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Always Wondered?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:39 pm
by Whitebear
Having first been infected with Alaska by movies and brochures, then living there for a while, I was always told theres a girl behind every tree. When I got there There was no real shortage of trees, but damn the girls was hard to find. Now I think I have found the reason. The moose have all the girls and us simple humans can only sit and watch.

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:00 pm
by WaterWalker
Whitebear:

I've wondered if I was up there while you were? It was for a couple of years sometime after Alaska became a state and just before the big earthquake around Anchorage. For some time, I ran with a girl there that called herself "The Alaskan Maid". She was a dog sled driver and her name was Barbara. She drove a light colored fairly new (back then) Mercury coupe. There were so few girls around that I wondered if you might have known her too?

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:56 pm
by akblackdawg
I don't care for that movie. Some idiot tourist might see it and think that is how moose are up here. That moose is obviously hand fed since birth or very young and imprinted on the gal or people in general. In real life, somebody who approches a moose gets trampled 99% of the time. Moose trample more people in Alaska then get attacked by bears. Occasionally people get killed by moose. Be careful around wild moose, give them a lot of room. Bud

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:25 am
by Whitebear
WaterWalker I was there in the mid 90s, though I began working on the pipeline communications here in FL a decade or more earlier. The outfit I was working for did the Sat Com and the Microwave control links. Later I just moved there when I heard there was more Sat Com work.

akblackdawg you are 100% right. This post was just for humor. The first winter I was there some old granny tried to run a moose off her front yard with a broom. They found her punctured and trampled body about 200 yards into the woods. Moose eat good but are not to be trifled with.

Always Wondered?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:46 pm
by akmike30
Awww but I thought you could pet the moose.....

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:34 am
by mad_mike
My woman has always wanted a moose. Super cool vid, even if it is a "ranch moose". Much better than a bleeding heart wolf propaganda video.

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:01 am
by mascara
The girl behind every tree aside, wonder how does moose meat taste?

Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:50 am
by gobblerD
I thought they used Moose for allot of everyday jobs in Alaska.

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Re: Always Wondered?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:19 am
by WaterWalker
gobblerD wrote:I thought they used Moose for allot of everyday jobs in Alaska.

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Wow! GobblerD. what a picture!

My brother Mitchell, went to Alaska with me in the early '60s. Among other things we did was to "file on 160 acres" as a homestead some where north of Big Lake and Willow.

If we had caught such a fine animal as that, we could'a probably been able to get our clearing done, "prove up" OK and everything would be different now. As it turned out, Mitchell missed his fishing in the Indian River and bugged out on me. Still, if I had of had such a moose, I might have been able to "get're done" by myself. Barbara did offer to help but the moose would have been much better.