Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Moose double header.

  1. #1
    Member hoose35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Soldotna, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    2,891

    Default Moose double header.

    My son, 14 years old, and I set out to get him his first moose. We were hunting an any moose area. Opening day, we seen a cow and calf in morning, but nothing we could shoot. We hunted the next couple days, first light to last dark and didn't see any moose. Frustration started to set in, we knew there were moose around, our neighbors had seen a cow and a bull opening morning before they shot their moose. We decided to stick a little closer to camp the next evening. We watched a spot I was sure we would see a moose in for 4 hours, nothing. I told my son we should move over and take a look at this other spot before it gets too dark. We almost arrive to the spot and I look across a pond and I spot a cow. 20 yards to the right of the cow I spot another moose, a small bull. I range them, 142 yards away, they are oblivious to our presence. There is a stump right in front of us for a perfect rest. I discuss our options with my son and he decides that he will take the cow after I take the bull if a shot is still available. We weren't too keen on the idea of shooting at the same time because there was only one good rest and the moose were moving around. My son really wanted us to get the bull and be was too nervous to take the shot. I set up on the rest, waited for the bull to move broadside. When he was ready I took the shot, the moose dropped like a ton of bricks. My son quickly moved into position to shoot, but the cow ran up a small hill and was facing directly away. I told my son, do not take the shot, wait for broadside. The cow moved over the hill and out of sight. I thought my son would be bummed, but he was super stoked I had a bull down. It was starting the get dark and we started to work our way around the lake to the moose. We came through an opening in the trees, and the cow had come back down the hill and was standing next to the dead bull. I told my son, set up on this tree stump and take the shot. He got in position, took the shot and I watched in horror as the cow headed directly towards the lake. Luckily the cow turned away from the lake, staggered and went down, 30 yards from the bull. We were totally pumped to say the least. My son got his first moose, and we both got one the same day at nearly the same exact time. We worked in the dark and gutted the moose and I packed out a hind quarter. The next morning we finished packing. An unforgettable hunt for us. I shot my moose with a 30-06, 165gr nosler partition handloads. My son was shooting a .270wsm with 150gr partitions. Both shots we complete pass throughs. I am proud of my son, and I am very happy he was able to take down that moose with one shot. I think he now has the confidence and next time, he will want to take that bull.
    Responsible Conservation > Political Allocation

  2. #2
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,396

    Default

    Fantastic! Congratulations to your son and to you as well!

    Do you have pictures you're willing to share? Regardless, nicely done and thanks for sharing!

  3. #3
    Member Rob B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Eagle River, Alaska,
    Posts
    3,151

    Default

    Congrats on a new memory with your son


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    27' Wooldridge Super Sport Offshore Pilothouse PRIME TIME!
    Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle Pro Staff
    Heavy Hitter Fishing Crew
    MMSI# 338232859

  4. #4
    Moderator bkmail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Palmer, AK.
    Posts
    4,121

    Default

    Too cool hoose!
    You guys are living right.

    Tell your son congrats and fine shooting for us.
    Bk

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wasilla, Ak
    Posts
    3,909

    Default

    Congrats to the both of you!

  6. #6

    Default

    Congratulations to both of you.

  7. #7
    Member Steven_JR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    301

    Default

    Congrats to both of you! You're going to have to buy a second and third freezers now!

  8. #8
    Supporting Member bullbuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Mean streets of Fairview
    Posts
    1,140

    Default

    Sweet! Bang up job.
    Live life and love it
    Love life and live it

  9. #9
    Member hoose35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Soldotna, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    2,891

    Default

    Responsible Conservation > Political Allocation

  10. #10
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    5,767

    Default

    Nice! What a great memory for you guys.
    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address: http://alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/hunt-planner/
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  11. #11
    Supporting Member Amigo Will's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Wrangell
    Posts
    7,600

    Default

    Way to go dad. The smile says it all
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

  12. #12

    Default

    Hoose moose!

  13. #13
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,396

    Default

    Whoa! Close to the water, indeed! Perfect!

  14. #14
    Member joebut1985's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    anchorage
    Posts
    407

    Default

    Wow! congrats.

  15. #15
    Member skybust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    alaska
    Posts
    2,426

    Default

    That's great congrats to you both
    Is it opening day of duck season yet
    Member of Alaska Waterfowl Association

  16. #16
    Member GAredneck's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    460

    Default

    Congrats, I enjoy seeing kids having fun in the woods and on the water. To take an animal is always icing on the cake.

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    739

    Default

    Good memories there hoose, nice going.

  18. #18
    Member Steve Springer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Fairbanks, AK
    Posts
    280

    Default

    Can't wait to do the same with my son and daughter....Congratulations to a proud father and a happy son!

  19. #19
    Member Burke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Palmer, AK
    Posts
    735

    Default

    What a smile on that face! Well Done! May you have many more memorable hunts together.

  20. #20
    Member Smokey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,334

    Default

    Very cool! Congrats to you both!
    When asked what state I live in I say "The State of Confusion", better known as IL....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •