experience and the great people that I met. Total strangers, but everyone I met during the coarse of this hunt treated me like family. Just wow. Thanks again to everyone.

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 05:28:28 PM »
Hands down one of the best stories I have heard/read lately...congratulations on the moose and the experience.  Nothing like a story like this to help reinforce one's faith in our fellow hunters!

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 05:33:01 PM »
congrats sounds like a great time

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2020, 05:35:47 PM »
So great and the meat will have you planning for more moose hunts in your future.

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2020, 05:42:03 PM »
Good for you congrats
Sounds like a great trip and great write up

Someday I may get to hunt moose
21 pts for bulls
I should start putting in for cows
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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 06:41:11 PM »
Thatís a great story! Glad you got the help you needed. I remember back when I drew cow moose, even then it was no slam dunk. I filled the tag thanks to a ton of help from guys on the forum.

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 08:55:32 AM »
Glad we were able to help you out and make your hunt a success! Enjoy that meat, you're gonna love it.

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 08:58:23 AM »
Congrats, but where's the pics???

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 09:21:00 AM »
Sounds like a great hunt.  Congrats.
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Re: 121 cow moose filled
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Re: 121 cow moose filled
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2020, 02:20:44 PM »
Congratulations! That's so awesome you connected with Elkslayer and the whole hunt turned out so well. Definitely have to second how great ya'll on this forum are - I had a couple folks from here send me pointers as well on my Douglas cow moose tag, and though I haven't connected with a moose yet, it helped me get into some areas that I didn't think had access.

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Re: 121 cow moose filled
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