I went for a boat ride with a friend to test the engine and came home with a moose!
Rob and I have been running down a few electrical problems with his boat lately. We had finally gotten to the point that we just needed to take it for a test drive to see if we had fixed the issues. We decided to go up river. You never go down river when testing a boat! With it being moose season you don’t go anywhere without your rifle either.
After we had stopped to tighten a few things and walking in the woods for a bit we decided that we should head back home. Along the way home Rob spotted a bull on the banks and so into the woods we went again. The wind was blowing real hard and I thought for sure the moose didn’t hang around. After a bit I started to hear tree branches knocking out of rhythm with the wind and sure enough there he was staring at me 20 yards away!
As I looked at him I tried to remember what the regulations were about legal size on this side of the river. It just so happened that I had the regulations in my back pocket. So with this bull moose trying to figure out where I was, I was reading the book and trying to figure out if I could shoot him. I settled to question quickly and shot him!