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Dirk Diggler 07-Feb-20
Sitting over a natural salt lick last September hoping a bull elk would come in. Instead I get bull moose. First time I've been up close to one. Just out of curiosity is this a good shiras bull?
Yup it sure is
In my eyes YES
I'd say you would want to shoot him if you had a moose tag. He'd make Pope and Young. Here in Idaho, a "trophy" bull moose is considered anything with a spread over 40". I think that bull is around that size. He has pretty good pans and multiple brow tines on each side. All good indicators.
I don’t know about antlers, all I see is many, many moose steaks and mountains of moose burger. I’ll bet it’s good too !
All moose are big.
Big yes, huge? No.
Almost as big as the one that had my brother pinned down at about 5 yards one time.... He wouldn’t have had time to bring his .58 to bear, and I wasn’t sure I could stop him fast enough with the .54, so we were pretty OK with it when he swapped ends and trotted off...
From: Dirk Diggler
I’d say better than average and clearly past 40”. Not a giant but good Idaho representative.
Swingin' Waddle too!!
Thanks for sharing the vid
Good luck, Robb