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PostPosted: 03/26/20 16:11 • # 61 
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Mosse hunting with dogs? How does that work? I’d think the mosse would just run away. Can’t tree a moose like you can a bear or cougar.


In Scandinavia, it is very common to use dogs, almost every hunt does. I quote from Wikipedia:

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source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Elkhound
The AKC breed name "Norwegian Elkhound" is a direct translation from its original Norwegian name Norsk elghund, meaning "Norwegian moose dog." The breed's object in the hunt is to independently track down and hold the moose at bay—jumping in and out toward the moose, distracting its attention, while signaling to the hunters by barking very loudly—until the hunter who follows the sound can arrive to shoot it. The dog will only bark while the moose is stationary, but it can also slowly drive the moose towards shooters lying in wait. The Norwegian Elkhound is also used on a leash. In this mode of hunting, the dog leads the hunter in the direction of the moose while keeping quiet.


The Norwegian Elkhound and the Swedish breed "Jämthund" are the most common breeds but there are also other spitz-type breeds specialized on this kind of hunting such as "Helleforshund".

Here is a very good film showing the practice. I think it will give you the idea though the speaking voice us Swedish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpA1vk8NEps


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PostPosted: 03/26/20 16:15 • # 62 
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The first moose he shoot is a calf, and then he spares the cow. He hides the calf with branches to protect it from eagles and ravens until it eventually can be transported out. The dog pulls hair from the dead moose, that is a very typical behaviour.


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PostPosted: 03/26/20 16:54 • # 63 
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here's the american south version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T3pgxIM4H0


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PostPosted: 03/26/20 17:49 • # 64 
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1863 Sharps Carbine converted to 50.70 centerfire, which many of them were and put back into service.


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PostPosted: 03/26/20 23:06 • # 65 
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OK, a 50-70 as a first is pretty cool.
My first was a Lakefield .22 with clip magazine. Horrible trigger pull, but I still have it and many a can has been properly ventilated over the years.
I got on track with the second one- an 1886 Winchester in 45-70 with ladder sight that was a hoot to hit steel plates at 200 yards with. I sold that one when I got its twin at a gun show, with a crisp bore. The first three shots with factory 405 grain loads made a cloverleaf at 100 yards and made that one a keeper.


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PostPosted: 03/28/20 20:27 • # 66 
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jim royston wrote:
1863 Sharps Carbine converted to 50.70 centerfire, which many of them were and put back into service.


Jim, you got a picture of that 1863 Sharps?

Shrimpman, thats is a heck of an accurate 1886 Winchester, hopefully you still have it!


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PostPosted: 03/29/20 21:16 • # 67 
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A Marlin 39A lever action .22 I was given at age twelve, not purchased. Sixty four years later I still use it regularly, mostly now to thin out the prairie dogs so they don’t chomp on the house and turn the meadow into a desert.


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I have never bought one, never owned one, never saw a need for one.


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PostPosted: 03/29/20 23:13 • # 69 
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I have never bought one, never owned one, never saw a need for one.


Never wanted to be able to provide you own food for the family? A bow hunter perhaps?


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