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Too funny, Larry!  Bet the poor Moose struggled reeling in the fisherman, though......

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1400 lb moose!!! Boy have I been doing it wrong...I had to settle for a 2 1/2 pound rainbow trout...doesn't seem to measure up. What's the best lure for moose? :P  :D  :D

For adolescent male moose, best bait is a female.  You can figure out the reverse situation.  :D  :D

 

And I'll trade you 3 run-of-the-mill moose for one 2.5# rainbow anytime.

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Yumm, Moose steak or stew.....very good and one of my favorite game meats.  I'll trade ya a 2# Blue Cat for some Moose.

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Anything with headlights really stuns 'em good... I don't know what it's like where you are, but up north you see a lot of big rigs fitted out with guards... Like the Aussi 'Roo Guards you see down there.... Don't know how well they work though.... Moose being slightly bigger animal...

 

Incidentally, to anyone not familiar with moose.... They are genetically designed to crash straight through an automobile's front windshield when struck... A good reason not to drive at night in some of the wilder places around here....

 

Andy

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Prior to retirement, the last place I was assigned was in a country setting away from population due to the noise we generated and the need for security. I went to/from work at daybreak and dusk, just the right time of day for the deer to run. Over the course of ten years I hit six deer. Actually I hit three plus the three that hit me and lets not forget the German Shepherd I hit who was chasing a deer. After the third one, I considered them to be nothing more than large rats with long legs and potatoes for brains. The tree line was close to the road and by the time you seen the long legged rat running at full speed, it was too late to do anything other "than brace for impact" (I think I heard that before in a Star Trek movie). The last one I hit, my wife was with me (who has yet to see this fun event) and as the impact took place, she said "oh my god it's hurt" while I was yelling "DIE YOU SOB DIE," needless to say, she was not pleased with my response.

 

Last week I rec'ed an e-mail obituary where someone I retired with was hit by a deer (same general area) while driving his SUV. The deer was hit by an oncoming car causing it to go airborne right into his windshield killing him. His wife was with him at the time and was fortunate not to be injured.

 

Now, back to ship building...

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Moose, trout and deer.... anything not to do rigging? :)    BTW Augie.  That moose in the middle of the stream is probably why no fish. They didn't want to get stepped on. :P

 

I guess I've been lucky... haven't hit anything bigger than 'possum. 

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No Mark,

 

We have more luck in this country…the biggest animal we have is a mouse……...

We have one somewhere in the living room.

Maybe I can put a lure on my rod and try to catch him with a little cheese at the hook…….

 

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Sjors ---

 

You surely have enough canon at the ready to dispatch one mouse  :pirate41:

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I recall driving with my mum between St. John and Fredericton NB one late summer/early fall evening in the early 90s. There was construction on the highway and we were crawling along at around 20km over gravel, but it being a Sunday there was no one around and not much other traffic.

 

We were good naturedly bickering about something when a shadow fell across her. It was a very large bull moose jogging beside the car. My mum decided it would be "fun" to roll down the window and have a chat. I argued against this, but she's a powerful woman.

 

She had the window down and the moose lowered its head and looked in at us as it was running alongside. I thought we were in serious trouble - especially if the beast decided to try to put its snout in the car....my mother was giggling like a school girl and I was probably swearing like the proverbial longshoreman (no offence to any stevedores out there!). After what seemed like an eternity in which my mum cooed at the moose like it was a newborn babe, it finally peeled off, jogged across the highway and disappeared into the woods....the closest I have ever been to one of these majestic animals

 

Sorry for hijacking your brilliant Syren log for this anecdote, Augie!

hamilton

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Moose anecdotes welcome here!  Thing is, you picked a dangerous time to be near a big boy........that period is close to the rut and they get a lot less friendly.  Same with elk.  It's great to be outdoors with the creatures who call it home.  N. America must have been really spectacular 200 years ago.  Just glad some of it still is.

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A friend of mine regularly goes hunting with his buddies up near Sault Ste Marie (ON). One particularly grey rainy day he'd put his back pack down on the trail, and walked ahead through the fir trees to a clearing at the edge if a hill, to have a look around. He suddenly heard this sound behind him of rattling cans. He turned around, and there was a moose rummaging through his pack.... He was so shocked, I can't remember if he said he had a thirty-ought-six or a thirty-thirty, but somehow he managed to unload an entire magazine at the moose and not hit it once.... Well maybe he grazed an ear... He said he managed to chamber two more single shot rounds as he chased the moose through the bush.... But rest assured.... That moose lived another day... And my friend had to explain to his buddies why there was a volley of artillery that sounded like the opening of the spring offensive.... And no moose...

