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    Some random thoughts: bulls are usually sought after because they can be reasonably called during the rut. Calling cows can be done but it’s entirely different.

    Secondly, the hunting fraternity grants special status to successful hunters who shoot bulls, especially large bulls because there are fewer of them. I’m not sure this status has a place in modern sport hunting or not. IMO status should coincide with the difficulty of the hunt and fairness of the kill.

    Many hunters prefer eating cow moose as bulls can be tough and gamey.

    Some hunters are uncomfortable shooting cows because of impacts to the future moose population.

    With respect to wedge issues, I think hunters have the responsibility to continually review hunting as a whole and voluntarily make changes, or propose changes, before government imposes change on its own. Sticking your head in the sand carries risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfoldivandor View Post
    I agree with you ,
    but hunters complain that they can't get a MOOSE Tag
    Well the Cow Moose is a MOOSE ... And is an opportunity to hunt Moose
    I don't want to start a conflict or offend anybody on this forum ,
    just to point out that lot of Moose hunting opportunity has been lost in the past
    over a Bull... or Cow ..... choice ...!
    And lot off feathers get raffle over this in the hunting groups .....
    Which is also can be good , for shaking up the group , and forming or reorganizing new groups .
    No Cow or Bull tags get left on the table in most of the popular WMU. They all get drawn. If you figure you have a better chance of drawing a cow tag in your WMU thatís your personal choice.
    I shot more cows over the years.
    Good Luck this year.
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    I have only hunted with a group for the last 5 years, and we have never seen a cow moose yet in our area .
    But get a bull every year ,and usually see more bulls.
    I don't understand why, except for lack of a lake or marsh for cow and calf to feel secure.
    Our group ended this year, at least for me too many drugs, and booze for me.
    Two of us decided we would go it alone , if we can draw a tag that is.

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    I think whatever opourtunity allows for everyone to get excited and head up to camp and share That time with your northern family. Card games, drinks, maybe a movie if you have it. Remember why we hunt. If you get a bull great if you get a cow great. Just be greatful that you get another chance to head to moose camp with the boys and girls if there are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky.mark View Post
    I think whatever opourtunity allows for everyone to get excited and head up to camp and share That time with your northern family. Card games, drinks, maybe a movie if you have it. Remember why we hunt. If you get a bull great if you get a cow great. Just be greatful that you get another chance to head to moose camp with the boys and girls if there are.
    Excellent point. Too often,hunters forget that and get caught up in the kill instead of the overall experience.
    This here's a high class joint,so,act respectable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Excellent point. Too often,hunters forget that and get caught up in the kill instead of the overall experience.
    Nothing fun about a dead moose, that's when the manual labour begins...lol. Chainsaw with vegtable oil makes life abit easier when it's to thick for an atv to drag them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Excellent point. Too often,hunters forget that and get caught up in the kill instead of the overall experience.
    I agree...any more, making a kill is secondary, with me anyway. Time at camp with family and friends is what it’s all about !! There’s always fishing and bird hunting....

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    We are applying to a new area this year WMU 19 due to the guaranteed group size and will be applying for a bull, but as trimmer mentioned that his group is not going. For us it will all depend on how the Covid-19 situation is. We are not going until mid Nov, if we go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky.mark View Post
    I think whatever opourtunity allows for everyone to get excited and head up to camp and share That time with your northern family. Card games, drinks, maybe a movie if you have it. Remember why we hunt. If you get a bull great if you get a cow great. Just be greatful that you get another chance to head to moose camp with the boys and girls if there are.
    Couldn’t agree more. Meat is nice but sure isn’t what makes a great hunt

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    Thanks , hope we will see game , I am happy with that too ...

    This year is going to be different arrangement ...
    Before we was asking others in the group to come ...
    Not any more ... if they are not motivated ....
    And this year we have 2 guaranteed group for Cow ... Tag ...
    Group is smaller ... but more dedicated ...

    No hard feeling ... either ...



    Quote Originally Posted by Deer Hunter View Post
    No Cow or Bull tags get left on the table in most of the popular WMU. They all get drawn. If you figure you have a better chance of drawing a cow tag in your WMU thatís your personal choice.
    I shot more cows over the years.
    Good Luck this year.

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