- Mar 20, 2008
I got drawn for a moose tag here in idaho. the season started 09/15 and goes until 12/1. I have been taking my 338 edge and my hoyt each time I go out. i live in the foot hills and have been heading out every evening after work. getting into the moutains by 530 and having the last hour before dark. we have been seeing bulls almost everynight, but until tonight, everything has been pretty small. I am addicted to longrange, but also to bowhunting. My goal is to get a nice bull with my bow and to get the hunt on video. this has proved challenging but so far could have made it happen on a couple of small bulls. My will power was tested tonight and I just thought i would share the events. Across the canyon there he was broadside. a very nice bull, guessing over 45". I laid down, ranged him at 1007 yards, plugged it into my kestrel and dialed in. had the cross hairs on him, absolutely no wind and.... got all the gear together and made an attempt to get within bow range. on the way, another knob offered a 541 yard shot at him still in the same clearing, still broadside. I finally got to within 130 yards of him and tried to call him in. Did this until it was to dark to see. I have been taking the edge with me dreaming of getting a shot like this and i still cant believe i let it go. The only thing that stopped me is that I have wanted to get a moose with my bow for as long as i can remember. Tonight I almost gave in. The whole thing was unbelievably exciting. thanks for reading!