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Author Topic: Really gonna miss this one  (Read 401 times)

Offline Dutch-Hunter

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Really gonna miss this one
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:29:24 PM »
Mrs. DH and I getting serious about next years opportunity to start living on the road in our campers. So we're selling off a lifetime of collecting treasures. I really hated to sell my cherished moose trophy but it just wouldn't fit in any of the campers. By-By big guy. This is the moose I harvested many years ago in Alberta, I about drove my guide nuts waiting for "my" shot. He kept whispering "He's a shooter!" in my ear about 5 times. I got him at 237 yards, right in the "Dutch" spot behind his left ear with my trusted ol' 243. His legs folded up and he went straight down on impact. My guide only said "WOW!" This is the trip that I had to qualify to the outfitter that I could hit the mark with such a small caliber. My guide was backing me up with his 300 Win Mag. Good thing I saved him a shell!  ;D
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »
Wow, beautiful moose Dutch.  Where the heck are you gonna fit all of those long barreled gems and reloading equipment in the camper?  Sounds like a fun adventure - you gotta PM me if you're coming through the central IL area in your rolling home.
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 10:15:59 AM »
just out of curiosity, where did you sell your mounts? online? were you able to re-coop the mounting costs?
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 10:32:51 AM »
Beautiful Moose there Dutch. Sorry you had to let it go.
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 01:37:45 PM »
just out of curiosity, where did you sell your mounts? online? were you able to re-coop the mounting costs?

The purchaser is a client of Mr. Bill's. Yes I did recover my taxi's fees plus a little. The old boy looks good for being 35 years young. Bi-annual cleaning and headbone oiling really helps the aging process. For the moose. Not so much for me!  -00-9
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »
I beg to differ, the bi-annual cleaning is working pretty well for you.  --099-780

I've been trying do downsize a bit myself and am having difficulty letting things go. Its sometimes hard to separate the memories around those objects from the objects themselves.

Glad you were able to recoupe some of the financial memory. ;-D
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 02:06:24 PM »
just out of curiosity, where did you sell your mounts? online? were you able to re-coop the mounting costs?

The purchaser is a client of Mr. Bill's. Yes I did recover my taxi's fees plus a little. The old boy looks good for being 35 years young. Bi-annual cleaning and headbone oiling really helps the aging process. For the moose. Not so much for me!  -00-9

i always found it interesting that folks want to buy someone else's trophy. i will need to sell some of my dad's stuff down the road. i don't have the room. i was wondering how you went about, but yours was an inside job. nice work
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 05:40:56 PM »
Nice moose Dutch...the big guy may be gone but you'll always have that memory. Great shot by the way!
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 07:46:54 PM »
Would Cabelas take them as a donation and give you a tax write off? Then they would put your names on a plaque under the donation.
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 08:02:03 PM »
Nice moose Dutch! Boy, that would hurt getting rid of that! Couldn't you get rid of the stove or refrigerator instead? Just kidding! Good luck on your lifetime road trip!!
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 08:04:24 AM »
You will always have your memories of the hunt and getting a very nice moose
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Re: Really gonna miss this one
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 12:42:02 PM »
I worked with a guy who had since passed that never hunted but took great pleasure in hunting down other taxidermy pieces.He even had a separate room for fish.He often hit estate sales,antique malls,you name it in his quest. A lot came from widows and divorcees.
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