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07-03-2012 01:07 AM

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Hi All:

I belong to a Fishing Forum In Toronto, Ontario. Some of the Members are also Hunters. They have Their Own Channel on UTube and do Videos whenever they can.

A Fully Grown Moose is one thing. A Fully Grown Mother Moose with a Calf Beside Her is Something Else All Together!!

This one is Titled ”To Close For Comfort”. Have YOU had an Experience like this? What would YOU do in a situation like this? Other than quite possibblity having to change Your Undies after the fact? ....LOL…

It’s only 2 Minutes Long, For US. I Wonder how L O N G it seemed for HIM???

http://youtu.be/Q8vLuBldRg4

IF The Link Works.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.


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#1 posted 07-03-2012 01:15 AM

He did about the only thing he should have done…
... not even move a muscle…
... and don’t pee your pants… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 01:35 AM

He’s crazy for letting that cow get that close top him! Probably lucky to be alive.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 01:37 AM

Joe:

The first one I MIGHT be able to do. FISH aren’t all that Scarey. The second one might be something I have No Control over. ....LOL.

Thanks for Posting.

You also Topamax.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 02:56 AM

OMG! That guy is either crazy or has balls of steel (sorry ladies).

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 03:30 AM

Maybe BOTH gfadvm!! ...LOl…. Thanks For Posting.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#6 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

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 04:09 AM

WOW! Good Info Sawkerf! Fron what I’ve sen on National Geo and otherplaces, Most if not all Animals sense of smell is 1,000 time better than ours. The Calf was definetley there at the beginning of the Video. Perhaps he/she took off somewhere and Mom went looking for him.

I’ll stick to Fishing thanks! ;-}

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 04:28 AM

Doesn’t matter how good their sense of smell is if the wind is going the other way. My guess is the wind and the calf looking to be about 6 months old is what saved his butt ;-) Anyone with any experience in these matters would never allow themselves to be put in that position. I have had black bear walk up to within about 15 yards of me, but that was close enough. I wasn’t scared of him, but I wasn’t going to let him come close enough I needed to be!! ;-) Like sawkerf says, even an old cow with a new born will draw the line in the sand!! Been there and done that ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 04:32 AM

One time, as a kid, hunting in an orange grove, I saw a rabbit down a row…
... I lifted my pellet gun and the rabbit got startled and ran right up to me!
... about 10’ away… and looked at me… I had my gun aimed at him… looking at him…
... I was somewhat ‘shook’... 1st time that ever happened to me!
Then, I finally shot… Went right over the top of his head!
... he just hopped away as if nothing happened… (he didn’t run)... just a casual hippity hopp…
That was one LUCKY rabbit… all 4 feet of him would probably bring good luck! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 07-03-2012 05:00 AM

Don’t give that BULL Joe! I think you’re just a Middle Aged Man (at this Point in You Life) who didn’t want to shoot a Helpless Little Rabbit.

You shot over his head on purpose! HUH? HUH? HUH? ;-}

Either that or you’re NOT a member of PETA. (Canadian Division)
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#11 posted 07-03-2012 05:11 AM

Topamax:

We should go Bear Hunting One day Together! I think I can RUN Faster than you can!! ...LOL..

Guy goes Bear Hunting with a Buddy. Buddy only brings a Baseball Bat and a sack Of Green Peas. Friend sys “Where’s your Hunting Rifle?”. Guy says …”Don’t need one. When we find a good spot I just spread out the peas. When the bear shows up to take a PEA I club him to death with My bat.”

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 05:15 AM

Rick,

I was about 14 when that rabbit thing happened… 62 years ago… LOL

Today, I wouldn’t kill anything… (well, maybe a crow… I would, WOULD do it!) (I hate’em!)

I’m not a member of PETA…

Gnite…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 07-03-2012 05:43 AM

Rick, Little doubt you can out run me; braces on both knees ;-(( Bear are so thick in Western WA, a friend who used to run dogs shot the wrong bear that happened to be up a tree on the way to the one his dogs had treed ;-)) I used to think I wanted to hunt Griz with a flintlock until I saw how much a 350# black bear could take from it! Best leave the Griz where they are ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 07-03-2012 06:14 AM

I prefer hunting camels. Camel toes leave very distinctive impressions. Very easy to spot.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#15 posted 07-03-2012 06:37 AM

Topamax:

YEP!! Some things are best just left to be. The Griz is a Prime Example. ;-} Snakes might fall into the same category.

DKV:

Yes they are very easy to spot if you know what you are looking at. It’s been a while since I had, (Sorry) spotted one.

The “very distinctive impession” still still lives on.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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