Just wondering if any one has seen the moose kill numbers for this year? Cant seem to find them if they are out yet.
Dont blame ya! LOL, but as far as weight, just a tad difference..IMONobody has any faith in the govt around here native or non native so that comment doens't hold much weight in my book.
LOL BirddogNow,now let's all get along children
LOL, here we go with this argument again LOL... Not even going to get this one going again....BTW - how many of those 450 moose where shot with a bow or musket like it was hundreds of years ago!!! Maybe your hunting and fishing methods should only be permitted in such a way that its tradional treaty times. NO rifles / trucks / atv's etc
Well i dont see it as a double standard.its 2010 people we are supposed to be 1 nation / 1 people / 1 set of rules for EVERYONE to abide by, Why cant this just happen instead of the current double standard that is happening everyday.
I met a local guy the next day, a local "nark" i should say, not to far from the area and talked to him about it
Remember to take this for what it is "a rumour".He told me that the wardens got a report that a native was was out looking to beat a bet that he made with another guy. Looking for the biggest head gear. The wardens never caught him in the act but they know he had killed at least 5 moose that week all with the antlers missing
Do you know this? you have seen them/this? Or is this what he told you? (some are full of BS you know)I do know one young native guy that works with me that personally shot 13 moose last year
Whatever problem you have with the moose hunt is not solely the result of any other ethnic group, its a combination of many different factors all contributing to the problem. It just is.....
Its easy to be anonymous and point the finger at each other and say "you guys are the problem"
I agreeThis has become kind of stupid if you ask me
And i thought i was the only one ...Actually its probably everybody except me dammit, I'm the only one not doing anything illegal apparently
Well in the end i still think that the "white man" is still at the root cause of the problem by suporting "some Natives" notice the word SOME that kill and sell for $$$ even if its moose salmon lobster or deer. I remenber a few years ago at least once a week a native would stop by the house and offer to sell some salmon lobster or moose what ever was in season. And what the [email protected]#K is it with the french owning all this nice equipment??? Are the english people considered to be poor or what??? I see just as many nice english or french trucks and gear in the woods when hunting. Plus ive heard and seen just as many english poach moose and deer and lobster and salmon in my 25 years in the woods. We are all to blame not just one groupe. I am friends with few natives that hold good jobs and work for a living and they dont abuse the system so im not pointing my finger at you guys its just certain few from each reserve that screw it up for all of you. Like i said in my earlier post their is 2 sides to this or 3 if the french are so different than the english.How do you know it wasn't a frenchmen? I find that frenchmen have more money and resources to hunt areas like zone 7. And also have more knowledge of those big areas compared to us natives that have difficulty even getting off the reserve to go grocery shopping...seriously.
I have hunted zone 7 before and have never seen a warden ever! Lots of frenchman though! With big fancy trucks...massive 4 wheelers, nice expensive guns...looked like they were set right up to haul out moose!
I got a story for you too...In 2005...I seen a MONSTER BULL MOOSE...probably Boone & Crockett...The MONSTER BULL was 200 yards up a hill on a skidder cut...with all kinds of deadfalls all over. It was too rough for me to even think of tangling with...so I just looked at the MONSTER BULL through the scope...letting him go...what a majestic sight seeing him crest the hill and seeing his antlers almost span 3/4 of that skidder trail.
I hunted for him all that season...never seeing him again...I did manage to find a dead cow moose...and also a dead 7 pt bull moose (which was 5 km away in another spot).
Now...I believe that MONSTER BULL was shot for it's antlers...by the FRENCHMEN!!! All season those were the only hunters I saw there in that area...all season I never ran into another native hunter there at all!!! The vision of frenchman getting drunk at some fancy camp...looking at those MONSTER antlers...saying "Lok at dat der rack!".
I have talked to wardens before about finding dead game...and I quote "When we find dead game, we don't blame the natives...because a native takes care of what he shoots...he has no reason to run off and leave anything behind.
This thread was directed to anyone who knew what the moose kill numbers were for the 3 day season this year. It was not meant to start an arguement as you stated. Also, good job on passing up those 15 bulls. It shows you must be a true sportsman. We all have our bad seeds so lets not point fingers and blame each other.Well Well...Look at that folks...after 20 years of the Sparrow Treaty being in affect...and with natives not declaring their annual kills per reservation...the moose herd seems to be doing just fine...no matter what some hunters and DNR officials claim...argument closed!
By the way...some of those bulls shot this year...could have been some of the 15 bulls I passed up last year...