Moose Hunt

Moose Hunt

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.

  • Hawke Endurance Binoculars

    ENDURANCE

    ED Glass | Phase Corrected

    Extra-low Dispersion glass for optimum clarity. Focus knob with 1.2 turns - close focus from 6.6ft/2m. Fully multi-coated optics to produce sharp images

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  • Hawke Endurance ED 20-60x86 Spotting Scope

    ENDURANCE 20-60x85

    ED Glass | Dielectric Coating

    Extra-low dispersion glass for optimum clarity. Dielectric coatings designed to increase light reflectivity. Dual focus knob to achieve ultra fine focusing. Close focus - see detail from 16.4ft/5m. Stay-on soft scope cover for maximum protection.

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  • Hawke Endurance 30 WA SF 6-24x50 Riflescope

    ENDURANCE 30 WA SF 6-24x50

    30mm | Wide Angle | Side Focus | Illumination

    Long 4″ Eye Relief. 18 layer Fully Multi-Coated optics for exceptional clarity. 1⁄4 MOA exposed and locking turrets.

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Other hunting products used

Sauer 404 Synchro XTC in .300 WIN

Hornady Interlock 150grain ammunition

The Air Arms S510 TDR

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