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Unforgettable: Dan Moore - The Elk Man!
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Contributors to this thread:
ElkNut1 20-Apr-08
Z Barebow 20-Apr-08
Paul @ the Fort 20-Apr-08
GregE 20-Apr-08
howler 20-Apr-08
Bowfreak 20-Apr-08
Hoop 20-Apr-08
weighttrain_2000 20-Apr-08
tonyo6302 20-Apr-08
Turk 20-Apr-08
Extreme Predator 20-Apr-08
Sixby 20-Apr-08
deadeye 20-Apr-08
Bou'bound 20-Apr-08
wild1 20-Apr-08
Tothebottom 20-Apr-08
howler 20-Apr-08
Sixby 20-Apr-08
Mathews Man 20-Apr-08
>>>---WW----> 20-Apr-08
4FINGER 20-Apr-08
b4igo 20-Apr-08
Owl 20-Apr-08
houndy65 20-Apr-08
Bigdan 20-Apr-08
nukedog 20-Apr-08
pathdoc 20-Apr-08
Boone@work 21-Apr-08
GBTG 21-Apr-08
Trophy8 21-Apr-08
Deerman1 21-Apr-08
Nooner 21-Apr-08
mn_archer 21-Apr-08
DonVathome 21-Apr-08
Genesis 21-Apr-08
FINGERS 21-Apr-08
JTV 21-Apr-08
Sixby 21-Apr-08
BR Stinger 21-Apr-08
Deacon Dave 21-Apr-08
decoy 21-Apr-08
TD 21-Apr-08
Jayen 21-Apr-08
decoy 21-Apr-08
Bigdan 21-Apr-08
Blaise 22-Apr-08
jordanatwork 22-Apr-08
Blaise 22-Apr-08
Norseman 22-Apr-08
jordanatwork 22-Apr-08
mtink 22-Apr-08
Jaquomo_feral 23-Apr-08
cervus 23-Apr-08
Bigdan 23-Apr-08
Man of Stihl 23-Apr-08
hoosier152 23-Apr-08
big ter 23-Apr-08
decoy 24-Apr-08
treedogtodd 24-Apr-08
big Al Morris 24-Apr-08
maverick 24-Apr-08
cazador 24-Apr-08
Papa John 24-Apr-08
Bigdan 24-Apr-08
Charlie - SA 25-Apr-08
Mathews Man 25-Apr-08
Bigdan 26-Apr-08
go-in-huntin 26-Apr-08
Mathews Man 26-Apr-08
Bowboy 26-Apr-08
decoy 26-Apr-08
AR34 shooter 26-Apr-08
No Bark 05-May-08
guidermd 05-May-08
SERBIANSHARK 05-May-08
hunting dad 07-May-08
herd bull 07-May-08
OHBowhntr 12-May-08
pav 06-Jun-14
jingalls 07-Jun-14
'Ike' 09-Jun-14
From: ElkNut1
20-Apr-08
Dan, it's well deserved!! Congrats!!!! Bugle big for bigger bulls!!!! I started a thread with that very title several years ago! Bigdan was about the only one that agreed with me on the subject as a whole! Dan, you're certainly one to look up too!! May you have many more memorable hunts!!!

ElkNut1

From: Z Barebow
20-Apr-08
Congrats Dan!

I listen to people who have been there/done that. Danny Moore epitomizes this. I admire his no BS comments in regards to calling. He won't write a book when he comments. He just tells it as he sees it. His success backs him up.

I am always looking for your commentary Dan.

Take care.

Brian

20-Apr-08
Dan Moore, great story, good hunter. Number 50 is just around the corner. We share your passion and the flight of the arrow.

Paul

From: GregE
20-Apr-08
"Number 50" -- that makes sense now that I've read this man's rememrkable story.

WOW!!

Greg

From: howler
20-Apr-08
I'm not so sure I lke Dan moore anymore, I hear he is moving to my neck of the woods and if that is true it means the elk will be dying off, 1 at a time. ha lol

From: Bowfreak
20-Apr-08
I had an inkling of how successful BigDan was with Elk. But, it is awesome how consistent he has been. Also, not only is he a great Elk Hunter, he is a great bowhunter in general who has tagged many great animals. I will be purchasing MR James' book and can't wait to read it.

