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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I think desert with the moose would be better.

    Chocolate mousse with moose.

    that is better


    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    I too want to know how you get so close to any of these creatures?
    As a hunter I realize that movement and wind direction play a big part in getting close. Do you use camoflage and or something to cover up your scent?
    did you ever see what he looks like
    i say he looks like a moose
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    While I've seen many moose pictures before this is the first of one that has been lulled to sleep by her trail companion. Don't know how you do it Patrick. I have to say that my favorite of the bunch is the mama and calf in the first shot. Just beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    I too want to know how you get so close to any of these creatures?
    As a hunter I realize that movement and wind direction play a big part in getting close. Do you use camoflage and or something to cover up your scent?
    I was dressed in shorts and a tank top the day I got the picture of my female moose, and I was only about 20 feet away. I think they are getting used to humans being around to an extent. I can't wait to get out there with my new camera and get some awesome shots!! This was taken with my POS black friday special 5mg camera without image stabilization.

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    Thanks for all the nice comments!


    Quote Originally Posted by TrishandAlex View Post
    Amen to the above. You definitely have a gift. They allow you to get close and they don't seem to feel perturbed or threatened. Just be careful out there (sorry, the mama's coming out in me).
    That's sweet! I'll be careful, I promise. I've learned to behave like a fellow browser, and not a predator. That is the essence of my approach.

    I thank my dad for some MicMac blood for a rapport and love of wildlife, and my mom for some lucky Irish blood.

    The first thing is to be silent and slow, and look around and listen. When I see a moose I act the way they do. I avoid predator behavior, such as staring straight at them and trying to hide. Instead, I say hello and make my presence obvious. I turn my back on them and step away slowly and pretend to eat leaves. I spend lots of time slowly closing distance. I enjoy watching them do what they do and the best observing happens later in the visit when they tend to forget about my presence. When the cow layed down I had been with her for nearly an hour and then I watched her as I had lunch for another half hour.

    I've never used any camo, nor do I try to mask my scent, but I do wear lots of orange in hunting season. I have no interest in lying in wait for an animal. I like to hike and enjoy the beauty of the forest. I do it quietly. I see wildlife and enjoy the experience.

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