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30Hart
10-18-2013, 10:08 PM
After three trips to Wyoming, bad weather (two blizzards), bridge closures on the only road leading into the northern wilderness section, hunting for a bull that was already killed the day before I arrived, I finally took the bull of my dreams on the 15th of October. Tracked him up 1.5 miles in the fresh snow after finding his track crossing the Forest Service Road and sealed the deal at 40 yards in the heavy brush. One shot to the spine and he dropped in his tracks. Thanks go out to all those that helped...pymulies on this site, the Lander Moose biologist Stan Harter, the Lander Game Warden Brad, and my good friend from Shosone Steve Lefforge. Special thanks to my daughter, her boyfriend Dre, and my good friend George who accompanied me on these hunts. Finally taped him this morning and I was pleasantly surprised looks like he's got a chance to go Boone and Crockett...we'll see after the drying period. He grossed 142 6/8, 140 3/8 net. He's 40 3/8 wide with longest palm 25 2/8, greatest palm width of 11 3/8, with 6 6/8 bases and he's a 9X9. I'm stoked to get this nice a bull DIY!

marcusvdk
10-19-2013, 12:06 AM
Man that is a great moose. Sounds like you had to work for it but had a great group of supporters to help yeah out.

CrimsonArrow
10-19-2013, 07:43 AM
Looks like a nice, heavy rack. Good job!

Drelk
10-19-2013, 08:07 AM
You should be stoked. Great moose. Congrats

Ikeepitcold
10-19-2013, 08:19 AM
Nice job. Great moose

30Hart
10-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Thanks guys, that's right w/o all the help I wouldn't have gotten him, especially coming from out of state...that was rough getting snowed out twice and having to leave and regroup. If I didn't leave I still would be stuck up there as my main area is now only accessable by snow machine. My second main area was where I had the other bull taken a day before me and all the moose started to move down to lower country. This one was taken in an area I had to scramble for, but was given good advice by the biologist who just elk hunted the same drainage three days before I arrived. If you can believe it, it was my first day on the ground in this third area. Also the snow helped out immensly as it was just after the rut and the bulls were moving around covering ground still so they were hard to find. I worked hard to get there driving through a couple of snowstorms so I'd finally have fresh tracking snow when I arrived. Then we just hunted moose like cougars....drive the Forest Service roads till we cut a big solo track and get on it. Luckily it all came together.

sneakypete
10-19-2013, 11:35 AM
Great Bull, and what a support group! Congrats again.

ivorytip
10-19-2013, 12:43 PM
what he lacked in width he made up for with all that bone! nice work, deffinatley a shooter bull. well played

Musket Man
10-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Congrats! Very nice moose!

mcseal2
10-19-2013, 11:16 PM
Congratulations, great moose!

Don K
10-20-2013, 06:02 AM
Nice Bull!!

Lots of early snow this year made it very interesting for lots of hunters

wolfman
10-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Congrats! Nice Bull!

sjsmallfield
10-21-2013, 05:20 PM
Congrats on a great looking bull!

cargo
10-21-2013, 09:27 PM
congratulations nice Bull.

30Hart
10-22-2013, 08:07 AM
Thanks guys!!!

Wyohunter
10-22-2013, 08:17 AM
Great bull

30Hart
10-29-2013, 12:37 PM
Here's a pic of the rack back home from the taxidermist.
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30Hart
11-01-2013, 09:07 AM
Here's a pic of the recovered bullet from the spine. It passed completely through and was hanging on the outside hide of the moose. 114.4 grains left of the 7mm 175 grain Partition for 65% weight retention...perfect Partition performance!6945

AKaviator
11-01-2013, 09:49 AM
Great bull, he sure has nice long points. Way to go!

kiddwinner
11-04-2013, 03:42 PM
awesome moose! what area? I have enough points to draw anywhere except the big horns and snowys...

30Hart
11-05-2013, 07:50 AM
Area 2 by Lander. Also found out I made an error on scoring the right palm...didn't give him enough credit took the smallest width instead of largest...he now grosses 147.

30Hart
12-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Update, after the 60 day drying period my moose scored 145 0/8 net...he'll make the next Boone & Crockett Awards period!

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Muleys 24/7
12-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Congrats! very nice

Topgun 30-06
12-16-2013, 04:25 PM
Heck of a nice Shiras and he sure looks wider than you stated!

30Hart
12-16-2013, 04:29 PM
Thanks guys!!!