On another thread we brought up shooting hours for big game in Alaska. Which as us Alaskan hunters know is basically "if you can see it without artificial light you can shoot it". So, lets hear about your "moonlight kills".
About 15 years ago in 1992 I had shot my first Alaskan Bull Moose. A 50 incher up off the Elliot hwy. It was sept 13th and the Interior got a bunch of snow. Some of you may remember that day. I was with my long time buddy and hunting partner Tony from Montana. Well, we had that bull in the truck and were headed home tired and satisfied. I was driving, it was about 10pm. He had his boots off and was sleeping in his t-shirt. It had snowed that day but the clouds had broken up and the moon was out shining bright. I come around a corner and it looked like someone was in the road waving a couple signs over thier head. I took my foot off the gas, Tony woke up and said "it's bull! lets get em!". I hit the brakes, the bull was walking right down the middle of the black top, he jumped off the road, down over the steep bank, Tony grabs the 06, bails out into six inches of snow in his socks and jumps over the side. I'm in the truck in the middle of the Elliot highway when it finaly registered "oh ya, you can shoot by sunlight or moonlight". About that time BOOM!. I'm thinkin, "oh man, Tony lung shot that sucker like he always does and he's headed down into that thick brush and we gotta go after him and I'm bushed". I'm bailing out of the truck as Tony comes scrambling up the bank in his socks shivering!! I run up to where the bull had jumped over the edge I say "go get your boots on!" I head down in to the brush and there lies a 60 inch bull laying there dead in the snow, bathed in moonlight! He hit him in the neck and dropped him. It was Tony's first Alaskan Moose also, what a day, a 50 and a 60 incher, two first bulls. One of them a moonlighter! We gutted him by the light of the moon. It was great.
Last year I called one in during a full moon. Got the scope on him but couldn't get a clean shot. I lost him in the brush.
Let's hear about your "moonlight kills"