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    Default Got my first moose this morning!!

    I got my first moose this morning off of the Parks Highway in 20b right at dawn at 6:18am just enough light to see. I was riding down the ATV trail and wasnt paying too much attention and just happen to see if right off to the left maybe 20 feet off the trail. So I stop to get a look and it looked like a cow to me because of the angle he was standing and because it was still pretty dark. I busted out the binos to get a up close view and sure enough it is a bull by this time he is trotting away so I let out a cow call and he stopped dead in his tracks so I creep off of the trail into the tussocks being a small pine and let out another cow call now he is interested but had trotted to about 100 yards away when he took off the first time. I wait for him to turn broadside since he was quartered away and it seemed like it took forever for him to turn. I take a decent kneeling position ( as decent as you can on a tussock) and lean up against the small pine for stabilization (bad Idea) right when I shoot the pine doubles over I though for sure I missed him but he didn't move so I racked another round in the 30-06 and shot again this I knew was a good hit because he was garden hosing but for extra insurance for him not to go into the lung shot. Say what you will about shooting 3 shots but I was sure my first was a clear miss as the pine broke in half that I was leaning on so it was 2 shots (in my mind) but if I had to do it again I would of done it the same way since I thought the first was a clear miss. I am super excited about my first moose and glad I managed it solo. I have been on many other moose hunts as a pack rat / skin monkey but never taken my own.

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    Oh and thanks to whoever it was that recommended that little gator grip tripod It worked great and only took about 3 attempts for me to make it back before the flash haha!

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    He isnt the biggest bull but it is meat in the freezer for my family and I and thats what counts. I wont complain for my first tho!

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    Congrats! you wont get any grief from me for shooting 3 times.

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    Congrats on a nice bull, so did you hit him with your 1st shot I could't figure that out and if you did mention it please excuse me I'm kind of slow. If you did where di dyou get him on the 1st shot?

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    It's just a little rib meat, Bsj, so good on ya!
    Congratulations!

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    congrats that first one is always a thrill...
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    You earned that bull with your last critter harvested It was just good karma...

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    It takes as many bullets as it takes. If that moose hadn't moved after the first shot, regardless of tree breaking, a second shot would have been on my list too. Congrats on your first moose. Someday I'll get mine.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Congrat's on filling the freezer and getting your first moose.

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    Congrats on first moose. I envy you not being in a 50" 3 brow tine area

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    Great job young man - congrats!
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    Yes my first shot hit him I was aiming for vitals but the tree broke left so the shot was high left hit him in the neck that shot alone would of dropped him had I have been a little more patient but I wasnt letting my first get away

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    Congratulations on a well earned trophy. I always like to shoot until they are down to stay, I don't agree with those who will let an animal suffer longer than necessary so that they can have a one shot kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moose-head View Post
    Congratulations on a well earned trophy. I always like to shoot until they are down to stay, I don't agree with those who will let an animal suffer longer than necessary so that they can have a one shot kill.
    I agree. You deserve the respect of all hunters for ensuring the animal was killed quickly with minimal suffering. I hand-load, so ammo is cheap. I will shoot until I'm confident it's done. The one-shot, quick and humane kill is what we all strive for, but reality is often different. Enjoy that meat, and again - CONGRATS!

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    Nice Job!!!!!! Great eating there. You have pine trees up there?? Are you sure they are not spruce?

    Congratulations and may it be the first of many more to come.

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    Yeah it was a spruce, I don't know why I said or even thought pine my head was all over the place when I typed up that story now that I re read it 90% of it doesn't make sense and there are a million grammar and spelling errors and it will not let me edit it oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    Great job young man - congrats!
    and I am not that young im nearly 24 but I do look about 12 in that picture haha.

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    Good shooting and good going.
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    Great job dont ever be afraid to shoot again, I blasted a bull last year at 20 yards with my 325 and he started walking into a swamp so i shot him until he fell 4 times might be a over kill but the further he walked the further I had to pack. I was already about 1/2 mile from the boat so every inch counts hahahahahhahahh

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    BSJ - To a lot of us 24 is "young" you little whipper snapper!

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