Did the Koyokuk river moose hunt this year with my wife Rhonda and son Wyatt once again we had a wonderful time! Called in three bulls on the night of the 20th and took this “meat” bull, about 500 yds off the river and maybe 2 miles by boat back to camp. I told Rhonda and Wyatt that we need to get back to camp and grab two lanterns and more flashlights so that we could workup the bull as it was getting dark! She said I will stay here with the moose just leave the gun and our two labs. Wyatt and I took off for camp and returned with lanterns, traps and flashlights in the dark and found Rhonda had shinned almost all of one side of the bull using a headlamp!...... We got done with the bull about 12:30 am
Rhonda shot this bull on the 24th, the bull was standing with a cow above a back slough facing us. I told Rhonda to shoot him in the chest, she shot him right under the chin in the neck dropping him instantly, the bull slid about 20 feet down the hill into the water like he had skids under him!.......O’boy what fun we had!....laffin’…what do ya do now? Well the mud in the slough was so bad we knew if would be tuff working him up there so we tied the bull’s horn to the side of the boat and motored out into the main river to a sand bar. We got that bull at 8:00 pm and didn’t get done with him till 4:00 am the next morning…with the help of lanterns and a good beach fire!