towards the last week of the season the bulls get aggressive and stupid.
They are easier to call in close, a 270 Win 0r 308 Win is perfectly suited for situations like this.. but brown bears often come in to calls so a 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM
is my minimum and I have a 500 S&W revolver as backup if things get close and "hairy"
moose aren't that hard to kill just put it right behind the shoulder and they kind of stumble and look around for a place to lay down....
in the pics below is on of my "calling" areas and if a fella is patient and gets em in close a 444 Marlin, 45-70 or even a 454 Casull or 500 S&W revolver can dump any size bull.. but again a 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM is my minimum because sometimes the bulls come out 300 yards in the last minutes of light and that might be the only shot ya get.......
my favorite calling spot is my "Rock Stand" (w 300 RUM LSS) shots can be from 20 yards out to about 500 yards,
I ended up shooting my bull at 30 yards with my 338 Edge this season, could not do my long range hunt due to work and concentrated on calling at these locations later in the season with the time I had, watched him come in from 500+ yards out grunting and snorting all the way in, it was an early morning hunt and I had all day so I let him come in ! got some video footage of him walking 20 yards by my calling spot, I let him go on his way... after moving to another location with no success, being the last day of the of the hunt I came back in the evening and called him back in and DRT at 30 yards with my 338 Edge and one coated 300 gr Accubond leaving the muzzle at 2900 fps
( a hot load with 30" 9.5 twist Obermeyer bbl)