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Average shot distance?
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Contributors to this thread:
Shug 22-Jun-21
rattling_junkie 22-Jun-21
whipranger 22-Jun-21
Rickm 22-Jun-21
Bou'bound 22-Jun-21
W8N4RUT 22-Jun-21
caribou77 22-Jun-21
sbschindler 22-Jun-21
Charlie Rehor 22-Jun-21
walleyes 22-Jun-21
t-roy 22-Jun-21
mooseslayer 22-Jun-21
Medicinemann 22-Jun-21
kota-man 22-Jun-21
Nick Muche 22-Jun-21
Bowboy 22-Jun-21
Straight Shooter 22-Jun-21
Mitch 22-Jun-21
wyobullshooter 22-Jun-21
Shug 22-Jun-21
JohnMC 22-Jun-21
Mike Ukrainetz 22-Jun-21
MQQSE 22-Jun-21
Rgiesey 23-Jun-21
DanaC 23-Jun-21
carcus 23-Jun-21
Ramhunter 23-Jun-21
Kevin Dill 23-Jun-21
Well-Strung 23-Jun-21
DEMO-Bowhunter 23-Jun-21
njbuck 23-Jun-21
Bow Bullet 23-Jun-21
Grey Ghost 23-Jun-21
Potro 23-Jun-21
redquebec 23-Jun-21
Korey Wolfe 23-Jun-21
LONEBULL 23-Jun-21
Dino 23-Jun-21
RD 23-Jun-21
Nanuke22 23-Jun-21
Ermine 23-Jun-21
Ron Niziolek 24-Jun-21
ki-ke 24-Jun-21
Scoot 24-Jun-21
Shug 24-Jun-21
Jims 24-Jun-21
pav 24-Jun-21
Johnny Koester 25-Jun-21
VogieMN 25-Jun-21
mountainman 25-Jun-21
Shiras42 25-Jun-21
bowonly 26-Jun-21
glidingindian 26-Jun-21
Stan Rauch 28-Jun-21
Timbrhuntr 28-Jun-21
NY Bowman 28-Jul-21
APauls 28-Jul-21
TGbow 28-Jul-21
nehunter 28-Jul-21
Rock 28-Jul-21
q d m 28-Jul-21
Kevin Dill 29-Jul-21
Kurt 29-Jul-21
Tao 23-Aug-21
Ursman 23-Aug-21
[email protected] 23-Aug-21
sticksender 24-Aug-21
McCree 24-Aug-21
carcus 24-Aug-21
Jasper 24-Aug-21
Steve Leffler 24-Aug-21
wackmaster2 26-Aug-21
Trial153 26-Aug-21
BullBuster 27-Aug-21
From: Shug
22-Jun-21
As the title says … what’s the distance any of you guys have taken moose at?

22-Jun-21
63 yards

From: whipranger
22-Jun-21
12 yds and 3 yds

From: Rickm
22-Jun-21
25

From: Bou'bound
22-Jun-21
25 and 28

From: W8N4RUT
22-Jun-21
20

From: caribou77
22-Jun-21
19 yards

From: sbschindler
22-Jun-21
9 yards and 15 yards

22-Jun-21
Drawing back on a moose was a life long dream and I thought once would be enough but it would be great to do it again..

30 yards.

From: walleyes
22-Jun-21
18 yards

From: t-roy
22-Jun-21
40 & 45yds.

From: mooseslayer
22-Jun-21
Drew back on a sneaker bull at 11 yards, passed on him. Stuck a P&Y bull at 22 yards.

From: Medicinemann
22-Jun-21
31, 40, 46, and 70

From: kota-man
22-Jun-21
24, 32

From: Nick Muche
22-Jun-21
15 & 30

From: Bowboy
22-Jun-21
31 yds

22-Jun-21
25 & 17

From: Mitch
22-Jun-21
7 yards

22-Jun-21
7 yds

From: Shug
22-Jun-21
That’s an average of 26.75 so far…ty guys…

From: JohnMC
22-Jun-21
Does the rhinehart moose count? If so 20-70 yards

22-Jun-21
35, 30, 22, 30, 45

From: MQQSE
22-Jun-21
7, 220, 91, 294, 36, 68

:)

From: Rgiesey
23-Jun-21
20,25,15,3/40

From: DanaC
23-Jun-21
MOOSE, I'm guessing at least two of those were rifle kills? (I'd like to believe 4...)

From: carcus
23-Jun-21
60, 10, 70, 12, 35, 35

From: Ramhunter
23-Jun-21
15 yards

From: Kevin Dill
23-Jun-21
My farthest was 18 yards. Closest was 4 ft. I can't recall most of the others. I've had plenty of bulls inside 10 yards and turned them down.

From: Well-Strung
23-Jun-21
One thing I checked when I pulled my tag was the Kill data on Bowsite. It average shot on moose is 30 yards and average recovery is 115 yards. These answers seem to solidify that average.

23-Jun-21
45 and 55 yards

From: njbuck
23-Jun-21
Mine was around 15 at the farthest.

