- Dec 12, 2016
Boy, was pipe smoking popular back in the day, or is the iconic huntsmen a pipe smoker? :puffpipe:
This. I bring my pipe moose hunting, but only fire it up in camp at night. Part of the reason I love rope tobaccos. I can chew them in the field, and smoke them at night in camp. That and they are unspillable and can just be wiped off if dropped on the wet muskeg.But isn't it also important to not be smelled by your quarry?
Yes but it depends on what type of hunt you are doing.But isn't it also important to not be smelled by your quarry?
Moose here will sometimes stay in the same place for days on end. We tend to hunt them by going to known "bedding" locations and calling them out. We will try 3 or 4 locations per day until we get a response. Because we are often communicating with them, we try to avoid all scent whatsoever. If that bull has cows with him, and they catch one tiny hint that you may not actually be a moose, they will spook instantly and take the bulls with them. Sometimes all it takes for this to happen is the slightest breeze in the wrong direction, and you will never even know they were there. It still amazes me how a 1200 pound animal with 65 inch wide antlers can sprint through thick brush without making a sound.In Sweden the annual moose hunt is a big thing. Primarily one takes a position
at a known game path and wait for a moose to come by.
That's awesome! I've got some pretty old stuff, mostly rugers and winchesters. I hunt now with a .300 win mag that was my father's gun, before that I used my grandfather's .30-06 from the 1940s. It has an awesome scope mount that allows you to site through the mounts to use the open sites if you are at close range. I love that old gun, but it proved a little light for a certain bear encounter. A man can only buy so many pairs of pants...Alaskanpiper, I have that exact rifle, mauser 98 with open sights in 9,3x57!
The main scandinavian moose and bear rifle from the fifties.
Can definitely relate to this. In Alaska hundreds and hundreds of moose are killed on the roads each year, as well as many people who collide with them (they tend to roll up and come right through the windshield). You can actually get on a list here to receive road killed moose meat.an iconic national symbol it is also a traffic hazard
That's the reaction I had upon moving to Texas. Growing up in the mid-Atlantic area, when I saw Texas wildlife, my first thought was, "It's like a deer, only smaller."Yes we have a smaller subspecies than your Alaskan moose and also a warmer climate resulting in smaller body size.