No arrogance here...simply the desire to learn over the last 40 years of hunting. I've been involved with several elk frontal shots, which presents a somewhat small target than a moose, and all have been extremely lethal with blood trails a 3 yr old could follow. Unless the moose was holding his head up and trying to look over something there is no shot. sbschindler 21-Feb-14. IMO he was actually TRYING to get a broadside shot angle and hit too far forward. Keith Keith, Jan 5, … much happiness and success to them, for me I wish to venture down the other forks in the road to see what's around the next bend and over the next peak. If you are considering a frontal shot, learn where the THORACIC INLET is. Would have liked to put my tag on him but I have absolutely no regrets with passing him. I'll be busy deciding on lots of options! Clouts79, I’ve never seen a moose stand on its hind legs like a bear. This also stands true for the frontal. Know your anatomy; if you see the window and can make the shot, it's a deadly hit. i have taken moose from the front with deadly consequence. !....I love moose....! It isn't that simple. All I've heard BB advocate is close range accurate shots with a sharp COC broadhead. Nothing like a guy who is getting it done and bringing 'em home! Looking at 12 or 6 o'clock means either a rear or frontal shot. If you don't want to take the shot or don't feel it's right or ethical, then don't and that's perfectly fine, no one is judging or trying to make you. Had I waited 5 minutes he would have died at the edge of the clear cut. Line up the back edge of the front leg and visualize the body in thirds. Elk a little bigger. But prejudice aside and personal bias aside, the close in, straight away shot is a very deadly shot and in my opinion, more deadly by far, than are most broadside shots. What got lost in Jimbob's illustration is that the neck length and head height (even lower when they come in wagging their noggin')cuts off even more kill zone when compared to elk (as everyone seems to want to do on this thread). Moose. My guess.... shot angles follow much the same success rate. And for those of you who have not viewed the video I placed on my antleope thread, I will post it here. The "if" scenario is present on every situation we face. On western grizzlies, a fair bit shorter body length than our moose, a guy should expect full length penetration. I know his arrow was off and I am not putting this out there to support either side I am just offer it up for education. Real world experience trumps theories every time. I had this guy head on, while at full draw, for over two minutes. I have heard of a number of guys hitting high on a moose (in the hump) from a long, broadside shot. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-man-holding-a-moose-head-over-his-own-head-wearing-a-t-shirt-that-19517354.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bull-moose-in-front-of-mt-mckinley-denali-national-park-alaska-31228745.html, Backlit moose (Alces alces) cow stares at camera in evening light, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, https://www.alamy.com/backlit-moose-alces-alces-cow-stares-at-camera-in-evening-light-grand-image68359873.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-alces-alces-bull-grand-teton-npwyoming-usa-26255214.html, https://www.alamy.com/a-moose-in-front-of-beautiful-fall-colors-image336041939.html, moose, elk (Alces alces), female in front of forest at stormy atmosphere, Sweden, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-elk-alces-alces-female-in-front-of-forest-at-stormy-atmosphere-47839907.html. IdyllwildArcher 22-Feb-14. there is a lot of neck on a moose plus the head is very long. I'd imagine the hole without bones would be similar to a FL whitetail, with the head out of the way obviously. If that be the case, then where do shoot a critter that will insure we get what we hit. Like it or not, we need to watch our step or we soon won't be able to go bowhunting and it'll be a moot point. After setting up the blind I told PAV," I was going to shoot a buck right up the pooper" and that is exactly what I did. At 15 yards I wouldn't hesitate any longer than it took to settle my pin. The bull went less than 30 yards before rolling into a small draw. It's all a matter of opinion on whether a man believes the shot is a worthy one. I'm guessing you could argue a field point straight into the eyeball would drop a moose instantly. I have a lot of confidence that the extreme majority of serious experienced moose hunters (and moose guides) would advise strongly against the frontal shot. J, I wish all the very best