My Step-dad just fulfilled his Idaho Moose tag. He was lucky enough to draw the Island Park area where we used to live. If any of you know this area it is a haven for moose. They give 9 tags out each year for the area and he got lucky. He had been up 3 times before this time and finally found the one for him on this last trip. They heard it grunt in the trees and called it in by grunting and rubbing branches on trees to about 50 yards in denser cover until they finally got a good view and shot. It is a beauty, and one to remember. His antlers spread about 49 1/2" and is a good inch and half larger than my dad's moose shot when I was 11. Quite literally, a hunt of a lifetime.
I figure its about my time to draw one of these for the following reasons. My dad hit one in his trooper when I was about 5 fishing outside Yellowstone - totaled his car and gave him 250 stitches in his face. My mother hit one outside of Island park while living there - totaled car, but avoided hurting her seriously. My dad shot one a couple years after hitting the one in his car at 48" spread. And now, my step-dad has got his after living for years with them in his front yard. Either I'm gonna draw a tag or I'm gonna hit one in a car, let's hope for the former.