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    He was belligerent and charged me twice.


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    Default How big is this moose?

    I will say 55-57".

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    He's mature, but those palms cup upwards and not out. He's probably over 50", but i would be nervous about shooting him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    He's mature, but those palms cup upwards and not out. He's probably over 50", but i would be nervous about shooting him.
    My thoughts too Brian. I let him walk after he charged me twice and got within about 7 yards. Fired a round in the air and that sort of got to him...he was way belligerent and had a moaning cow with him...


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    I'd have to tell myself he's 49". Really close, but couldn't convince myself he's legal.

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    Palms go up but the stems stick out pretty good. He's over 50 for sure.

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    Yeah, I'm thinkin' about 52-53. A few more good looks and I'm pretty sure I would have shot him....
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    Ooooooooh, he's one that needs a serious look over... Based off of the pics though, I'd say 50'-52"...

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    Wow, for those that would pass that one up Fred Meyers would be thankfull 54 is my guess and a full freezer.

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    He looks to be a little over 50 to me but pulling the trigger on one so close is tough.


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    He woulda only charged me ONCE!
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    He's 30 inches good thing you didn't shoot him(insert a ****load of sarcasm) he's over 50 for sure..

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    I'm pretty sure I would have shot this one given the time to study him out in the field. That first pic he's not straight on, still at a slight angle to the lens, and I'd still say he's right at 50 there. When he turned straight on he'd gain a couple inches so I'd say 52-53. Tough/close call though especially if you've only got a few seconds to look him over. Good pass to be safe since it's not obvious, at least to me, that he's over. Those taller racks always make me a little leery.
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    Another useful measurement is broadside, top of hump to belly line should be close to 40" on a mature bull. I think this one is legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by extrema View Post
    Another useful measurement is broadside, top of hump to belly line should be close to 40" on a mature bull. I think this one is legal.
    But you also have to remember that moose of the same age group may have different body sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrema View Post
    Another useful measurement is broadside, top of hump to belly line should be close to 40" on a mature bull. I think this one is legal.
    Hmmmm....that's one that I haven't heard before. Interesting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    But you also have to remember that moose of the same age group may have different body sizes.
    Agreed. But the one thing I will always remember from the moose judging seminar I attended years ago was when he said.... When the plam covers the hump when standing perfectly broadside to you then he is AT LEAST 50". Note I said "palm" not "points". I thought it interesting that he said "At least" 50", so I have to imagine by saying that he also took into consideration different body sizes.

    What's your take on this bull Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    But you also have to remember that moose of the same age group may have different body sizes.
    Sure, but it is still another useful tool.

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    I'd put him right at 50" +/- 2". I probably would not shoot myself. Probably why I've never shot a moose haha

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    I would guess 53-55.

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