From: Hoop
20-Apr-08
A guy that does it all with out a guide I would say he is number one in my book and he is a shop owner. Most shop owners can not even find the time to hunt my hat is off to you DAN MOORE.

20-Apr-08
Dan, that's an incredible story. You live a life that most archers dream of, myself included of course. I would love some bugling technique tips from you. Many Oregon hunters that I have talked to have said "don't waste your time bugling, you'll run the elk off and call in other hunters". Sounds like that hasn't been a problem with you. I would be thrilled to harvest any of the bulls you have hanging on your wall:)

From: tonyo6302
20-Apr-08
AWESOME!

From: Turk
20-Apr-08
Congratulations Dan for living your dream!

20-Apr-08
We are privleged and honored to have him on our Bowsite Threads lendgn experience and advice My goal is 10 elk and 10 Kudu on the books, and Kudu can be tough, but not as tough as elk on Public lands. I have 430 animals with bow , and 44 in SCI or P and Y, but Elk have to be one of the top 5 to me, along with Tahr, red stag, and Cape buff . Elk are the reason I am moving to Norwood, by Lone Cone MTN and the Wildernes areas and Gurley lake. Plus Norwood is close to 4-5 other states for tags

From: Sixby
20-Apr-08
he first time I heard of DAn was on an elk thread some years back. Some Guys were kind of giving me a hard time about some things I was telling them about elk hunting and Danny cam into the conversation and said I don't know Sixby buit I will tell you one thing , He is an elk hunter. When I found out how many elk Danny had killed , and most on public land I felt like a teen ager elk hunter and I have killed over 30. It was the best complement I have had concerning hunting because I respect the man it came from. We don't agree about everything. He shoots a compound and I shoot a longbow or a recurve but I'll tell you one thing . Danny Moore is the best elk hunter in the world and his record backs it up. He ain't too bad a guy either LOL.

From: deadeye
20-Apr-08
Great story. I always make sure I read threads that big dan has something to comment on , you never know when your going to get the tip on the season.

From: Bou'bound
20-Apr-08
yo da man dan. great article and great hunting career for sure

From: wild1
20-Apr-08
Amazing hunter, great story. But, why does he sit on his elk after he kills them....?

From: Tothebottom
20-Apr-08
Because he can...

From: howler
20-Apr-08
beats sitting on the ground they make good chairs

From: Sixby
20-Apr-08
getting his heart back in his chest (grin)

From: Mathews Man
20-Apr-08
All this hype made me go out and purchase the book.

And here I thought that Brandon was the best elk bowhunter? 26 CO OTC bulls in a row...

20-Apr-08
I spent a month in Alaska with Danny at his cabin. You learn alot about a person in that amount of time. Dan is a square shooter for sure. Oh ya, his Mom is a great camp cook and a wonderful lady. Say hi to Mom for me Dan!!!!!

From: 4FINGER
20-Apr-08
I met Bigdan in Montana years ago (25 or better) when I went over to see who was bugling better than most elk at a sports show held in Kalispell. Great guy and though I've only met him once he made a lasting impression, reading and exchanging a few pm's seems like I know him as neighbor and friend, oh and Wild1 when Dan sits on those Elk, what makes you think there dead?...4finger

From: b4igo
20-Apr-08
Congrats Dan,looking forward to visiting with you this fall. Don

From: Owl
20-Apr-08
Very nice. I'm guessing Dan gets it done because he has the skills and the mental presence to put life before the rat race. Very few of us would have the 'nads to shut down our livelihood and/or adjust our lifestyles to take so much time to do what matters. Kudos Dan.

From: houndy65
20-Apr-08
Personally I've always liked what Dan brings in Bow shop. He has always answered any questions I've had to say. I've listen to when Dan helped me with my bowhunting, there aren't any other bow shops I go to except Dan's shop. Congrats Dan.

