Coulam’s Moose Hunt

Sep 19, 2009 by Jared Smith

I had the great privilege of helping the Coulam’s get this fantastic bull moose off the mountain. Jon drew the Cache moose tag and since then, they’ve all been scouting. They finally decided on this great bull on Wednesday. He’s not the biggest bull in the state, but he’s about as good as they get on the Cache unit.

Here’s video of the hunt, including the first shot at just 10 yards!!! There’s also some cool slo-mo video at the end that you need to check out. Pretty cool!

The first shot slammed through the upper shoulder and through both lungs, but he stayed on his feet for another several minutes and 50 yards before being dropped. He was a 3.5 mile hike in on a big, nasty hill. I got the call at 6pm and by the time we all got together, it was 3am before we had completed the hike in to the bull. Four of us packed all of the meat out in one trip and made it back to the trailhead by 8am. A LONG night, but an incredible experience.

Congrats to Jon and his boys on a great hunt and a fantastic bull! These guys helped me get my elk off the mountain last year, so it’s nice to have finally repaid the debt.

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