We lost Dan Moore
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From: Blake Patton
15-Aug-19
No real details other than Dan was hunting antelope in Nevada. Supposedly the F&G found him in his camper. Just learned this tragic news from Dyrk Eddie after he talked to Dan's wife.

From: Paul@thefort
15-Aug-19
That is sad news for sure. Being nearly 80 years myself, too many of my friends, some younger and some older have passed recently. Dan will surely be missed. my best, Paul

From: Ishpeming
15-Aug-19
He will be missed!

From: njbuck
15-Aug-19
Wow, what horrible news, he will be missed. RIP Dan

15-Aug-19
Dang it man, that’s terrible news. Dan was great guy, always happy to help a guy out. He will be missed, prayers for his wife.

From: otcWill
15-Aug-19
Terrible news. Prayers for his family

15-Aug-19
Sorry to hear that sad news! He sure was a no frills straight shooter tell it like it is kinda guy. rip Dan

From: sbschindler
15-Aug-19
Oh My God terrible news

From: BOWNUT
15-Aug-19
Very sad news he will be missed.

From: Vonfoust
15-Aug-19
Wow, just saved the interview thread to listen later and then this pops up. RIP Dan.

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
Very sad news. Another one of the good ones gone. Prayers for his family and friends.

From: ElkNut1
15-Aug-19
Oh my God, RIP Danny! My thoughts go out to his family!

ElkNut/Paul

15-Aug-19
RIP Danny. You’ll be missed!

From: Junior
15-Aug-19
Dan was a good guy!...RIP Brother!

From: midwest
15-Aug-19
A legend. RIP Bigdan. Prayers to the family. At least he's with Cody now.

15-Aug-19
I was just listening to his audio interview and came back over to see this... very sad. It was good seeing him back in April at P&Y. He was telling us about his trip out from Montana and the route he had to take due to the snow and ice. Horrible news. RIP, Danny.

From: Jeff Pals
15-Aug-19
Very sad news. -Jeff

From: Treeline
15-Aug-19
Wow. Very sad news indeed. RIP Dan. You will be missed by many.

From: iceman
15-Aug-19
Wow. Very sad indeed. Great man and will be missed by many.

From: Frank Noska
15-Aug-19
Very sad to hear this morning. You always made the people around you laugh. You were doing what we all love, bowhunting. RIP Big Danny Moore. My prayers are with your family.

From: Shiras42
15-Aug-19
Horrible news. Probably the greatest archery elk hunter there was. Glad I got to meet him at the P&Y this year. RIP

From: Cazador
15-Aug-19
He lived it! While its very sad news he just kept going and going no matter what cards were dealt. I'd like to think he passed in his sleep thinking about next days hunt. No doubt Maggie was right there with him.

Take care Dan!

From: wilbur
15-Aug-19
Terrible news for sure, our time here is so short. God Bless him and his family. His posts and knowledge here on Bowsite will be missed.

From: Bou'bound
15-Aug-19
So sorry to hear this today. Prayers for his family in such a difficult time.

From: elkstabber
15-Aug-19
He will remain as an inspiration to many of us. RIP BigDan.

From: Heat
15-Aug-19
This is awful news! My prayers go out to him and his friends and family. Had the pleasure of meeting Danny at the Bowsite gathering in Phoenix. He and his wife were super nice. He contributed a lot around here and he will be sorely missed.

From: Irishman
15-Aug-19
Sad to hear. I used to live about 200 yds from Dan's Big Sky Archery store. I liked Big Dan's sense of humor and used to stop by just to BS with him. He told things as he saw them, he definitely will be missed.

From: JTV
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan ....

From: Drnaln
15-Aug-19
Sad news....Praying for Dan & his family

From: cnelk
15-Aug-19
Dang- RIP Dan

From: Destroyer350
15-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan

From: wilhille
15-Aug-19
RIP Sir

From: lewis
15-Aug-19
What a shock we were scheduled to hunt Az together last year and I blew out my knee so we were rescheduling for next year.RIP buddy Lewis

From: coelker
15-Aug-19
Very sad news. Great guy and a legend... I hope it was peaceful and am sending prayers to his family.

From: Mule Power
15-Aug-19
I know he was heart broken after his son passed. I’d like to think Dan is happier than ever to be with him again. A legend to most of us Big Dan will live on forever in our hearts and minds as well as on this forum. RIP brother.

From: mrelite
15-Aug-19
Very sad, RIP BigDan

From: fubar racin
15-Aug-19
Praying for his family, when it comes time for me to go I hope it can be on a hunting trip being that’s where my mind and soul are happiest.

15-Aug-19
Damn...RIP Dan!

From: OFFHNTN
15-Aug-19
Ouch.......that is terrible. I always enjoyed his knowledge and success. RIP Dan.

From: rooster
15-Aug-19
Prayers for the family.

From: LBshooter
15-Aug-19
Prayers out to his friends and family, always enjoyed reading his posts. Certainly had some nice trophy photos. He went out doing something he loved, hunting,.not too bad, God speed.

