Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Baby Moose Rescued by Hunter

© By Othmar Vohringer

Patrick sent me an email about a baby moose that has been rescued by a hunter.

The man found the distressed moose calf in a creek. He helped the poor creature out and then proceeded to find its mama. The hunter took the calf to a place where he suspected the mother to be and left. Eventually the baby moose stumbled right back into the creek and had to be rescued again. After this second rescue the calf wouldn’t leave the side of the hunter and consequently followed him home.

Living only in a small cabin he had no room to accommodate a four-legged guest that obviously would grow much larger in a relatively short time. The next day the hunter took the orphaned moose calf to a woman who has specialized in looking after abandoned wildlife. The calf is doing fine sharing a large pen with a rescued mule deer fawn.

Unfortunately I could not find out where this happened or the name of the hunter who rescued the moose. It is moments like this that make me proud to be a hunter and belonging to a community that cares about wildlife. This is a far cry from the bloodthirsty uncaring behavior with which hunters are often portrayed in public. To that end I leave you here with a few photos to enjoy.

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SimplyOutdoors said...

What a cute little guy.

You mean we aren't the bloodthirsty murderers that everyone portrays us to be? Sorry, that was a little sarcasm there.

What a great story, and what a great thing that that gentleman did.

It makes me proud to be a hunter.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I understand your sarcasm Arthur. I use sarcasm too, sometimes that is the only way I am able to deal with the anti hunting issue. I am proud to be a hunter too, for the same reason any many others I can think off.

NorCal Cazadora said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, so cute!

I have to explain to my non-hunting students why hunters actually love wildlife, and why we'll particularly go out of our way for babies.

No, kids, we don't hate the animals. We want them to thrive.

CDGardens said...

It is an inspiring story to see that the hunter didn't give up in trying to aide the moose baby.

Baby animals are really cute!

Kris said...

Fantastic story! You are right, this shows the true heart of hunters. We love the wildlife, and do what we can to help it. Hunting is only one part of the conservation/care we provide! thanks for sharing this story!

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