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Shiras Bull Moose Encounter while Archery Elk Hunting - PICS

Archery Opening Weekend 2011.  How does it get any better?   A little rain, new moon and plenty of game is the way to start.  

I saw: 7 bucks, 1 doe, 1 cow elk, 2 bull moose, and a snowshoe hare.  

But this Shiras Bull Moose was the cream of the crop.   No question moose have an innate wisdom that they own humans in the woods.  This guy circled me at 50 yards to get downwind and closed from 50 to 30 just to check me out and pose for the camera.  Are biologists sure this species is in the Deer family?

Note: the pic in the meadow was 5hours and 1mile later in the day    

 

 

 

 

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Holy smokes, that is an

Holy smokes, that is an absolutely beautiful shiras moose!!  And, that's the dream of alot of hunters, to have an encounter like that.  Great photos!!!

I had a run-in with a massive bull moose years ago in a cedar swamp in northern Maine.  I heard it busting brush, and wheeled around thinking it was a deer. I was startled to see a big black mass of fur, and a huge rack on it's head.  he was at about 20 yards.

They are impressive animals for sure!  Congrats on a heck of an encounter!

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Cool

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. i got a couple of pictures of a Moose last year, while Elk hunting in MT. it was exciting for a Michigan guy to see.

 

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That is very cool.  I also

That is very cool.  I also had a close encouunter with a moose last year.  I was walking on the edge of a clearing and looked over and she was walking right towards me, so I got down to see how close she just got.  She came to 10 yards....I drew back on her just to see what she would do and she did not even move.  Was very cool and exciting...man they are huge up close.  One day I will have that moose tag....then I will not see any moose!

Congrats on your own encounter!

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Thx Guys!  It was pretty

Thx Guys!  It was pretty cool.  It doesn't suprise me so many of us have run into these guys.  Drawing a tag would be a different hunt since you don't really have to sneak hunt them.  It would be weird just hiking to spot one then approach it without having to stalk....  Honestly it reminds me of what I've seen on Tv about how they hunt elephants in Africa.  

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moose

That is a awesome picture of the moose, I drew the moose tag this year and having some trouble finding one like that.

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Awesome shots! Makes for a

Awesome shots! Makes for a good adrenaline rush if nothing else.

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Wow, what a fantastic bull.

Wow, what a fantastic bull. Lots of points on him. Thanks for sharing.

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what a moose

Do you mind if I ask where you seen the moose?

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Those are two great looking bulls. Sounds like your trip was a good one with all the game you saw. Sure makes a hunt more enjoyable and exciting seeing all those critters. Those big boys are defiantly on the wish list, now all I have to do is draw a tag some day. So far 11 years and waiting. 

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