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My First Moose (tm)



The less lucky one of twin calves.
Pretty average sized calf, maybe 80kg (175 lbs) butchered.

But that's old news, that was yesterday. Today:

My Second Moose (tm)







A pretty good sized cow (for a Finnish moose), maybe about 200kg butchered (450 lbs).
 

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Thanks, Miku.

BTW I shot the calf from about 175 meters :) Ran about 50 meters.
The cow was only about 50 meters away. Gave it a couple of extra rounds to be sure but turned out the first one would have most likely sufficed. Oh well, better safe than sorry (tracking an injured animal).

Some of the added "fun" the shooter gets to enjoy.
Note to self: buy a better, bigger knife and keep it sharper...



Don't have any new pics of the rifle so here's a re-run.

 

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A double Waidmansheil from Germany!!!!!!
 

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I wouldn't know anything about hunting so I figured I just ask:

Is there a reason to hunt the mooses or just fun? I mean like a natural necessity? Maybe they are too many and destroy the crops or something?

Thanks in advance!

Nice rifle, btw! That, I can tell by myself :D

Ben
 

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Is there a reason to hunt the mooses or just fun? I mean like a natural necessity? Maybe they are too many and destroy the crops or something?
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the hunting is necesery -both for men and moose

if nobody hunts, there will be too many Mooses.
if there is too many mooses they will starv when they run out of food.

we are not allowed to hunt with military-style weapons in Norway :(
 

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the hunting is necesery -both for men and moose

if nobody hunts, there will be too many Mooses.
if there is too many mooses they will starv when they run out of food.

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+1 for the deer, elk, and moose in the US...
 

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Finn, Where is the rack? Just kidding. That looks like one heck of a good time. That will make a lot of good steaks and moose jerky. Congrats.
 

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I wouldn't know anything about hunting so I figured I just ask:

Is there a reason to hunt the mooses or just fun? I mean like a natural necessity? Maybe they are too many and destroy the crops or something?

Thanks in advance!

Nice rifle, btw! That, I can tell by myself :D

Ben
Protein. Simple enough.
 

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if there is too many mooses they will starv when they run out of food.
Also they are a serious traffic hazard when there are too many of them.
And they like to eat the growths of tree saplings, damaging newly planted forests and whatnot.

But on a more personal level it's mostly sport for me, and a good reason to spend time in nature.

Wow, did you take the moose down with that massive knife?
:D
Just happened to be holding it after gutting the animal and as my rifle was about a 100 meters away, I thought I'd pose with at least some kind of weapon :)
 

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Also they are a serious traffic hazard when there are too many of them.
And they like to eat the growths of tree saplings, damaging newly planted forests and whatnot.
i know, i work at Norway's main airport.

they build the airport where the moose used to eat before, now they seem even more confused than before the airport was here.

it's also a lot of action when ever a moose decides to take a trip on the runway:D
 

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It sure is a big animal.
You're right, actually bigger than was thought at first.
I just heard the result of the "official" weighing, it was 230 kg (500 lbs) butchered.
So that would be upwards of 400 kg (900 lbs) live weight I believe.
In terms of Finnish moose that would be quite respectable for a bull, let alone a cow :D
 

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Nice Moose (plural), I have yet to get anything as big as that cow.

I learn something new everyday I didn't know that they had moose in scandinavia, I never really thought about it. What else can you hunt up there? I see them here in Washington State every once in a while, not often though. I see them all the time in Alaska and Canada.
 

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...Just happened to be holding it after gutting the animal and as my rifle was about a 100 meters away, I thought I'd pose with at least some kind of weapon :)

some_finn is telling tales.
Here in finland, every boy has to gain his manhood by running in the forrest and trying to catch a moose with his bare hands. After that, we go to a sauna (temperature 120C minimum) and beat ourselfs with fresh birch branches and take Koskenkorva :D :D .
 
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