He couldn't find much for dirt and sod to cover it with so he used some
spruce branches. This moose was one that F&G had collared about a month
ago. The orange in the pic is the collar. I picked it up and took it
back to them.
Went on up the creek bottom and found another kill. This one was very fresh, the bear moved off when I came up on it. He killed it in this
channel and just left it in the water, and like the other bear he laid
a few spruce boughs on it to try to keep the birds from eating it.
Gen2600, a couple grandkids and I went back to this kill next day. There
was one bear eating on the moose, another was laying in the brush about
75 feet away and they were growling back and forth at each other. While
we were watching them another bear was roaring a couple hundred yards up
the canyon. We stayed back about 150 yds and watched them for probably 20 minutes or so, hoping to see a fight, but they just grumbled and
growled at each other. Got a couple long range pictures.
Not sure if he is going to show in this picture very well.
I counted 5 different sets of bear tracks on that little trip and it's still a little early so they are not all out of their dens yet.
This is the collar from the first kill, one of the new ones F&G is using this time on the moose. The little black box on the side is a breakaway unit that can be programed for a certain amount of time (up to 5 years) and then it will open and let the collar fall off.