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WY Shiras Moose Hunt...Snowy Range
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TheSaint 26-Sep-17
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From: TheSaint
26-Sep-17
I drew a great tag in WY for shiras moose and have been burning up the miles scouting/hunting the unit. Last week I found three bulls, one exceeded 45 inches but I couldn't get on him before he and his cow split. I just made it back to the unit tonight and plan on hunting most of the week. I'll try to post more pics as the hunt progresses however I have limited service where I'll spend most of my time. Not a ton of glassable where I've been finding the moose. May be a tougher hunt than I expected! Here are a few pics from last week. Weather has been crazy!

From: TheSaint
26-Sep-17
Sorry. Coverage isn't good enough to post pics. I'll post ASAP

From: BULELK1
26-Sep-17
Have fun and be safe Blayne!

+1 on this crazy weather---------->

Good luck, Robb

From: TheSaint
26-Sep-17

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From: Bowboy
26-Sep-17
Good luck!

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26-Sep-17

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26-Sep-17

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26-Sep-17

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26-Sep-17
White out conditions after an amazing sunrise.

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26-Sep-17

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From: njbuck
26-Sep-17
Best of luck! thanks for taking us along with you.

From: t-roy
26-Sep-17
Best of luck to you!

From: Chief 419
26-Sep-17
Might as well get the game bags ready. Good luck!

From: Lechwe
26-Sep-17
Good luck. I'll be drawing a tag out there in the next couple years once i decide what unit I want.

From: TheSaint
26-Sep-17
Saw three moose late AM. Cow, calf and a dink bull. It's a start!

From: INbowdude
26-Sep-17
Best of luck Saint!

From: TheSaint
26-Sep-17

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Passed this guy tonight.

From: t-roy
27-Sep-17
What unit are you hunting, and how many points did it take to draw your tag, if you don’t mind sharing, Blayne? If you’d rather not share that info, I understand as well.

From: TheSaint
27-Sep-17
Unit 38. I only had 12-13 pts. Takes over 18 yrs to draw it. They issue one random tag. Odds were 1-647......I drew it :)

From: venison
27-Sep-17
Good luck !

From: carcus
27-Sep-17
Good luck on your hunt, moose are made to bowhunt!

From: BOWUNTR
27-Sep-17
You're a bad ass... no doubt you'll get it done. Ed F

From: HUNT MAN
27-Sep-17
What he said ^^

From: TheSaint
28-Sep-17

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AM bull

From: iceman
28-Sep-17
Shoot him!

From: njbuck
28-Sep-17
That sure looks like a shooter to me!

From: kota-man
28-Sep-17
Good luck...Can't wait to see the results of this one!

From: Treeline
28-Sep-17
Looking good! Can't wait to see the results!

28-Sep-17
Good luck brother!! Looks fantastic there..stay on um..

From: TheSaint
28-Sep-17
Found this bull.....biggest so far! Was on him for 4hrs and could never get a good shot. Had him at 80 and thought he'd come right to me and then he headed up the mountain. I've spent two night and one morning trying to relocate him. I'm gonna try one more time in the AM.

From: TheSaint
28-Sep-17

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From: Hackbow
29-Sep-17
Good luck in the morning! I've seen about 15 or so different bulls while elk hunting in CO and only one approaches that guy in both rack and body size. What a brute!

From: Medicinemann
29-Sep-17
That is a darn good looking Shiras bull......

From: Treeline
29-Sep-17
Bomber bull! That's what you are looking for! Keep after him!

From: Bowboy
29-Sep-17
Keep after. Have you tried calling?

29-Sep-17
Man o man, nobody on this site draws tags as well as you:) Hats off on your hunt planning and success! Good luck! C

From: T Mac
29-Sep-17
Beautiful country good luck!

From: njbuck
29-Sep-17
Wow, that thing is a giant. Hopefully you are on that bull this morning!

From: Kodiak
29-Sep-17
I gotta be honest, if it was me I'd devote the rest of my trip trying to relocate that bull. Monster.

Good luck!

From: TXCO
29-Sep-17
Awesome bull!! Good luck

From: TXHunter
29-Sep-17
I hope you shot that one. Seriously.

From: Spiral Horn
30-Sep-17
Fully mature, likely Record Book Bull -- standing by for either a beautiful trophy photo, or a very sad tale.

