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forestgnome
04-27-2009, 07:57 AM
I have seen this moose in spring for five years running now. It's become a tradition to see him in a certain spot (undisclosed) each year at this time. His antlers are massive. Most bulls barely have buds right now, but Big Daddy is sporting some massive beams...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/160copyb.jpg


He has survived another hunting season and winter!


happy spring :)

Brad
04-27-2009, 08:29 AM
And he is saying "Happy Spring cousin"

CHRIS
04-27-2009, 08:43 AM
Fantastic shot Patrick. I don't know how anybody could hunt them. I think they are a beautiful animal. Thanks for sharing.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
04-27-2009, 09:00 AM
Patrick, do you know what that indentation is on his forehead?
An old injury, perhaps?

Mike

faegilr
04-27-2009, 11:34 AM
Are moose tagged and tracked by the state? I've never been able to see a moose (the closest I've gotten was an antler that had probably been dropped while on Outward Bound) and I really really want to see one!

Any suggestions on where and when to go? :)

Brad
04-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Was this him last year - or the year before?

http://images33.fotki.com/v1142/photos/8/8235/6007154/moatrange-vi.jpg

Yes, one of Patrick's pictures.

mtruman
04-27-2009, 06:34 PM
Just magnificent! Can't wait to see him with a full rack (and I'm sure you'll meet up with him again).

Brad
04-27-2009, 06:44 PM
I heard he is coming to the May 16th event. i hope I am not disappointed.

KathyC
04-28-2009, 05:06 AM
He looks like he's smiling, I think he's happy to see you too.:D

M_Six
04-28-2009, 10:55 AM
Are moose tagged and tracked by the state? I've never been able to see a moose (the closest I've gotten was an antler that had probably been dropped while on Outward Bound) and I really really want to see one!

Any suggestions on where and when to go? :)

I've been up to the Connecticut Lakes region several times and have always seen moose. They hang out near the main road, so they're easy to spot. There's a nice place up there called Tall Timber Lodge (http://www.talltimber.com/). It's on Back Lake. The moose are not far north of there. You can't miss the moose spotters when you reach the area. Not exactly the "greenest" method of moose watching, but it's a pretty sure bet you'll see some, as long as it's not hunting season.

Patrick, you must be almost invisble. I'm amazed at how close you can get to them. :)

forestgnome
04-29-2009, 03:41 AM
Patrick, do you know what that indentation is on his forehead?
An old injury, perhaps?

Mike

That's just an effect of him losing his light-brown winter coat. Underneath is his black summer attire. Bulls also have a curve in their skull in that spot. If you see a skull in the woods, you can tell if it was a bull from that shape.

Brad, yes that's him. I'll have to go through older pics to see what year that was. It was also a couple weeks later, judging by the size of the antlers.


Here he is last year...

http://www.pbase.com/myworld/image/105585972



happy spring :)

forestgnome
06-28-2009, 12:09 PM
Big Daddy has put on some weight! The antlers are getting massive. He's looking good. I saw him Saturday just after sunrise...


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/063aaa.jpg



happy trails :)

Brad
06-28-2009, 03:31 PM
Amazing - he is saying, "Oh, it is just Patrick. No problem."

CHRIS
06-28-2009, 04:57 PM
Incredible Patrick. I have to stock you to find out where you are getting these shots. Ok just kidding. I went down the Kang. this morning about 6ish hoping to see something but, nope nothing. All the way down it I was thinking where does Patrick shoot his moose. Thanks for sharing Patrick.