Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

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Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Dodgethis » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Hi,

For a third year in a row, I harvest a moose on opening week-end with my Micro. Got a complete passthrough from a 40 yards shot and the arrow went another 25 yards and went into the ground halfway. The moose was walking when I took the shot, only had 5 feet of clearing to make the shoot so I had to be fast.

I usually aim for the lungs, the last 2 moose only went 25 yards after they got shot and a massive blood trail to follow, but this time, the shot was 3-4 inches higher than I would like too and about 6 inches behind the leg.

So I waited 45 min. then start searching for the moose. Barely any blood, 6 or 7 small drops. It was easier to follow the track then the blood. After 125 yards, I started to question the shoot or if I will even find it. I even looked at the footing from my Gopro and at 40 yards, you don’t see much without a zoom, but I can clearly hear the arrow hit the moose. I did try to find the arrow at first, but did not found it.

Walk another 25 yards and finally found him :D

After inspecting the moose, the arrow went dead center in the heart and exit on the other side of the moose. Found the arrow after more searching in the ground. In my mind, this confirm my theory that it is way better to hit the lungs than the heart for fast recovery for moose at least.

That moose was a beast to get out of the wood. We usually use our VTT to pull them out of the woods. This one would not even move. So we had to use the VTT winch along with the engine to pull the moose. Midway, the winch died :cry: . We had to use the manual winch to assist the VTT. Then the VTT clutch died too. Thank god there was only 25 feet left before we had access with the truck to finish the job. It took 16 hours. It is not the biggest rack (42 inches) but it is the heaviest moose I have ever killed or any in my hunting party. The butcher estimate the total weight at 1100 lbs.

Next year, we are going to invest in a gas winch for sure. It was a short season but a fun one. Enjoy the pictures.



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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by xcaliber » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:18 pm

Congratulations on a very nice moose!
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by janesy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:28 pm

That's fantastic ! Great job. What Broadhead and arrow specs are you using? :thumbup:
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Bcxbow » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:42 pm

Congratulations :thumbup: A moose hunt is definitely on my bucket list.
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Dodgethis » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:46 pm

My arrow setup is this :

16'' zombie slayer, 110g brass front insert and a plastic nock.
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by gerald strine » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:56 pm

Congrats on the fine harvest and recovery well done.
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by grouse » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:06 pm

That thing looks to be about the size of a large horse! A lot bigger job than I'm used to with whitetails, but I'd love to have that chore. Congratulations!
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Arrowflinger » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:40 pm

nice Bullwinkle :thumbup:
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by nchunterkw » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm

Wow, great moose! I would love to hunt them one day. What is your arrow setup?
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by hankenhunter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Wow, nice moose! I can practically hear your trailer groaning from here. Lol
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by paulaboutform » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:31 pm

Congratulations on a fine bull. They are my favorite table fare.....love those swamp donkeys! :D

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Post by W.Miguire » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:53 pm

Very nice , congrats.
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by papa bear1 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Congrats :thumbup:
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Boo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:44 pm

Fantastic! Congratulations! :clap:
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Re: Biggest Moose ever with my Micro 335

Post by Boo » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:45 pm

papa bear1 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Congrats :thumbup:
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