So I have been over across the inlet for two weeks moose hunting .. My dad has 3 good spots to land his cub in that we maintain each year .. It's the same thing every year , We put in all the work, everybody else wants a place to sneak into !! After hunting a week At my brothers camp , My dad shot a small meat bull over on my strip I told him I'd help him pack it out and then I want to hunt over there.. Well we got him loaded in the cub and dad headed Back home to unload the bull.. That evening While sitting at camp I noticed airplanes flying in circles just east of my strip About a mile away.. Well these cubs flu around in circles and circles and circles I'm talking like 20 times( not sure of the Laws of animal harassment ) But there's no real good places to land anywhere around my strip .. Well the next morning comes around and at about 9 o'clock here comes the airplanes again flying in circles .It is.so irritating when your hunting in calm weather with Bulls grunting & cows bellering but all you hear are airplanes circling .. This goes on for about 5 days , each day the planes would get closer.. !!finally After one night of the same antics, the 2 float planes found a strip of water about 3/4 mile from me , that night I had seen what they were flying all around about , But he was all the way across the swamp close to where they landed .. He looked huge from 3/4 mile away ... Well the next morning when I was climbing up in my tree stand , I heard four gunshots go off and later that afternoon seen to Cubs fly out of there.. It made my heart sink but hey that's part of the game ..not Much to do but keep on hunting ... So my Dad flew back To my camp to bring back some food and gear And finish the rest the hunting season off with me. When He landed and hopped out of the plane & looked at me I could tell he seen something he really liked .. Well not only 1 but 2 Big Bulls were on the edge of the timber across the swamp from my stand.. As I sat in my stand that evening , just at dusk I heard a hell of a horn thrashing across the swamp, about 5 min later I picked out a cow and then seen some Big Wide Paddles moving around in the alders and I knew it was the Big Boy ... The cow starting working across the swamp & the Big Bull was right behind her .. Only thing was they were about 600 yards away . By the time they made it to my side of the timber it was getting dark and the wind switched , the last I heard was some grunting & thrashing that sounded only about 200 yards from me .. I made my way back to the tent and told my dad about what just happened & just hoping he wouldn't move off ..
The Next morning I went out to my stand and sat in there for maybe an hour without hearing anything and the wind was picking up .. Just then I heard a loud thrash & I looked to my left and coudl barley see a cow And she was making a move towards the Woodline .. I decided To climb down and see if I couldn't get a quick shot at that bull .. I work my way over to a little bit of clearing and could barely see the bull just about to leave , So I posted up on a little Sprucetree and started to let the lead fly !!! I watched the big bull hit the ground and it was like the earth was lifted off of my shoulders .. I walked back to camp and met up with my dad ..He asked if I got him , and I told him that those air planes can fly around him all they want because He Ain't Going nowhere Now !!! Hahahaha !!!