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Phil from Maine 10-14-2019 02:40 PM

Our moose hunt went well today!
 
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Well all my moose season started and ended this morningís my with an awesome bull hitting the ground. It has been a very long day though. I shot the bull at 6:30 this morning which was only 15 minutes into our hunt. It went down like it was hit with a hammer! As I was walking in to where it was it got back up and started running. I fired two more times and it kept on a going. I tracked it for another two hours with blood everywhere. Finally I had found it almost three miles from where I shot it at. It was roughly a mile and a half in the woods. But buy 2:00 pm we where heading to the tagging station. Our bull was 18 points with a 50 inch spread tipping the scales at 851.5 pounds. That surely is a bull of a lifetime. He came in with a cow/calf grunt tube. I never needed anything else! It truly was a hunt of a lifetime Cal and truly more work getting him out than I cared for..

Bocajnala 10-14-2019 03:00 PM

Man am I glad to see this Phil!

What a bull and sounds like an exciting hunt as well. What rifle and round were you shooting? That's a very nice bull.

I've rotated and attached your photos here.



-jake

Phil from Maine 10-14-2019 03:12 PM

Thank you Jake.. I shot it with a 30-06 using 165 grain bullets. I honestly couldnít believe it got back up! I was only around 10 feet from it when it did that trick on me. So I am thinking maybe in the rush of the moment I may have over shot it with those two shots? I really donít know how it got back up and took off like it did..

Champlain Islander 10-14-2019 03:21 PM

Congrats Phil on a great looking moose. Sounds like a real hunt of a lifetime.

mrbb 10-14-2019 03:21 PM

congrats to you, bet you have a lot of freezers, or new friends LOL

Phil from Maine 10-14-2019 03:53 PM

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<div style="text-align:left;">Thanks guys! Hereís a couple of more pictures of him..</div>

Rob in VT 10-14-2019 04:22 PM

Way to go Phil! Very nice bull and a memory you will not soon forget. Congrats.

Bocajnala 10-14-2019 06:11 PM

I've heard that moose is some of the best eating there is.

You'll have to let us know how you like it Phil.

You also owe your sister a nice Christmas present this year for making you her sub.

-Jake

CalHunter 10-14-2019 09:33 PM

Congrats Phil!!! That is an awesome looking bull. Lots of good memories for this one. :D

Phil from Maine 10-15-2019 02:31 AM

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Thank you everyone!

Yes Jake I couldnít have gotten this one if it wasnít for my sister. She had the permit and knew that I would not have let her down. So she made me her sub and I did all the work to have this happen. The day before (Sunday) while scouting I saw a cow and calf. So I took advantage of them and tried two different grunt tubes. A bull grunt which made the hair go up on their back. That made them start moving away. Then I used a cow/calf grunt and the both turned towards me. That told me to stay with the cow/calf grunt. So they were a big help in deciding which call was best to use. It was quite foggy yesterday morning so we waited until the fog started lifting. I gave a couple of calls while we waited. As the fog lifted I saw him standing there. He looked like a big pile of brush. So I grabbed my binoculars and took a look. My sister says that is not a moose and I told her to be quiet as I grabbed the rifle and my clip and got out. The rest is now history as that tracking took me a while to find him. Anyway here is a picture of the cow and calf that helped me choose the call..


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