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Offline will payne

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2019, 05:14:52 PM »
I took a moose with my .62 Jaeger, prb with a heavy load of 2ff. I like my .62 but I think your .58 is very adequate.

A word of advice, carry a small block and tackle in your pack, it will prove invaluable.


nice moose that's thing is big.
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2019, 06:19:05 PM »
His antlers now hang above the door of my shop



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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #52 on: January 22, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
I have always wanted to hunt moose. Has any one hunted New Hampshire for moose?
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2019, 07:27:40 PM »
Well I think David Price has and got a record book bull with one of his double rifles.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2019, 02:36:08 PM »
I looked into NH a few years back and they just have a general moose season.  I would of course would like to hunt with a flintlock.
I would like to hunt the White Mountains. I think I will get on their website again. Don't know how many winters I have left.
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2019, 04:13:06 PM »
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Don't know how many winters I have left.

I hear ya brother, I don't even buy green banana's any more  :-\

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2019, 06:00:56 PM »
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Don't know how many winters I have left.

I hear ya brother, I don't even buy green banana's any more  :-\

True, but we end up eating a lot of rotten bananas.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2019, 03:57:02 AM »
Smylee  grouch

You are right, I was in the lottery for 18 years before I got my permit.  The moose was the state record for muzzleloader.  The rifle was a 54 cal swivel breach flintlock.  The load was 90 grains of Swiss, the distance was 90 yards.  The ball went through both lungs and was up against the hide on the other side.
We both fired at him and there was only one hole in the moose.....my son must have missed !!!

The state gave out 350 permits the year I got mine.  Last year I believe they only gave out around 50.
The ticks are doing a number  on the moose, and they don't need any permits.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2019, 04:08:15 AM »
Great job David er who ever got it!  ;D I remember when you got it because I was on the phone with you a week or so before and you had been out scouting IIRC. Really a nice bull.  :) John Richardson I think had given me your name for over/under info and that's how I got your contact info.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2019, 04:08:37 AM »
That's an awesome bull David!
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #60 on: January 26, 2019, 04:11:32 AM »
Well done - that is a cracker of a bull!
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2019, 04:31:29 AM »
Here's a picture of a bull I shot in 2012.  I was hunting with my .62 cal Hawken.  I don't usually worry about 'horns' but I'm pleased with this one.  He fed our extended family for two winters.




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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2019, 05:26:31 AM »
Now you got me all fired up to go moose hunting again.  The chance of getting another permit here in NH is not very good.  I can't complain, I was on two other hunts with two of my friends and they also shot a nice moose.  I built there rifles also, one was a 50 cal. the other was a 54 cal.  All the moose died within fifth yards.

Taylor that was a fine moose.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2019, 02:43:02 PM »
Thanks David I had forgotten the reason I didn't apply  5 years ago, TICKS!. I saw pictures of moose emaciated by ticks in New England.
Anyplace that has more ticks than Kentucky, I'm not going.
Beautyful Moose.
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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2019, 05:51:46 PM »
No second chance in Colorado. We get to kill one bull moose here in our lifetime.

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Re: Moose hunting
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2019, 11:11:15 PM »
Moose are actually easy to kill. Use enough ball to double lung them and if not chased, will be dead within 50 yards.

Chase after them and they can go far enough for you to lose em. They don't bleed out of the entrance hole and if you use a little ball,

it will not exit.  My .69 didn't, however my buddy's .75 did until he dropped his charge to 120gr. 2F.  Starting at 200gr. he was getting exits on quartering shots

with the 590gr. WW ball.

That moose of Taylor's is mounted on his living room wall.

Here's his guide, working on the rack in camp.


Here's another he got with that little .62.




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