Meat bull down

Wilson2222

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Great job, and excellent meat. Had a similar lefty experience in the 90s the day before the season closed. Been putting in each year since then but unable to draw. Extremely low numbers of tags available. Very happy, albeit somewhat envious, for you!
 

Svashtar

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Great job! (I’m envious as well!)

Have to tell this story: years ago my brother and two of his friends FINALLY scored a scarce moose tag in Idaho. My brother ended up getting a shot, but it was with a factory .308 Win, and the bullet placement wasn’t the best. The bull ran 75 yards, then collapsed at the edge of the river, in one foot of snow melt runoff. My brother’s hunting buddies were a little disgusted with him and the job they had getting the bull out of the ice water! Even split three ways he got a hell of a lot of meat off that guy.
 

375 JDJ

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Hey all.

I went out to our hunting spot the night before opening day here in Alberta for bull moose. We got camp set up and did some scouting. All we could find was bear crap and wolf tracks. We travelled quite a few miles and only found one scrape. Not looking good.

We spent opening day calling and hiking around trying to get a bull to come in. No answers, no sign, NOTHING.

My dad and brother were up there for 3 days before trying to get one with a bow and they had no luck with calling or anything either.

So we figured they were most likely with cows already and it should be any day that the bulls start looking for a new cow. Friday morning me and my brother went to a spot we saw had some fresh tracks the night before. We called a few times, listened, and still no answers. We decided to hike back and make beakfast. 2 minutes after we left i looked up the cutline, no moose, looked down to watch for sticks, looked up and a bull was standing in front of us.

I threw my gun up and fired. Both defend from forgetting earplugs we were celebrating instantly from the bull dropping on the spot.

The 230 hybrid did its job at 70ish yards in the lungs. Muzzle velocity was 2960fps in case anyone is interested. No exit but vitals were soup.

I always say im going to try and hold out for a big one, but it never seems to happen haha. Im a meat hunter, and antlers don't mean much to me. The experience and people involved is more a trophy than the size of the animal. View attachment 216279
Congratulations on your kill nice one
 

Gone Ballistic

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Nice freezer bull. It took me 47 years to finally draw my "One in a Lifetime " moose permit in Idaho. This was the result of my hunt.
At the time I took it, it was the third largest Shiras moose taken in the state. Toughest meat I ever ate until I started pressure cooking it.
 

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Hey all.

I went out to our hunting spot the night before opening day here in Alberta for bull moose. We got camp set up and did some scouting. All we could find was bear crap and wolf tracks. We travelled quite a few miles and only found one scrape. Not looking good.

We spent opening day calling and hiking around trying to get a bull to come in. No answers, no sign, NOTHING.

My dad and brother were up there for 3 days before trying to get one with a bow and they had no luck with calling or anything either.

So we figured they were most likely with cows already and it should be any day that the bulls start looking for a new cow. Friday morning me and my brother went to a spot we saw had some fresh tracks the night before. We called a few times, listened, and still no answers. We decided to hike back and make beakfast. 2 minutes after we left i looked up the cutline, no moose, looked down to watch for sticks, looked up and a bull was standing in front of us.

I threw my gun up and fired. Both defend from forgetting earplugs we were celebrating instantly from the bull dropping on the spot.

The 230 hybrid did its job at 70ish yards in the lungs. Muzzle velocity was 2960fps in case anyone is interested. No exit but vitals were soup.

I always say im going to try and hold out for a big one, but it never seems to happen haha. Im a meat hunter, and antlers don't mean much to me. The experience and people involved is more a trophy than the size of the animal. View attachment 216279
Well done and congratulations. I’ve been after them for 45 years and we hold the same values. “Meat in the freezer”! Enjoy!
 

bdyal1972

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Hey all.

I went out to our hunting spot the night before opening day here in Alberta for bull moose. We got camp set up and did some scouting. All we could find was bear crap and wolf tracks. We travelled quite a few miles and only found one scrape. Not looking good.

We spent opening day calling and hiking around trying to get a bull to come in. No answers, no sign, NOTHING.

My dad and brother were up there for 3 days before trying to get one with a bow and they had no luck with calling or anything either.

So we figured they were most likely with cows already and it should be any day that the bulls start looking for a new cow. Friday morning me and my brother went to a spot we saw had some fresh tracks the night before. We called a few times, listened, and still no answers. We decided to hike back and make beakfast. 2 minutes after we left i looked up the cutline, no moose, looked down to watch for sticks, looked up and a bull was standing in front of us.

I threw my gun up and fired. Both defend from forgetting earplugs we were celebrating instantly from the bull dropping on the spot.

The 230 hybrid did its job at 70ish yards in the lungs. Muzzle velocity was 2960fps in case anyone is interested. No exit but vitals were soup.

I always say im going to try and hold out for a big one, but it never seems to happen haha. Im a meat hunter, and antlers don't mean much to me. The experience and people involved is more a trophy than the size of the animal. View attachment 216279
AWESOME
 

Lapua 338

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Hey all.

I went out to our hunting spot the night before opening day here in Alberta for bull moose. We got camp set up and did some scouting. All we could find was bear crap and wolf tracks. We travelled quite a few miles and only found one scrape. Not looking good.

We spent opening day calling and hiking around trying to get a bull to come in. No answers, no sign, NOTHING.

My dad and brother were up there for 3 days before trying to get one with a bow and they had no luck with calling or anything either.

So we figured they were most likely with cows already and it should be any day that the bulls start looking for a new cow. Friday morning me and my brother went to a spot we saw had some fresh tracks the night before. We called a few times, listened, and still no answers. We decided to hike back and make beakfast. 2 minutes after we left i looked up the cutline, no moose, looked down to watch for sticks, looked up and a bull was standing in front of us.

I threw my gun up and fired. Both defend from forgetting earplugs we were celebrating instantly from the bull dropping on the spot.

The 230 hybrid did its job at 70ish yards in the lungs. Muzzle velocity was 2960fps in case anyone is interested. No exit but vitals were soup.

I always say im going to try and hold out for a big one, but it never seems to happen haha. Im a meat hunter, and antlers don't mean much to me. The experience and people involved is more a trophy than the size of the animal. View attachment 216279
Great job, meat for the freezer is always a good thing.
 

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