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Offline BIG NINE!!!

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First Moose
« on: Oct 21, 2020, 03:01:13 PM »
I harvested my first Moose last Thursday, the 15th. Self Guided, Zone 1, 53”, 16 point, 725 pounds. 275 yard shot and only opportunity I had all week. Saw lots of Moose but only cows presented a shot until about 5:55 pm on Thursday. We hunted hard Monday thru Wednesday and we felt that Thursday was going to be our day. With nasty weather coming in for Friday and Saturday morale was pretty low and I had started to accept the fact that I may go home empty handed.
We saw many moose Thursday morning and missed an opportunity by about 2 minutes. A group in front of us shot and missed at a Moose in the cut we were going to check out. Seemed like everyone was tagging out that morning. Pretty frustrating! Had a pep talk at lunch and said we would not quit even if it took until Saturday.
Took us about 2 hours from shot to bed of the truck. The endless winch and chainsaws proved to be lifesavers. Only had about a 75 yard drag.
Absolutely incredible experience! Mentally and physically exhausting, but worth every bit of it!!
Thank you to my team who worked their butts off to get us a moose. Couldn’t have done it without them!!!







« Last Edit: Oct 21, 2020, 03:01:46 PM by BIG NINE!!! »
Later,
BIG NINE!!!

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2020, 03:24:21 PM »
So awesome! Thanks for sharing! 1 can be so tough and that’s a hammer!
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Offline BIG NINE!!!

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2020, 06:57:24 PM »
Thanks Man! I couldn’t be happier! Def a bucket list for me!!
Later,
BIG NINE!!!

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #3 on: Oct 21, 2020, 08:16:06 PM »
Way to go! The pep talk paid off!

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #4 on: Oct 22, 2020, 04:40:44 AM »
Congrats....h2l
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Re: First Moose
« Reply #5 on: Oct 22, 2020, 05:26:38 AM »
Awesome,,congrats....

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #6 on: Oct 22, 2020, 05:31:13 AM »
Great job. BN. Congratulations.   Thats a sweet  first one.
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Re: First Moose
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2020, 08:38:48 AM »
That's definitely a bruiser congrats!! way to  muscle through it will be well worth the hard work in the end. better start making room on the wall!

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Re: First Moose
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2020, 09:45:11 PM »
Congrats to you very very nice bull


 


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