From: sticksender
15-Aug-19
A great guy who will be sorely missed by many.

From: Glunt@work
15-Aug-19
He was a guy that got it done. Prayers for his family and friends.

From: jdee
15-Aug-19
A true outdoorsman till the end. R.I.P

From: ohiohunter
15-Aug-19
RIP bigdan, you will be dearly missed.

From: APauls
15-Aug-19
Shot to the guts for sure. Loved hearing about all the people he helped and his one pic sitting on that bull is still a fave of mine. Which is actually odd cause normally I don't like pics where guys sit on animals. He will be missed.

15-Aug-19
Prayers for his wife and family.

From: Zebrakiller
15-Aug-19
Man that tuff to take, prayers, live life everyone

From: Inshart
15-Aug-19
Ohhhh, that is a shock! So sad, as others have said -- prayers to his family. Some day if your walking through the woods and all of the sudden a Hoochie Mama lands at your feet, you'll know Danny is having another good laugh. RIP

15-Aug-19
Dangit man. Mr. Dan helped with lots of info when I drew an Arizona elk tag. I was very grateful for that. I can relate Apauls. I always gave him a pass on that pic. lol

From: LesWelch
15-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan.

From: Mt. man
15-Aug-19
Big Dan you were a good guy to chat with. RIP friend! As others said he died on a hunting trip....AMEN! Hopefully in his sleep peacefully dreaming about his next hunt. Prayers to the Family!

From: antlerman
15-Aug-19
Man this just breaks my heart. I had PM'd Dan not long ago and never heard from him. Even when Dan was hunting or no matter what he'd get back with me within a week or so. I've lost 2 of my hunting mentors this year.

Rest in God's Peace Danny Moore.....

15-Aug-19
He's reunited with his son now...

RIP Dan...

From: x-man
15-Aug-19
He'll be hunting with his son again this fall.

From: uteangler
15-Aug-19
Very sad news. RIP Big Dan

From: pav
15-Aug-19
RIP Bigdan. You will be missed my friend. You always treated this flatlander like family.

Prayers for the entire Moore family.

From: huntnmuleys
15-Aug-19
Omg that’s terrible. Dan was a great guy! RIP big dan.

From: BigOk
15-Aug-19
RIP

From: Scoot
15-Aug-19
Definitely a legend in the elk hunting world. Dan was extremely generous and gracious about sharing his knowledge. He helped me dozens of times and I'll always appreciate him for that. Sad deal for sure- prayers sent to his family.

From: Scar Finga
15-Aug-19
Very sad news! Prayers for his family and friends!

From: DL
15-Aug-19
Well the good news from this is there’s a man that will not be forgotten. He left his mark here. I can’t think of any better legacy than to have inspired younger generations and he definitely did that. For those of us that have hit our 70s we know time is short. I’m inspired by the fact he didn’t quit. I know if he were with us he would agree that he would rather die in the field that in some home wasting away. The legacy here is do what you love until you can’t. A life well lived

From: Mark Watkins
15-Aug-19
Sad news.....Prayers sent to his family.

Thanks for being a real American Legend Dan!

Mark

15-Aug-19
Damn, I met him this year at Pope and Young for the first time. He spent over two hours with me just telling stories. He was very gracious with his time and advice. I'm glad that I at least had the opportunity to buy him a drink once.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
15-Aug-19

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Very sad to hear.....I talked to Dan a few times and exchanged some stories as we hunted some of the same areas but I only met him in person once. I had just won a bow fishing tournament and he was the first guy to come and congratulate me. He didn't try to sugarcoat anything he said and was more than willing to share his opinions and advice. He'd been bow hunting long before most of us ever thought about it. He loved the Missouri breaks and elk hunting anywhere. I was told he was a great shot even back in the 1970's when most weren't. I'm grateful I was able to shake his hand.

From: Nomad @ work
15-Aug-19
Godspeed Dan!

From: LINK
15-Aug-19
Prayers for his family.

From: BC
15-Aug-19
Very sad. I didn’t know Dan but always enjoyed his posts. God bless.

From: Native Okie
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan.

15-Aug-19
RIP, prayer sent.

15-Aug-19
He loved the arrow and fellow bow hunters. RIP

From: Nick Muche
15-Aug-19
Sad news, certainly not what I expected to see when logging on this morning. Prayers sent for his family and friends. Dan helped out many on here and he will be missed.

15-Aug-19
RIP Dan! Hate to hear this yet am thankful he was doing what he loved still at the end. He will be missed by many!

From: HUNT MAN
15-Aug-19
Sad news . He was a hell of a good man and always willing to help out . Hope the bulls are screaming in heaven for you Danny. RIP . Hunt

From: Bowboy
15-Aug-19
RIP BigDan we'll all miss you!

From: Trial153
15-Aug-19
sorry to hear.

From: wild1
15-Aug-19
Elk are celebrating everywhere. Everyone else is heartbroken. RIP Big Dan, and prayers for his family.

