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So what do you make of this? #7029010
10/27/20 07:24 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt8FXW7bp5A

Maybe some of you guys even know this guy personally?
I watched some of his stuff before. Definitely seems like a guy that is out in the bush a lot.

BS'er? fabricator?
You tell me...

Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029164
10/27/20 09:46 AM
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Dont know him, but I call BS. He doesn't strike me as someone with a lot of experience. I think he's just trying to get "views" to his videos.


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029276
10/27/20 12:04 PM
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The majority of it looks like moose sign to me. I know he says it is not, but it looks a lot like moose were there.

Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029316
10/27/20 12:40 PM
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I agree looks like a moose was on the loose smile

Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029386
10/27/20 01:32 PM
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Looks like moose to me too.

Almost need tin foil to watch that whole thing!


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029548
10/27/20 03:49 PM
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That guy is scared of his own shadow! BS I think1


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7029603
10/27/20 05:06 PM
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I figured you guys would have this figured out. That's why I asked.

The only thing close to this that I've seen is a couple years back.

I was snowshoeing in the U.P. of Michigan in early March and came across some smaller aspen like that were snapped off just like that, but there had been a couple day stretch of freezing rain a few weeks prior and a lot of the tops of the aspen were bent way over and some were snapped just like that.

As for the banging on the trees...

I don't know if you have them that far north, but...
I've heard Peleated wood peckers hammering on trees where you would swear somebody is whacking into it with a hatchet
Maybe there is just a few Boone & Crocket woodpeckers screwing with this guy! grin

Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: white17] #7029604
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Originally Posted by white17
Looks like moose to me too.

Almost need tin foil to watch that whole thing!



Ha ha yup, I actually didnt even get two minutes in before I decided I had seen enough.


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7030011
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Iíve seen this guys videos before. Some are ok but Iím not a big fan. He had one short video showing a wolf hitting the end of the snare with a 12 foot extension. That video is taken down now but it was proof enough for me that the kill spring snares are killers. The wolf tripped the snare and took off running. Hit top speed right as the slack ran out.


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: yukon254] #7030308
10/28/20 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by yukon254
Originally Posted by white17
Looks like moose to me too.

Almost need tin foil to watch that whole thing!



Ha ha yup, I actually didnt even get two minutes in before I decided I had seen enough.



That's about all the farther I got.....!

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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7031022
10/28/20 11:08 PM
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He's a very well known hunting guide from BC. He believes he saw a bigfoot in his late teens, so naturally, he's interested in the subject. His hunting specialty is blacktails. His web site is "how to hunt" or something like that . I have spent a lot of time around moose, and I have not seen where they can break saplings without scraping the bark at all.

Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7031383
10/29/20 09:57 AM
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Moose break those off in the winter . They WALK over them and break them off. Leaves no marks because they are eating the smaller twigs....not the bark. In late spring they will peel the bark on aspen, cottonwood, alder.

I have several plants broken over like that in my yard right now from last winter


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7043929
11/09/20 05:00 PM
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Watched 30 second, fast forward couple times, all done. Sure looks like moose to me also. Probably a wanna be bush guy from the city and watched to many episodes of hunting Big Foot. laugh


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Re: So what do you make of this? [Re: Hatchetman] #7046920
11/12/20 01:02 AM
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I commented on it and posted this link, which shows a moose breaking off saplings 5-7' off the ground exactly like he showed. This one is just summer feeding, not winter.


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