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Saw a decent bull right by the Bridger Lake campground labor day weekend. Not sure he's one you'd particularly want to hang a OIL tag on, but it was an antlered bull on the North slope.


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I'm heading to that area next week for the ML deer hunt. I've seen several moose in that unit but nothing I'd consider trophy size. If I run into any while I'm out there I'll DM ya.

BTW - did you happen to see many deer during your scouting trips. Sounds like deer numbers have been down in that unit recently. Looking for all the info I can get before heading into the field.
 

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I am going up to kings peak next weekend, and i'll D.M. you what i see. Ive seen them around there before, including a bull that probably had a spread around 5-5.5 feet and huge paddles
Moose can be tough to get an accurate gauge on estimating width. I don't have an active subscription to B&C's trophy search anymore, but I'm pretty sure the widest ever Shiras recorded was low 60s, with only a small handful that have ever cracked 60" wide.

A true 50" wide (4'2") Shiras' bull is a monster, especially in Utah.

Thaindar, don't sweat it yet. The best is yet to come for your season in Utah. Be patient ;)
 

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Moose can be tough to get an accurate gauge on estimating width. I don't have an active subscription to B&C's trophy search anymore, but I'm pretty sure the widest ever Shiras recorded was low 60s, with only a small handful that have ever cracked 60" wide.

A true 50" wide (4'2") Shiras' bull is a monster, especially in Utah.

Thaindar, don't sweat it yet. The best is yet to come for your season in Utah. Be patient ;)
My Shiras is 55” wide and he’s a giant. Can’t imagine what this 66” looks like! 😳
 

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I saw one of the better bulls I've seen in a few years last week (not on the discussed unit). My guess was maybe 50". I can compare to a 40" bull on the wall so a bit of experience.

That being said the last week we saw 5 different bulls and several cows and calves It is only going to get better.
 

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I’d sure love to see this moose that’s 60”+ wide… haha
dude come with me (if youcan keep up with a 20 minute mile pace) and i'll show you where i saw it. true, i could've easily misjudged the size of him especially at 250 yards, but even still he looked like i could lay down from paddle tip to paddle tip.
 

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dude come with me (if youcan keep up with a 20 minute mile pace) and i'll show you where i saw it. true, i could've easily misjudged the size of him especially at 250 yards, but even still he looked like i could lay down from paddle tip to paddle tip.
Judging moose width isn't the easiest thing, but with a lot of practice you can get pretty close often enough.

These are my pics from yesteryear on the Wasatch, and I know that these two bulls were killed that fall and the widths from both of them. What would you guess?
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dude come with me (if youcan keep up with a 20 minute mile pace) and i'll show you where i saw it. true, i could've easily misjudged the size of him especially at 250 yards, but even still he looked like i could lay down from paddle tip to paddle tip.
Are you serious 🙄 so what you’re telling us is you’re legally considered a midget in the state of utah. Guess that explains why it’s taking you so long to walk a mile
 

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Let’s see a pic!
There’s pics out there if you wanted to see them bad enough, I’m done posting pics here. He’s on the wall where I get to see him every day. I know I killed him and $FW knows I killed him. That’s all that matters.

(btw, thanks again for the free tag 😘)
 

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There’s pics out there if you wanted to see them bad enough, I’m done posting pics here. He’s on the wall where I get to see him every day. I know I killed him and $FW knows I killed him. That’s all that matters.

(btw, thanks again for the free tag 😘)
Oh come on! It's just us girls here talking. I want to see the beast. Who cares about the haters?
 

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Judging moose width isn't the easiest thing, but with a lot of practice you can get pretty close often enough.

These are my pics from yesteryear on the Wasatch, and I know that these two bulls were killed that fall and the widths from both of them. What would you guess?
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id say those guys are about 36"-40"? idk now that i see these bulls, i feel like my estimate of 5-5.5' is way off:ROFLMAO: but no i think the one i saw was bigger, but pictures distort things ya know...
 

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Are you serious 🙄 so what you’re telling us is you’re legally considered a midget in the state of utah. Guess that explains why it’s taking you so long to walk a mile
Have you ever summited kings peak in a day? my goal this year is car to car in under 10 hours, and a <20 minute mile throughout the whole hike is really good. now, with a 50 pound pack, i definitely wouldn't go as fast as a grown man, but no im not a midget😜
 

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Have you ever summited kings peak in a day? my goal this year is car to car in under 10 hours, and a <20 minute mile throughout the whole hike is really good. now, with a 50 pound pack, i definitely wouldn't go as fast as a grown man, but no im not a midget😜
No if I hike to the top of a mountain, im there to kill stuff. Not take pics and say I did it. I did hike to the top and back of mt penelle in snow up to my knees in 20 degrees with a 20 mph wind chasing bison in a day, one December. Picked up a big set of deer sheds in the process. But I’m sure that’s nowhere near as cool as hiking to kings peak for bragging rights on the internet
 

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I think the one in the back of the picture is bigger, and he's probably 36"-40" wide. I think the bull i saw was probably 50"ish and Moose, i would love to be hunting as much as you do, but i'm only 15, and my dad doesn't have a bunch of time to get out hunting other than 2-4 days for the muzzy deer. However, as soon as i get my licence and I buy a truck, i'm going to try to get out a lot more when i can fit it around school and stuff. I like hiking because it gives me a chance to see places i couldn't otherwise, exercise and have a big goal to work towards. I don't even have a phone yet(so no pictures) but its not like i cant buy one. I actually have a job, and i just choose not to buy a phone til i'm 16. I see so much people waste too much time on there phones with snapchat, tiktok and sh!t like that. I don't wanna be a daddy's money soyboy, there are already enough of those.
 
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