From: TheSaint
30-Sep-17

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Found him 3/4 mile away. Sucker stayed 30 yards inside the woods edge with his collard cow and another cow and calf. I sat on him ALL DAY! Never left the timber. All I could see was his anthers. Had to come home for several days family and work obligations. Here are a few more pics. Gonna go back and try to get him. Only negative is he isn't real wide. Awesome bull though!

From: Iahunter
30-Sep-17
That's a great bull and a gorgeous area to hunt! I hope you connect soon!

From: TheSaint
30-Sep-17
Found him 3/4 mile away. Sucker stayed 30 yards inside the woods edge with his collard cow and another cow and calf. I sat on him ALL DAY! Never left the timber. All I could see was his anthers. Had to come home for several days family and work obligations. Here are a few more pics. Gonna go back and try to get him. Only negative is he isn't real wide. Awesome bull though!

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30-Sep-17

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30-Sep-17

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30-Sep-17

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From: Buffalo1
30-Sep-17
Good luck Blayne. Hang with them- you'll score.

From: Huntcell
30-Sep-17
From side views would not expect to him to have that type frontal profile. He has both bell and rope under his chin. Awesome photos .

Looking forward to a hero photoas well!

All the best>>>>------>

From: Treeline
30-Sep-17
Fabulous bull! Hope you can close the deal on him! Still rootin' from the bleachers!!

From: TheSaint
01-Oct-17
Bowboy,

Yes. I actually called a small bull in. Haven't checked to see if the video turned out yet. I'll post if it's any good!

From: TXHunter
01-Oct-17
Good luck!

From: caribou77
01-Oct-17
Good luck Blayne! I've been following this thread close! Love it. Your hard work will pay off soon.

From: caribou77
01-Oct-17
You using your caribou broadheads or did you switch it up for moose?

From: Paul@thefort
01-Oct-17
Got in on this late, but it is time to fill the tag. Good luck, Paul

From: TheSaint
01-Oct-17
Hey Luke,

I shoot three different broad heads ( I must have commitment issues ??) depending on the game, distance, etc. I'll almost definetly use 4 blade Magnus stingers on this moose hunt....buzz cuts. Bou, I used rage hypodermics and grizzly hunt standard slick tricks. I love all three of these heads for different reasons.

From: jims
01-Oct-17
The suspense is killing us all! What a great hunt!

It sounds like several bulls you've seen have been hesitant to come in to bow range? I'm sure you are doing it but I had great success bringing bulls into my lap with cow calls on my Wyo moose hunt. In fact, every time I ran into cows I settled in and called....whacked and rubbed trees with a stick. Moose nose and ears are pretty incredible...if you think about it a bulls antlers are a tunnel for sound to their ears. A number of bulls came in quiet that were in the area and I hadn't seen. I had to wave my arms to keep a couple of them from running me over! I never used one but a cow decoy may also get the hesitant bulls to come in. If that doesn't work I often scraped a tree with a stick with a few bull grunts added to seal the deal. You may be already doing all this but thought I would offer some advice! Keep the cow calls, bull grunts, and tree rubbing coming and I'm sure you'll get a whopper!

From: TheSaint
03-Oct-17
Heading back in the AM for 1.5 days of hunting. Then I might be able to string 2 - 2.5 days again next week! Gonna hunt that big bulls home area super hard. Weather looks like it's about to break too. Should be good!

From: TheSaint
03-Oct-17

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03-Oct-17

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The last sighting

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03-Oct-17

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The trees he never left last Friday
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The trees he never left last Friday

From: Jaquomo
03-Oct-17
Alright Blayne! Weather is breaking, rut is on, should be good hunting the next few days except for crunchy snow in the am.. Definitely do some more calling unless you find that bull in a huntable spot. Get him!

From: Kodiak
03-Oct-17
Excellent.

I'm really hoping you can pull it off. That's great country, I've driven through it dozens of times but never hunted it.

From: Grasshopper
03-Oct-17
second day of my moose hunt I witnessed a hunter use a ultimate predator moose decoy. He walked up to 10 yards to a bull and cow. It was unbelievable. I came home for a break, and ordered one FedX. Shot my moose before it arrived. If you need a decoy, let me know. I will testify they work unbelievably well. Good Luck!

From: Treeline
03-Oct-17
Still hoping for an awesome success photo soon! Go get him, Blayne!

04-Oct-17
That's a fantastic bull, good luck!

From: Mr.C
04-Oct-17
your gonna pop a hole in him today MikeC

From: wytex
04-Oct-17
Have you hit the northern part of the area or at Vedauwoo? Lots of moose north towards elk area 11 and up at Vedauwoo too east of Laramie. Weather coming with wind, watch out for those falling trees. You can call one right in with no decoy, do it every elk season when we see them.