From: sbschindler
15-Aug-19

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Dan never held back, we served together on the MBA Board for a few years

From: t-roy
15-Aug-19
Sad to hear of Dan’s passing. Prayers sent for his family.

15-Aug-19
Damn I hate reading this. The guy was a legend and we’ll all miss his humor and knowledge. At very least he passed doing what he loved.

From: T Mac
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan prayers for his family!

15-Aug-19

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This is one photo that I always remember... Cody and Dan after the kill. Love this one. I remember talking with him at P&Y/Dallas shortly after Cody's sudden passing. His eyes started welling up and so did mine. He sure loved that boy.

From: Shug
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan.....

From: Ermine
15-Aug-19
A legend! He’s with his son now! Tragic but at the same time he passed away out hunting!

From: deerhaven
15-Aug-19
Terrible shock! RIP Dan.

15-Aug-19
A legend and a great guy!

RIP Dan! Thoughts to his wife.

From: TreeWalker
15-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan. Payers for his wife, family and friends.

From: Boone
15-Aug-19
So sorry to this about BigDan. We talked a couple times on here when we realized that both our our names were Dan Moore. God Speed brother.

From: Pop-r
15-Aug-19
RIP brother! A good guy! Open his door for you or tell you his spots he was always willing to help.

From: No Mercy
15-Aug-19
So sad-loved reading his stuff. Legend in the hunting community.

RIP Bigdan

From: Grasshopper
15-Aug-19
Never met him in person, but it sure was easy to admire him from afar. Unbelievable bowhunter accomplishments on elk. Sad news, RIP, and prayers for the grief of those with sorrow, anguish and loss in their hearts. Way better than going out during a long hospital stay, but I can only imagine the sorrow for family.

From: Chuckster
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan, Loved reading his wealth of knowledge he shared with all of us here. One thing he said I haven't forgotten: You cant shoot a big one if you keep shooting the little ones. Spoke to him briefly at the P&Y meet and greet in Phx. You will be sorely missed BigDan.

From: JM
15-Aug-19
Very sad news, My deepest condolences to the family. I always looked forward to talking with Dan at the P&Y Conventions.

John

15-Aug-19
That sucks. He will be missed.

From: Bowfreak
15-Aug-19
So sad and way too soon. Prayers for his family.

From: LUNG$HOT
15-Aug-19
Horrible news. Definitely a legend. He’ll be remembered by many. RIP Danny.

From: Buffalo1
15-Aug-19
Prayers for his family in these difficult times.

He was always a treat to be around at P&Y Conventions. He was always willing to help others.

I always appreciated his forthrightness- he didn’t mince words or opinions. You always knew where he stood on a matter.

His interviews on BS will always be classic references for elk hunting.

He died doing what he loved to do- Bowhunting.

From: BB
15-Aug-19
Melanie, I am sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I feel so bad for you and the rest of the family. There should be some comfort in knowing he and Cody are back together again and that he departed doing what he loved most, bowhunting. Rest in peace Big Dan, and God bless you and the Family! The Allard's Kay and Bill.

From: badbull
15-Aug-19
Dan seemed to be admired by everyone on here and truly a great loss to Bowsite. I believe that every time that I see an elk question on Bowsite l will wonder "what would Dan say as an answer". I know that he changed my thinking on some elk hunting issues regarding things I thought that I knew. His legacy to bowhunters is a huge one. RIP Dan.

From: Lv2hnt
15-Aug-19
Finally got to meet up with Dan on his Arizona elk hunt this past September (after communicating back and forth for years). We were recently talking about getting after it the next time he drew an Arizona tag. God surely broke the mold with that special man ...

From: Stan NJ
15-Aug-19
Very sad to hear....prayers to the family....RIP Big Dan

From: midwest
15-Aug-19
A note from his wife, Melanie, on fb....

"The man we loved and laughed and argued with has left us. When none of us had heard from him in a week, I called White Pine Co search & Rescue in NV, where Dan was antelope hunting. While gone surprisingly soon, he went in the way most of us would want to - enjoying the outdoors, then instantly without pain. Service is tentatively August 23rd but I'll send confirmation later . . ."

From: Bowbender
15-Aug-19
Godspeed, Dan. Prayers for the family.

From: drycreek
15-Aug-19
This is the last thing I expected to see today. I only knew Dan through the forum, but he seemed like a very good man. I’m glad he went doing what he loved. Prayers and condolences for his friends and family.

From: Buffalo1
15-Aug-19

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P&Y Phoenix sharing elk hunting tips.

From: Zim
15-Aug-19
Was fortunate to get to sit at his table at the St. Louis P&Y Convention. Only regret was not getting a photo with him. Really nice guy. RIP

From: WapitiBob
15-Aug-19
Well that sucks. RIP Dan

From: Curt Wells
15-Aug-19
This is terrible news. I didn't know Dan well but met him and talked to him at Pope and Young several times. You have to respect a no-nonsense guy who is still willing to share his considerable expertise with anyone who needed it. Rest in peace.

