Newfoundland Moose

WoodMoose

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I had the chance to go to Newfoundland this past fall due to cancellations from folks not getting covid vaccine or not wanting to go through the hoops needed to cross the border last fall when it reopened. So main goal was a caribou (another thread) but each afternoon we'd look for moose. Got a caribou on the second to last day, so the last day (Friday) was a moose day. We hiked into an area to get to an observation hill and on the way in we saw a young moose (called it a forkie) - if I could have got a shot I'd a taken him, as I was mainly meat hunting. But he turned and went away offering no shot. So we went the last 100 yards to the top of the hill and there he was. He ignored our calls and moved almost 800 yards farther away, but then we started the "fighting moose" routine. He couldn't stand that and started our way. The fog rolled back in and we lost sight of him and then he appeared at 200 yards downhill. End of mission - a little bigger than the forkie. I'll take "lucky over good" any day

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Werty

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I had the chance to go to Newfoundland this past fall due to cancellations from folks not getting covid vaccine or not wanting to go through the hoops needed to cross the border last fall when it reopened. So main goal was a caribou (another thread) but each afternoon we'd look for moose. Got a caribou on the second to last day, so the last day (Friday) was a moose day. We hiked into an area to get to an observation hill and on the way in we saw a young moose (called it a forkie) - if I could have got a shot I'd a taken him, as I was mainly meat hunting. But he turned and went away offering no shot. So we went the last 100 yards to the top of the hill and there he was. He ignored our calls and moved almost 800 yards farther away, but then we started the "fighting moose" routine. He couldn't stand that and started our way. The fog rolled back in and we lost sight of him and then he appeared at 200 yards downhill. End of mission - a little bigger than the forkie. I'll take "lucky over good" any day

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Who was your outfitter? Would you use them again? Looking at Newfoundland in 3-5 years
 

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