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"Todd's Fantastic Utah Bull Moose"
Photo provided by: Todd Jackson

Todd Jackson (aka DidIDraw) shared this great story and photos of his fun Utah moose hunt. He posted in the forum...........

"My Utah moose hunt ended on Saturday. It was a really great experience. Lots of hunters were willing to help point me in the right direction.

I was able to scout about 25 times and I hunted 8 days before finding what I was looking for.

A very helpful archery hunter pointed me to a big bull he had seen during the morning hunt. On the way in there was a large track on the trail going up. I took note where the track left the trail going onto an oak covered hill side. I continued to where the other bull had been spotted and followed his track to the same hill side about 500 yards from the other moose. I was relatively confident there were multiple bulls on the hillside, so I found a vantage point and spent the afternoon watching. I located a smaller bull, a raghorn bull elk, and the backside of a bedded moose.

At 6:00, this bull stepped out of the oak brush and grunted. From the spot he appeared it was likely the bull whose track I followed up the trail. I was a bit over 400 yards away and I was too excited to get steady for a shot, so I worked closer until I was just over 300 yards. It took me 3-4 minutes to get myself calmed enough to shoot - this was exciting stuff!

I sent out texts and made some phone calls to plea for some help to haul him the 1.5 - 2 miles back to the truck. I got 13 takers and we were able to get him out in one trip.

While I was field dressing him two other bulls moved in and started sparing. They got really CLOSE and had me a bit concerned. They were completed unconcerned about my presence and stayed within 50 yards of me for over two hours. I had to warn everyone coming up to be careful as they walked up through the brush. Cool experience.

Shout out to those who were helpful with information and advise how to hunt moose in this area."

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