piddy3825

Tree blind moose camp TMW style

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It's early in the morning as I'm making my way to the transition zone between TimberWolf Mt and Pleasant Valley.  when what do I see?   Is that the same moose that stomped me last time I walked by here? 

I pull my revolver, cause this is personal.  I scampered up this partially downed tree, make my way up and out onto a limb, directly in the path his is walking where I hope Mr. Moose Meat will walk right up to his demise.  I crouch without moving for hours...

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Well out of range and He has no interest in me and no incentive to come any closer.  But first, I just wanna line up the sights and squeeze off a shot.  

but no, don't be stupid I tell my self.  Gonna have to switch tactics.

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Switching to the bow and taking some extremely long shots, I strike the moose repeatedly with each shaft I loosen in his direction.  

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damn, finally success.  I'm fairly sure it was the brand new arrows that I had just recently fabricated.  They flew true and I was rewarded with a deep bellow of surprise from Mr. Moose Meat when the final shaft brought him to the ground.

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This is one tough stubborn moose.  Took 4 shafts and nearly the entire day to go down.  I was pleased with my grouping, except for the one in the leg.  

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Two hours later 8 quarters each weighing in at 9.5 kilo, 4.7 kilo per after harvest.  Roughly 38 kilos of fresh meat on the hoof.  Yum

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Hanging all the moose meat from my tree blind.  

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High enough to keep out of reach of predators.  

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Birds eye view of my perch.  Got my bag nestled in the crook of a branch. nice sitting on a little moose hide rug as I start getting dinner ready...

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Inviting view, looks promising

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Ohh... wish they had smellavision,   you can just taste the sizzle as you grill fresh steaks on super heated rocks

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everything set, got the mushrooms ready  just in case, fresh water for the tea if need be.  the remains in the background kinda look like antlers?  

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It's shaping up to be a pleasant night in the blind.  Got a 12 hour fire stocked with coal, feels like 40 c .   life's pretty good right now.

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Hope you enjoyed my story.  thanks for reading

 

 

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I've used that tree countless times to bring down that moose.  Never quite set up a tree camp like you though!

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2 hours ago, hozz1235 said:

I've used that tree countless times to bring down that moose.  Never quite set up a tree camp like you though!

Yeah, I was getting pretty cold sitting out on that limb.   I was gonna climb down and make a fire below me, but then I got curious if the fire would work in the tree and it much to my surprise it did!  It just took off from there...

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