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Sparx
10-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Just a few pics from over the last few years hunting moose from my wmu518 and 512 areas. First two are the bulls we've gotten this year so far, now time for Elk and Deer! Enjoy and feel free to post some of yours to add to the collection, they never get old! ;)

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/DSC02914.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/DSC02892.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/2009NovMoose.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/Moose2008.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/Dadsmoose.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/Moose06068.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/Moose06052.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/Moose%20Pics/Moose06_3.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn146/sparxtreme/HuntingPics/n664527024_543801_9678.jpg

catnthehat
10-19-2010, 05:09 AM
Congratulations - STEAK'S ON!!:sHa_shakeshout:
Cat

slopeshunter
10-19-2010, 05:43 AM
Nice pics, looks like you guys have got moose figured out!

steve
10-19-2010, 06:46 AM
great pics!

Rocks
10-19-2010, 08:10 AM
That's a good collection of moose, good job you guys and congrats!

BrownBear416
10-19-2010, 09:30 AM
Awesome...I love the double..:sHa_shakeshout:

Rather Be Hunting
10-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Well done, good looking moose!!:)

ishootbambi
10-19-2010, 12:36 PM
hands down the moose king on AO. BB416 gets the nod for trophy moose, and walleyes and axeman get honorable mention for sure, but that right there is mr consistency for moose. i dont think a lot of guys realize what kind of intense competition and hunting pressure that area receives. to be able to have the success you and your crew do every year is nothing short of amazing sparx.

further, you are truly a gentleman in the woods. gary and i stmbled into your area the hard way slogging through a few bogs. some guys would have laughed us off, but for you to take the time out of your day to show us a dry trail to get where we were trying to hunt was a huge act of sportmanship. not only that, the tips you gave us directly led to us taking a moose. i cant say thank you enough for helping out a couple strangers. the hunting world could use more like you.

the pics are frozen in another computer, but im working on getting them here. the shots of the moose you helped us get are worth a laugh. good luck on the rest of your season.

dale

hunting freaks
10-19-2010, 01:26 PM
You may have already seen this one but heres my wifes, and mines from last year, both our first moose but hers is bigger :scared0018:

Walleyes
10-19-2010, 04:07 PM
Heck of a collection you have there,,, great stuff..

Damn I just wish I would of got into taking pics a few years earlier missed capturing a lot of game over the years.. Oh well I am a young man yet and have the boys to photograph over the next few years ..

Thx for the pics always love looking at those animals..

AxeMan
10-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Thanks for sharing. Can't ever get enough moose pics. Love that last pic.....2 down on the edge of the cutline, doesn't get any better than that.

Sparx
10-19-2010, 05:37 PM
Thanks guys! It took me quite a few years to peg 'er down like I do now. Once I called in my very first moose at 21 I tagged out every year and even managed to help a few friends and family tag out in the same area. The very first moose is now my fathers 3rd moose in a row after being skunked for over 30 years after moving to McMurray!

The last pic is a classic, first 3 hrs of our first hunt in the area September 23 in 2007 and we cruised down a fresh new cutline put in for Suncor surveying scouting the new areas. On our way back we saw one bull with just his hind end sticking out in the cutline. After watching for a bit he straightened out and we could tell he was sparring with a younger bull. Keep in mind we just passed by this area 5 mins ago! Warmed up the barrels with two shots in that moose and he ran off to a tree maybe 25yds in the bush, grunted and had the other bull step out into the cutline to warm up the other barrel, drop him right there filling the second tag just as quick! Lots of work, but was something else to fill two tags your first morning scouting!

Don't want to brag, but there are even a few more I chose to leave out as I figured I had enough in there to get people motivated to post. Never get tired of swamp donkeys that's for sure!

Thanks again Dale for the kind comments, you deserved all the help I gave you and it don't take long to see that either! Great guys you two are as well! I know how tough it can be, but remember guys, don't be foolish and move from an area when you see plenty of sign! Put in the time and you will have to stumble into the moose sooner or later wether they respond to your calls or not! Moose are quite the unique characters and don't believe the myths you hear all the time about them.

Things to note:
-Never shut your machines off if you run into them driving around, leave them run and pursue them ASAP-they get nervouse when you shut them off for some reason and the sounds cover your noise when you work through the bush to them...
-You can kill another bull right next to your gutpile from the day before, did this on many occasion, it don't scare them off at all whatsoever, if anything they get curious to the smell of the downed moose? Go figure? - Proven almost yearly on the same cutline!
-Talking in the bush can bring them out to you, calling can scare them??? My fathers bull came out while 3 of us were chatting at an intersection to check out what was going on at 12pm while having lunch. I could hear moose moving around in the same area a few days before and called and everything quietened up right away without a peep. Pressured moose hush up real quick when you try to play their game, let them come check you out if the calling ain't working... Break twigs and other small noises instead...
-If you know an area historically was good, don't leave cause of lack of sign... Some areas seem to kick in rut at different times as the moose move about. I've seen days with not a fresh track or old one to be found to be trampled the very next day or week later with fresh tracks in your tire tracks morning and evening!
---- Best of all, don't give up and loose hope, more time you spend in the bush, the better... You don't fill them tags complaining at home on the couch! Get out there and enjoy the weather, stay out there all day.
Most moose we've shot in this area is right around 11am-noon! Drive around scouting, shoot grouse, build bridges and clean up trails to keep busy...
Good luck guys, and hope my advice gets at least one other guy to tag out this season! :)

Sparx
10-19-2010, 07:10 PM
You may have already seen this one but heres my wifes, and mines from last year, both our first moose but hers is bigger :scared0018:

Nice animals! Definitely no shortage of meat in the freezer for you either :sHa_shakeshout: My meat gets distributed between many family and friends as I'm sure yours does too! Enjoy and congrats to you both!

Elkaholic6
10-19-2010, 10:05 PM
Shot this bull last November.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs110.snc3/15736_172623107133_604087133_3303900_4359156_n.jpg

Stopped at intersection of 3 cutlines for a coffee break. Had our coffee and bullsh*t for half an hour. My brother having ADD went ahead just to see if he could see anything. Comes back. Didn't see anything. We all get ready. Go to where my brother turned around 2 minutes before and, bam 2 bulls and a cow standing in the middle of the cutline.

Leaving the machines do help alot tho when moose hunting. Like you said, they don't seem as nervous when they are running. I laugh when people say you need to be quiet moose hunting. Every moose we killed, we were never quite lol and if you've ever heard a moose in a bush, they ain't too quite either lol.

crazy_fool1
10-20-2010, 12:26 PM
wow some nice pics and great stories