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Here he is My Once in a Lifetime tag filled to the brim with plenty of moose meat and lots of antlers

51 inch spread
9X13 points
roughly scored at about 180

Truely a Once in a Lifetime experience I will never forget thanks to Scott Mackintosh for making it a dream come true

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awesome

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That's Great Thumbs up I hope I can do that some day Yes

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Welcome to BGH, great moose, you the guy with the smile? What time is dinner? Not necessarily in that order. Big smile You are gonna hang around and tell us more about this aren't you?

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That's an awesome Utah bull! Congrats!! I'm just curious what unit were you in?

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I drew out a tag in the Wasatch unit.
I used a Ruger 7mm to harvest this beast

Sorry about the delay in the story, but here it is

The date was Friday the 13th and I had just met a gentlemen on a hunting web site a few days earlier. After emailing back and forth and then talking a bit on the phone we met for the first time at about 6:30 that morning.
He agreed to show me a few areas that he had seen some nice bull moose earlier in the year.
Along for the ride was a cousin Randy Patten, and new friend Scott Mackintosh.
We arrived in the area that a nice moose was seen just days before, but we had no luck in finding him. We continued to the other location where there sightings and immediately ran into a nice bull. I decided to wait and see what else this canyon had in store for me, and we continued up the trail.
Another nice bull was spotted and we watched him for a little while. Not being what I wanted we passed him up and searched up even higher in the canyon.
Nothing was found up higher even after a nice little hike to some meadows where moose frequent.
After receiving a crash course on shooting a bow (I haven't shot a bow since I was a boy scout, and with that it was also a recurve) (plus I am left handed, but learned how to shoot right handed because that was the only way I was taught) I was able to stick 4-5 arrows into a paper plate target at 20 yards.
Now I got to say, these new bows are fancy and easy to maneuver and easy to aim.
I was possibly going to try shooting the first bull we spotted with a bow if I could get within the 20 yards and get an easy broadside shot.
On the way back down the canyon we stopped where the second bull was spotted and we walked around to make sure nothing else bigger was close by.
We got a little to close to this smaller bull, who decided he would show us how tough he was and charged us.
I have never seen three grown men scatter faster for their lives than this.
This bull only took a few steps towards us, but was enough to make us understand he didn't appreciate us bothering him.
After following the trail down a few hundred yards we ran upon a cow feeding. We again hiked around her glassing and checking to see if any bigger bulls were around. With no luck spotting anything by her we went down the trail another couple a hundred yards.

Scott was in front of us on the trail hand wide apart and stretched for the heavens like his favorite team had just scored a touchdown!
I knew exactly what he was telling us, and when we got to where we could see the bull, I had to stop and pick my jaw up off the ground.
There about 180 yards at the edge of the meadow stood a monster bull moose.
Randy was filming everything of the day, and didn't miss much from this bull. It was like he knew he had to get everything on film.
The bull was broadside, but before I could shoot he turned and started to walk away.
After watching him and waiting for the right moment The bull stepped out only to walk into a big bunch of willows.
All I could see was his antlers and head, no good shot was present so we just waited him out.
Randy was filming, grunting and calling to the monster to see if he would take a few steps out of the brush, but nothing was working.
After what seemed like hours of having him in my scope and my vitals had returned to somewhat normal he decided to take a few steps out.
The butterflies immediately returned to my stomach, but not quite as bad this time.
I put my cross hairs behind the front shoulder and let the first shot go.
After 2 shots he went down only to get back up after about 2 minutes so I shot again, nothing!
My fourth shot ended up dropping him and it was finally over.
I knew I had just taken a wonderful huge Shiras bull moose.
Not until we actually got to him did we realize the true size of this hawg.
He ended up being 51 inches wide with a 9 by 13 points.
I am so proud to find such an animal, and have the opportunity of taking something so nice.
We roughly scored him and came up with about 170-180 gross before the official drying period.
I would like to thank Scott Macintosh for making this a true Once in a Lifetime hunt and for his big heart and willingness to help out another fellow hunter get a trophy of a lifetime.
Also I would like to thank Randy Patten for playing camera man and capturing this all on video.

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How many Bonus points did it take you to draw out

Awesome moose congratulations Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Nice story...thanks for sharing. I am still trying to draw my tag!! Maybe this year will be my year.

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Great Bull Moose! Thumbs up Thanks for sharing the story.

Hopefully one of these decades I'll draw a OIL tag and be able to hunt one in Utah.

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I only had 4 bonus points when I drew out,
It may give a little hope to those who do not have max points!

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