View Full Version : Finally, Moose Hunting Success!

10-18-2013, 11:08 PM
After three trips to Wyoming, bad weather (two blizzards), bridge closures on the only road leading into the northern wilderness section, hunting for a bull that was already killed the day before I arrived, I finally took the bull of my dreams on the 15th of October. Tracked him up 1.5 miles in the fresh snow after finding his track crossing the Forest Service Road and sealed the deal at 40 yards in the heavy brush. One shot to the spine and he dropped in his tracks. Thanks go out to all those that helped...pymulies on this site, the Lander Moose biologist Stan Harter, the Lander Game Warden Brad, and my good friend from Shosone Steve Lefforge. Special thanks to my daughter, her boyfriend Dre, and my good friend George who accompanied me on these hunts. Finally taped him this morning and I was pleasantly surprised looks like he's got a chance to go Boone and Crockett...we'll see after the drying period. He grossed 142 6/8, 140 3/8 net. He's 40 3/8 wide with longest palm 25 2/8, greatest palm width of 11 3/8, with 6 6/8 bases and he's a 9X9. I'm stoked to get this nice a bull DIY!

10-19-2013, 01:06 AM
Man that is a great moose. Sounds like you had to work for it but had a great group of supporters to help yeah out.

10-19-2013, 08:43 AM
Looks like a nice, heavy rack. Good job!

10-19-2013, 09:07 AM
You should be stoked. Great moose. Congrats

10-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Nice job. Great moose

10-19-2013, 09:55 AM
Thanks guys, that's right w/o all the help I wouldn't have gotten him, especially coming from out of state...that was rough getting snowed out twice and having to leave and regroup. If I didn't leave I still would be stuck up there as my main area is now only accessable by snow machine. My second main area was where I had the other bull taken a day before me and all the moose started to move down to lower country. This one was taken in an area I had to scramble for, but was given good advice by the biologist who just elk hunted the same drainage three days before I arrived. If you can believe it, it was my first day on the ground in this third area. Also the snow helped out immensly as it was just after the rut and the bulls were moving around covering ground still so they were hard to find. I worked hard to get there driving through a couple of snowstorms so I'd finally have fresh tracking snow when I arrived. Then we just hunted moose like cougars....drive the Forest Service roads till we cut a big solo track and get on it. Luckily it all came together.

10-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Great Bull, and what a support group! Congrats again.

10-19-2013, 01:43 PM
what he lacked in width he made up for with all that bone! nice work, deffinatley a shooter bull. well played

Musket Man
10-19-2013, 07:15 PM
Congrats! Very nice moose!

10-20-2013, 12:16 AM
Congratulations, great moose!

Don K
10-20-2013, 07:02 AM
Nice Bull!!

Lots of early snow this year made it very interesting for lots of hunters

10-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Congrats! Nice Bull!

10-21-2013, 06:20 PM
Congrats on a great looking bull!

10-21-2013, 10:27 PM
congratulations nice Bull.

10-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Thanks guys!!!

10-22-2013, 09:17 AM
Great bull

10-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Here's a pic of the rack back home from the taxidermist.

11-01-2013, 10:07 AM
Here's a pic of the recovered bullet from the spine. It passed completely through and was hanging on the outside hide of the moose. 114.4 grains left of the 7mm 175 grain Partition for 65% weight retention...perfect Partition performance!6945

11-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Great bull, he sure has nice long points. Way to go!

11-04-2013, 04:42 PM
awesome moose! what area? I have enough points to draw anywhere except the big horns and snowys...

11-05-2013, 08:50 AM
Area 2 by Lander. Also found out I made an error on scoring the right palm...didn't give him enough credit took the smallest width instead of largest...he now grosses 147.

12-16-2013, 04:36 PM
Update, after the 60 day drying period my moose scored 145 0/8 net...he'll make the next Boone & Crockett Awards period!


Muleys 24/7
12-16-2013, 04:55 PM
Congrats! very nice

Topgun 30-06
12-16-2013, 05:25 PM
Heck of a nice Shiras and he sure looks wider than you stated!

12-16-2013, 05:29 PM
Thanks guys!!!

05-12-2014, 09:19 AM
My moose story made the May issue of Trophy Hunter magazine!9484 9485

Umpqua Hunter
05-12-2014, 09:21 AM
My moose story made the May issue of Trophy Hunter magazine!9484 9485

Nice job and a beautiful moose.

05-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Nice moose!!! Can hardly wait until I draw a tag. Sometimes you wonder if it will ever happen!!

05-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Mount is getting close, can't wait!

05-27-2014, 03:03 PM
Picked up the mount today, turned out great!9572

05-27-2014, 03:05 PM
That's always exciting to get a mount back. Nice pose for a moose as well, good job!

05-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Looks awesome hope to get on on my wall at some point

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05-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Thanks guys!!! Yeah that pose really suited my bulls "box" rack well.

05-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Very cool!

05-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Nice mount and moose. That was a good idea for a mount, it looks like it will be low enough so you don't have to add on a room for that big guy.

06-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Congrats-Great Shiras Moose!

06-13-2014, 05:33 PM
nice work and congrats