I took a buddy of mine, and we went out moose horn hunting this afternoon. Moose naturally shed their antlers during the winter months and as the snow melts they become visible lying in the woods.
It’s a great way to destroy a perfectly good Super Cub. There is an odd fascination with landing to pick them up, but they often prove to be a difficult retrieval, after a sketchy landing. For some reason I naturally rebel against walking too far. For this reason I may be tempted to land as close as possible in a really horrible spot rather than landing in a location that is actually sane but involves 15 minutes of walking. I guess all I am saying is that it’s always a challenge to use good judgment, and horn hunting puts this to the test like no other.
I hate to be a salesman but if anyone wants to go on a horn retrieval flight it’s a lot of fun and involves a sightseeing trip, a bush landing, a hike, and an antler to take home for the kids. Maybe I’m weird but this little activity really is a good time … as long as you are willing to walk a bit :o) For $300 bucks I’ll get you a moose horn…I apologize for the sales pitch, but I just think it’s a good time, and you might enjoy it.