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    DSC05128.jpgthis little guy greeted me when i got home this evening. obviously he has the brow tines, but how wide? got to within 8 yards!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlak2fl View Post
    DSC05128.jpgthis little guy greeted me when i got home this evening. obviously he has the brow tines, but how wide? got to within 8 yards!!!
    he is 48 and a half inches wide

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    the brow tines on the right side seem to be interesting to me,.. does he have 3? or does he have 4 or 5

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    I would guess in the mid 40's. Definitely wouldn't pull the trigger except for the brow tines.

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    yeah not very big....big looking ears,antlers tipped up, space between bases looks huge compared to palm sizes....looks tasty though....

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    46-48" would be my guess

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    i will try and post a different picture when i get home. i was amazed at how the different angles of shots can really change the look of the antlers. this bull had 5 brows, on the right, and 4 on the left. im going to guess him in the low 50s....

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    Did you tickle his chin?

    44 inches. Look at how close his ears are to the paddles and how small the paddles are. Over 50 would have larger paddles and more distance between the ears and rack. I have his twin brother on the outside of my house, he was 45.

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    Default size guesses?

    About 9 cubic feet, processed and packaged.
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    I'm going to say 53. Obviously a lot going on with this particular bull. From this picture I'd pull trigger, regardless of tines. Once again I always look at the ears and on this bull it looks like he can lay them flat and still not touch the inside of his palm. Now granted his tines grow straight up. But so did this one below, and he was legal in a 50/4 area

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    I put the op's bull at 46-48" and tlingitwarrior's at 52-53" (am I close?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I'm going to say 53. Obviously a lot going on with this particular bull. From this picture I'd pull trigger, regardless of tines. Once again I always look at the ears and on this bull it looks like he can lay them flat and still not touch the inside of his palm. Now granted his tines grow straight up. But so did this one below, and he was legal in a 50/4 area

    Ok.... What is up with the blocked out face??

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    Default Here is one

    This one was my first moose at 55 inches taken in the Noatak National Park and in the river!

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    Walt,

    Nice bull but it doesn't look like those waders are doing you much good.

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    gulkana rafter that is a nice looking bull,.. also back to the op one sign that he is possibly 50 is the way is main beams extend out flat. usually with a smaller bull the main beams tend to angle upwards whereas with a larger bull they sometimes droop down. this one seems right in between

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska_pike View Post
    gulkana rafter that is a nice looking bull,.. also back to the op one sign that he is possibly 50 is the way is main beams extend out flat. usually with a smaller bull the main beams tend to angle upwards whereas with a larger bull they sometimes droop down. this one seems right in between

    I agree with you. However look at the one I posted, his beams grow up, not flat, and he was over 50. Palm points go up instead of out.

    And as far as the face being blocked out Gulkana, that was my hunting partners moose, and he's quite camera shy.

    My personal experience is people under estimate moose width by 10% or so. Just my WAG but in nearly 30 years of hunting moose, that's been the case on all the ones we've shot. Conservative is always better tho and that's ok. More moose for me to shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    My personal experience is people under estimate moose width by 10% or so.
    I'd have to agree....people tend to guess on the conservative side.....also seen from my nearly 30 years of moose hunting......

    Now bears, on the other hand,.....EVERYBODY you talk to says..."IT HAD TO BE AT LEAST A 10' FOOTER...!!!"......lol
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    I'd say 48-50" Just based on width only I wouldn't pull the trigger. Now with the brows, that's a dead bull.

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    Sure wish people would underestimate by 10% where I hunt. Maybe 1/2 the moose killed in a season would actually get to walk.

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