Welcome to Episode 8 of our incredible Hunting in Alaska Series. We join Ian Harford and Steve Wild behind-the-scenes on their epic Alaska hunting adventure.
In this weeks’ episode, the team is brimming with confidence after their successful grizzly bear hunt the previous day. Re-energized its time to head back out into the epic Alaskan wilderness on the trail for a monster giant bull moose.
The constant change in weather does make conditions challenging, however, Ian and Steve don’t let this dampen their spirits and it isn’t long until they catch a glimpse of the big bull. After several hours of glassing, heavy rain and being eaten alive by flies, it’s time to head back to camp. Although the team was unsuccessful today, they are hopeful and already formulating a plan for tomorrow.
Back at it early the next day, Steve’s eagle eye spots their big bull in the distance. The weather is finally on their side and after approaching the moose through a batch of willows and alders, Ian sets his shooting sticks and readies his rifle. This is the most critical part of the hunt. The bull has spent the week surrounded by cows, calves and younger bulls – plenty of eyes, ears and nostrils to detect their approach. They must move slowly and deliberately, paying close attention to the swirling wind and close cover where dangerous predators may also be lurking.
Ian prepares his rifle; there will be no mistakes this time…