during the upcoming season…, "This is the photo I took just before I sat my camera down and picked up my bow. You guys are trying to make a frontal shot harder than it is. The rest of the time a wounded moose gallops off to probably die in a matter of time...wolf bait only. A moose head strapped to the front of a vehicle in Buckingham, Outaouais, Québec, Canada. Bowhunting Hunting Equipment Deer Hunting Outdoor Life Archery Shots Animals Animais Archery Hunting. Maybe it's to prepare for departure...just in case. The frontal opening on a moose is easily the size of a football, which even an "excited" bowhunter should be able to hit. Discover free Frontal Shot stock images for personal and commercial use. Some guys have that accuracy level at 20 yards. Kevin, totally agree with what you wrote, and what a bull you have! No...I'm no expert...but I do know what works very well. You can see the entrance hole in the pic. And I have always said on frontal shots. Moose. Seeing the results the guys you talk to it just add some weight to their words in my book...."and makes the conversation a little more fluent", "I actually prefer moose pointed in a different direction then "At me" when they are shot. "Can't afford the weight of five axes in my quiver.". Any experienced hunter has to look at all the variables and decide. Has anyone seen that video of the penetration differences between a 30-06 and an arrow through the 5-gal bucket of sand? https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bull-moose-in-front-of-mt-mckinley-denali-national-park-alaska-31227615.html. The record is 82 inches (spread) and 72 inchers are taken every year. Find cow moose stock images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vectors in the Shutterstock collection. you shouldn't reach a time when you quit that process voluntarily. How about a frontal shot on moose using a rage with a compound pulling 35lbs at 40 yards :). 234,295,539 stock photos, vectors and videos, elk, European moose (Alces alces alces), cow moose standing at a puddle in a forest, front view, https://www.alamy.com/licenses-and-pricing/?v=1, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-elk-european-moose-alces-alces-alces-cow-moose-standing-at-a-puddle-97254001.html, Moose cow browsing on crabapples in front of house decorated for Halloween, Anchorage, Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-cow-browsing-on-crabapples-in-front-of-house-decorated-for-halloween-30581160.html, Boy dressed up as bear in front of moose antlers, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-boy-dressed-up-as-bear-in-front-of-moose-antlers-35168260.html, https://www.alamy.com/moose-alces-alces-image63769812.html, Moose bull standing alert in front of Aspen during Fall at Powerline Pass, Chugach State Park, Chugach Mountains, Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-bull-standing-alert-in-front-of-aspen-during-fall-at-powerline-30581121.html, European Elk (Alces alces), bull moose, captive, Bavaria, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/european-elk-alces-alces-bull-moose-captive-bavaria-germany-image61856461.html, Resting bull moose (alces alces) near Kincaid Park in spring, antlers just starting to grow, looking towards camera, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-resting-bull-moose-alces-alces-near-kincaid-park-in-spring-antlers-128984508.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-bull-standing-alert-in-front-of-aspen-during-fall-at-powerline-30280234.html, Bull moose feeding in the remote tundra in the Alaska Range mountains during the autumn rut, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bull-moose-feeding-in-the-remote-tundra-in-the-alaska-range-mountains-102726473.html, Moose sculpture by Hans Traxler with a corona mask in front of the Caricatura Museum, Frankfurt, https://www.alamy.com/moose-sculpture-by-hans-traxler-with-a-corona-mask-in-front-of-the-caricatura-museum-frankfurt-image374490509.html, Bull moose standing on tundra in front of Mt. Those same principles apply on broadside shots too. But as a second arrow in an excited mode I can see the reasoning for the marginal attempt. A FL whitetail broadside shot I meant to say. Aim up from the chest on quarter to one third the total chest thickness (height) and you will be on the mark. Pixabay. Don't mean to piss in anybody's wheaties, but that is piss poor judgement IMO. So if one was equipped properly, well versed in the anatomy and practice enough, perhaps. Light arrows? It was a complete pass through with about a 1.5" hole in the middle of each blade. Tim, bottom line is I want to kill every critter I shoot. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-moose-head-strapped-to-the-front-of-a-vehicle-in-buckingham-outaouais-148141449.html, A bull moose (Alces alces) stands in front of Cottonwoods, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-bull-moose-alces-alces-stands-in-front-of-cottonwoods-grand-teton-50122855.html, Close up look at moose antlers in front of a mountain range near Anchorage, Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-close-up-look-at-moose-antlers-in-front-of-a-mountain-range-near-anchorage-89084856.html, elk, European moose (Alces alces alces), Moose Bull, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-elk-european-moose-alces-alces-alces-moose-bull-germany-58097047.html, Moose and a crane walking towards each other, forest behind and a small lake in front, Norrbotten, Sweden, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-and-a-crane-walking-towards-each-other-forest-behind-and-a-small-118761267.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-female-moose-browsing-133208254.html, https://www.alamy.com/moose-alces-alces-image63769803.html, Moose sign in front of boutique store in Talkeetna, Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-sign-in-front-of-boutique-store-in-talkeetna-alaska-21395626.html, Eurasian Elk or Moose (Alces alces), bull, Lappland, Sweden, https://www.alamy.com/eurasian-elk-or-moose-alces-alces-bull-lappland-sweden-image62026847.html, A moose calf (alces alces) beds down in snow behind a residence; Delta Junction, Alaska, United States of America, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-moose-calf-alces-alces-beds-down-in-snow-behind-a-residence-delta-146667506.html, Statue of a moose in front of a store in Ketchikan, Alaska, with a cruise ship in the background, https://www.alamy.com/statue-of-a-moose-in-front-of-a-store-in-ketchikan-alaska-with-a-cruise-ship-in-the-background-image219748539.html. The heart in a Moose is slightly lower, and to get a good vital shot placement on a moose trace the closest front leg up about ⅓ of the height of his body and aim through both lungs. A broadside shot opportunity may well present itself when at full draw already if they don't turn into a bush or a tree. I laughed at one of the Primos boys (Keith Burgess) last night when he said the frontal shot was “such a low percentage shot”, and then holding up a water bottle he said, “you only have a target the size of the bottom of this bottle…”. Sign in Sign up for FREE Prices and download plans The moose launches forward at the shot and bowls Dwight over. However, as the angle becomes more severe, the vital area grows measurably smaller, leaving only the deer’s brisket, shoulder and rear exposed. I will on the other hand, try to benefit from people who have. A bull moose wanders in front of Emerald Lake as the sunsets. Never had a moose facing me, and I shot most of them from treestands. For shots under 300 yards with a heavy controlled-expansion bullet, the 6.5 Creedmoor can kill moose successfully when shot angles are ideal. That bone is too big on a moose, but not a deer with the equipment I shot. deer bear chocolate mousse cake forest animal squirrel fox christmas wolf snow elk Pixabay. Anyone who has been bowhunting long enough eventually will loose an animal to a poor hit either because of human or equipment error. I wish somebody had a frontal shot of that moose rack. Those who know it, who practice it, and know it's limitations, are successful with it. That experience solidified what I’ve learned re: the frontal shot on the scrawny, daintily built bull elk harvests I’ve been involved with. My Dad can be seen in the background up in the small tree. Then the moose walks right up to within FEET of the hunter and turns his head exposing an opening to the vitals. Copyright complaints  ~   This is the photo I took just before I sat my camera down and picked up my bow. And for a multitude of reasons. That is what is truly important and what will preserve bowhunting!