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    A successful conclusion to another great season with my first Moose and first Alaskan animal with a bow. This was a great hunt; even with the extreme temperatures out this week.
    The bull was shot broadside at 40-45 yards with a muzzy 125 3 blade out of my Matthews LX. He ran about 50 yards and I lost sight of him. I thought he ran into some really thick timber; but he was done. I hit back on his shoulder and got him through the heart and out the other side.
    Being this was my first moose; I was the apprentice on the field job. It took about 2.5 hours to get him all done and back to the truck. We had some additional help from some buddies who were in the area. They helped drag the meat from the field on some sleds while the 3 of us got to cutting; the help was definitely appreciated. This would have been a very big task without all the help.


    Enjoy the hunt
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    Congrats, nice moose. Any animal taken with a bow is a good animal.
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    Congratulations! I was supposed to be there this weekend but the truck decided otherwise.

    Beautiful trophy with a bow.
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    Great hunt!! Where did you get him at? How long were you out there before you spotted him? Did he know you were there? Great story!!

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    That wasnt the bull shot near the badger overpass?

    Btw, congrats.

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    Default FMA Bull

    This Bull wasn't shot near the badger over pass. He was taken close to the refinery. Thanks

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    Congrats, he'll be a good eater!

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    Nice job! And yes, it sure it nice having help doing the work.
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    Congrats! You can just leave the meat outside and when you are hungry you can chop off a piece and thaw it out!
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    Very cool! Really makes me wish I could be out there too!
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    cool bear, that is one of two I know of being shot then. Again congrats.

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    Congrats on the moose!!
    that will be my goal this yr

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    I sent you a PM.

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    Very few people take bulls in the FMA. Nice job.

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    Well Done!

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    congratulations on the very nice bull....moose are alot bigger than most people think when you start packing them out. a sled even when there is no snow is very helpful.
    are you doing a antler ( skull plate ) mount or a european mount. i always like the european mount . my first bull was about 28-29 " wide and i just did a rough antler mount.
    consider joining the ABA ( if you are not already a memeber) and put this fine animal in for one of their arrowhead awards. makes for a nice wall hanging and addition next to a picture of your trophy or the antlers on the wall.

    again congrats - Pat
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    I am going to start on an European mount this week. If this does not turn out I will go with the skull plate mount. I will keep you posted on how it turns out.

    thanks

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    Thumbs up FMA

    Great job partner............keep up the good work and pass it on to the kids or someone else who doesn't get a chance to do it. I think there is no greater feeling than when you release that string and you know it's a good release. I've been slinging arrows for 30 years now, it only gets better.

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