From: Z Barebow
15-Aug-19
I never met him in person, but I thought the world of Dan. A few years back I drew a good tag in a unit he had previously hunted. Messaged him and we talked several times. Gave me everything he had without knowing me. This world now has a hole in it that will never be filled. My thoughts and prayers with Dan's friends and family.

From: Cazador
15-Aug-19
Knowing Dan, I can tell you I'm sure he's pissed that he missed this years elk season. I'm sure there is still a long going discussion taking place right now, one sided of course!

That's just the way he was.

From: Stoneman
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan Moore, we should all be so lucky as to pass doing what we enjoy most.

From: Buffalo1
15-Aug-19

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Bigdan at classroom capacity giving a seminar at Dallas P&Y

From: Aubs8
15-Aug-19
I am very sorry to hear this. I never met him but admired him from afar.

I am thinking of him and his family.

Mike

15-Aug-19
Thats horrible. God speed

From: CPAhunter
15-Aug-19

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RIP BigDan. Never met the guy but enjoyed the opinions here.

The third arrow from the top passed through my antelope in honor of his son who passed shortly before my hunt with BB. I'm confident his name will be adorned on a few arrows this fall.

From: arky
15-Aug-19
Such sad news! Prayers for the family!

From: JW
15-Aug-19
Sad news! RIP Big Dan. A true bowhunting legend.

From: Blake Patton
15-Aug-19

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I met Dan in 2004 on POW and have considered him a friend for the 15 years since. He was definitely one of a kind and will be missed by many. He helped and impacted many including a lot of folks on this site. I know Melanie takes comfort that Dan passed enjoying the outdoors and without pain. She posted on FB that services are tentatively scheduled for 8/23 and that she would confirm later. I've attached a few pictures representing fun times with him. RIP Bigdan!

From: Zbone
15-Aug-19
My condolences to family and friends...

From: SBH
15-Aug-19
Oh man. Terrible news. As everyone has stated above, he was a generous man when it came to his knowledge. Sad to hear this.

Too bad he didn't get one more elk season opener. He'll be in all of our minds as the coming seasons fall into place. RIP BIGDAN.

From: BOHNTR
15-Aug-19
One of the best elk killers to ever walk this earth, IMO. It was nice to have him at our table for Awards night dinner at the last P&Y Convention. Damn, he’ll be missed.

From: grossklw
15-Aug-19
Terrible indeed. I got kicked out of a few options with fires a couple years ago in MT and he helped me look at other options without asking for anything. His info has been invaluable on here for a lot of guys.

From: StickFlicker
15-Aug-19
Awful news. He will be missed. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with him on a couple of elk hunts, one of his and one of mine, while time allowed. God's speed in getting "checked-in" in time for this year's elk season in heaven!

From: planebow
15-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan. meet Dan many years ago and just a while back was talking to hjm about his plan for elk this fall.

From: BIGERN
15-Aug-19
Some one we all could look up to. And we will now too. RIP.

From: Jaquomo
15-Aug-19
Tragic, for sure. When we were together in Aprilnhe was so looking forward to getting past the foot issue and hunting this fall. At least he went doing what he loved. RIP, Danny.

From: LungBuster
15-Aug-19
Prayers to the family. I met him at the Phoenix P&Y convention, him and I sat and talked for a while about elk. He acted like I was the only guy at the gathering. Such a great guy.

From: Hawkeye
15-Aug-19
So sorry to hear this. Prayers sent to his family.

From: Willieboat
15-Aug-19
RIP....Danny

From: bill v
15-Aug-19
Yikes! R.I.P. bigdan

From: jdan
15-Aug-19
Very sad, never met him but had to be a heck of a guy, offered to help me on my sheep hunt this year in Montana.

From: trkyslr
15-Aug-19
RIP DAN! He will be missed and he went out doing what he loved. Prayers for the family.

From: RK
15-Aug-19
Dan was one of the best. Unique to a fault. Very humble, would share it all. Certainly a poster person for this sport we call hunting. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but his advice helped lots of my clients

He will be missed and his approach to what he loved will be missed even more

Prayers to the family. May your faith and your love ease all of the pain you are now going through

God bless

From: Don K
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan, lost a legend for sure..............

From: Paul@thefort
15-Aug-19
I personally met Dan at this year's PY convention. That first morning, I walked up and said, " Hi Dan, Paul@the fort". He said, with a smile and his hand out, " I know who you are".

I do believe, Dan knew a l LOT of people and surely showed his respect for them all. Yep, a good guy.

my best, Paul

From: bucman
15-Aug-19
Dan will be missed dearly. I knew him as an extremely generous and very caring person. He treated by wife like family from the instant they met. He helped her grow as a bow hunter and always seemed to be there when she or I needed his help or knowledge. From hanging out in the shop talking archery and hunting to breakfast at Nickel Charlie's we always enjoyed spending time with Dan.