Terry L. Zink

From: Bigdan
20-Apr-08
Thanks guys no one ever told me its bad to set on your elk after you kill them. I sure wouldn't do it if they were alive. I Just read in the last P&Y news letter that it was a big no no. I will try to make it better from now on.

From: nukedog
20-Apr-08
I believe when you talk with Dan you will find there is more to him than just elk. Super nice guy and knowledgeable in many other areas. Yeah Dan we know you can hunt elk too!

From: pathdoc
20-Apr-08
Dan has set my Dad and I up with bows for years. Every summer, Dad and I would head down to his Evergreen shop and make fools of ourselves (mostly the old man- I seemed to have it together a little better). Dan was always a good teacher and didn't poke too much fun at us, and he always had Dad on the target by the time we left the shop, which was quite a feat. I shot his arrows for years, before building and cresting my own. When I was a kid, I'd go into that old shop and stare at the countless kill/trophy photos on the walls, not to mention all of the heads he had lining the shooting lanes. He also had one of the only hunting video selections in the area before these videos became popular. And then he built the range west of Kalispell, and we have enjoyed a few rounds there, waiting for the whitetails does to get out of the way so we could shoot at goat, lion, and bear targets. Dan is really a guy who made a career doing what he loves. I guess I'd like to thank him for sharing that with Dad and I over the years. We still chase elk every September in Montana.

Z.Weber

From: Boone@work
21-Apr-08
Wow, what a hunter and we share the same name too! I hope to attain even a smattering of his success, congrats! Dan Moore

From: GBTG
21-Apr-08
Congrats Dan! Thanks so much for contributing to the Elk forum. Watch out #50

From: Trophy8
21-Apr-08
The streak is amazing, and done all on his own. Congrats to you Dan.

From: Deerman1
21-Apr-08
DIY without a guide is what is so amazing! Great Job Dan.

From: Nooner
21-Apr-08
Profiles of P&Y club members like Big Dan should do a lot for the club in the eyes of the bowhunting public, very interesting guy.

From: mn_archer
21-Apr-08
Hey there Dan,

Way to go!

Not too often does a regular Joe like us get much attention, not that it is sought by us Joe's either- but this is pretty cool.

On of the most unforgetable huh...

well we won't forget you Dan!

Hey, who was your dad by the way?

Michael

From: DonVathome
21-Apr-08
Congrat's! Bigdan! I had a nonhunter (buddy) once say sitting on an elk looked funny, never thought of it from another perspective.

Thanks for the help in the past, and good hunting! hope to see you in POW.

From: Genesis
21-Apr-08
I would think that the elk would feel better than sitting on sharp rocks.....congrats Dan,thanks for your contributions here......Bravo!

From: FINGERS
21-Apr-08
Great hunter and story. Well deserved! Hats of to you

From: JTV
21-Apr-08
Congrats....Jeff

From: Sixby
21-Apr-08
Dan Sit on the elk. You earned it and don't worry about being politically correct., JMHO. Steve

From: BR Stinger
21-Apr-08
Good article and what a streak! Looking forward to meeting you Dan.

From: Deacon Dave
21-Apr-08
Hey guys, check out "Heart By-Pass Surgery", it's a Bigdan post. Keep Dan in your prayers and give him some kind words of support. Shoot sharp - shoot straight! DD

From: decoy
21-Apr-08
Thanks Deacon for the prayers you offered up on bowsite for Danny. Can't remember how many years ago I first meet Dan but it was at a seminar and he impressed me then and also I have talked to him on the phone a few times asking for advise on hunting certain areas I know he has hunted and he without out reservation either on the phone or E-mails helped me out. Last year another great guy on bowsite was in need of info for a elk hunt down along the Idaho, Montana border and I told him to get ahold of Dan and like always Dan was a barrel of info for Bob in Minnesota. Dan's mom at the Big Sky archery shop in Hayden was always great to visit with also.

From: TD
21-Apr-08
Congrats Bigdan! Well deserved recogognition. Great story about a great hunter!

His straight forward advice has always been highly valued and much appreciated. "Can't bugle elk" in this area or that was what I was told. He showed me that yes you can, just have to work at it and study it awhile. "Can't just run around tootin on a flute everywhere!" Most fun I've ever had with both feet on the ground!