Good luck!!!

From: TheSaint
05-Oct-17

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5 yds and I couldn't get a shot!!!! Tuesday PM was awesome. Called two bulls into bow range and passed both of them. Took some good video and pics. One was pretty good though.... Walking out I did a little calling and my big boy ran me over. Never had time to set up. Ran in and stopped behind the tree. He ran out and stood there about 110 yds away. Wednesday....was horrible. Covered a lot of ground and only saw a cow/calf pair. Drove home tonight as I'm showing ranches in southern and western CO the next few days. I'll download the other pics when I get a minute and post them. Hoping I can get back for at least 1 day next week. Both my boys have football playoffs next week so I'm not going to miss that!

From: TheSaint
05-Oct-17

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Lots of snow!

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05-Oct-17

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From: t-roy
05-Oct-17
Almost!.....Good luck next week.

05-Oct-17
Good luck bud! You'll get it done!

From: Mark Watkins
05-Oct-17
You got him Blayne!!!

Mark

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05-Oct-17

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Here's one of the bulls I called in and passed.

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05-Oct-17

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Here's the 2nd bull I passed. Really not a bad bull. I'm wrestling with the internal conflict of being a bowhunter and/or a trophy hunter. Some animals I don't worry about size. For whatever reason I'm stuck on trying to shoot a monster. That may change as my family and work schedule is ridiculous the next 3 weeks. I have no clue how difficult hunting moose will be post rut?

From: Medicinemann
05-Oct-17
Thanks for keeping us in the loop.....

09-Oct-17

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Those are nice bulls. Put the one I just shot in Idaho to shame.

From: TheSaint
09-Oct-17
Yeah I've been a picky brat for sure. Big storm is about to break. Heading up there in a few mins to hunt this afternoon and in the AM. Supposedly they got 18 inches of snow.

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09-Oct-17

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From: TheSaint
09-Oct-17
Bob,

Congrats on the bull!

Blayne

From: TXCO
09-Oct-17
Keep after them!! Good luck

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09-Oct-17

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Nasty out!

From: wytex
09-Oct-17
At least the roads finally opened again. Good luck. I know a spot that has many bulls hanging out if you need some info. Not far from a highway and NF roads.

From: Treeline
09-Oct-17
Good luck! Shoot straight! Get a big ‘un :)

From: TheSaint
09-Oct-17
Too much snow to get back where I wanted go. Kept getting stuck and the drifts were terrible! Heading to an easier area in the AM where I passed a decent bull a couple weeks ago.

From: coelker
09-Oct-17
Damn good luck... I am rooting for you, from Colorado!

From: Jaquomo
10-Oct-17
They should be moving with the storm breaking and clearing. Especially at this stage of the rut. Bulls may be bird-dogging the edges of parks, scent checking like a whitetail buck. Be ready to move fast and cover ground to get ahead, or call him in.

Bob, nothing wrong with that bull, especially for Idaho. Congrats!

From: Florida Mike
10-Oct-17
Congrats Bob! Goodluck Blayne!

From: Brotsky
10-Oct-17
Good luck Blayne! Enjoying your story so far! Good things come to those who wait....or so they say:)

10-Oct-17
Hope you kill a great bull.

From: TheSaint
10-Oct-17

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10-Oct-17

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10-Oct-17
Dangit, not sure why i looked this up right before i turned over in bed..... Been eagerly following this one since the start, looks like im awake for awhile now, please dont keep me up all night...;^)

From: Stekewood
10-Oct-17
Ha! Same here. Waiting now......

10-Oct-17
Dangit Steke, i seen the title was bold again, thought it was an update from saint. Hoping this one gets you back....

From: Stekewood
10-Oct-17
It did!

From: Surfbow
10-Oct-17
I hate cliffhangers...

From: TheSaint
10-Oct-17

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Guys, I have to download the pics still. I took a couple with the phone though...

From: TheSaint
10-Oct-17

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Heading back to WY tomorrow to pack him out. Most of the pics on my phone aren't that great. The camera is much better. I'll post this antler pic though

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10-Oct-17

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From: Jaquomo
11-Oct-17
Great bull, Blayne! Excellent job!

From: Fuzz
11-Oct-17
Awesome bull! Congtatulations! Been checking everyday for updates!

From: BULELK1
11-Oct-17
Good for you!!!!

