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Contributors to this thread:
DB999 22-Sep-17
Habitat1 22-Sep-17
DB999 22-Sep-17
t-roy 22-Sep-17
Scar Finga 22-Sep-17
Paul@thefort 04-Oct-17
Mr.C 04-Oct-17
DB999 04-Oct-17
Herdbull 04-Oct-17
Martin Man 06-Oct-17
BigOk 06-Oct-17
Buskill 06-Oct-17
Gene 07-Oct-17
SixLomaz 07-Oct-17
Herdbull 07-Oct-17
Mr.C 09-Oct-17
Blacktail Bob 09-Oct-17
Martin Man 09-Oct-17
skinner creek 10-Oct-17
skinner creek 10-Oct-17
TSI 11-Oct-17
GVS 11-Oct-17
GregE 11-Oct-17
Scar Finga 11-Oct-17
t-roy 11-Oct-17
Hawkeye 11-Oct-17
Ucsdryder 11-Oct-17
ACB 12-Oct-17
ki-ke 12-Oct-17
Herdbull 13-Oct-17
Elcrzy1 18-Oct-17
Bear Track 18-Oct-17
TEmbry 18-Oct-17
TEmbry 18-Oct-17
Fuzzy 19-Oct-17
Buskill 19-Oct-17
Fuzzy 19-Oct-17
From: DB999
22-Sep-17

DB999's embedded Photo
DB999's embedded Photo
Per Request, I'll start it. Fall 2017 Colorado Shiras Bull Moose

From: Habitat1
22-Sep-17
Great bull what state

From: DB999
22-Sep-17
Colorado - Just edited to reflect that. Good point!

From: t-roy
22-Sep-17
Great Shiras bull. Congrats!

From: Scar Finga
22-Sep-17
Beautiful Moose, congratulations!!!!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Oct-17
Great hunt for sure,. NIce. so for the record, how many total PPs did it take you to draw the tag?

From: Mr.C
04-Oct-17
NICE! thumbs up

From: DB999
04-Oct-17
Hey Paul - I had 3 and 16 waiting points when I drew. Took 19 total years of applying. Didn't believe the backdoor when I saw I drew!

From: Herdbull
04-Oct-17

Herdbull's embedded Photo
Herdbull's embedded Photo
Alaska solo hunt. Mike

From: Martin Man
06-Oct-17

Martin Man's embedded Photo
Newfoundland
Martin Man's embedded Photo
Newfoundland

06-Oct-17
Congrats men.

From: BigOk
06-Oct-17
Wow,Herdbull. That is a beast.

From: Buskill
06-Oct-17

Buskill's embedded Photo
Buskill's embedded Photo
I hunted out of the same cabin as Martin Man a week or so after him . ( rifle )

From: Gene
07-Oct-17
Herdbull, Awesome bull! Doing a solo hunt, how the hell did you get that bull out of there!

From: SixLomaz
07-Oct-17
Probably a lot of hard work and no Facebook time. LOL

From: Herdbull
07-Oct-17

Herdbull's embedded Photo
Herdbull's embedded Photo
It took 10 trips to pack meat, ~ 12 hours. This was my 7th solo hunt in Alaska and I posted more detail on a previous thread on bowsite. The down hill was hard on my knees. I had knee scoped for meniscus tear in April. That knee did OK ,but my other knee swelled a bit. Trekking poles were a big help, and it was the first time I used them. Mike

From: Mr.C
09-Oct-17

Mr.C's embedded Photo
Mr.C's embedded Photo
my first Canadian from Saskatchewan Brother, guide in the yellow and a packer MikeC

09-Oct-17

Blacktail Bob's embedded Photo
Blacktail Bob's embedded Photo
Best bull I saw in Idaho, but I saw maybe 9 different bulls and they were really easy to call in. Actually had another bull bedded 64 yards in front of me when I shot this one, so the bedded bull acted as my decoy when this one came in. Being 64 yards out, my decoy actually resulted in my shot being farther than it otherwise would have been. All the rest of the bulls I called in were 10 to 15 yards away, I shot this one at 52 yards.

From: Martin Man
09-Oct-17
They are all great! But Herdbull, that is impressive!

10-Oct-17

skinner creek's embedded Photo
Hal's rifle kill.
skinner creek's embedded Photo
Hal's rifle kill.

skinner creek's Link
Nice bull for Hal.

10-Oct-17

skinner creek's embedded Photo
Jeff's mountain moose.
skinner creek's embedded Photo
Jeff's mountain moose.

skinner creek's Link
Another last week, Jeff with another good one. two for two this season.