Shucks decoy, he even knows where the best skinny dippin holes are!

Take care Danny.

From: Jayen
21-Apr-08
Never realized what kind of elk legend that we have on here. Good going for #50!

From: decoy
21-Apr-08
He won't share the skinny dippn' holes with us bunch of hooligan's for sure. Tight lipped about that. :-)

From: Bigdan
21-Apr-08
No I will share got the wife in there on oct 1st a couple of years ago . Her first time in her life except in the bath tub at home. The water is 78 year round great place to get the stink off when you elk hunting.

From: Blaise
22-Apr-08
It's not about being "politically correct" It's about "respect." Hunting is more than just killing, it's about respcting God's creatures and having a little class. Does the photo of jordanatwork represent hunting and hunters the way you would like to be represented.....? Or is it classless and disrepectful.....?

22-Apr-08
jordanatwork....looks like it! You must be a taxidermist!

Bigdan....Congrats & Good Luck 2008!

From: jordanatwork
22-Apr-08
nm

From: Blaise
22-Apr-08
I'll apologize if I started a debate, my bad. But I don't apologize for pointing out what I think is simply wrong. Are we allowed to ask questions....? Like, for instance, if I have an opinion that differs, why is it considered "PC"....? Or, would you show that photo to your children....? (assuming you have children). What about it exactly is "inspirational"....? Again, apologies if I started a debate - I enjoyed the story about Dan and just asked a valid question - the photo of jordanatwork speaks for itself, I just felt compelled to interrupt.

From: Norseman
22-Apr-08
Congrats.....DAN!

That is all that needs to be said by anyone.

From: jordanatwork
22-Apr-08
Blaise....sorry if I offended. I understand you point of view. I don't condemn it. As far as putting on a public face for hunters....I agree. My photo is idiotic....I have a weakness for playing the idiot, it seems, but it was all in good humor. It was in poor taste even if it represents a funny and fond memory for me and some close friends. Unfortunately being idiotic has the potential to be offesive and that is and was not my intent. For that I am sorry.

I asked Pat to remove it. Thank you Pat.

From: mtink
22-Apr-08
congrats BigDan What a story and quite a run.

Hope there are many more to come.....

Mike

23-Apr-08
Dan, thanks for all the wisdom you've shared on this site over the years. We all knew you were a stud even though you didn't promote yourself or trademark something silly like "The Greatest Elk Hunter In The World". But we knew it.

Best of luck with the surgery. One of my friends had the quad bypass when he was in his mid 60's. As far as recovery, well, his girlfriend was treating him to "conjugal visits" in the hospital before he was released. Now he's tougher than ever. Just has to be more careful about his diet and keep exercising - both good things at all ages.

From: cervus
23-Apr-08
Dan,

Thanks for Big Sky Archery. I got my first bow in Couer d'Alene from Bob. you need to teach Bob how to get elk like you do.

From: Bigdan
23-Apr-08
cervus I tryed helping bob out but every time we went out he would crash his big wheel or stumble and roll down the mtn. I just could not watch him anymore most of the time we got back to camp he would look like Rodney King after the cops got done with him, My mom thought I was beating him up. She said to me his is a slow learner .But its not nice to try and beat it into him. LOL Bigdan

From: Man of Stihl
23-Apr-08
Great feature. Congrats Bigdan.

From: hoosier152
23-Apr-08
Bigdan - Your story is a true inspiration. I find myself imagining what that feeling must be like to sneak in on a bull and bugle like you're the biggest, baddest elk on the mountain... and then see him come in on a string: AWESOME!!! Good luck on 50 - I hope to do #1 in the next 2 years :) Pete

From: big ter
23-Apr-08
"you are living your dream." Hell, your living MY dream. Congratulations. Been on bowsite for about 2 years and always enjoy bigdan's insight. Once again, congrats!

From: decoy
24-Apr-08
Heck Bob always said he was to busy to go hunting but I know who done all the work around there..mom...

From: treedogtodd
24-Apr-08
Dan has been a good friend for alot of years. He works his tail off for all the elk he harvests. He's an honest straight to the point guy and we all can learn alot from him. Thanks Dan !!!!!