Thanks for taking us along

Good luck, Robb

From: pav
11-Oct-17
SWEET!

From: caribou77
11-Oct-17
Congrats!!!! Though we could use some more details...

From: cnelk
11-Oct-17
Aint nuthin wrong with that one!

From: Treeline
11-Oct-17
That is an awesome bull! Congratulations! Have fun packin’ today:)

From: brettpsu
11-Oct-17
Congrats Blayne! Your hard work paid off bud.

From: midwest
11-Oct-17
Way to get it done! What a great bull!

From: iceman
11-Oct-17
Hell yeah! Congrats, bud!

11-Oct-17
Great bull. Congrats!

From: Bowboy
11-Oct-17
Congrats on a great bull!

From: T Mac
11-Oct-17
Congrats on a great bull Blayne.

From: Bowfreak
11-Oct-17
Congrats! I can't wait to see all of the pics.

From: t-roy
11-Oct-17
Awesome! Congrats Blayne!

From: TXCO
11-Oct-17
Awesome bull, congrats!

11-Oct-17
Congrats !! Thanks for sharing.

From: huntinelk
11-Oct-17
Congrats on a great bull.

From: Ken
11-Oct-17
Congratulations!

11-Oct-17
Sweet! Congrats Blayne!

11-Oct-17
It's about damn time! congrats!

From: TheSaint
11-Oct-17
I'll post a story and better pics shortly. It was a sweet hunt. Called him in (used every tactic in the book) and got most of the hunt of video too!

From: Stekewood
11-Oct-17
Excellent! Congratulations

From: Scar Finga
11-Oct-17
Congratulations man!!!!! Nice Bull!!!!

From: Scoot
11-Oct-17
Oh gee, I am shocked Blayne killed yet another stud critter. :)

WTG Blayne- congrats!!!

From: wytex
11-Oct-17
Nice bull. Shoot me a pm on the location, general not specific. I know a great Taxi in Laramie, Darroll Bennett.

From: Ron Niziolek
11-Oct-17
Fantastic bull. Congrats!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
11-Oct-17
Awesome. Can't wait for the story and more pics!

From: njbuck
11-Oct-17
A great bull, congrats! Can't wait to hear the story and hopefully see the video.

From: Brotsky
11-Oct-17
YES!! Way to go Blayne! Congrats!

From: Trial153
11-Oct-17
Excellent, congrats

From: Trial153
11-Oct-17
Excellent, congrats

From: Medicinemann
11-Oct-17
Great looking bull.....looking forward to watching the video....

From: elkmtngear
11-Oct-17
Fantastic!

Congratulations, Sir !

From: Grasshopper
11-Oct-17
Great job!

From: GhostBird
11-Oct-17
Congratulations... nice looking bull.

From: SDHNTR(home)
11-Oct-17
Wow! So Awesome. Can't wait for the rest of the story. Congrats Blayne!

From: Bowboy
11-Oct-17
I'm sure he's having fun packing or having a drink and a burger somewhere

From: TheSaint
12-Oct-17
I'll post a story and better pics shortly. It was a sweet hunt. Called him in (used every tactic in the book) and got most of the hunt of video too!

From: Butternut40
12-Oct-17
Congrats and looking forward to the rest of the story.

From: Cajunarcher
12-Oct-17
Congrats Blayne!! Can't wait to hear more about it!

From: Mr.C
12-Oct-17
nice bull way to go

From: Fulldraw1972
12-Oct-17
Congrats!! Nice looking bull!

From: Paul@thefort
12-Oct-17
I thought that red stuff in the snow looked like discarded red cool aid! GUESS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: TheSaint
12-Oct-17

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I pulled a couple frames from the video. See the lighted knock!

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12-Oct-17

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12-Oct-17
This was my follow up shot.

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12-Oct-17

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Here are a few pics. Story to follow.

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12-Oct-17

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These pics are pretty low quality. I'll download some higher res. pics.

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12-Oct-17

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From: midwest
12-Oct-17
Sweet! How far was the shot?

From: Beav
12-Oct-17
Congrats! This was such a great thread to follow!

From: Bowfreak
12-Oct-17
Looks like he was standing in Colorado when you shot by the arc of that arrow. :)

From: TheSaint
12-Oct-17
Two shots. 60 yds and 82 yds. The shot I posted was 82 yards. I need to go back through the GoPro and get more clips etc. I'll post more pics and try to piece together the video clips. The 82 yard shot was the better shot for sure. Liver and lung. First shot was a little low.

