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Moose Meat Delivered Following Collisions
KTUU ^ | January 12, 2013 | Mallory Peebles & Phil Walczak

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.


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1 posted on 01/15/2013 2:17:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Now if they only offered cheese.........


2 posted on 01/15/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: nickcarraway

A moose bit my sister’s car one time.

Too bad my sister was driving it at 45 mph.

Moose meat anyone?


3 posted on 01/15/2013 2:21:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmm...moose...


4 posted on 01/15/2013 2:22:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing better than Moose Steak or Roast. Right up there with Elk.

Prefer either of those over cow meat.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 2:24:28 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did you ever meat a moose?


6 posted on 01/15/2013 2:27:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A Moose once bit my sister...


7 posted on 01/15/2013 2:28:41 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: nickcarraway

when they deliver the meat do they say “and now here’s something we think you’ll REALLY like”?


8 posted on 01/15/2013 2:30:00 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like your sister’s car bit back.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 2:32:23 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Moose Helper

10 posted on 01/15/2013 2:33:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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?


11 posted on 01/15/2013 2:40:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jongaltsr

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.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 2:48:40 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG

Just imagine how it is for those tribes that live in Siberia who eat nothing but reindeer for their entire lives.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 3:06:30 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

and wolf. The two live together.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 3:20:29 PM PST by B4Ranch (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable-John F. Kennedy)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 01/15/2013 3:50:32 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition
Say CHEESE!


16 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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17 posted on 01/15/2013 4:50:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:56:14 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:57:53 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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20 posted on 01/15/2013 5:18:15 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 5:37:37 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: nickcarraway

... motorists and moose have been getting a break ...

Not quite sure how the moose are getting a break.


22 posted on 01/15/2013 7:41:23 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: 353FMG

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.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 9:42:53 PM PST by jongaltsr
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