From: TSI
11-Oct-17

TSI's embedded Photo
TSI's embedded Photo
New Brunswick 2017 bow kill.

From: GVS
11-Oct-17

GVS's embedded Photo
GVS's embedded Photo
First Shiras moose. Robertson Fatal Styk, Woodsman broadhead. It was an awesome hunt with a good friend who got one as well.

From: GregE
11-Oct-17

GregE's embedded Photo
GregE's embedded Photo
GregE's embedded Photo
Moose near the left edge past the pond
GregE's embedded Photo
Moose near the left edge past the pond
GregE's embedded Photo
GregE's embedded Photo
Wife Judy and daughter Kim left 10 days ago for Wyoming near Bridger Wilderness and the continental Divide for a Moose hunt. The ride share she was going to use has a conflict so they are driving our Dodge 1 ton to be able to transport several large coolers back.

Kim is a Veteran with a 50% disability from her 6 years in the Army. An organization called Hunting with Heroes based in WY selected her for a Shiras Bull Moose hunt and cover all expenses including transportation. She asked Judy to be her plus 1 for this up to 2 week trip. They stayed in a motel and gear packed for snow though it was arid in that area. Apparently this is the First moose tag they have ever drawn for this program. The donor accumulated 18 preference points then paid $1400 non resident rate for the tag. They received permission from several nearby ranches ( that rarely give permission ) and have scouted 5 bulls for her.

On the opening day they spotted a large bodied bull and 6 cows across a pond and after watching for a while they saw it bed. 1.5 hour stalking got her about 60 yards away after using a draw to move into the wind. Upon hearing the shot the landowner cranked up his large tractor and within a couple hours the dressed bull was in the truck.

Long story and shot with Kim's Sako '06, but Hunting with Heroes deserves a huge atta boy.

40" wide with 23" fronts indicate this bull's antlers were past prime. The bull huge size is evident hanging from the volunteer guide's construction forklift.

From: Scar Finga
11-Oct-17
That's a very nice moose! Congratulations to the wounded warrior and God Bless her for her service and sacrifices!

From: t-roy
11-Oct-17
Congrats to your daughter, GregE! Great story behind the hunt as well. Give her my thanks for her service as well.

From: Hawkeye
11-Oct-17
Great bulls guys!

From: Ucsdryder
11-Oct-17
“Accumulated 18 pp and then spent 1400”. Unbelievable!!!!

From: ACB
12-Oct-17

ACB's embedded Photo
(Rifle) 45" NW Ontario
ACB's embedded Photo
(Rifle) 45" NW Ontario
Since no one protested rifle kills I will add mine for this year . 45" NW Ontario.

From: ki-ke
12-Oct-17
Love moose hunting!!

Herdbull: Fantastic bull! What do you think was up with his forehead?? Looks painful...

From: Herdbull
13-Oct-17

Herdbull's embedded Photo
Herdbull's embedded Photo
Ki-Ke - The moose may have had pain when he damaged the pedicle or skull that spured the initiation of growing the third beam, but after that I think it is just bony antler material complete with dried velvet that grew out on his forehead and half way down his face. This bull was aggressive as he had a hole punched through his right palm from this season. Apon skinning I noted a abscess under the skin on his shoulder comploete with fresh puss. Upon butchering I found two holes punched through his shoulder blade presumably also from tines from the fighting bull. The tines did not puncture lungs. His aggression cost him his life as he came in to fight me after I called out to him. Mike

From: Elcrzy1
18-Oct-17

Elcrzy1's embedded Photo
2017 Colorado 41”
Elcrzy1's embedded Photo
2017 Colorado 41”

From: Bear Track
18-Oct-17

Bear Track's embedded Photo
Bear Track's embedded Photo
My 2017 bull. Manitoba

From: TEmbry
18-Oct-17
Brooks Range meat bull with a couple great buddies along to help out. Sept 2017.

From: TEmbry
18-Oct-17

TEmbry's embedded Photo
TEmbry's embedded Photo

From: Fuzzy
19-Oct-17
Buskill, looks li9ke you had a good trip. Awesome moose, and a REAL beast for Newfoundland! Congratulations!

From: Buskill
19-Oct-17
Thanks, Fuzz. It was a great trip and a fun drive . We were 14 hours from Charlottesville to Bangor first day then 10 hours from Bangor to North Sydney the next . Little bit faster on the way home . Easy border crossings ( Calais ). Thanks for all the advice .

From: Fuzzy
19-Oct-17
24 driving hours is about right. Glad it went well. Did you get to check out Charlene's Restaurant on Cape Breton Island?

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