Some of my recent available days for fishing have turned into hunting days. This is my first hunting season and the first couple times out I saw nothing but a few rabbits and a grouse. I was fortunate enough to take a couple short trips with a friend who is knowledgeable in the area of hunting. In those two short trips I either learned quickly or luck came my way because this morning I finally saw some big game while hunting this morning.
I went out for first light, parked and walked up the gravel road to the next logging road and began hiking up the hill. The ground was frosty and crunchy so I took my time and when I reached the crest i was able to look down on a clearcut and up the other side. Out came the binoculars and low and behold there was a bull moose slowly making his way up the other side of the block. Unfortunately for me he had too much antler for me to shoot it legally. He wandered up the block and slowly dissappeared into the trees.
I glassed the rest of the large block and spotted another moose. This one was a cow and was wandering the block. I watched for about half an hour as it slowly left the block, heading out the other side.
On my trek back down the trail, a few hundred yard back from where I had turned around and I spotted a black lump down another side of the ridge. Up came the binos and there sat another cow moose. This one I was able to get to within 150 yards where I sat and watched for 15 minutes. The moose just sat and watched me. Too bad theres no cow season or I would have taken the shot. She was sitting pretty.
Off I went, back to the truck and driving down the road again. I didnt see anything else except a nice black bear in the middle of a cut block.
Maybe next time a legal bull will show itself.