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Yukon Moose Hunt Recap 2
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TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 09-Oct-22
t-roy 09-Oct-22
Treeline 10-Oct-22
Bou'bound 10-Oct-22
Nick Muche 10-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 10-Oct-22
bowyer45 11-Oct-22
bowhunter24 12-Oct-22
njbuck 12-Oct-22
APauls 12-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 13-Oct-22
TREESTANDWOLF 13-Oct-22
bowyer45 13-Oct-22
Inshart 13-Oct-22
09-Oct-22

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Hello again.

Thanks so much for all the kind words.

I really think this is worthy of starting another thread.

If you remember, after I shot my moose, I was due to fly out the very next day.

Due to high winds and rain, all flights where grounded, and I received word at the dock.

09-Oct-22

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Dave suggested I take essentials and we would head back to camp.

In the boat we go, headed south and as we get to the moth of the river south, where the “ Old Boat” location was, we spotted a cow and calf and a stud of a bull.

Dave shut down the motor and starts calling to him.

He responded and heads right for us in the boat.

The next few pics are of him, walking right to us, and ending up a mere 18 yards from me.

09-Oct-22

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In our face!!
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In our face!!

09-Oct-22

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Packed and waiting to be picked up.
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Packed and waiting to be picked up.
Dave thought I was time to start the boat and the bull just walked away, in the direction of the cow and calf.

Now here is where I truly realized I had a great guide.

He called the outfitter and asked when would be the earliest his new hunter could be there? He told them about the giant bull.

They told him not until tomorrow.

So the clock moves on and Dave is concerned that bull may be long gone….. or not.

09-Oct-22

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The Bull
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The Bull
The next morning comes and it’s clear to fly.

The plane is on its way.

Once we where at the dock, I hear the plane and my hunt is officially over.

The plane is docked and out walks the next hunter, a nice guy from Switzerland, originally from South Africa.

I tell him he’s in good hands, we load all the meat and my gear and it’s so long to Dave and a dream hunt.

Dave explains to him they may have a chance at the bull, and I show him the video I had taken before we take off.

The hunter had to wait 6 hours before hunting but Dave was determined to kill that bull and he was chomping at the bit!!!

I’m told they went out that afternoon, a mile south on the river, where we stopped on a gravel bar.

He called a few times, the giant walked right and and the hunter leveled him with his rifle.

Just wow. Amazing .

09-Oct-22

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Heavy load in the river. Not fun.
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Heavy load in the river. Not fun.
Dave made quick work of that.

From: t-roy
09-Oct-22
Nice! Dropping one in the water, adds an extra level of “enjoyment” to the hunt.

From: Treeline
10-Oct-22
Wow! Hell of an experience! That next hunter missed out on so much that you got to see and experience. Would definitely be excited and feel very blessed to have had so many encounters and to get a great bull… There’s always a bigger one out there somewhere!

From: Bou'bound
10-Oct-22
you hunted.

he shot.

if that was his only moose "hunt" he hasn't moose hunted.

From: Nick Muche
10-Oct-22
How wide did he end up being?

10-Oct-22
True Bou

Nick I’m not sure but I’m hopeful Dave let’s me know when he’s out of the bush.

From: bowyer45
11-Oct-22
Yes if that is his only moose hunt, he won't appreciate what he has done. Or have much respect for the majestic moose! You had the better hunt.

From: bowhunter24
12-Oct-22
Thank you very much for taking us on your awesome hunt! Very much what Bowsite is all about.

From: njbuck
12-Oct-22
That is one hell of a moose!

From: APauls
12-Oct-22
Common guys why in the world get down on a guy for first day success???? Guy prob had the rest of the week to enjoy some hunting with a camera. Whole thing is really cool Rich!

At least in my world if I kill one in the first hour I still consider that hunting. Shot an elk once in the first minute of the first day. Was a great HUNT!

13-Oct-22

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I guess sometimes it happens, that first day luck.

I have to admit, I’m certainly glad my guide called me off that first bull on the first day, otherwise I would have lost out on the total experience, which was amazing.

Happy for him, happier for me.

13-Oct-22

From: bowyer45
13-Oct-22
Nothing wrong with first day luck, just saying most moose hunting is not easy and to some extent the value of a trophy is also biased by how hard we worked for it. I have killed my animal sometimes in the first hour and a few times in the last 5 minutes of the season. After all the fun is in the hunt and all the encounters not just the size of the animal taken. Fact is most of us are trophy hunters until something else comes along. " Glen St Charles" The cream is in the hunt. But I do agree the time after a kill is special too.

From: Inshart
13-Oct-22
First day ------ Last day, it's still a hunt. Yes, I would take Rich's hunt over the "first day Bull". At the same time, I won't judge either hunters hunt. Congratulations to both.

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