Posts tagged: moose in the yard

Be Careful What You Wish For!

By , October 3, 2017

The Tier II Subsistence Moose Hunt started September 15th, and runs till midnight tonight, when it’ll be  shut down by emergency order. As often happens, I drew a permit, allowing me to hunt for bulls with particular antler configurations. As I do every year, I dream of a legal bull wandering into the compound during daylight. Such an event would certainly beat bagging a moose somewhere else, requiring long, heavy hauls of meat.

The illegal bull that Michelle encountered in September has continued to loiter around the trail head in Mud Bay, wooing a pair of cows (see Crossing the Autumnal Equinox—Both of Them). I have not called moose on our property, fearing this unbaggable bull might come our way.

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Midnight Moose

By , August 12, 2017

Just before midnight Wednesday evening, Aly awoke to the sound of browsing in the dooryard. She went downstairs and looked out the window, where she saw an adult moose and calves.

She woke us up. I grabbed our hand-pumped air horn, Michelle picked up a pocket aerosol horn she’d bought after the recent bear visit (see Bear on the Homestead).

I went to the porch and blasted on the horn, causing an immediate startle and scramble. All the animals headed toward the beach and garden, so we went out to try to sweep them off the property.

Our lilac, uneaten, but also uncaged (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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