Moose Hunt Day in Alaska
Despite narrowly missing out on a monster bull moose the previous day, the team are up early once again eager to head back into the incredible Alaskan wilderness for yet another epic hunting adventure.
A new day brings with it new challenges. It would be easy to get disheartened after the disappointment of yesterday. But the team are experienced hunters and have learned that failure must first come before success.The bull reacts to Ian’s calls and offers a perfect shot
Their first task of the day is to scan the terrain through their binoculars and spotting scopes. They search deep into the vegetation for signs of a bull. With such a vast expanse to hide in, they decide their best bet is move position and work around the dense cover. They discover a spectacular bull with three unusually long brow tines on his right side.
The team head off separately with one watching the bull at a distance while the other moves trying to gain a position downwind. Strong communication is key here, using hand signals to relay positional information.
After tackling some truly challenging terrain, the hard work is rewarded with an elevated position with panoramic views downwind of the bull. He must now pick his way down the ridge carefully and deliberately, scanning every nook and crevasse. It is surprising how little cover can completely conceal a giant bull moose.
Ian spots the bull lying in the edge of a willow thicket with his head resting in the meadow. Although excited and nervous, Ian must remain calm and consider the options, identifying the most advantageous approach.
A kneeling position is best and setting up on a trusty shooting stick while letting out a few moose calls, draws the bulls attention. The bull reacts to the calls and offers a perfect shot.
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