Potenial Record-Breaking Moose Harvested

Photo by Israel Payton courtesy of KTUU

Is the above moose harvested a possible world record? Alaskan Israel Payton took this bull that measured a whopping 80 inches. KTUU’s Kari Bustamante has more: 

This week Alaska’s Israel Payton brought home what is believed to be a world record bull moose at 80 inches.

“We tried to stand it up with cow calls, bull rakes, and grunts,” said Payton over the phone. “I guesstimated it was about a 70 inch rack from the field, and finally after 2 hours it stood up and offered a clean kill, harvested it.”

Payton tells us he was hunting with a friend, when on day 3 of the hunt he spotted the bull from about 600 yards away.

He says they were able to get within 200 yards providing him with an ethical shot, but then the moose bedded down so the hunters had to wait.

Two hours later the moose stood up, and the rest is record breaking history.

 

 

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