----its not just waiting for a broadside shot------! That answer would be obvious I guess, but you don't hear too many suggesting you should never use trad gear on moose, ONLY that you be proficient with it. In that scenario, if I had called the bull in I would not take the frontal shot. Trick is to shoot at the heart. IMO that wasn't a "frontal" shot. Lickly every time I’ve passed on a frontal shot another angle presents itself. Way too much error involved in this shot. Well, for that matter I'm sure we could turn the moose around 180 degrees and have guys argue that THIS is a great shot. Someone earlier said they’d maybe take the frontal with a 300 mag, but not an arrow. welcoming the sunrise - bull moose stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. I've seen a number of these head-on approaches turn into big broadside targets. There is no doubt that if I live long enough I will either hit and loose a frontal shot, or witness someone else that does, but at this point that has never happened. Then the moose walks right up to within FEET of the hunter and turns his head exposing an opening to the vitals. I'm shooting 125 grain Muzzy Phantoms at 70 pounds but won't be taking any frontal shots. The archer, encouraged by the cameraman to wait for a clear vitals shot waits for the moose to turn. Or ANY shot. I do imagine a large bull moose can be taken with a frontal shot. BB, head shots could be deadly too ??!! Not every frontal shot is the same. arrow flying at 290 fp/s, with a 125 Slick Trick Standard at the end,(can group 2" with broadheads at 30 yrds. I've taken the frontal shot once on a WT buck and was delighted with the outcome. Angles can open up a shot or narrow them down. A follow up shot at about 350 yds took him dead center in the shoulder. Bullwinkle 21-Feb-14. We don't teach them to take shots at critters that are facing us. Please let us know how the hunt goes and good luck. If however I slipped in on this bull and he has turned to face in my direction but has not made me I would take the shot (and I have killed a couple this way, though I usually just wait them out). https://www.alamy.com/a-front-view-of-a-wild-bull-moose-alces-alces-looking-forward-in-his-forest-habitat-in-jasper-national-park-in-alberta-canada-image382810150.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-cow-browsing-on-crabapples-in-front-of-house-decorated-for-halloween-30280293.html. If you want to get completely honest and all, a pretty straight line analogy IMO. I'll direct you back to my post stating "I'm decidely no expert". And by the way, I have my bowhunter education teaching certificate. Moose Vitals: A broadside or slightly quartered away Moose offers up a hunter the best chance at a double lung shot or even heart shot. You have to visualize angles 3d. There is more problem with poor knowledge of anatomy and angles than accuracy at that range. I made a bad mistake on that hunt and with that shot and I will never make that same mistake on a moose again. Even on a deer it's a grapefruit size target. My Dad tried to slip another arrow in from head on but he hit BONE. I don't think anyone on the here is saying that you should wait for a frontal shot and pass up a broadside, the OP asked if the frontal shot was your only shot, would you take it? https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-moose-display-with-bicycle-in-front-of-country-store-in-michigan-77463790.html, https://www.alamy.com/a-front-view-of-a-wild-bull-moose-alces-alces-looking-forward-in-his-forest-habitat-in-jasper-national-park-in-alberta-canada-image382102588.html, Calf moose kneeling and grazing on lawn grass in the front yard of a house decorated for Halloween, Anchorage, Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-calf-moose-kneeling-and-grazing-on-lawn-grass-in-the-front-yard-of-30581158.html. The angle he had was not for a frontal shot, he should have shot farther back. Charlie Rehor 21-Feb-14. You can go back for years and read my many posts, how I qualify that shot. When the hunter stands up or reveals himself slowly, invariably the moose will slow and move into a broadside position. In the Rackman video; He doesn't get much penetration either?! Brisket fat, meat and heavy bone”, except I won’t be hitting the ”heavy bone”, which would mean I’d missed my shot by 4” or more…, No one will change any minds on this discussion of he said/ he said, but I will be one archer who will not hesitate if that is the shot that presents its self on my hard earned bull….if I ever draw a permit (21 years and counting). You have to be a decent shot. BTW, your goal isn't to hit a "massive bone", and an arrow will easily penetrate the "Half-inch thick hide. "I was going to shoot a buck right up the pooper", See, to me that thought wouldn't even have crossed my mind, I have more respect for the game I hunt,whether was my last day to hunt or the first....that said, I'm going hunting! When we butchered this moose we found that the arrow was securely lodged in the spine. The bottom line for me is I won't take the frontal shot, based on a MOOSE'S anatomy and limited target area. A perfect shot with trad gear is deadly. A bull Moose feeds in front of Katahdin at sunset. Or, for that mattert, a 6" target seeing how we are speaking on BIG, in