Eddie Herrick – Moose Hunting at Dusky Sound

Venery: This is one of my all-time favourite photos. This was Eddie Herrick circa 1934 in his eponymous creek in Wet Jacket Arm, Dusky Sound, Fiordland NZ with his bull moose. In a moose hunting career in Fiordland which involved Eddie hunting there for nearly three months a year for thirty years (that’s ten years) of his life, Eddie bagged three of these beasties out of less than ten shot altogether by anyone, Such is dedication.

For fifteen years I have been travelling back to this area myself for stays of about a week-ten days just to totally ignore the astonishing scenery and wondrous sense of remoteness, the wilderness challenges etc in the hope that I might catch another glimpse of a Fiordland moose, maybe even capture a photograph of one.

The greatest (live) moose hunter is Ken Tustin who has searched endlessly for them since approx 1970! You can see a preview of his most recent documentary here: https://vimeo.com/55687840 or you can download it all (for a mere $10) here: http://www.stealthfilms.co.nz/dvds/dvd005-bundle.html

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See also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-lure-of-the-moose/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/from-dawn-to-dusky/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-lure-of-the-moose/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-canoeing-the-seaforth/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-track-adventures-1/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/eddie-herrick-moose-hunting-at-dusky-sound/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/a-friend-i-met-on-the-dusky-track-fiordland-nz/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dusky-south-coast-tracks/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/dreaming-of-the-dusky-track/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/the-dusky/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/moose-hunting/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/fiordland-moose/

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