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    Default 10 year old Bob gets his first moose! Pic's!

    Well, Bob didn't score on the sheep earlier this year (and yes, he's still working on the story....) but he did get a really nice bull moose yesterday. We were in our favorite hunting grounds. We seen what I thought was a caribou butt...but pulled the glass up and realized it was the paddle of a moose! We spent 45 minutes stalking and calling the bull, which had about 8 cows with him. Finally, we could seen them moving right to left through the sparse spruce trees. I set him up on the shooting sticks, and he focused on an opening that they should be coming to. As the bull got closer, I let out a light grunt at 70 yards. Of course... the bull stopped right behind a tree.... Bob was cool calm and collected as I instructed him to keep his rifle pointed in the opening. After an excruciating 5 minutes.. the bull took two steps.. Bob took his shot. The bull immediately showed signs of problems. He walked a couple of paces and stood there. We got up on him. Bob took a freehand shot at 50 yards without reaction. Finally the bull went down. Bob was shooting his new .243, and he put the bullet in the boiler room.. took off the top of the heart and bottom of the lungs. Has to be one of my proudest moments as a father! We spent about 3 hours dressing him out, and hauled him home.

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    Awesome bull! great to see kids being successful. A lot of young folks get discouraged and quit hunting because it can take years sometimes to score.

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    Nicely Done! Reminds me of a hunt with my 10 year old son 4 years ago, and brings back the memories. Many similarities between the two. We spotted my sons moose over half a mile away, and I called it in to within 40 yards. Of course his moose stopped behind the only spruce tree between our stand and the opening he came across. I told my son to be ready as soon as the bull decided to move left or right from behind the tree. He too was motionless and not visible for close to 5 minutes before he decided to move to our right and present a nice broadside shot. One shot from my sons .243 and it was perfect, hitting both lungs. The moose walked 20 feet before falling over. His bull was not nearly as big as Bobs, but nonetheless, not every 10 year old can say they have shot a moose. I was more excited for my son than I had ever been on any of my own moose, and I have shot numerous. Congratulations to you and your son!

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    wowza, congrats to your son!!!

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    Wow! That is great! Right on! Really get excited over these young hunters being brought into hunting and outdoors!

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    Bob has a good teacher. (well, two good teachers, actually)

    Congrats Claude!
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    Outstanding job there Bob, and dad! It's great to see so many kids this year in this forum out and about enjoying our great state. The smile says it all..

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    Congrats! to the young hunter and proud papa Looking forward to doing the same with my kids in a few years.

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    Way to go Bob! I....for one...am impressed!

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    I'm freaking green with envy... well done
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    Gets my vote for next year's Regs cover photo.
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    Good job bob. Your buddy blake is envious....

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    Congratulations to Bob & Claude!
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    Nice Bull and Great Story.

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    Congrat's Sounds like he's a natural.
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    great looking Bull, good job Bob & Dad - thanks for sharing

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    Congrats to the young hunter. Betcha' he'll remember his first moose for the rest of his life. Way to go also Pop.

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    Congrats to your son.....Like I said before, Can't beat Father Son Hunts, nothing better than to pass on the passion !!!! Thanks for sharing .

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    Congratulations.......well done.

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    Congratulations Bob and Claude!

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