View Full Version : After all these years...

Ron Ankeny
May 1, 2001, 06:49 PM
I finally drew a resident moose license in Wyoming. Been putting in for the past 30 years. It's about time...

May 1, 2001, 07:53 PM
Nice!! Its always great to see that persistence pays off. I hope you bag one. Let us know how it goes!

Art Eatman
May 1, 2001, 08:54 PM
Okay, give us the grimy details. What part of the state, what gun ya gonna use, do you know all about field-dressing that big a critter, all that jazz...

:), Art

Ron Ankeny
May 2, 2001, 09:19 PM

I drew in Area 26 in Southwest Wyoming. This area has a very dense population of moose with hunter success at almost 100%. I'll be looking for a big bull in September with my bow. If I can't stick one, I'll try during the rut with my rifle, a custom Sako in .30-.338 with a 2.5-10 Swarovski scope, shooting 180 grain Nosler partitions.

I have never caped a moose, but I have done plenty of other critters, like elk and deer. I also know the rules. For instance, rule one, when hunting trophy moose, kill them where you can, but have plenty of help close by. If I can't find a big one, I'll shoot a young bull for the freezer and that's where rule 2 comes in, chain your rifle to the steering wheel of the truck.

Art Eatman
May 2, 2001, 11:23 PM
Hokay. I drifted through that country in '81 and in '84. Came out of Boise through Kemmerer and Rock Springs; and then a run north through Grand Teton and Yerrostone and on up to Lake Louise and Jasper.

Saw a moose in Yellowstone; figured the SmokeyBear Hats wouldn't like me opening the season in June...

Funny. In '84, the Canadian Border Guys didn't even blink at the AR 15 in my truck. I lied, of course, when they asked about having a pistol...Gave 'em my best dumb-bunny trout look. That's the nice thing about an NAA derringer, .22 Mag, in your boot. If they wanna search luggage, hey, great!

:), Art

May 3, 2001, 09:10 AM
art for what it is worth i was in area 91(i think) in oct 2000 and there was a big bull up there.i saw lots of smaller ones too.
it was in the raymond canyon area if you know where that is!!!we also hunted at 103 and i get the numbers confused but it was in raymond canyon..

Ron Ankeny
May 3, 2001, 02:33 PM

I'll be hunting about 20 minutes North of Kemmerer, you drove right by my area in the 80's. Small world isn't it?