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    Alberta Moose Hunt

    Hunting dates were Sep 13-18, which is pre-rut in west-central Alberta.

    I was hunting in WMU 349, NW of Whitecourt, in the Swan Hills region.

    My crossbow is an Excalibur Bulldog 400, and I was using 20" Carbon Express Piledriver bolts @ 442grs. Broadhead is the Excalibur Boltcutter, 150gr 3-blade. That combination chronographs at 330fps.

    That broadhead did not cut a very big entrance/exit hole, but literally zipped right through my bull moose. I think the thing went another 10 yards off into the trees actually, I was unable to recover the bolt.
    I intend to go back another day if I can find a metal detector to borrow.

    Link to my video https://youtu.be/SlK3GlvJDJY






    Entrance hole


    Exit hole


    The fronts went 178-180lbs, hinds were 85lbs each.


    I can safely say the best tasting moose I've ever eaten!

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    Thumbs up Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Awesome!

    Congratulations! Excellent work and a hell of a fine chewing bull!!

    Cheers!
    Nog
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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    congratulations...awesome adventure..great results thanks for sharing.

    Steven

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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Appreciate the compliments guys, hope you enjoyed my video?

    Pretty bad brain cramp on the first big bull, eh? Oops...

    Needed a do-over there, but really in the end I was fortunate to not take that bull as it likely would not have been near as good table fare as the one I killed later.

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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Great video, great shot, and really nice harvest congrats man...

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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Thats a pretty nice bull and some fine looking meat.
    Really curious how you were able to use a crossbow during bow only season? Crossbows in Alberta do not fall in the archery classification.
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    Arrow Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Husky7mm View Post
    ... Crossbows in Alberta do not fall in the archery classification.
    They do if you have the proper permits.
    I have one which allows me to hunt in Alberta's regular archery seasons with my crossbow.
    Used to have to renew it annually. Now good for life.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Eg you apply for it with a doctors note eg bad shoulders

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    Re: Alberta Moose Hunt

    Ya basically a bum right shoulder.
    Alberta has an application form that you fill out and submit to the govt, and in my case I had Xrays and MRI's done, which showed
    that my right shoulder was buggered.
    So getting the crossbow permit for me just involved going through the process.


    Last time I bow hunted with a compound was 2004. I called in this young bull, made a 60 yard shot on him, center punched the lungs.
    That old PSE only shot 245fps.


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