Jake's Shiras Moose Summary
I actually had two moose bowhunts booked back to back (Canadian Moose in Newfoundland, then Shiras Moose in Utah)....and now that I had some Canadian Moose meat to take home, I was a little more relaxed about the second hunt. We saw a couple small bulls on the first few days of the hunt, but the big one that had been in the area never materialized. We were able to locate another nice, respectable bull on about the fourth or fifth day, and we shot him at 41 yards, and he went less than 100 yards. Since time was running short, I took this bull to a local, recommended butcher. This three and a half year bull yielded 153 pounds of meat, and over half of it was hamburg!! Needless to say, I notified the outfitter that my butcher probably kept at LEAST 300-340 pounds of meat for himself (especially if you consider that my 1 1/2 year old Canadian bull yielded TWICE as much meat!). If I ever go back, I will butcher the next one myself.....in the parking lot of the airport, if necessary. Did I mention that I really like moose meat?