24-Apr-08
Slow down Dan, Im only halfway to fifty,2-3 archery bulls a year its gonna take me a few years to catch up so slow down man.:)Can I count any of the bulls Ive guided people too, can I, can I.

From: maverick
24-Apr-08
I should get credit for a couple of those bulls. If it wasn't for me spendin all my money in his shop he wouldn't have been able to take the time off;) Congrats Dan,

Doug Bronson

From: cazador
24-Apr-08
There is something to be said about all those elk dying on public grounds and not pay to play ranches.

From: Papa John
24-Apr-08
I'll tell ya what..... Dan has caught a lot of unwarranted crap and accusations over the years for his success. This is well deserved. And on top of that, even his kids love him! Congrats, Danny.

John

From: Bigdan
24-Apr-08
Maverick Sent you a PM. John only on payday lol

From: Charlie - SA
25-Apr-08
50 elk, that is some accomplishment. Man, I have not seen 50 elk in my lifetime:-) Congrats.

Just received my copy of the book in the mail today. Look forward to all the stories.

Charlie - SA

From: Mathews Man
25-Apr-08
I received my copy today as well (along with Chuckies Full Draw dent and scratch copy).

Lots of quality reading material. First chapter I read was Dave Holt. I've always had a lot of respect for his knowlege, interesting to read his thoughts and comments about traditionalists.

From: Bigdan
26-Apr-08
I'm headed out in the morning to Do my Last POW bear hunt. thanks guys see ya in june.Bigdan

From: go-in-huntin
26-Apr-08
Bigdan, good luck on the Bear hunt. Post some pictures of your hunt when you get back. That is some awesome country you have to hunt on up there.

From: Mathews Man
26-Apr-08
Sounds like an awesome hunt, enjoy Dan. Is Caz going up there with you this year?

From: Bowboy
26-Apr-08
Congrats on your amazing accomplishments! Hope to see some big bear pictures from PW with you in that picture.

From: decoy
26-Apr-08
Take care Dan and enjoy the fellowship of your friends and family.

26-Apr-08
Way to go Dan! Congrats to you and good luck in your bear hunt. Brian

From: No Bark
05-May-08
Man, If I'd of read this last year, I'd of stopped by the shop on my way by!!

Is any of Dan's tacktics, thoughts, phlosophy on Elk hunting on paper or video?

Let's be real guys, most of us will never hunt 50 years in a row, much less take an elk. Incredible accomplishment Dan!

From: guidermd
05-May-08
this is a very positive improvement over the last guy that was recognized from this book. very good choice/selection of this person and his great accomplishments and contributions to elk/bowhunting. i believe dan would have been a better choice in the first place for recognition, but i'm glad to see it happen regardless. great choice, great improvement in selection, and a very positive move for bowhunters!!!

From: SERBIANSHARK
05-May-08
great stuff danny!!!!

From: hunting dad
07-May-08
Man, after reading this, I'm glad Dan drew a unit 4 tag. Otherwise he'd be in the same unit as me. That means one more big bull still alive. Only joking. I would have liked to meet him in the elk woods. Good luck with your short term goals this season Dan!!

From: herd bull
07-May-08
He is definitely one man I would love to "tag along" with on an elk hunt. So much to learn from watching a man of his caliber do what he does best.

From: OHBowhntr
12-May-08
Certainly there are few men alive who can hunt elk the way BigDan can. I'd love to someday tag BULL #1, the likelihood of me ever getting even to 10 is very low. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Dan is a very "ready to help others guy," who has helped me and quite a few others on the "Chat" section hidden over in the Leatherwall forum. After taking a little advice from him, I went from feeling confident shooting at 35-40yds, to feeling pretty comfortable at 60yds.

CONGRATS DAN!!!! This is an honor very well deserved!!!!

From: pav
06-Jun-14
ttt

From: jingalls
07-Jun-14
That is so cool! Congrats on your life long hunting achievements! I gotta order that book!

From: 'Ike'
09-Jun-14
Oldie but, good one...Kind of like Dan! ;-)

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