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On September 14th I arrowed a small moose.

There were 4 bulls and 4 cows and calves having an orgy on the Ham's Fork in an ocean of ten-foot tall willows. I called 2 bulls in and shot the smaller one across the river at 13.5 yards. The G5 125 gr. arrow passed completely through. The blood trail dissappeared at 60 yards. It took 5 hours to find him. After he quit bleeding, he doubled back and followed the moose herd. He died 497 feet (according to my GPS) later in a beaver pond. He was hit in one lung and the liver. There were no signs of a struggle where he laid piled up on some willows in the pond. I think he died quietly.

Here's some pics:
I was up wind so I sprayed some moose scent. Geez, they liked that stuff! There is
nice one to the left; his horns just sticking out above the tops of the willows.


This is the small one I shot as he was trying to step to cross the river towards me.
I don't know if he wanted to breed me or kick my ass.


Kind of a wet spot.




6 trips out to the road.




It was the 22nd bull I seen in 12 days of archery hunting.
 

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congrats on your moose there.as long as you are happy with him that what counts. To me he not a bad moose at all. congrats again.Injoy those moose steaks.
 

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Aaaahhh, orgies on the Hams Fork. Those were the good 'ol days.
Good for you on getting a moose with your bow!
 

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C.O.W..... I totally agree.... any animal that takes six trips is a big one. :lol: Good on you for getting a moose man... its a nice one!!
 

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Nice job. That is a close shot on a moose. It looks like a good bull for a wyoming moose.
 

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In all honesty, there was a conversation about it, but 22 wasn't up for it, I think it was because his nephew was present.
 

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I was pretty calm today just buying my time til Tuesday...........Now I am freaking out again....... *OOO* <<--O/ *OOO* <<--O/ *OOO* <<--O/ *OOO*
 
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