We see a lot of nice big bulls on this forum. Moose and Caribou both. I figured I'd start a Meat Bull thread dedicated for the smaller ones. I shoot the first legal one I see and I hunt any bull areas. Call me a meat hunter who hopes he might get a big one. I can't ever recall passing up a shot on any legal animal because I thought he was too small. Maybe that's why I've only killed one 50 incher but hey, I've been fortunate to have meat in the freezer for the last 20+ years since I started hunting in Alaska so I'm not complaining. Lets see those meat bulls and hear the stories!
Here's one I got last week, my 4th solo meat bull (moose). I just couldn't let him walk. I really wanted to call one in to handgun range this year but it didn't pan out and the freezer's getting low. He was out in the open walking across a dried up lake at about 1000yds out. No cover for a close stalk, ankle high grass and flat ground. I was trying to head him off and get to an old beaver hut for some cover and a rest but he knew I was there and seemed to be getting a little nervous and walking with more of a purpose than just a slow mosey like when I first spotted him. He'd move, I'd move, he'd stop, I'd stop. Finally I ranged him at 365yds and took a keeling shot when he'd stopped broadside. The bull did a 180, took 2 steps, stopped, butt went down slowly and then he flipped over backwards dead. He topped off our freezer and is taking up space in a few other folks freezers who needed meat as well. Life is good.... And I recovered another 200gr Accubond from the 325wsm on a 300+yd moose kill. It weighs 150gr, nice little mushroom and was probably at about 2200ish fps on impact. Great performance. Blew through his chest and the far shoulder and stopped under the hide.