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Old 07-12-2007, 06:14 PM
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Here's my one and only moose hunting story. In Idaho, we used to be able to get only one moose per lifetime. F&G has since changed this so that any leftover tags are free game to apply for, even if you've already gotten a moose in Idaho.

It was October 26 2003 and I was stomping around a favorite elk area in south Idaho where we had also seen moose many times in the past. I was walking up a gentle drainage with willows in the bottom and looked up, and only 35 or so yards away, there was a bull moose laying down, eyeing me. I looked him over for about 2 seconds. He was facing me, and up went the Browning A-bolt 338 WM with 225 NP, and a shot to the neck ended the brief stare-down.







After flopping around a bit, some dread set in on me. I was alone and trying to wrestle this thing around to gut was a chore. Luckily his bed was a pretty nice spot, and I tied off his legs to trees to get the job done.

I then hiked out and got a neighbor and his wife to come and help me get some of it out. I also got a friend and brother from Boise to load up a horse and come up, but they would show up after dark. It was only a little over a mile from the end of the road, with a closed old mining/logging road right to the bottom of the drainage. The neighbor had one of those two-wheeled game carts. I packed the caped head/horns and a hind quarter in the cart, and he carried a hind quarter in a pack frame. Getting back to the trailhead was a great relief, and very dark.

I set the 14x16 wall tent up, and shortly after, my friend and brother showed up. We had quite a toasting session in the tent that night, and at daylight, headed back up with the horse to get the rest.

Some of the best eating I've ever had, and it lasted almost two years, even doling it out to the helpers.

Decent bull for Idaho at 39" out-to-out, and it's hanging on the wall dominating the entrance. I'm hoping to snag a leftover tag - cow probably - one of these years for some more high quality freezer filler!
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:36 PM
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If you will go edit Shawn you will see what I did to make your photo appear in the post. All you do is click on the IMG part below or beside your photo and it will say copied, place the curser in your post and go control v. and the img link will appear.

Click the advanced button at the bottom here and you can see what your post looks like.
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If you will go edit Shawn you will see what I did to make your photo appear in the post. All you do is click on the IMG part below or beside your photo and it will say copied, place the curser in your post and go control v. and the img link will appear.

Click the advanced button at the bottom here and you can see what your post looks like.
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The post with the first photo looks great. I'm still missing something though (not surprising). When you say "All you do is click on the IMG part below or beside your photo and it will say copied, place the curser in your post and go control v. and the img link will appear.", am I supposed to be in the forum environment, or the photobucket enviroment? I've tried a few things here without success. Thx Bob!
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You actually need to be in both. I open photobucket in a different window so I can go back and fourth. When I want to add a picture to a post I just click on the photobucket window, find the picture I want and click on the img format at the bottom of the picture. There are three formats you can copy in photobucket and the one you copied was the top of the three, the http format. The IMG format will say for forums.

when you click the mouse button on the img format in photobucket it will turn yellow and say copied. I then go back to the forum and place the cursor where I want the pix to show up and hold down the control button on the keyboard and press the v letter key.

This places the Image link in your forum post.

I hope this helps you out, It sure seems like a lot of words and also sure seems confusing. If It does not work I'll try again. The problem with pasting or copying the http format is it takes anyone whom clicks on the link to all your photos in photobucket.
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Nice moose Shawn. It's something to be proud of.

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I like moose meat best over all other wild game. Great looking bull. I sure like the looks of those Idaho mountains. Great pictures Shawn thanks. Q
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:59 AM
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One thing to keep in mind when looking at this Idaho country is it's actually steeper than it appears. I sure agree with you about the tastiness of Moose, then elk, then deer.

Great looking moose Nick. I've killed a bunch in Alaska, but never put in for the drawing here in Idaho. That's pretty country your in.
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Very nice moose! We've been seeing almost as many moose as elk in some areas up here. Gonna have to put in for a tag next year, if I can secure some help getting it out of the woods.
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That's a beauty moose. We are seeing more and more of them.
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You actually need to be in both. I open photobucket in a different window so I can go back and fourth. When I want to add a picture to a post I just click on the photobucket window, find the picture I want and click on the img format at the bottom of the picture. There are three formats you can copy in photobucket and the one you copied was the top of the three, the http format. The IMG format will say for forums.

when you click the mouse button on the img format in photobucket it will turn yellow and say copied. I then go back to the forum and place the cursor where I want the pix to show up and hold down the control button on the keyboard and press the v letter key.

This places the Image link in your forum post.

I hope this helps you out, It sure seems like a lot of words and also sure seems confusing. If It does not work I'll try again. The problem with pasting or copying the http format is it takes anyone whom clicks on the link to all your photos in photobucket.
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Thanks for fixing my link description to the IMG. I'll use that when I post any others. I noticed that when I clicked on the url that all photos could be seen. Good thing I didn't put all of those poaching pictures in there.

Thx all for the kind words. The "trouble" with putting in for moose, sheep, or goat in Idaho is that you can't put in for any other controlled hunts for elk, deer, antelope. So, when I have a freezer full of meat, and can't put in for a bull elk (you have to wait a year to put in for bull elk if you drew the previous year), that's when I start eyeing these other tags. Goat is next on the list for me, with longer odds.
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I've never eaten any goat, would like to though. I have eaten musk ox and dall sheep, both very good I thought. Good luck with your hunts.Q
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