Called My First Moose
by Mel McIntosh
(Abbotsford, BC, Canada)
Called My First Moose - Called Him in on my first try
In 1989 I was invited to go on a Group hunt when one of their regulars cancelled.
While going into camp I spotted two moose at around 800 yards.
With four men in the sleeping tent, Robert played a moose calling instructional tape. When the tape ended, we were practicing our calls.
The second day out, Mick and I stopped for lunch, and I could hear a bull in some thick timber. Glassing did not locate a bull, and we agreed I should try calling once we finished our lunch.
I let out three cow calls with only my hands cupped around my mouth. Within five minutes, a young bull walked out of the timber, crossed the creek, and I shot my first moose with a Remington 700 in .338 Winchester Magnum.
We were able to pack the hind quarters out that night, and the front half the next morning. 495 pounds to the locker but not a camera in camp.