Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
I have had the good fortune to take part in 2 moose hunts here in Maine, both as a subpermitee, and all I can say is the minute the trigger is pulled all the fun is over and then a lot of hard work begins. Field dressing one of these critters is not for the weak of heart (or stomach!). Getting the gutted carcass out of the woods usually involves a chainsaw to clear a path so you can get a compact tractor or ATV in there to pull it out. Either that or you have to quarter the carcass and haul it out in pieces. On the plus side, it provides for a lot of good, non-gamey tasting meat for the freezers.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST