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Offline Darby

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Adaptive Moose Hunt
« on: Jun 30, 2021, 08:31:46 AM »
Well, one of my friends didn't check the Bull Only, like I suggested, and he has been drawn for the 4AS Adaptive Hunt.  Zone 4 is my favorite Zone, and have hunted there since the mid 1990's.  Unfortunately, I usually hunt the East portion of the zone.  I understand what IF&W is trying to accomplish, and I hope it is effective.  That said, there are going to be 75 hunters in a 500 sq mile area on the adaptive hunt, and another 100 cow hunters that can go anywhere in Zone 4 that week.   I would hope that the 100 would not hunt in the designated Adaptive area, I'd avoid it like the plague.  I fear that the ones that do hunt that small area by choice, will have no idea what they are doing.  State is discouraging "Road Hunting", but I have a feeling that if two trucks come to a moose on a corner, it could be a "Duck or bleed situation." :-\  I'm not a shooter this time, but will be "guiding" for my two friends.  I'm 10 for 10 on moose hunts (8 as a shooter) so hoping for 11 in a row.  Good luck moose hunters

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2021, 03:19:20 PM »
Iíd rather not get picked then pull a Cow tag, prob why Iím still trying and am racking up those bonus points. I need a September Bull or Iím not going. To each there own. Iíve still been on many


Be nice if the bulls still stayed roadside for extraction purposes. Only kidding itís more fun that They push further back every year. Now it seems like itís always the 3 clear cuts back from the one at the road etc.

I should put in for 7 and 9 for trade purposes. Huge racks just donít want to deal with the people. 1-5 are more my style
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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2021, 03:21:56 PM »
I WILL put a 50Ē or bigger down when I pull a tag
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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #3 on: Jul 02, 2021, 08:44:04 AM »
Being a new Hampshire hunter I've been drawn twice so far just a question what is the adaptive hunt? i used to put in for Maine 20 years ago but never heard of an adaptive hunt.

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #4 on: Jul 02, 2021, 12:49:59 PM »
Being a new Hampshire hunter I've been drawn twice so far just a question what is the adaptive hunt? i used to put in for Maine 20 years ago but never heard of an adaptive hunt.

In a nutshell itís like a big zoned off area to see if taking out more moose will help flatten the curve of winter Tick kill off etc. itís just a more managed area of a moose hunt for the Builigists to attempt to gain more info
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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #5 on: Jul 03, 2021, 11:24:29 AM »
It will be interesting to see how the results pan out in a few years.

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #6 on: Jul 12, 2021, 08:41:48 AM »
In a nutshell itís like a big zoned off area to see if taking out more moose will help flatten the curve of winter Tick kill off etc. itís just a more managed area of a moose hunt for the Builigists to attempt to gain more info


Sorry was on vacation thanks for the info sounds pretty lame to me!!

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 2021, 08:29:34 PM »
Neither of the shooters have ever shot a moose, so they're pretty stoked.  Hopefully I can find a small area scouting in September and October, and end it quick.  I've done the end of October cow hunt twice, and I know for sure we'll be shooting the first one we see.  Good luck everybody

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #8 on: Jul 13, 2021, 07:19:41 PM »
Maine DIF&W... I'm old enough to remember when this group attempted to reintroduce Caribou into Northern Maine. They harass bears when they're in their den for the winter. Even started a partridge study as of late. If they don't spend the monies allocated to them, they won't receive as much the following year.

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #9 on: Jul 13, 2021, 09:02:09 PM »
If I remember correctly, didn't a bunch of the Caribou die on the boat being shipped down, and then the rest of them walked back to Canada🤦‍♂️. I ice fish a lot up North, and I have seen moose that are ravaged with winter tick.  Probably should have put one out of it's misery coming back from Ross, but was too worried about warden or judge saying I didn't know what I was doing.  Only time will tell if this plan works.  Either that or we bring back DDT......Kidding of course

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #10 on: Jul 16, 2021, 07:09:39 AM »
Just found out that another friend of mine has a regular cow hunt in Zone 4 that week, so my camp will have 2 sets of hunters for a total of 8-10 people.  A kid could do pretty well on a bottle drive at the end of the week ;D  Hopefully I'll have plenty to report after the trip

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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #11 on: Jul 16, 2021, 04:25:16 PM »
Nice! Always fun at Moose camp!
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Re: Adaptive Moose Hunt
« Reply #12 on: Jul 16, 2021, 07:18:04 PM »
That will be a fun time !

 


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