 

Andy

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When I go to the States, I need firearms??????????

 

When I read this i'm not safe and the cannons are to big to take it with me…..

 

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umm your friend is either the worse shot or he didn't want to hit it :)

Honestly.... I wouldn't say that... I know from that story it doesn't look like he's a good shot... But trust me... I would never put myself down range from him.... :P

 

I think he did most of that shooting from the hip... So unless you're a real pro, you'd end up with the same result. ;)

 

Andy

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When I go to the States, I need firearms??????????

 

When I read this i'm not safe and the cannons are to big to take it with me…..

 

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Hahahahahaha.  Yeah, it's still the Wild West out here.  Don't try to bring any in with you though :D  :D :D  

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Honestly.... I wouldn't say that... I know from that story it doesn't look like he's a good shot... But trust me... I would never put myself down range from him.... :P

 

I think he did most of that shooting from the hip... So unless you're a real pro, you'd end up with the same result. ;)

 

Andy

 

I guess it depends how far away he was when he shot and yeah from the hip would make it a lot harder. and no I am not a pro never shot a real gun. :P

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Oh yea shooting from the hip is not as easy as the movies make it.  Tried it out at a range once and missed the target completely.  Almost shot down the target hanger.  Needless to say the range was not to happy.  Shooting in a surprised state like that doesn't help either.  Your reflexes move faster then your brain and the shots are all fired before you even aim.  I can see how he missed the moose.   

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Another friend of mine actually did manage to bring a moose down with a lucky shot from the hip...through some bushes... The butcher they brought the carcass to for processing couldn't figure out what happened as he pulled out twigs, leaves and splinter after splinter from the meat.... :rolleyes:

 

 

And in case anyone is wondering, no, I don't hunt myself, I just happen to know a lot of people who do... ;)

 

Andy

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I used to hunt in my younger days.......got out of school and moved to Florida for five years.   when I got back,  I tried to pick it back up...... but,  something about sitting in cold wet leaves in the early November morns,  didn't enthuse me anymore.  I took the hunter's safety course over again.......didn't have to, but I did anyway.   the big test at the end of the course was a skeet shoot......I did very well,  got three out of five.

 

my brother And I have been around guns all our lives......I had my 12 gauge w/varible choke,  and he had his 16 gauge.  I nicknamed mine 'pointer',  because with 00 buck and a half open ckoke,  that's all I had to do ?:>)

 

tried to git my brother David into shoot'in.........had to enroll 'em in one of those triggernomitry classes......'cuz he wuz the worse shot in the famly.....Hee.....Hee

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Okay, since this log is already hijacked, I'm going to add a little anecdote. :)

We do have guns in our house and I usually just "kill" sheets of paper with round circles on them. :P

We used to raise pheasants years ago. Our main breeding male escaped the enclosure and took up residence in the woods nearby. He would come back every day to visit his ladies and try as we may, we could never catch or trap him. His visits became fewer and further between until he only appeared a couple of times a month. One day when I was home alone, the pheasant returned. I headed out the door, 22 rifle in hand, and both the pheasant and I were on the run through the field. Without stopping, I raised the rifle and shot him through the neck. He was on the supper table that night!! :huh:  :P

The funniest part was a relative saying (in jest): "boy, I hope Gerry never tries to leave home." :D  :D :D  

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Fellow modellers……...

 

What you are telling here is for us people from the low country's unbelievable.

It's not allowed to have guns in private possession, only when you are a member of a shooting club.

And still you need a lot of licence for that.

When I read all this stuff of hunting I think I pass !

I love animals and yes, I eat meat , but shooting those animals? No, I don't think I can do that.

 

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Don't panic Sjors.  Hunting is a long tradition here and, although I don't participate, I respect those who do.  It's their choice.  Like Sherry, I hunt paper with guns and animals with a camera !

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OK, enough 'Wild Kingdom'.

 

A quick update.  The main course clews, sheets and tacks are in.  So the mainmast is DONE and we now move forward to the fore courses.

 

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A little shaky on this next shot but you get the idea ----

 

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