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JN
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09/16/2021 01:08PM  
Earlier this month on Horseshoe Lake, my group had a family of moose crash through camp at 1:00am. Cow, calf, and bull bedded down behind the latrine and we got some pretty good moose watching in the next morning. They slowly moved towards camp, and by the time we were ready to leave, they had claimed the trail to the latrine. We didn't get great pics, but they aren't really the sort of animal you walk up to and ask for a picture.

 
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smoke11
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09/16/2021 01:22PM  
Awesome!
 
MidwestFirecraft
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09/16/2021 03:06PM  
Cool!
 
09/16/2021 05:44PM  
Which campsite?
 
JN
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09/17/2021 08:15AM  
BigTim: "Which campsite?"

Southern portion of the lake on the west side of the peninsula.
 
09/17/2021 09:06AM  
I'm guessing that's site 639. We visited that site while we stayed on Horseshoe at 672. We saw a moose swim across the bay at that site. Your site looked like it was surrounded by some good moose habitat with a bit of swampy, lowland areas around it, if I remember correctly. That lake is fairly good area for viewing these animals. They tend to turn up there regularly.
 
JN
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09/17/2021 09:30AM  
HighnDry: "I'm guessing that's site 639. We visited that site while we stayed on Horseshoe at 672. We saw a moose swim across the bay at that site. Your site looked like it was surrounded by some good moose habitat with a bit of swampy, lowland areas around it, if I remember correctly. That lake is fairly good area for viewing these animals. They tend to turn up there regularly."

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09/17/2021 09:46AM  
What a great experience. I'm envious
 
Cedarboy
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09/17/2021 12:44PM  
Yep that time of year. He's just parking himself on her until she is ready for him. Not a Disney family moment.
CB
 
Cedarboy
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09/17/2021 03:42PM  
PS....take pics but stay well away. Bull might take you as trying to steal his mate.
CB
 
09/18/2021 07:26AM  
I call that area Moose Alley. Back in the late 90's, my son and I saw 4 bullwinkles together coming back from Vista. Had to wait them out - as they took up the entire channel. I sure hope they continue their comeback!
 
noodle
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09/19/2021 03:26PM  
I made my way through Horseshoe (+Brewis, Harbor, North Wilder) on Friday and ended up following a moose trail along some of the creek from North Wilder up to Hudson. Here's what it looked like at the end of the Harbor-North Wilder portage with still a ways to go.

based on the prints in the mud from the heavy rain the last night that were larger than my hand, this was no deer. I'm still not certain if I'm happy I didn't come up behind one or if I could have gotten some good pics. But I'll be content with just admiring your awesome photos.
 
noodle
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09/19/2021 03:33PM  
Never mind! I was on the OTHER Horseshoe Lake, down off Lake Three, not the Horseshoe Lake by Gaskin.

Too many lakes with the same name. :)
 
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