Sports

The moose hunting saga: How a County father-daughter team bagged a 932-pound bull

BIG MACHIAS LAKE, Maine — Libby Gardner spent plenty of childhood hours in this neck of the woods, often riding atop the padded center console of her dad’s vehicle, keeping a keen eye peeled for the distinct outline of a ruffed grouse.

She began hunting the same way her dad, Larry Gardner, did: at the side of an experienced woodsman who stressed safety while imparting gentle lessons about the Maine woods.

On Monday evening, Libby curled up in a chair in front of a wood stove after a chilly day afield, grateful for those early memories — and eager to make more.

“It was mostly a bird hunt [back then],” the 32-year-old said, recalling those early days in the woods. “We’d come up and stay the weekend. We’d go out and I’d get to drive the truck. I’d sit on his lap until I was able to reach the pedals and see over the steering wheel at the same time.”

 

 

To read the rest of “The moose hunting saga: How a County father-daughter team bagged a 932-pound bull,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer John Holyoke, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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