Anthony's Vermont Moose
I shot this moose in southern VT by West Dover. Last year I put in for a tag and to my surprise I received one!
Lucky for me I have a good friend who is a guide in VT and he was willing to take me out at no charge. We hunted for 4 days non-stop, 20+ miles a day, with out seeing a thing. Worse, the weather was not very good so it made the hunt that much more painful. On the last day of my hunt we had already walked 30+ miles when we decided to get out of the woods and go back to one spot where we had seen fresh tracks almost everyday.
We walked the 2 miles into the woods to our spot, made a few calls but nothing responded. So we walked a little more to an opening and sat down for a few minutes when my guide started to make some calls. Nothing happened as usual so we just sat some more. After about 10 minutes my guide stood up on a rock and made some more calls.
I looked back and saw his eyes light up like a Christmas tree; I knew that he saw something when he picked up his video camera. He made a few more calls and before I knew it he had called in this beast from 100 yards. This was the last hour of day light and on the last day of the hunt, and I must say even though I was damming the world the whole time we saw nothing I would have had it no other way.
The bull went down in his tracks with one shot from my 30-06. This hunt was the hardest hunt that I have ever been on and I have been hunting for 15 years now. For those of you who think that you have to go far away to get a moose, take a look at Vermont. When I was hunting we would walk for 10 miles right into the woods without guidance other than a GPS to get us out. If you want to talk about finding heaven then I have found it.