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We would have two licenses in 2020. Christien ( a member of our team) and Cory ( a commercial fisherman that had never come with us before). Cory is an experienced hunter that had gone on a number of moose hunts in Newfoundland.

At one of our Summer meetings, Christien used Google Earth and the monitor to describe and show Cory where we were set up.


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The logging at our old site was all done so we would be able to set up camp there. Man, it was nice to be at our old base camp again.!!

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Setting up would be a piece of cake compared to 2019. Cory would be by himself and had all his camping gear. And the rest was just our regular crew. Small group and everybody could take care of themselves.

Allain and I had rented the U-Haul seen here because his utility trailer was starting to show serious weaknesses. We were surprised at the amount of space available even though the rental wasn’t a large one.


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The weather was good so it didn’t take long to set up the double cabin tent.
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For the past few years, on our summer trip, we’ve been bringing blocks of salt to all of our spots and setting up game cams.
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We hadn’t even finished setting up the cabin tent when some of the guys showed up with the sd cards from the game cams...

Always an exciting time...
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It didn’t take long to establish who would hunt where. From the moment that Ducker had first stepped in the Raspberry Bog and witnessed the moose signs around it, he was determined to hunt it the first chance he got.

As was recounted previously, he got that chance in 2019 when he was Alyre’s companion and caller..

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His first hunt there ended with a sighting...but no moose. That sighting just reinforced Ducker's resolve to hunt the Raspberry Bog. We all knew where his hunting preference would be when he got picked in 2020.


With Cory stationed at the Honey Hole for the week, Ducker would be free to hunt at Don’s Bog and the Raspberry Bog. His father Mike and girlfriend Amanda would be his companions.

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This was our set up. The canopy and table to the right would be for tending to and re wrapping the meat.

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Joey always prepares a few meat loaves for our first evening meal. We reheated it on the grill along with fried potatoes and grilled zucchini.

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Being back at our North Bell Lake site meant that we would be close to our fishing spots. The guys didn’t waste time. Our first breakfast...

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As you can tell we didn’t have all the galley clutter present on our 2019 hunt. Big relief..!! After breakfast, several of the guys took off to fill up our water barrel.

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We would have 3 volunteers in 2020. Dale and Heather would be camping with us for the week as well as Rejean (a former companion with James’ team). All 3 were a great help to the crew.

Heather and Rejean unloading firewood...

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Both crews headed out early on Monday morning...

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On that first day...as the sun was coming down... we would be processing a moose at a very familiar spot...

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Was talking to Christien yesterday and he said that he had talked to you recently. We will be heading back to Hunter's Mountain middle of next month. Hope you can come for a visit. Will let you know the exact dates.

Man, can't seem to catch up on everything that needs to be done. Heart surgery saves your life but the aftermath does slow you down a bit.

Christien brought me quite a bit of left over venison, moose and bear meat from last year to cook up for our Summer trip. One of the 3 licensees is coming. He's probably the most experienced hunter that we've ever had but has never been to our spots. I'm anxious to see his reaction to the way we hunt.

We will likely be around 10 or so for the Summer trip and close to 20 for the moose hunt. With last year's acquisition of the wall tent ( heated at that..!!) Tent Town is forever evolving...

Hope to finish Cory's 2020 moose hunt soon...
 

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Yes Owen...I agree buddy !! Great to see your recent post ! Hope you're doin great. Say hi to Derek for me.
 

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Hello Kevin,

I will let Derrick know that you said hello.

Dave, I will let u know about mid month. I mentioned it to Derrick the other day, we are still doing bass tournaments on the weekend but once Sept rolls around that get put in the back burner LOL

We are slowly adding to our Hunter Mtn cache LOl. I have to guide the second week but I am free the first week to scout and hunt

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Owen, I don't think that you ever saw these photos that I took of you and Derrick taken the last time that I saw you during your visit on Cory's hunt. The gang got a kick out of Derrick's decoy...LOL

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Owen, I don't think that you ever saw these photos that I took of you and Derrick taken the last time that I saw you during your visit on Cory's hunt. The gang got a kick out of Derrick's decoy...LOL

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That is Montana Moose decoy i also have another one that attaches to my bow. When appeal to all senses of the moose, sight, sound and smell, that with knowing prime areas and that moose are in area we are confident in our ability to work a moose up in frenzy
 
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