Skip to comments.Moose Meat Delivered Following Collisions
Posted on 01/15/2013 2:17:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
The Alaska Moose Federation said motorists and moose have been getting a break on the roads this winter compared to last season.
When a collision does occur, volunteers with the organization respond to the scene removing the carcass and delivering it to a person or charity in need of the free meat.
You have a potentially a 1,000 pound moose and all that meat is just sitting there and there's nothing wrong with it at all, said Ryan Bombini, a volunteer with the Alaska Moose Federation.
The Alaska Moose Federation has more than 3 dozen volunteers statewide who pickup moose from roadways.
Sometimes we get a call everyday, during work, after work, midnight, 1 in the morning and then we go a week or 2 without anything at all, said Bombini.
When law enforcement responds to the scene of a moose and motorist collision, they call the Alaska Moose Federation and provide them with the name and address of where the moose can be delivered.
Alaska Moose Federation president Gary Olson said moose is delivered to charities and people and organizations on its recipient list. Olson said Anchorage police has told them when Alaska Moose Federation arrives it cuts down the response time of moose and motorist collisions by at least 2 hours.
Now if they only offered cheese.........
A moose bit my sister’s car one time.
Too bad my sister was driving it at 45 mph.
Moose meat anyone?
Nothing better than Moose Steak or Roast. Right up there with Elk.
Prefer either of those over cow meat.
Did you ever meat a moose?
A Moose once bit my sister...
when they deliver the meat do they say “and now here’s something we think you’ll REALLY like”?
Sounds like your sister’s car bit back.
Only makes sense. Last year my daughter hit a button buck deer with her car, after it ran out in front of her. A game warden was called and polished it off, and said she could have the meat. She called one of my sons, who drove over and cut it up for her. They made steaks, sausage, and lots of great stuff. Some of the best venison I’ve ever eaten.
Why put it to waste?
Served in Alaska in a remote radar site before it acquired statehood (1958) when hunting laws were not very restricted. Our commanding officer allowed us to hunt moose and bear as long as we did not waste the meat.
Needless to say that we did not shoot many because of the huge amount of available meat. We got pretty tired of eating moose day in and day out, breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight chow.
Just imagine how it is for those tribes that live in Siberia who eat nothing but reindeer for their entire lives.
and wolf. The two live together.
Anyway, like I was sayin’, moose is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, moose-kabobs, moose creole, moose gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple moose, lemon moose, coconut moose, pepper moose, moose soup, moose stew, moose salad, moose and potatoes, moose burger, moose sandwich. That- that’s about it.
... motorists and moose have been getting a break ...
Not quite sure how the moose are getting a break.
I was reading a historical book on the US in the 1700’s and 1800’s.
There were large herds not only of Buffalo but almost as many Elk.
They were hunted to extinction in the Prairie States and people growing up in the last century haven’t seen a single Buffalo or Elk except in Zoos.
Even Zane Grey wrote in his books that most of the early westerners would much rather have an Elk steak than beef.
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