We truly will miss him. Rest in Peace Dan.

From: guntherfd
15-Aug-19

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R.I.P Dan I enjoyed hunting with you and Ron and all the stories at your cabin. Thanks for having me out last year.

From: guntherfd
15-Aug-19

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15-Aug-19

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15-Aug-19
Sad news indeed. Godspeed Big Dan!!!

From: LWood
15-Aug-19
Just saw this. Rest In Peace, Dan. I always enjoyed our visits at Pope and Young. I’ll never forget the first time I met him at the P&Y Museum at the 2011 convention. Pretty fitting place to have met Big Dan. The world was definitely a better place with Dan in it.

From: sfiremedic
15-Aug-19
Wow, sad... RIP BigDan.

Been following BS for a few years now. I'd always stop and read what BigDan had to say. We'll miss him...

From: Florida Mike
15-Aug-19
Rest In Peace BigDan!

From: Rickm
15-Aug-19
I thought it was just a few days ago but Dan called me on 8-5. He was back in town to pick up some food and ice. We talked for maybe a half hour. He was like an excited kid chatting about a good lope and water hole he found. We tried to draw Wy this year and struck out. I tried for a breaks tag and it didn't happen. We were supposed to hunt again next year in Wy. Sad news and I am crushed.

I will talk to Ron at some point. Sad sad news but he was having a blast in Nv with his new camper.

RIP Dan.

From: Bowhunter
15-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan

From: Pat Lefemine
15-Aug-19
This is terrible news. Dan loved this community. In fact the last email I got from him was him bitching about our 3 day shut down in June. That was Dan. No BS. I loved it.

He was undeniably the best elk bowhunter that ever lived. I’m gonna miss him terribly. I was proud to know him and call him a friend. I’m going to be sad not seeing his posts during elk season. My best to Mel and his family.

From: Whip
15-Aug-19
Big Dan the Legend. Hard to believe. RIP Dan and thanks for sharing so generously during your time here.

From: Hawkarcher
15-Aug-19
I never interacted with Bigdan. But I’ve read countless posts of his and was impressed with his knowledge of elk hunting. Rest In Peace.

From: Cajunarcher
15-Aug-19
RIP Dan . Really sad news for the bowhunting community and his friends and family. Keep bowhunting in heaven ! Prayers sent ????

15-Aug-19
Never had the privilege of meeting or talking to Dan. I can tell you this, he participated and read alot on here and was willing to help ANYBODY out. Dan sent me a few PM's after reading a few of my posts and I was very grateful he took the time. Very grateful.

RIP BigDan >>>--------------->'s

From: Screwball
15-Aug-19
RIP, God Bless you

From: jordanathome
15-Aug-19
One guy I would have loved to have met in person, really enjoyed his posts and the interviews. Very sad news but we should all be so lucky to go doing what we love. Godspeed Dan.

From: bowhunter24
15-Aug-19
So sorry to hear I got to meet Dan in St. Louis and he was very kind to me, just as was Dwight Schuh. Prayers to the family.

From: Medicinemann
15-Aug-19
First, the bad news....What a loss to the bowhunting community. There will never be another.....In this age of political correctness, you never had to guess what was on Dan's mind, and he was never going to sugar coat it. Now, the good news....He went out doing what he loved, and is currently sitting at a camp fire with his son, Cody. I wonder how many Hoochie Mama's bit the dust because of him....LOL

Melanie, I offer my heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace, Dan Moore.

From: sdkhunter
15-Aug-19
RIP BigDan! This makes the 3rd class act bowhuter in the last year that I know of that passed away doing what he loved. Subtle reminder that our time here is short. Prayers for his family.

From: Marty
16-Aug-19
Sad news, RIP Dan, always enjoyed reading his posts also..

From: TD
16-Aug-19
Started typing this morning, looked and suddenly had a half page..... but not the time nor place.

RIP Danny. Hugs and prayers for Melanie, you're in our hearts. Such a sweetheart, together they were a perfect team, the sugar in a salt cure.....

I know he had his health issues, the thing with his feet sucked. Messaged him a while ago and the conversation turned to how a man, a bowhunter, wants to go out. We both agreed..... on the mountain.... or rather, out doing what we loved. Not in a hospital bed hooked up to hoses and drugs and God knows what. With 'your boots on" so to speak.

Once again.... seems he did things by his own terms. God bless Danny. RIP. Don't kill all the 400 bulls before the rest of us get there.....

From: Surfbow
16-Aug-19
I didn't know Dan personally, but that video of him pulling the diaphragm call out of his buddy's mouth was all-time classic, I've learned a lot from his stuff, he will be missed for sure!

From: greg simon
16-Aug-19
Rest In Peace Bigdan. As evidenced from everyone’s comments we lost a class act. You live on in all the good you did for others. Thank you. We will miss you.

From: Sean D.
16-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan, you will be missed!

