MOOOOOOOSE!!!!

Think that your pickup can handle a moose? Well, this one could.

Gigantor!

Even with the guarantee of high fuel prices to return, don’t give up that pickup truck yet, especially if you plan on going moose hunting. After taking a look at the accompanying photo you might even want to upgrade to a one-ton truck to give your suspension a break. From the looks of the truck, these guys were undersized using their midsized truck. I’ve only been on a handful of moose hunts, but I’ve never been on one where we were able to remove a moose whole, much less get the danged thing loaded whole in a truck. I want to hunt where these guys are hunting. Not only did they drive their truck to the site of the kill, they killed a monster to boot!
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My best bull moose was taken miles from camp in southwest Alaska. A camp helper hiked along on the stalk and earned his worth by standing guard while I stripped the bull of its meat. Why stand guard? We were swimming in brown bears with 6 to 9 sightings each day. To this day it was one of the most calorie-robbing hunts (and scary) I’ve been on. I would have given anything for a gravel road and the use of this guy’s pickup truck.
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From a few clues I’m guessing this photo came from a provincial hunt in Canada. Even so, consider the facts. An Alaska-Yukon moose can weigh as much as 1,800 pounds and a large Canada moose can push more than 1,000. An exceptional rack from a big bull weighs nearly 70 pounds alone. Finally, a big bull stands anywhere from 5 feet to 6 ∏ feet at the shoulder. That’s a lot of critter and one way to punish your pickup. –Mark Kayser

Think that your pickup can handle a moose? Well, this one could.