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Mitt Romney Corrects Himself On 'Moose Hunting' Remark During Republican Debate

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mitt Romney confused moose with elk as he described his last hunting trip.

In Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, the GOP front-runner said he "went moose hunting" in Montana with friends, then quickly corrected himself and said it was, in fact, elk hunting.

The comment came in response to a question about gun rights and hunting.

Romney acknowledged that "he's not the great hunter that some on the stage are."

He suggested of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, "My guess is you're a serious hunter."

But Romney said that when he's invited, he's "delighted to be able to go hunting."

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