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Hunter’s Aim Was True

By Staff | Sep 18, 2015

Mike Volk with his prized bull moose after 30 years of waiting for his chance at winning a moose tag.

Mike Volk waited 30 years for his North Dakota moose tag, and he did not let that long wait go for naught. Volk reminisced about the fourth day of his bow hunting adventure.

“I was very lucky to find two big bulls in the Cattail’s area by Newburg.” Volk continued, “A cow moose and two calves came out of the cattails, along with a big bull.” He knew he had one shot, so he watched tolerantly as the cow moose and the calves meandered back into the cattails.

Volk, learning from his years of experience as a hunter, showed patience. According to him, “Suddenly another big bull came out of the cattails and walked within 30 yards of me, but I let him go. I knew which bull I wanted, and it was the other big bull I had my sights on”

Volk walked through the slough to an open area and then called the big Bull Moose with a mix of moose cow calls and intermittent bull grunts. All of sudden, as Volk described it, the prized moose came within 37 yards of him. Slowly he raised his bow, took aim and let it fly, and the arrow flew true, finding its mark. Volk said, “I double-lunged the bull moose, he went 30 yards and then fell over.” The big bull moose was estimated to be 1200 pounds dressed out with a 43-inch spread, 13 points on one side and 9 points on the other side.

This size of animal will yield a great deal of meat. Volk said about his plentiful bounty, “I cannot wait to enjoy the great taste of moose meat, as well as share it with all my friends and family.” Volk also plans to do a European mount on the horns and skull.

When asked about how he felt about this year’s experience Volk exclaimed, “What a hunt!”

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