Why do Bull Moose React this Way?
Bull Moose Down
Why do moose react this way?
Do any of you hunters know why some bulls come in up wind to calling? (up wind I define as the wind coming from their rear towards my calling position)
While archery hunting during the rut this September, I shot this 2 1/2 year old bull with the assistance of my son calling.
However; this bull stopped his approach at about 150 yards while coming into the wind to our cow calls, made a deliberate 90 degree left turn and circled about a half mile through thick brush to come to our call with wind to his back.
The bottom line was a fatal mistake for him.
When he poked his head out of the bush at 40 yards, he lived only 8 seconds as the arrow cut the top of his hearts aortas and the photo shows where he fell.
There was no need for the flagging tape you see on his shoulder for tracking.
Why do YOU think moose react like this?
After reading this, would you please add to this question if you have experienced this up wind approach on moose or have a good theory on why they do this. For me this is not the first time it has happened.
The real puzzler I am looking an answer for is why they do this, come from in with wind to their back?
There may be a good scientific reason for this and if there is I can add it to my moose hunting tactics.