Q:Newest reports out of Minnesota (atleast NE part of state) stating their population estimates have significantly increased this year (over 50% increase from last year) after several years on a serious decline (almost 70% since 2006 until last year). I still agree there is a decline, especially due to problems with wolf presence and overall calf mortality, but seeing such drastic fluctuations makes me concerned about the counting, tracking, and management process. Thoughts?
Q:For lack of anything better on TV I was watching a hunting show about a moose hunt in the Yukon. The guide calls in a big bull who presents an unobstructed, 20 yard, broadside shot to the archer and then says, "I THINK I can find you a bigger bull". This one was big with wide paddles with 10 points on one side and 11 on the other. That was plenty big enough for me and I'd have taken the shot. The host took the guides call and didn't. How about you , would you have ignored the guide's advice and shot the bull in front of you?