I would have
taken the shot and that outfitter would not get my ok again many think a moose needs to be close to shot but if you had the skill you did have enough gun and round fot a clean kill with a well placed shot. but the outfitter and guide did not know you or your shooting skill. next time make it known you can and will take longer shots then most hunters are able to.464 yards are not a long range shot at least to me. but if you do not have all the gear wind metter good gun and round best to not take the shotGents,
I had a guided Moose hunt this year in Alaska which was unsuccessful... it happens. I felt the outfitter was solid but I had an incident with a guide and I would like a second opinion.
At first light I spotted a 65”+ moose about a mile away. At last light he fed out into a meadow and was 464 yards away. In short, the guide denied me on a clear shot. I spoke with the guide afterward and he said I did not understand how much respect he had for those animals and he did not want to see me wound it.
Yes, I kept my composure and this was my only opportunity at a moose during the trip. I had a 7mm rem mag with VLD 180s at 2910 FPS and carry 2000 ft pounds of energy at 500 yards.
I wish this opportunity had never presented itself as it tainted my experience. I did speak with the outfitter and he stands behind his guide and is not willing to work something out that would be a win win.
Adding; I practice out to 1000 yards and have taken several animals cross canyon. Prior to the hunt I established 500 yards as a max shooting range as I wanted plenty of energy to take the animal.