From: Bow Bullet
23-Jun-21
Zero :-(

From: Grey Ghost
23-Jun-21
Bow Bullet beat me to it. Hopefully some day I'll draw a tag and actually fling an arrow at a moose. But I'm not holding my breath.

Matt

From: Potro
23-Jun-21
33 yards

From: redquebec
23-Jun-21
I had to step out of his way or get run over! 15 FEET was the shot, through the heart and died in front of me after a 50 foot trot. Quebec moose BTW, not Alaskan.

From: Korey Wolfe
23-Jun-21
37 yards

From: LONEBULL
23-Jun-21
20 Yards

From: Dino
23-Jun-21
40 and 10. Hoping to stick another one this fall on a 9 yr wait draw. My son shot his bull last fall at 70 yds.

From: RD
23-Jun-21
32 and 35

From: Nanuke22
23-Jun-21
Only did it once, 42 yards.

From: Ermine
23-Jun-21
Ive only hunted moose once. But I shot my bull at 57 yards. He was 30 yards but he spooked and bolted away stopping at 57 yards

From: Ron Niziolek
24-Jun-21
40+-. Hoping to add a 20 or less this fall.

From: ki-ke
24-Jun-21
1 bull, 2 shots. 9, then 40

From: Scoot
24-Jun-21
29

From: Shug
24-Jun-21
Thanks for all the input…

From: Jims
24-Jun-21
38 yards Moose are a species where you can usually get up close and personal!

From: pav
24-Jun-21
15 yard shot...40 yard recovery. For such a big animal, sure went down fast.

25-Jun-21
.No Moose. However, I kept records of my Whitetail Deer kills for a period of 10 years, 16 deer. My average shot distance was 15 yards

From: VogieMN
25-Jun-21
There has to be some good stories of those shots under 10 yards! I couldn't imagine standing that close to a huge animal!

From: mountainman
25-Jun-21
30 yards.

From: Shiras42
25-Jun-21
Gun 75 & 150 Compound 55 Longbow 12 & 34

From: bowonly
26-Jun-21
Alaska 15 yards, Montana Shiras 18 yards, BC Canada 16 yards, Colorado Shiras 18 yards, and Alberta Canada ..... TBD this September!

26-Jun-21
Idaho Shiras 35 yds. BC Canadian 55 yds in a driving snow storm. What a rush!

From: Stan Rauch
28-Jun-21
35 and 20 yards

From: Timbrhuntr
28-Jun-21
3 yards, 12 yards and 55 yards !

From: NY Bowman
28-Jul-21
3 yrds, 15 yrds

From: APauls
28-Jul-21
40, same bull again at 65, and different bull at 35

From: TGbow
28-Jul-21
Wish I could comment but Ive never been moose huntin

From: nehunter
28-Jul-21

nehunter's Link
Two Archery Moose in Vermont. 10 yards and 5 yard's. Almost got run over both times. Horny Bulls running to my buddy that was calling.

From: Rock
28-Jul-21
4, 14, 15 and 18

From: q d m
28-Jul-21
25 30 8 12 16

From: Kevin Dill
29-Jul-21
I like them close. There's little which compares to having a large bull tilting and posturing at under 10 yards. When they take a couple steps and suddenly it's 5 or 6 yards...things get really intense. From a kneeling position, I killed a bull with a 6 yard upward shot. My first-ever bull was a 12 yard shot into the chest. After taking the arrow the bull ran past and behind me, nearly running over my partner. We found blood spattered on the tiny spruce he was using for cover.

From: Kurt
29-Jul-21
Alaska: First bull at 30 yds. Second bull was 3' almost straight up into his chest. I was crouched down in the river and the bank and the bull walked right above me on a river bank trail. I could have touched his front hoof prior to the shot.

BC: First bull was 35 yds. Second bull was at 20 yds (thanks to Ambush for calling him in)...then some close follow-up arrows in thick stuff.

Wyoming: 50 yds

Moose up close are dang exciting!!!! Then then work starts.

From: Tao
23-Aug-21
Average is between 7 and 11 yards....for 80 something client bow kills since 1987...some as close as 2 paces and the furthest is one at 60 yards

From: Ursman
23-Aug-21
40 yds

23-Aug-21
5 archery moose. Longest shot 35 yards. 4 rifle moose. Longest shot 100 yards.

From: sticksender
24-Aug-21
Shiras Cow 26 yards.
Shiras Bull 3 yards.
Canada Bull 41 yards.
Shiras Bull 25 yards.
Yukon Bull 40 yards.

Moose, like sheep, seem to give up and die easier than other species such as elk.

From: McCree
24-Aug-21
This is encouraging info, I appreciate this post. I have a AK moose hunt booked next year and I'm really struggling deciding whether I'm taking my recurve or compound. I want to take my recurve but then again this is a big trip and expense and I don't want to regret not taking the compound. If I can get a moose inside 30 yards I'm comfortable with the recurve and it sounds like that is very possible!

From: carcus
24-Aug-21
Use you compound

From: Jasper
24-Aug-21
25 yards

24-Aug-21
25 yards.

From: wackmaster2
26-Aug-21
52

From: Trial153
26-Aug-21
41 and 30

From: BullBuster
27-Aug-21
60, 24, 34

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