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Average shot distance?
As the title says … what’s the distance any of you guys have taken moose at?
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..
Drew back on a sneaker bull at 11 yards, passed on him. Stuck a P&Y bull at 22 yards.
That’s an average of 26.75 so far…ty guys…
Does the rhinehart moose count? If so 20-70 yards
7, 220, 91, 294, 36, 68
MOOSE, I'm guessing at least two of those were rifle kills? (I'd like to believe 4...)
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.
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.
Mine was around 15 at the farthest.
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.
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.
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.
Only did it once, 42 yards.
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
40+-. Hoping to add a 20 or less this fall.
1 bull, 2 shots. 9, then 40
Thanks for all the input…
38 yards Moose are a species where you can usually get up close and personal!
15 yard shot...40 yard recovery. For such a big animal, sure went down fast.
.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
There has to be some good stories of those shots under 10 yards! I couldn't imagine standing that close to a huge animal!
Gun 75 & 150 Compound 55 Longbow 12 & 34
Alaska 15 yards, Montana Shiras 18 yards, BC Canada 16 yards, Colorado Shiras 18 yards, and Alberta Canada ..... TBD this September!
Idaho Shiras 35 yds. BC Canadian 55 yds in a driving snow storm. What a rush!
3 yards, 12 yards and 55 yards !
40, same bull again at 65, and different bull at 35
Wish I could comment but Ive never been moose huntin
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.
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.
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.
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
5 archery moose. Longest shot 35 yards. 4 rifle moose. Longest shot 100 yards.
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.
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!