From: AZ~Rich
16-Aug-19
Wow, I was very sad to hear Dan passed. I never met him but always appreciated his shared knowledge and candor. A real elk hunting icon for sure. Enjoying what he loved to do right up to the end was fitting. He will be missed! Rip Dan.

16-Aug-19
He was a staple here for years and years.. a great advocate for bow hunting. He will he missed for sure..

From: weekender21
16-Aug-19
RIP Dan. What a Bowsite staple, he will certainly be missed.

16-Aug-19
Dang it......

From: Teeton
16-Aug-19
Dan was one of my oldest bowsite memories from back in the day when bowsite had a chat room. He maybe gone but he'll never be forgotten. RIP Dan.

From: carcus
16-Aug-19
RIP Dan, just before the season too, fuk!

From: oake
16-Aug-19
What a shocker, RIP Dan!!

Prayers to the family

From: CurveBow
16-Aug-19
Damn..... RIP Dan. Never met you, but wish I had....

From: Boreal
16-Aug-19
Sad...Prayers to the family.

From: BC173
16-Aug-19
I never met Dan, but I sure as hell wish I had. A good man, a family man, and a friend to many on this site.

Well done, Bigdan. >>>————>

From: Beav
16-Aug-19
Terrible news to hear! RIP Dan and prayers for your family.

From: Peej
16-Aug-19
When its my time to depart this planet thats how I want to go. In my sleeping bag after a glorious day spent hunting. R I P Dan.

From: RonS
16-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan. Prayers to your family.

16-Aug-19
RIP BD! Prayers for your family.

From: BULELK1
16-Aug-19
I'm just sick to hear about this.

I've been up in Dubois Wyoming on another one of my Scouting trips for fellow bowsiters and I got a couple text last night before I left to come back here home.

I was talking with Danny to his Antelope hunt about campsites as he was the Antelope tag holder in my Nv. 111-113 thread in July.

I am just devastated to about this.

Prayers from my home to his loving family,

Robb

From: buglemaster
16-Aug-19
Rest in peace Big Dan. A true legend among elk bow hunters as well as bow hunters in general.

16-Aug-19
Very sad news. RIP

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
RIP Dan. Never met him but always enjoyed his thoughts and contributions he shared with Bowsite.

16-Aug-19

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So sad to hear the news. RickM and I hunted the breaks in 2017 and Dan opened up his home to us. Great memories on that hunt. We got to help Ron (Dan's brother) kill his first elk with a bow and it was a beauty. I scored early and got to spend time with Dan on the river hanging a stand for him in the willows. Rest in peace my friend. DJ

From: Will
16-Aug-19
Positive energy goes out to his family and friends. Very sorry to hear. RIP! Will

From: SteveB
16-Aug-19
So sad to hear this! But if you gotta go......that's the way to do it. RIP

From: AlwaysMT
16-Aug-19
Two bow hunters that impacted my hunting life the most are now gone. Monty Moravec, and now BigDan. I can't believe almost forty years have passed since I first walked into his shop. Countless hours shooting with him, hunting POW with him and just talking with him are now just memories. Two friends gone now but never forgotten. Dang Dan....I can't believe you're gone.

From: TxHuntr
16-Aug-19
Go rest high on that mountain....RIP Big Dan

Prayers for the family

From: Scooter
16-Aug-19
Never met Big Dan, wish I would have... Enjoyed reading his comments...RIP, Dan.....

From: Maverick
16-Aug-19
That’s gotta stink.....RIP.

From: BOWUNTR
16-Aug-19
So sad.... what a great guy. He always treated me like a good buddy. RIP Big Dan

From: Lee
16-Aug-19
Sorry to see that. I’ll keep his family in my prayers.

Lee

16-Aug-19
Wow...a legend RIP

From: slade
16-Aug-19
RIP.......Prayers for the family.

From: ben h
16-Aug-19
Terrible news. I loved his stories, spelling/grammar and the interview is great, definitely listen if you haven't already. It happens to everyone eventually and he's blessed it wasn't in a hospital, hospice or something like that, but out actually living. Condolences to the family.

From: ixsolracxi
16-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan!

From: ELKMAN
17-Aug-19
RIP Dan. You went out how I want to. Save one or two of the dumb ones for me...

From: varmint101
17-Aug-19
Sorry for y’all’s loss! Prayers!

From: Franzen
17-Aug-19
Damnit. Danny was one of the few Bowsiters I have had the pleasure to have a face-to-face conversation with. If you wanted to talk bowhunting, particularly bowhunting elk, Dan was all in. RIP Dan. You and Cody can get in a lot more hunting time now!

From: 2 Points
17-Aug-19
If there ever was an elk whisperer, he taught em...RIP Dan

17-Aug-19
Prayers to the family.

From: drmike
17-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan and Godspeed!

From: In2dmtns
17-Aug-19
Condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP BigDan

17-Aug-19
Just got back into cell service last night.

Very sorry to see this.

Condolences to the family.

He’ll be missed. Even by people who never met him.

