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hi,

first post!!!

i just found this forum this morning and was pretty happy seeing so many people contributing ( and some pretty cool moose pictures too! ).

i figured that by the time i might finally get picked in the lottery i'd be so old that they'd have to roll me out into the woods in a wheel chair and i'd be wearing a florescent orange drool bib.

but! sure enough, district 3, antlerless in september!


we're hoping to do some prescouting at least a couple of times before the season but it's a darn big district. would anyone here have any advise to offer about likely areas to narrow down the scouting a bit?

thanks very much, - jay
 

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Hi Jay, and welcome to Maine Hunting Forums. Glad you found us. Did you get here from a Google search? It's always nice to know how people find us... :wink:

Florescent orange drool bib :roflmao:

Oh man that is funny....

There should be somebody around here who can help you out and possibly point ya in the right direction.
 

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thanks remington and yup, Google.

this site seems very much on target to get some suggestions about areas within district three to concentrate on. do you know of any other sites that might offer similar info or about moose hunting in general?

i've had the chance to tag along ( cook, bartender and scout) on 2 moose hunts so far and enjoyed the living daylights out of them also had the chance to practice up a bit on some moose calling technique which worked well on the last hunt - called a young bull ( 600 lb ) back about 4 times as it had the notion to head the other way.
 

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Yea Ithaca is getting lonely.... :smack:
 

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Remington said:
Yea Ithaca is getting lonely.... :smack:
Haha that is NOT funny. You know as well as I do that during the off season nobody is around here and it is just dies.
 

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I know a good story about calling a moose but I'll save it.
Hey welcome to the "lonely" Maine Hunting Forums Jay.
We want to be the first virtual message board where you can sit down and fry up a venison or a moose chop and share it with the rest.
:camp1:
 

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K-6,

thanks for the welcome.

OK, here's my embarassing moose calling story.

up in district 1 in 2003 tagging along with my friend Mark and his brother.
i actually went up a week early to scout because he was having a real hard time justifying getting away from the demands of his job and the family unit.

i had picked up one of those moose calls that looks like the kind of black plastic funnel that you use when you change your oil and are trying to figure out what to do with 6 quarts of black muck. it has a little reed type mouthpiece to attach and an accompanying audio cassette that promises to make you sound like the horniest moose for about 17 zip codes around.

anyway, i tried it a whole lot of times, kind of following along with the tape, but all it sounded like to me was a bunch of goose farts on a muggy day.

i was camping out at the Red Pine campsite up off the American Realty road and there was a bunch of other moose hunters there plus the local game warden stopped by once a day to visit and kind of check us out.
as an aside, he was really kind of helpful and gave me some tips as to where to scout around. nonetheless i was'nt exactly wanting to stick around the campsite embarassing myself practicing my pisspoor version of what a moose might sound like.

so, i figured why not combine a little scouting out in the way back with a bunch of moose calling. there i was, about 40 miles from the nearest civilization way the hell out off the Depot Rd. in a place no Ford truck should ever be pointed and i'm playing the tape on the truck and practicing away as miserably as ever. sure enough, up drives the warden. "Don't let me catch you using that tape during the season", says he.

eventually i got a little better at the calling stuff i guess.


if i can 'fess up about this moose calling stuff then so can you K-6.
 

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haha

Great story. So in other words, the warden wasn't exactly impressed with your calling....

You should have seen me the first time I ever tried a turkey call.

By the way...
but all it sounded like to me was a bunch of goose farts on a muggy day.
Now that is a riot! :laughing:
 

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Well, mine's not a confession it's a story. So, to not get in trouble with the moderator, I'll post my moose calling story over in the Maine Humor section.
 

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So which one was you? The one eating the grass or the other one? :lol2:
 

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Welcome to the site. I just got back from a bear hunt in district 3. I got a Bull last year Oct in District 3. I started out in the woods Blackstone Siding, beaver brook area. I ended up taking my Bull in farm lands up towards Van Buran. If it's like last year you'll be in a small group of guys looking for an anterless and the majority will be looking for Bulls. My hunt was the exact oppisite most were looking for cows and just a few of us were looking for bulls. We traded a lot of info with other hunters because we were seeing what they wanted and they were seeing what we wanted.
I did hear last week that a lot of broccalie (sp) :lol: farmers are having problems with crop damage from the moose and the deer. You may want to knock on some doors or talk to some farmers. Good Luck
 

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Hey Moose, I saw your pictures. Spectacular!! :wink:

Great story and I am surprised as to what you were able to send while out in the willy-wags... :lol:
 

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thanks!

Remington said:
Hey Moose, I saw your pictures. Spectacular!! :wink:

Great story and I am surprised as to what you were able to send while out in the willy-wags... :lol:

thanks to all who've offered some advise and comments here.

my first scouting trip starts in a couple of days and thanks to some of your contributions i've got a lot better idea of what, where, when, why and how! keep the suggestions coming.

Rem,

the willy-wags are out in District 1 & 2 !!!!! turn left at Ashland and drive through about 100 miles of nothing except trees to the Canadian border. all good country... lol!
 
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