Big Canada moose down

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  1. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    A moose hunt had been a dream hunt for a while. Planning this hunt for almost 3yrs. A buddy and I made the trip to Ontario Canada for 7 day fly in remote wilderness moose hunt. Once we crossed the border it was about 5hr drive up (about 22hr drive total) Then the next day a 140 mile float plane trip into the remote bush. The day we arrived it was raining and rained all or part of each day there. Wind,rain and throw in the rut was doing nothing all week made for tough hunting. Hunting was all day long. Few times all day sits in places but a few days moved to various spots. Last evening of the hunt we was hunting maybe 10 miles down the lake from camp. We had hunted there a couple times and saw fresh sign. Figured since last evening give it one more try. After sitting for a few hours and several calling sequences we heard some big limbs break a few times. Knowing it was probably a moose we waited in the rain hoping he would show himself. Sure enough with only 1.5hrs left in my hunt there he was coming to the raking call. I could see his huge dark body behind the spurce trees. He slowly eased up at about 30 yds sticking his head into the clear. I was on him waiting for him to take one more step to show his vitals. Then he took the step. I shot hitting him right where I aimed. The bull ran about 25 yds and stopped. Then he went down. Needless to say I was so excited. 7days of hard hunting and he was the first moose I saw all week. Now the work began. Took us roughly 7 hrs to get it quartered and back to camp. Almost 2am wet and half froze. Awesome ending to a great trip. Here are some pics.
     
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  2. I didn't say

    I didn't say Fawn

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    Congrats on nice moose. Like the pic also.
     
  3. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 8 pointer

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    Congratulations littlebear! A Bull moose hunt is definitely on my list of dream hunts as well. I have been blessed to make 3 hunting trips to Canada and each experiance was unforgettable. Congratulations Once again.
     
  4. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

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    Congratulations on a great hunt. Thanks for posting
     
  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Very glad your perseverance paid off. thanks for sharing your experience. I should have done this before i got married but i hope one day i can make it happen.
     
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  6. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 10 pointer

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    Congratulations on a lifetime adventure and achievement!
     
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    To say I'm jealous is an understatement. Congrats to you! Heck I'd just love to see that area whether I got to hunt or not.
     
  8. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    Big Time Congrats. That is definitely on my list of planned hunts, just waiting to draw a Maine tag, or get fed up and head north of the border.

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose the province you did? It seems like the maritimes have the easiest and cheapest (although cheap and moose don't really go together) hunts.
     
  9. elkaholic

    elkaholic 10 pointer

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    Congratulations, that is awesome. Nice pics too.
     
  10. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Been putting in Maine moose lottery for years. Also New Hamspire for a few yews with no luck. Friends of mine had hunted in that province before but not that far north. They had taken several bulls. They are up there right now archery hunting.
     
  11. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

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    nice bull love the pics
     
  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    That's just tremendous! Congratulations!!
     

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