From: goelk
18-Aug-19
blessings for Dan and Family

From: Barty1970
18-Aug-19
God rest him and good hunting for the next life. RIP

18-Aug-19
I spent a month in Alaska with Danny. You get to know a fella pretty good when you are cooped up with them for that long.

Danny was a shoot from the hip sort of guy for sure. But he never said anything (outside of a joke now and then) that he couldn't back up.

I could go on and on but time is so limited here and I know Danny is in a better place scouting things out for our next big adventure together. Rest well my friend!

Melanie, my prayers and condolences are with you.

From: JSW
18-Aug-19
I was probably on POW hunting one of his favorite areas when he passed. I guess he was too busy telling hunting stories to St. Peter to bother with pushing a big buck my way.

Rest in peace Big Dan. There will never be another like him.

From: Turk
18-Aug-19
Sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

From: Manager
18-Aug-19
There might be a handful of Whitetail Bowhunting legends. But BIGDAN was truly thee legend of all Elk Bowhunters !!! His archery accomplishments are nothing but impressive. RIP BigDan....

From: Rut Nut
18-Aug-19
Definitely a Bowsite Legend and great guy! Never had the pleasure of meeting him, but shared a few PM’s.

Prayers from PA to his friends and family!

From: Dino
19-Aug-19
Sorry to hear. Rest In Peace. From what I read and heard, an awesome hunter. Shoot straight.

From: mountainman
19-Aug-19
I've been out of the loop the last week and just got on to see this.

Really sucks. RIP Big Dan.

From: 12yards
19-Aug-19
Tears! Always read his posts knowing I was going to be learning something. He will be missed!

From: Elkstuffer
19-Aug-19
So very sorry to hear of Dan's passing. My heart felt condolences to his family and friends as well as his friends in the Bowsite community. We lost a great one :( Rest in Peace Danny Moore

From: hobbes
19-Aug-19
Really sorry to hear this. Dan seemed like a heck of a character and one hell of a bowhunter. I wish I'd had an opportunity to meet him. RIP Dan.

From: ki-ke
19-Aug-19
Thats a rough loss....Prayers for Mrs. Moore and the family. I feel doubly fortunate to have met him and chatted at PY in Omaha in April. All he talked about was going to the airport to pick up his wife. Devoted.

From: RIDGEMAN
19-Aug-19
If this is your first visit to Bowsite, the length of this thread and the number of members who have offered personal stories and condolences , gives you a measure of the man, Danny Moore, and what he meant to all of us. He was our touch-stone! He helped us all whether directly in person, by phoncons, in PM's or by posting and sharing his undisputable elk knowledge. He personally helped me several times over the years. He made Bowsite a better place. I miss you already BIGDAN!

From: JEG
19-Aug-19
RIP BIGDAN, enjoyed your posts over the years!!

From: Blake Patton
19-Aug-19
Update from Melanie on Dan's services - Dan's Service will be held at Family Life Christian Church 1075 Foys Lake Rd, Kalispell at 2pm, Friday August 23, 2019, reception following. If you wish to join us in a toast to Dan, please stop by Fatt Boys Bar & Grille 1307 Hwy 2 W, Kalispell from 6pm on. Family & friends that wish to may join us for burial at 220 Square Butte Ln, Landusky MT at 5pm on Saturday, August 24th. This was what he wanted. There will be a potluck following to include Dan's Landusky friends. Love to see you, but bring your own place to sleep. The house will be full!

From: BullHunter
20-Aug-19
This thread was hard to see. Gone way too soon, but at least he can hunt this season with Cody. Only got to meet Dan a couple of times. I was really young and had no idea who he was, but he helped me set up my first hand me down bow and helped get me into archery. Wished I could have had the chance to BS with him some more! Can't say enough good things about him. RIP BigDan

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Aug-19
I just got home from a couple of weeks off grid. Sad news. Thoughts for Melanie and family. I'll just leave this - Dan went out doing what he loved and he is getting time with his son again. A guy can't ask for much more than that. RIP Dan.

From: Thornton
20-Aug-19
I'm sorry to hear it. Always liked his posts

From: kota-man
20-Aug-19
RIP Big Dan...You will be greatly missed..

20-Aug-19

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Big Dan and Maggie !!
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Big Dan and Maggie !!
It’s great to see and read so many positive post about Big Dan ! . Big Dan touched so many in the bowhunting world , Dan was always willing to help other bow hunters . Herman Kovar introduced me to Big Dan while I was hunting in Illinois back in 2005. I consider myself lucky to call Big Dan a friend. I spent A entire elk season with Dan chasing elk in the Wyoming mountains, I have so many great memories from our hunt together. Nobody can tell a story like Big Dan . Every evening our camp was filled with other hunters looking to talk with Big Dan. So many great Memories from that sept! ! Dan was filled with knowledge ! Big Dan had the ability to find some great hunting spots, and Dan shared many of these spots with others. Dan loved his Wife his kids, his family Dan also had a passion for Pope and Young. And a love for Bowsite. May God comfort Danny Moore's loved ones!

