No matter what fills the day, there is nothing that compares to ending it with a warm and crackling campfire and good friends to chat with. Tonight at my fire, we are going to chat about monster moose, to be specific, the Alaska-Yukon Moose of Chisana.
Eric Klevmoen asked (about half a dozen different times and ways) about our moose. He reasoned that so many folks couldn’t comprehend the size of an Alaska-Yukon Moose and asked that I put them into perspective for people watching Campfire Chat with Alaska Chick.
We can do this!
So much about moose can be shared and I hope our Campfire Chat put things in better perspective for you ~ although I will have to stress, yet again, there is nothing like being face to face, standing on the ground in front of a live and in-the-flesh, monster Alaska-Yukon Moose for the first time!
There is a lot more than spread that goes into scoring an Alaska-Yukon Moose for official scoring. For moose, palm length and greatest spread count the most, for scoring, but the number of points, palm width and the circumference of the main beam all add into the total points used to score a critter for the book.
Mature cow moose can weigh between 800 and 1,100 pounds and an average mature bull can weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds. The yield of boned-out meat equals about 34% of live weight. (That’s a lot of meat!)
Alaska-Yukon Moose are magnificent critters. They are so massive and powerful and yet so graceful traveling across the tundra.
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