my moose hunt

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by avfromvt, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. avfromvt

    avfromvt Member

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    Getting really cold so I thought I would post some of this years pics.


    Here is a pic of my first moose taken 10/18/10 in northern VT about an hour and a half from where I live. Due to my father in laws handicap we were not able to get deep into the high mountain tops where the moose had moved to, so we spent a lot of time on the gas lines and large clear cuts calling and glassing. This bull calf stepped out on our second to last day around 2pm.

    My setup:
    Benelli R1 30-06 (wood stock non-comfertech)
    3-9 burris scope
    165 gr federal triple shok

    The shot was in a clear cut right at 300 yards in scrubby brush. due to the brush I was propped up against the only tree in the cut. The moose stood broadside and I squeezed the first shot off. He kicked a little but walked a few steps and stopped and looked around, I squeezed another off and heard a whap. He took two more steps and tipped over.

    Upon further investigation the first shot took out both lungs and went clean through, the second was through the heart and through the back shoulder. The lucky part of the hunt was I met a local with a wheeler and not only did he know the clear cut but every old logging road through it.


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  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Nice post!

    Great picture. It's nice when kids learn where their food comes from.
     

  3. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Nice,
    Lots of food to process.:):):)
     
  4. jack1k

    jack1k Active Member

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    This should settle any arguments how well the old -06 will do on moose.
    Your shot placement was great, going for a double lung on the first shot.
    That young bull should be very tasty.

    jack1k
     
  5. DanMan

    DanMan Well-Known Member

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    Great going! Even a small mooose is a great big animal.:)
    I'll bet ya had fun getting him hung in the tree:D
     
  6. luke

    luke Well-Known Member

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    congrats. I wish there were moose to hunt in my home state.
     
  7. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the story, lots of mighty good eating there. 26 below zero here tonight so good time to get on the computer. Big fire tonite in the fireplace.
     
  8. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the moose, its been a long time since my first moose but I still remember it clearly. Thanks for posting.

    Gus