From: elk yinzer
20-Aug-19
Damnit, these threads are the worst. I didn't have the privilege of knowing Dan at all personally, wish I did. But I really admired what I knew of him from years here. He was definitely one of the all time legends at killing huge elk.

From: 'Ike'
20-Aug-19
Anyone else, keep coming back to this and just saying...Damn! Still hard to believe, but as some have said, he went out doing what he loved...

From: bowslam
20-Aug-19

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Left to right: Big John Blankenship, Jerry Burns, Dan, me and Rick Panelli. Gordon took the photo
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Left to right: Big John Blankenship, Jerry Burns, Dan, me and Rick Panelli. Gordon took the photo
Dan Moore was born March 13, 1948 in So. California. He became friends through archery with Gerald (Jerry) Burns, now Sparks, NV. and Ron Hawk (now decease). When Jerry moved to NV we became friends through archery. Ron would put hunts together on Santa Cruz Island for Merino sheep and pigs and Catalina Island for goats. That's when I meet Dan and became friends. Dan invited us to come to MT to hunt elk. My hunting partner, Rick Panelli, and Jerry's hunting partner, Gordon Nicholson, took him up on it. Big John Blankenship, Oregon, joined us. We hunted elk for a week near Lima, MT with Gordon and myself tagging our first elk. Dan suggest we go hunt Whitetails for a couple days. We drove across MT to Ennis, MT where Rick was the only one to tag a Whitetail. We drove back across the state were Dan tagged his elk. We had a great time and shared a lot of laughs.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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Dan and Cody in camp after the morning hunt
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Dan and Cody in camp after the morning hunt
I don't remember what year this was but I think Cody was around twelve. Dan and I had been to Prince of Wales island several time hunting black bear. We decided to hunt Sitka Black tail deer and take Cody. It seems like it was in August before to school year started. Cody shot his first Sitka Black tail.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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Dyrk Eddie and Dan with 1987 NV bucks heading home
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Dyrk Eddie and Dan with 1987 NV bucks heading home
Dan and Dyrk Eddie came to NV in 1987 to hunt Mule deer with Rick Panelli and me. We hunt north of Kalamazoo Loop.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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Left to right: me, Dyrk Eddie, Rick Panelli and Dan.
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Left to right: me, Dyrk Eddie, Rick Panelli and Dan.
Here's another photo with the crew and my 1987 NV buck. Great time for all. Note the super duper camo we had back then. Dan and I have our Big Sky Archery hats on. Just under the logo it say Kalispell, MT and Coeur' d Alene, ID were Dan had a second shop for a few years.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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My two best buddies in elk camp
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My two best buddies in elk camp
After a few years of packing elk meat, I found out Dan had been holding out on me. Dan's family had riding stables in So. California. The family moved to Lone Pine, CA. where they bought a ranch to grow hay for the stables. Dan had a lot of knowledge about horses and packing. These guys became my best friends in elk camp. Irishman PM'd me about the hunting with Dan in the Big Hole area. We camped at Sheep Creek. Every now and again the horses would take off and we would hunt horse instead of elk.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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Ralph Albright on the left with Dan
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Ralph Albright on the left with Dan
My good friend, Ralph Albright, (Reno, NV) started hunting elk with us in the Big Hole. Here's a photo of Ralph and Dan with an elk Dan shot ready to head back to the truck. Melanie was on this hunt with us on this hunt.

From: bowslam
21-Aug-19

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Melanie and Dan Moore P&Y Banquet Seattle 1991
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Melanie and Dan Moore P&Y Banquet Seattle 1991
Leaving for Kalispell in the morning for Dan's funeral so I'll leave you with this photo. Dan and Melanie, Jim and Joan Ponciano (WA) attended to 1991 P&Y banquet in Seattle, WA. Dan received and award for his Sitka Black tail deer and Jim received an award for his Black bear.

From: PECO
21-Aug-19
Sad news, my condolences to family and all others.

From: Dennis Razza
21-Aug-19
RIP Dan. Prayers to family and friends.

From: wilbur
21-Aug-19
Great pictures Fred thanks for sharing. Travel safely, God Bless.

From: Mint
21-Aug-19
Rip Dan. glad you went out doing what you loved to do.

21-Aug-19
Fred great pics!! Im.sure you have endless memories !! Thanks!!

From: huntinelk
21-Aug-19
RIP Dan, condolences to his family

From: huntperch
23-Aug-19
Always enjoyed Bigdan's wisdom on Bowsite. going to listen to his interview again. Prayers sent RIP

From: Buffalo1
23-Aug-19
Anyone have a postal address to send a card to Dan’s family?

From: bowslam
23-Aug-19

31-Aug-19
What a bummer to see. I was in the sticks when this happened and just opened it now. I'm one of the many that learned a thing or two about elk hunting and calling from Dan and one of the many great things about the P&Y conventions were seeing him and hearing his advice and countless hunting stories.

RIP sir. You'll be missed.

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