regards to moose? I took about 4 or 5 steps and he was standing at the edge of a a clear cut. And now we have Bowsiters posting photos of intentionally butt-shot deer they've taken... with their arrow sticking out of the deer's rectum. Moose hunter with special homespun cloth sitting on a stump with a litle fire in front holding a rifle. I waited till the last of shooting light to fill my tag that evening, and just at dark PAV showed up and we followed my buck less than 50 yards from where it was shot. Moose aren't hard to kill. Lynn Smith. Don't get me wrong, hope is not a plan and rising to the occasion is in the same boat. Any … "And no matter what shot you take, be it a broadside shot or a frontal, you still have to hit close to where you are aiming". But I will not let some arm chair, book read, quarter back, determine that it is better to shoot a broadside critter, that ends up taking 12 hours to die, with a gut shot wound and that in many cases will never be found, than it is to dispatch one in seconds, with a shot they don't truly understand or sanction. I don't think any amount of opining will affect whether a guy decides to take the shot. Neither does a welter-weight bull elk. Who said NOT to take a broadside shot???? Recovered the deer by walking the area till I tripped across it. But I've never killed a moose. Very poor result on Buffalo also. I am off soon to photo more antelope and hopefully see a buck I want to shoot. It's likely a bullet entering the chest of a large brown bear, on a frontal shot, will exit the bear's butt. Is it me, or does anyone else see the one word typically associated with frontal shots? Some of these guys killed one moose accidentally-luckily with a frontal shot and here they are promoting their "vast experience" on this extremely high risk shot!! These animals are built for frontal impacts...witness 2 bulls fighting. A front view of a wild bull moose 'Alces alces', walking forward in his forest habitat in Jasper National Park in Alberta Canada. Moose can absolutely be killed with whitetail gear, which only serves to illustrate the wisdom of taking broadside shots. Pooper shots may not look politically correct to some of you, but watching a big game critter die from a gut shot wound, to me, if far more ugly. Moose hunter sitting on a stump with a litle fire in front holding his rifle pointing to the left. Gratuit pour un usage commercial. I'd like for someone who believes they have a large degree of expertise on taking frontal shots at moose (and being successful) to provide that data and expertise. the super sharp broadhead needs to go into the moose to kill it quickly, it appears there are more paths for that to happen than some are willing to admit to. And here's how the shot was set up. https://www.alamy.com/moose-antlers-on-a-log-pile-in-front-of-st-pauls-church-trinity-newfoundland-image214867966.html, Alces alces, wild male moose with big antlers and neck bell like goatee, lowering his head to graze on twigs and grasses in winter Algonquin Provincia, https://www.alamy.com/alces-alces-wild-male-moose-with-big-antlers-and-neck-bell-like-goatee-lowering-his-head-to-graze-on-twigs-and-grasses-in-winter-algonquin-provincia-image333069311.html, Portrait Of Moose Feeding On Shrubbery In Front Garden. It didn't take two steps during that time, and I couldn't understand how I could be missing such a big target. Half-inch thick hide. Only God's mercy that he wasn't trampled under by the huge animal. That video can be seen on my 2011 BB's Bowsite hunt thread. skin would make it hard to pick a spot. There are shots which one could kill big game with, safe to say that we all know that, but yet we just don't do them, given their risky nature. On western grizzlies, a fair bit shorter body length than our moose, a guy should expect full length penetration. For what it's worth, in 2007 I made a poor first shot on a moose (long frontal shot that skipped along the ribs under the shoulder). Trad gear I don't know, but with modern gear at 10, 12, 15 yards you should hit at tennis ball with each and every shot. You have to know anatomy. I hunt solo almost all the time and don't have any problem waiting for an animal to turn for an open double lung shot. Dare me for pics, I'm dyin' to show them to anybody that would sit still long enough.... =D. Again I would bet none! Put another thousand pounds of bulk behind that elk. I don't feel there was anything "unethical" about it. There are other shots that would be a whole lot better to take and the chance for error on a frontal shot is pretty big. moose, bull moose, antler, bull, head, wild animal, enclosure, animal