Town of Hearst, Ontario

Moose and Wolves

Moose and Wolves - Claude LemayMoose and Wolves - Francis Bouchard
Built by: Denys Heppell (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, PQ)

When Built: 2002?

Dimensions:
Twice Lifesize
Male Rack Span Moose: 11 Feet (3.4 Metres)
Height Moose: 12 Feet (3.7 Metres)
Height Wolves: 5 Feet (1.5 Metres)
Weight Moose: 700 Pounds
Weight Wolves: 250 Pounds

Construction Materials:
The legs have a metal frame and the body is made of urethane and covered with fibreglass.

Location:
At the Hearst Welcome Centre

Reason for Building:

Additional Information:

It appears that this replaces a moose statue that was in Hearst since the early 1970's. It was built by the Dupuis family with fibreglass on a thick screen. Below is a photo of the original moose, in its original location (taken in around 1995). This moose had been moved since then before it was taken down, apparently for good because it would be too costly to repair.
Moose - Therese Synkiw

Denys Heppell also created the Voyager and Canoe in Mattice, Ontario, the Lake Trout in Larder Lake, Ontario as well as the Moose in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.

Hearst also features a large saw, located nearby:
Saw

Information Sources: Francis Bouchard (co-ordinator for Hearst and area Chamber of Commerce), Claude Lemay and Rejean Proulx

Pictures Sources: Francis Bouchard (co-ordinator for Hearst and area Chamber of Commerce), Claude Lemay and Therese Synkiw

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Created By DMY on March 29, 1999
Last Updated: April 24, 2004