The shot was a perfect top of heart. I think he just fell into that hole and it was in such a configuration that it kept him upright. It was a giant PITA to get him off his front legs, we couldn't get any leverage, and had to roll him uphill. I forget how much moose butchering sucks every time I kill one.Nice. I walked up on a just shot bull that was laying in the same position once. Just as much rifle was about to touch his eye he stood up. All of a sudden I'm standing 2' from a wound bull with big antlers that could have easily reached me.
Bears are a little different here. They tend to get shot if they hang around. Residents don't need a tag. Some areas you can shoot two. Meat was about 200 yards from camp next to the strip. Food was un the tent bacon was in a cooler outside tent. Beer was in the shade next to tent.Local paper had an article today on the heightened bear activity and how best to stay safe.
The same ole standard...hang up meat 10' up 4' out...but now a new one, stash meat or carcass a HALF MILE from camp.
Hope you follow these guidelines Bambi, offered by the MT F&G brain wizards.
They are much more brown than a shiras. I thought his legs were a lot darker than most I've shot, however. Pretty old bull I think. I wish I would have grabbed a front tooth to age. Guessing he's 7-10. Really heavy bases, over 9 inchesAwesome. Crazy how light colored his hide is. Is that common up there?
Thanks. Congrats on the ram, I'm glad it came together for you.Truly living the dream after being in Alaska this past august it’s like a drug to be able to hunt every year up there I couldn’t imagine. I seen your post on the gram congratulations again. How was your sheep season? I didn’t see any post on that.