I was hunting near Hawkins Reservoir last night trying to help a fellow mailman get a doe and I was hoping to see that elusive 4x. While sitting on the hillside, I was watching seven does (none near my buddy). All of a sudden I heard a animal coming up from behind. It sounded pretty loud for a deer and sure enough, 20 yards behind me appeared a bull moose. Ive heard storys about bulls when in rut so I was a little nervous. He was making all kinds of racket and wouldnt go away. He was also upwind. By now Im starting to freak out. Oh yea, this is my first encounter with a moose. He's thrashing the brush, stomping, and making this grunting sound (kinda sounded like huh,huh,huh,huh). Still only 20 yards away. After what seemed like forever, he starts to circle around. I'm thinking thank God, when he gets down wind he'll catch my scent and spook. NOT!!! I stand up and make noise and he just looks at me like I'm some kind of idiot. So I figure enough of this and circle around and head back since its getting dark anyway. I swear to God this sob starts to follow me down hill and I'm thinking what the hell is going on here. He stays about a 100 yards behind and follows me for about 400 yards until I lost track him in the tall sage. Man, was that exciting. Oh yea, I forgot about my buddy. When he showed up at the truck 30 minutes later, he said he saw the whole thing from where he was sitting and was laughing so hard that his gut was hurting.
ps...got bull tag?