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TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula MemberPosts: 292 Member
Moose meat without shooting

 In Finland we have this practise about official big game assistance to police in traffic accidents. When the car collides with big game (moose, deer, bear) the police contacts that area's hunting club and asks an official request for assistant. Then members of that area's hunting club gather some volunteers to hunt down and to collect the injured or dead big game animals. While tracking and shooting injured animals we can use methods that are illegal in ordinary hunting, like weaponry and aiming devises or artificial light.

 Ten days ago a car collided with a moose cow in road that goes through our hunting area so police asked for assistance. The car had snapped the spine and rear leg, otherwise moose was undamaged. According the law the dead animal belongs to area's person/ club who has the right to hunt on on that particular land. It has been tendering in cooling room and today it was processed. 

I got a nice amount of moose meat. Some backstrap, roast and stuff I minced. I got a total of 8.4 kilos/ 18.5 lbs of moose meat in the freezer. 

 Happy man and a family.

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,156 Senior Member
    Nice that the animal does not go to waste
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,911 Senior Member
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,263 Senior Member
    edited September 2020 #4
    I've eaten moose only one time (Thanks, JerryBobCo), but it was the best game meat I've ever had, be it fur, feathered, or finned.

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,305 Senior Member
    Better than what the state of Texas does.  Call the highway department to drag it into a ditch and let the buzzards and coyotes have it.

    then the highway department has to come out and clean up the buzzards and coyotes that get hit.

    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,951 Senior Member
    MN is pretty good about it, you just need to call it in and they will let you toss it in the back of the truck, one of my friends got a whole cow moose that way back in the day, his sister hit  the cow with a late model Chevy Suburban and broke her back, they had to let her lay and suffer to till the conservation officer got there and had a look see, no bullet holes so off to the barn she went to get processed. Suburban only needed a fender replaced, they thought it was a good deal :D
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    Good use of an unfortunate meeting.  
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