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#1 posted 07-03-2012 03:44 AM

I think that the moose was mostly curious about this strange thing in her home. She does nothing threatening and calmly walks away when she decides that there’s no danger to her. Since there was no calf around, she wouldn’t be in a protective mode.

I wonder how good a moose’s sense of smell is. I’m surprised that she approached the hunter at all unless she couldn’t smell him – or he was using some scent masking stuff.

I’ve walked up to within 15 – 20 feet of bedded deer when I was downwind and the ground was wet. I’ve also had a wild sow charge at me and my horse when gathering cattle and got too close to her piglets. As soon as I turned down the hill, she settled down and we parted company.

If you really want an adventure, try gathering a old cow with a newborn calf hidden somewhere close by. What is normally a very docile critter becomes a raging lunatic who will kill you in a heartbeat. – lol

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