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When was the last time you got this close to moose?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kevatc, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Spending sometime in southeast Wyoming seeing family. Went hiking with my spry 72 year old mom. As we headed down the mountain we stopped to see 5 bulls. I was within 10-30 yards of them. Obvious they are used to people because they could've cared less we were even there.

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  2. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    I've heard they can be dangerous. Depends a lot on the season obviously.
     
  3. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was quite cautious as I moved. They were all in eat mode and were just tearing into willows in a marshy area.
     
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    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Back in 2001 I went to a family reunion in Anchorage. It was late fall/early winter and had just snowed the night before. Riding around East HS on a cousin's bike I rounded a corner of a building right into a cow and her calf. Must have been less than 10 yards. Scared the crap outta me...and them. She gave a grunt and they high-tailed it. I did the same.
     
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    asorum Valdez, Alaska Member

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    Here's a shot of a youngster that wasn't too afraid of an audience. We have few moose stompings every year, but hitting one with the car is a greater risk...

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  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    About three days ago. Hazards of working in Alaska. Walk to post office? Moose on trail. Go for a drive? Moose on side of road. All kinds of fun...
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    That's Moose for you. Not too much gets them excited. I would still love to put a big fella down. Moose is fantastic. Great pics!
     
  8. wyojeeper

    wyojeeper Lebanon, MO Member

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    Where in Wyoming was that? I spent a few years around Laramie and saw a few up in the Snowy Range Mountains west of town.
     
  9. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly where I am. These moose were about 1/2 to 3/4 mile from Sugar Loaf. Real close to where Libby Creek runs right next to the highway.
     
  10. wyojeeper

    wyojeeper Lebanon, MO Member

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    I know right where your talking about. Very cool.