From: Zackman
12-Oct-17
Congrats Blayne!

12-Oct-17
Great looking bull!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-17
Very nice. Way to keep shooting. Hunt

From: TheSaint
13-Oct-17
Please excuse typos. Cranking this out on my iPad.

Side notes: So moose hunting is a little tougher than I realized. I knew I drew a premo tag in WY with a high moose population however there were days I never saw a moose and other days I'd see 8. Their hearing is amazing. Most of these guys weren't too overly spooky and you ciukd easily whack them with a gun. Seemed like if they got spooked you could still get to 120 yds of them. If I could re-do this hunt I'd try to scout in the summer and shoot one while they're still in their summer pattern. For me this wasn't an option this year as I hunted caribou in Quebec. Also, the weather was crazy up there starting mid-September....snow, ice, mud, repeat.

The hunt: Ultimately this ended up being an awesome conclusion to a great hunt. After getting snowed out of the area I spent most of my time I connected with some bowsite guys/gals and people who follow our Instagram acct. I received several good tips on areas to try out. Seeing as I only had Tuesday AM left to hunt before the rut would end (couldn't return until post-rut) I to was eager to cover ground and locate some new bulls.

It was FREEZING Tuesday AM. My ratchet straps were stuck to my trailer so I hoped in my truck to drive to the western slope on the Snowy Range. Truck read 8 degrees! I located a smaller bull at first slight and cont. west. After hiking around, calling, etc. I came up empty. I decided to backtrack and noticed a bull several hundred yards off the HWY in a meadow. I quickly jumped out of the truck and grabbed my gear to get a closer look.

I'm paranoid I'm going to loose this post and have to start over. Gonna post now and start a new one.

From: TheSaint
13-Oct-17
I set up a video camera on a tripod and began cow calling. After letting a couple calls rip he turned and started my way. He hung up once around 150 yards and I used a short call cow to suck him in. He tried to circle downwind which would have been perfect as he'd step right into a shooting lane. So there's the meadow, row of trees and then the HWY. Unfortunately some hunters were driving down the highway and pulled up next to him and he ran off. I wasn't sure if he was gone gone or still in the area. I grabbed a scapula from my pack and started racking the heck out of a tree. Let a few bull grunts out and one aggressive cow call and he came storming in to 30 yds. He stopped in the thickest crap around. I couldn't even really see him. At this point I just waited it out to see if he'd pop out. Eventually he walked out 60 yds away. My shot was a little low in the shoulder and didn't get that great of penetration. As he trotted off I launched one and missed (pretty fast critters). He stopped at 82 yds and I drilled him. Liver and lung shot. I waited about 45 mins. before taking the blood trail up. I followed it roughly 150 yds before he headed in the thick timber. At this point I was less than 10 yds away from the woods and decided to wait another hour just in case....didn't want to jump him. Lieterally within seconds of my decession I could see him bedded just inside the timber. He was still alive so I snuck to within 3-4 yds and found the only hole through the brush I could and made on last shot.

I took a few pics, quartered him and hit the road to make my sons youth football playoff game. I came back the next day to pack him out. Man this was a fun hunt. A little frustrating and boring at times, but fun. I think I officially have the moose bug now!

From: TheSaint
13-Oct-17
After spending all that time in the back country it figures I'd shoot one close to a road!

From: JohnB
13-Oct-17
Congrats sir on the nice bull! I love smiling when I am at work!

From: caribou77
13-Oct-17
Great job Blayne!

From: Turk
13-Oct-17
Congratulations, thanks for sharing!

From: Treeline
13-Oct-17
Awesome! Congratulations on a fabulous bull!

I hunted moose in Wyoming about 10 years ago. It was a lot tougher hunt than most would expect. I definitely agree with you that the best time to get them is during the late summer before the rut. Much more pattern-able and calmer. The rut is interesting with the calling, but it is much easier to get close to one in August or early September. If you find a good bull in July or August he will likely be right there until he rubs out and starts wandering around looking for cows. Really gets tough in the later part of the season with snow on the ground!

From: Bowfreak
13-Oct-17
Awesome bull again and congrats on a great shot!

From: SBH
13-Oct-17
Great Bull!

From: njbuck
13-Oct-17
Congrats on a great Bull!

From: Bake
13-Oct-17
Congrats Blayne. Been enjoying following along on instagram

From: Florida Mike
13-Oct-17
Congrats Blayne!

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