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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Mammals ➔ Front Half Moose

Identifier:
2013.18.1
Description:
Front half of a male moose mounted on base.;This moose was hunted on a unique trip by Michael D. Carr. Michael hired a hunting guide in Montana and decided to scope out the land the night before meeting with his guide. That evening he ended up coming across this moose, hunted it, cleaned it all by himself without the help of his guide. Michael greatly enjoyed sharing this story with his friends and family. At the time of his hunting trip he had been recently diagnosed with cancer and so it had even more of a special meaning to him. It took a lot of physical strength to clean and move the moose from the forest. His family has created a special plaque to accompany the moose honoring the memory of Michael who has since passed away.;The moose (North America) is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic ("twig-like") configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats. Currently, most moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia. This moose was hunted in Montana and had at one point been mounted on a wall.
Materials:
Taxidermy, Wood, Paint
Dimensions:
7" h 6" w 5" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
In Memory Of Michael D. Carr
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moose
Makers/Donors
Miller,Suzanne

Melvin, Andrea
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