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Well I'll be the son of an Irishman.Just about to sit down at the campfire after a long day of mowing.The phone rang and Clint(Who just happens to live in zone 2)said I may have drawn.You could probably here the loud YAHOO echoing off the mountains for miles.A several decade dream...
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Well I'll be the son of an Irishman.Just about to sit down at the campfire after a long day of mowing.The phone rang and Clint(Who just happens to live in zone 2)said I may have drawn.You could probably here the loud YAHOO echoing of the mountains for miles.A several decade dream...

Hunt of a lifetime. Let me know if you are coming through Mid-Maine towards the great white north to scout or for the hunt. Congrats!

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Thanks Brad. Spent the last couple hours pondering logistics ,4 dogs, old truck, weapon,grouse hunting,ect. ect ect,and lobsta lots of lobsta.
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Congratulations!!  It is the hunt of a lifetime and you got a great zone!  Enjoy the planning and anticipation, its all part of the hunt.  

Here's hoping for a huge bull after a great hunt and leaving enough time to hunt grouse in the great north woods!

I'm looking forward to your reports!

Oh, and I struck out this year as Brad mentioned.  Probably a good thing since I spent my allowance in Transylvania...

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Thanks Brad. Spent the last couple hours pondering logistics ,4 dogs, old truck, weapon,grouse hunting,ect. ect ect,and lobsta lots of lobsta.

Hey Bob aka Polecat. You are one of the most capable outdoorsman I know, and you will likely be hunting with someone who thinks he is the most capable outdoorsman I know... :<img src=:'> but if you have any questions on the generalities and specifics of hunting bull moose in Maine get in touch. I've only had the opportunity to be trigger man and take a bull in 2007 but have been sub permittee and part of the hunting entourage on quite a few ME moose hunts. Most of the moose being called in to bow and gun. I will say if calling have someone along with very good hearing. For some reason I can't hear the distant "Ummmphh" of a bull grunting and responding to estrus cow vocalizations. My buddies do and eventually I hear the grunts and branches breaking but would have moved on if they hadnt heard the response. Oh, and bring a chainsaw and a chainsaw winch....

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Eden, you're a dick! And for the record, I don't much about moose hunting, but I spent a lot of time in the woods. I have couple friends who can call though.
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Eden, you're a dick! And for the record, I don't much about moose hunting, but I spent a lot of time in the woods. I have couple friends who can call though.

Gotcha...

Too easy. :D

It's all about pre scouting if you want to call rather than drive endlessly on logging roads scoping cuttings or hoping to find a bull on the road. At least on the hunts Ive been on we often have a handful of bulls pre-located or areas sick with sign like fresh broken branches alongside logging roads where they have raked antlers. The bulls tend to stay in the same general area, at least thats what I have found. Tracks too of course. Others do this especially guides and it's not unusual for people to park trucks over night blocking side roads where they found a bull.

It's very much like wild turkey hunting. Scouting, estrus cow calling, raking trees, striking a bull, setting up and trying for a good shot when it comes within range. It's beyond exciting.

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I got drawn for zone 7.  It will be an awesome opportunity for my 13 year old sub-permittee Henry.   We have been trying for a number of years and this is the one.  he already has most of the planning done and is telling me how it all will go down.  I love it!
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I got drawn for zone 7.  It will be an awesome opportunity for my 13 year old sub-permittee Henry.   We have been trying for a number of years and this is the one.  he already has most of the planning done and is telling me how it all will go down.  I love it!

A hearty congratulations!

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Congrats polecat WMD 2 is full of trophy bulls. You should see plenty of bulls, calling will still be good but  it will not work as well as it does in sept. season. If you want a big bull do not be afraid to hold out. That is the most remote zone so go prepared. I am mostly familiar with zone 6 to your east, that is where I have guided the most. but I have been in 2 quite a bit. If I can be of any help just pm me. Good luck
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My friend Dick, the guide who called in my 2007 bull scored this 800 lb dressed, 45.5 inch bull yesterday in Maine.

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