So Im sure Ill get beat up about this one but gotta tell it. Started on 2 September when a buddy and I spotted a small bull on approach hill and got about 30 yards to him with the truck ( didnt have the bow in the truck ). We didnt see him for another two days but again saw him on the same hill just further up, we knew what direction he was going so decided to put on a stalk, no luck, wind was bad and besides a couple of mountain bikers ended up spookin him.
So we didnt see the bull until yesterday when we decided to drive around sage hill around lunch time. We ended up getitng turned around due to some construction vehicles and noticed a small car stopped and looking down a trail. I had asked the gentleman if its was a bull and said it looked like one but wasnt sure. I asked the gentleman if he was going after it and he had told me he had a cow tag and said good luck to me.
So my buddy and I grabbed the bows and proceeded after the moose. I ended up walking to another atv trail and cutting down that trail thinking I might be able to push the moose back to the trail if I spooked it. I stopped about 150yds down that trail and proceeded to send out a short call to see what would happen and to my suprise I immediately heard trees crash to my left and something trotting out into a little open field. I identified the moose as a legal bull having a fork on his left side and three on his right and proceeded to get around into an open area.
I got to where I had a clear shot about 60yds away and drew the bow and he spooked and started trotting away through the open field. I then kinda trotted up myself around some scrub trees hanging over and again called and stopped the bull in its tracks. I beleived the bull to be around 100yds away , no wind and an open field and I decided to take a shot. I placed my 80yd pin on his back and released the arrow. As I watched the arrow arc through the air I knew I had him, the arrow drifted a little to the left and ended up hitting him a little far back but the way he was angled ended up exiting right behind the front left shoulder. The arrow hit center mass just a little more left than I would have wanted.
The moose only ran about 100yds and was stone dead. When we ranged the actual position of myself and the moose it was exactly 90yds away. Now I cant wait to hear the replies to this one about a 90yd shot ( yes Iit was 90yds and made a bow shot at it) and confirmed...but Ill tell you this much, my bow is setup with 5 pins at 20yds a pin mainly for bou on the slope, after shooting I felt very comfortable shooting at this distance with no wind and an open field.
I am currently at work and will upload a pic or two when I get home.