……And how I came to hear of it and get these pictures.
John Kaplanis photo: From Thunder Bay Fishing..thanks Bottomfeeder and TerryK……. and Ivan for finding it
A few weeks ago I was doing some of usual Internet stuff and thought to check an email I only use for church related work. A very good friend of mine had forwarded me an email from a friend of his in Canada. Now being a cautious type about all things Internet. I only half believed what I saw there in that email. A tremendous bull moose that I would have guessed would go 1200 lbs. And had a spread, based on the hunters stature, to be about 70 inches. Included in that email were the following pictures…….
Using The Wheeler is the only way to move such a critter.
The hunter…….Fred H. (read more at Muskoka Outdoors)
All of these pics were from either a hunting companion or relative of our lucky hunter. They clearly show the work involved in recovering what had to be the trophy of a lifetime.
In an effort to know more I requested an interview with the hunter through the same source who sent me the pictures. I have been waiting for an answer ever since. I got my answer a few days ago when my Moose Guide buddy Ivan found the picture you saw first, posted on a “Walleye Fishing Forum in Canada”. The topic of discussion was this huge moose. Now previously I had given another friend, Bill Anderson over at Muskoka Outdoors permission to write a blog entry of his own using the pics I had sent him. (Trying to learn more about this trophy story.) Them being in the public domain the way they were he had every right to write the entry without asking. But being a friend he knew I was working on a piece for my blog.
Now according to the forum posts the publicized numbers are as follows: 64 ½” wide and 229+ Boone and Crocket Points. That makes for one sweet trophy. Now I don’t fault the hunter for wanting to keep wraps on his story. Especially if he is looking to make some green off his good fortune. (Look at the first picture posted here and you will see he has posed well for a Remington ad.)
This should be warning to others though. Don’t let your pics get emailed around if you are keeping a secret, or trying to sell the story. It may just write itself.
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