portrait, elk park, mammal, animal Public Domain Sheesh is right. Bentshat I too have a great deal of respect for the animals I hunt. I would have felt very bad to have wounded him. That's a wild accusation. you will not penetrate any of the bones in that area if you are off by an inch. (This has been excerpted from Moose Hunting Tips: The Ultimate Guide to Moose Hunting). A moose was grazing in front of the purple-colored mountain at Rocky Mountain National Park. Exactly the same standards I would hold anyone to with a broadside shot at X yards. But I doubt you'd get much argument that shooting a rig MADE for elk won't work on a moose? Saved by Oscar Ennis. Our Alaskan bull moose are large bodied. Dead within 100 yards. This thread specifically says MOOSE.Elk in close do not behave the same as moose. He fell over dead within 10 yards before I could even get another arrow nocked. I might consider someone who's done it at least a half dozen times (on a moose, remember) to be qualified to recommend it. Question??? Ideally, the best is a broadside shot through the heart, which is also through both lungs. The described frontal shot from the treestand on the whitetail is simply a description of a deer hit far too low in one lung, with an injured sternum. Moose display with bicycle in front of country store in Michigan. Is it what you would recommend to a complete beginner? And don't take a shot you're not comfortable with!!! Getting a successful kill through the frontal zone is not as simple as carrying a stouter bow. I guess the good thing to many of you, is that you never get to see it happen in your 8 hour wait! {{total}} Frontal Shot фотографии. I think if everyone had an opportunity to skin, butcher and bone-out a moose, they would understand the hazards of taking certain shots. This bull I called in to about 15 yards and I had to stop him by waving him down with my drawn bow to stop him.I simply held for another 30 seconds as he slowly turned to expose his barnlike side. You have a responsibility as a hunter and a human being to kill your game quickly and with as little suffering as possible. In about 1998 or so I had a Wyoming moose permit. I am going on my AK moose hunt in less than three weeks...No way am I risking a frontal shot on a big moose. Just an idea for those who do not want to shoot a moose in the front. I am not saying I would never take the shot but things would have to be more than perfect to do so.. and the chances of that happening are a bit less than waiting a few momnets for the broadside shot to present itself.. So no matter what shot you take, get close and kill the critters. Germany, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-fancy-mouse-mother-and-young-on-front-of-their-home-germany-173164047.html, Eurasian elk or moose (Alces alces) bull in velvet, state game reserve, Germany, https://www.alamy.com/eurasian-elk-or-moose-alces-alces-bull-in-velvet-state-game-reserve-image61856406.html, A moose cow (alces alces) and her calf are resting near one of many bike/hiking trails in Kincade Park on a sunny summer day, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-moose-cow-alces-alces-and-her-calf-are-resting-near-one-of-many-135481121.html, Moose with snow powder on his muzzle, big antlers and dark fur, searching food in snowy forest in winter Algonquin Provincial Park Ontario Canada, https://www.alamy.com/moose-with-snow-powder-on-his-muzzle-big-antlers-and-dark-fur-searching-food-in-snowy-forest-in-winter-algonquin-provincial-park-ontario-canada-image333076039.html, Front Street waterfront in Ketchikan Alaska, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-front-street-waterfront-in-ketchikan-alaska-71695852.html. I, personally, am not a big fan of the numbers that people arbitrarily throw out on statistics that are completely based on their opinion. (whitetail opening day). Two of these bulls went down in 40 yards. After 50s he stepped to his left and opened up a slightly quartering angle to his vitals, I put the arrow right in the "v" and he was down in 20 yds. But on broadside shots I have and I have seen many animals hit and lost with broadside or quartering away shots. Knowing an animal’s make up and listening to what your arrow says, will give you far more knowledge, than listening to a bunch of arm chair quarterbacks. I agree an elk is not a moose. We are beating a dead horse, and BB shot it! Its not that a frontal shot is a bad choice because i have lost deer that i have shot broadside. I know this is a controversial subject, but hear me out. I can only theorize why this happens. 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