+1 for shot placement!
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As reported by KTVA 11 (AK):
Man shoots threatening moose
Article Last Updated: 05/31/2007 03:57:42 PM AKDT
Alaska wildlife state troopers say a North Pole musher will NOT be cited for shooting a moose that threatened to charge him. The cow was defending a calf from a sled dog that had pulled loose from a chain in the yard of musher Jonah Lilley. Wildlife Trooper Dennis Roe says Lilley shot the moose in the head Monday with a .22-caliber rifle from about 20 feet away.
Roe says the cow and calf -- which was probably was less than a week old -- walked into Lilley's dog lot and "riled the dogs up." He says one of Lilley's bigger huskies pulled its anchor out and ran to the moose. Lilley went into his house for the gun, came back out and fired it into the air to scare the moose. Roe says the cow turned away from the dog toward Lilley, and when it moved toward him, he shot it.
Roe says the loose dog grabbed the calf by its hind end and seriously injured it. Roe says that when he arrived, the calf was alive but could not stand up, so he shot it. He says the shooting of the cow appeared to be justified. The cow moose was salvaged by a charity. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game took the calf carcass for research. Wildlife officials say cow moose aggressively protect their young and neither calves nor cows should be approached, especially at this time of year.
The story can be found at; http://www.ktva.com/alaska/ci_6030993
Note: Once again proof that the .22 can and does work effectively. Of course shot placement is key as with any caliber round.
+1 for shot placement!
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While everything worked out, I do not think that a .22 would be my "go to" gun while living in Alaska. Call me crazy...
The offender and witness were probably very tasty!
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that moose would have died more if he had used a .45
I think my knees would have knocking with a mad moose standing just 20 feet from me. I would feel a lot better with a 30-06 in my hands.
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I lived in Alaska, and while driving in the Mat-Su valley, on a snow covered road...drove by a Moose using the same road...you wouldn't want to hit one of those 'fellas'...your car could get some serious 'brain damage'...I can't even imagine shooting won with a .22!
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I had a friend from Canada send me pics of her minivan after she hit a moose. Totally destroyed the passenger side of the van. She had just dropped her kid off at school or there would have been a child in the passenger seat.
Pretty impressive pics. They were on my old computer or I would have posted them. Sorry.
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