Part of the ritual

Posted by on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

In the fall, bull moose begin to think of other things besides eating and aimless meandering.  As the female moose begin their lonesome calls hinting at the need for male companionship, the bull moose start making preparations for visiting with the cows. 

A moose is at a distinct disadvantage in the handsomeness department with his large nose, bulging eyes ...read more.

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Things to do in Ignace

Posted by on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

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During the fall, moose begin to respond to “the call”. Moose rut and breed in late Sept and early Oct. We will go out some evenings and practise calling with camera ready. Karen’s cousin Anneke from Holland was visiting last month and we took her on a couple of moose searching adventures.

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That time of year

Posted by on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 6:25 am

We are into our archery moose hunt already.

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Cool calm mornings are perfect for calling an amorous bull into the area.  A little fog rising from the water and the quiet of early morning makes a moose call an eerie sound across the bay.

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Busy beach

Posted by on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 6:00 am

Last week we had some guys at Hilltop Lake .  One morning they woke to moose tracks in the sand in front of the cabin and the next morning bear tracks.  They were fishing so they had to settle for that very thin “track Soup”. 

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The hand prints were added by the photographers – likely to show the size ...read more.

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Bad Hair Day

Posted by on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

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Karen captured this young cow moose on film while driving to Dryden last weekend.  Looks like she just got up when in fact she is beginning to shed her winter coat.  In a month or so she will be a shiny near black and well coiffed for summer. 

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Calling them out

Posted by on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 6:37 am

Calling out a big bull moose gets the adrenalin pumping no matter how many times you do it.

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Sometimes they come out unannounced, sometimes they sound like a freight train.  There is always something to learn about these animals.  As soon as you think you have them figured out they come up with something new about their behaviour ...read more.

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Moose on the loose

Posted by on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 7:00 am

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I have mentioned about how moose re-grow their antlers each summer.  Moose will drop or loose their antlers during the winter.  Sometimes a sharp eye will spot the cast-off antlers on the shore or inland from the lake.  These make interesting souvenirs. 

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Fuzzy

Posted by on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 7:14 am

This Metionga Lake moose has growing antlers that are still covered in velvet.  In a matter of weeks, the moose will rub the velvet off and prepare for the mating season.

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Moose are great swimmers so it is not uncommon to see them in the water.

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