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I have been an avid waterfowl hunter for 48 years. This year, I had the scariest experience in my life. Ninety nine percent of the time I have my dog with me. He had a sore back so he wasn’t with me. I don’t know how it would have played out if he was with me. This was kind of a scouting mission to walk some new ditches I have gotten permission to hunt. I almost didn’t take my shotgun as the first ditch was frozen. 😳

I was walking down the ditch, and a cow with 2 calves moose jumped up and ran towards me. I am trying to get out of their way waving my arms saying it’s okay. I wasn’t that concerned as I have been around many moose. The calves go by me, and the cow veers towards me but misses me. The calves keep going so I don’t know why but she quickly turned around and came after me. She turns around and comes at me with her front feet stomping. It was crazy how high her feet were getting the closer she got to me. I kept yelling go with your calves, they had a whole field ahead of them. I turned sideways and held my shotgun like a pistol to get some distance. But she keeps coming and her feet were getting higher to kick me. I thought when her head hits my gun I have to shoot and that’s what happened. I was scared she was going to use that big nose to clear my gun and trample me. Scary crazy deal.

I called 911, and sheriffs were there real quick. Then a game warden came and investigated and said OMG you are lucky to be alive. He found my spent shell and looked at the hole in her head. It was ruled self defense. They took her to the butcher and donated the meat to the food bank.You can see the calves in the background of the picture. They will be fine without her. They just ran off and ate alfalfa.

This was 3 miles away from the river where we see most of the moose, wasn’t considered moose country. My point always be prepared and watch out for weird things that can happen while hunting or training.
Merry Christmas.




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Did you miss the part about it being female? :cool:
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I'm actually very jealous. Any personal story I tell over the holidays will be lame in comparison.
Think I'll have to tell my wife I'm not worthy of attending Christmas with the in-laws.
Are you a Seinfeld watcher? Why I am thinking of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer sells his life stories to Mr. Peterman.😀 Good luck with the in-laws, no way is your wife letting you off that easy.
 

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JMitchell where in Mt are you?

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I live in Hamilton, and this happened outside of Corvallis. I retired this year so I thought I want to go to a new area to bird hunt. I spent some time bird hunting this fall up by you. I haven’t hunted up there since the 70s. I really enjoyed it and didn’t have any grizzly encounters. 😀
 
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