B.C. Hunter charged by wounded moose

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Rocky7, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member

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    Crazy stuff....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwF02n-015s[/ame]
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bring enough gun!


    no offense and none taken
     

  3. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    That's crazy & he is one lucky dude!
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If that idiot invites me to go hunting I'm staying home.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  5. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member

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    I think he probably had enough gun, alright. The mistake? I'd guess he shot at "the brisket". Moose are a big target and a hunter who gets a tad glassy-eyed will just shoot at it or shoot at the shoulder - or the brisket. Nope. Shoot at the heart when they're face on. This has always been true: "Aim small, miss small."

    Second, he fired one shot and left to walk up on it. Nope. You get another load up the pipe and stand there. Wait 2-3 minutes at least. If it gets up, put another one into it right now. Too many times a hunter will shoot once and then wait for an animal to drop/die. That's not a good idea, specially with moose.

    Awesome video, tho.

    I'd hunt with him in a minute. He seems like a slightly crazy sob who is not full of himself and not afraid. There'd be stories to tell for sure. :)
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    If any large animal is down where I can see it I am going to wait at least 10 minutes, maybe 15 before I approach it. I almost lost a nice buck by approaching it to quickly. I shot the buck right in the shoulder with an SKS, waited about 5 minutes, then approached it. The deer jumped up and ran into a thick cut over. I came home to get a dog. I released the dog where I shot the deer. In 10 minutes the dog had bayed the deer. I had to get a brush ax to get to the dog and deer.

    I miss that old dog. Once he smelled blood you had to put a pincher collar on the dog and literally drag it off the trail.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A friend in Alaska shot a bull moose and 3 cows treed him. I would have liked to see a video of that.
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet, but what was he charged with and how the heck does a moose get the legal authority to charge anyone with anything????
     
  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh... never mind.
     
  10. jasonvdb

    jasonvdb New Member

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    Yup shot placement is key, knowing how many rounds are left in your gun, and waiting it out for 5-10 mins is the right thing to do. He is lucky he didn't get trampled.

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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Where is a brisket vs. a heart shot. I don't like when the animal suffers. :(