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I was set up for ducks yesterday morning. I looked up across the marsh, and what was on the other side but a moose - what a surprise!

These images were taken from about 200 yards away, so even at 800mm effective focal length, quite a bit of cropping has been done here. I was just happy to see her.

From this blind I've also seen black bear, elk, beaver, whitetail deer, and muskrats.

Today another moose walked the same beat. Today's moose did not have the shedding issues this one had - it had a nice, dark, full coat.

I now know where I can set up to get much, much closer images or these guys as they either emerge from the trees or return to them. However, it'll be hard to give up my opportunities with ducks and grouse. It's quite difficult to know what to go shoot in the mornings because there are just so many good opportunities awaiting. Now if there was a trophy caliber bull moose whose antlers ware already grown it'd be a no-brainer!


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wow these are very nice shots. Moose can be extremely deadly too if bothered.

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Nice, Tom. Lucky you to have so many options.

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Looks like some really nice country there. Anytime you see boulders like that along a lake you know you are in some rugged country. The moose looks like it has some kind of woundon it's snout. There's also some blood on it's mane.

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Tom Reichner wrote in post #7833003external link
It's quite difficult to know what to go shoot in the mornings because there are just so many good opportunities awaiting.

I'd love to have THAT problem!! Nice shots.

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Great find. You never know what you'll find out there. You have to get out there to see it and it looks like you do just that!

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I was out in the same blind again today, and guess what - two moose came down to the swamp! They walked along the waters edge, sometimes in the water and sometimes on the bank. Ripped off a few dozen frames of them. Haven't had a chance to download yet, but they should be pretty good. I'll post 'em up here when I get them downloaded.

-Tom

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