Originally Posted by gube204
Closest was a 4 pt elk at 4 feet. I was just off the trail, and my buddy was cow calling about 40 yds further down the line. This small bull came trotting towards me down the trail. I let out a cow call just before he was straight across from me, and he hesitated long enough for me to get the shot.
Next close shot was a 5 pt elk at 11 yds. This one was the most exciting as we were bugling back and forth for a while before I got the shot.
Have had lots of close encounters with moose. My closest shot was about 12 to 15 yds. I usually do the calling for moose, so my partners have had the close encounters. I called one in for my buddy at 3 feet. He was on his knees and he had to lean back and up to shoot. Talk about adrenaline. I have shot about a dozen moose and the average shots have been under 20 yds.
I'm heading out again on Sept 3'rd for our annual Elk hunt for about 10 days and our annual moose hunt will start on Sept 26'th.
Can't wait to hear the bugles and grunts again. Music to my ears.
What do you use for a moose call. My uncle drew a bull moose tag this year. I very much want to call it in for him, but don't know what to use for a call.
My closest bow kill was a cow elk @ about 4yrds. Spotted her feeding about 30yrds away. She was feeding up the hill towards me, so I sat and waited for her to turn broad side. She just kept feeding closer. She finally got right to me. So as she was feeding her head went behind the tree directly in front of me. I then drew my bow. She kept feeding, starting to turn accross me in order to not walk over my position. As she moved, the bow followed her. She seemed to notice this out of the corner of her eye, took one more step to look at me, and I loosed the arrow. Very exciting.
Have had others this close but could not get the shot because they were straight on. Thats when you wonder if they are going to stomp you, or run. Nothing gets more exciting.