I was very fortunate to draw a once in a lifetime Idaho Bull Moose tag this year. My area was just west of Yellowstone National Park, on the Idaho side along the south fork of the Snake river. I elected to stick it out with my bow and arrow, passing up many Bulls that I could have easily shot with a rifle. After 16 days and many many miles of travel the results proved to be colossal.
This Bull was moving away from me at almost 100 yards and the only tool I had to bring him back to me, like calling a puppy dog, was my $6.00 plastic fuel funnel that I bought at the auto parts store before we went to camp. The sound of the challenge brought him back to 25 yards as he was unwilling to share his space with another.
Little did he know...
I used a small one man blow up raft to cross the river and get to the island. It took seven trips with the raft to ferry the meat and head back to shore. Special times.
Lasting memories. Once in a lifetime. I was completely humbled by the entire process.
The Bull measures 46 + inches in width. I will soon get an official measurement. I got over 400 pounds of delicous steaks, roasts and burger.