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Alaska hunter's bull moose puts all other game in perspective

Bob Condon, 73, of Soldotna, Alaska, poses with the 1,500-pound bull moose he shot in the Brooks Range in September 2012. (Courtesy photo)
Bob Condon, 73, of Soldotna, Alaska, poses with the 1,500-pound bull moose he shot in the Brooks Range in September 2012. (Courtesy photo)

HUNTING — Moose are the largest of North American big-game animals.

But the size of a trophy bull tagged recently by a hunter in the Brooks Range emphasizes that the moose we see in the Inland Northwest are pip-squeaks compared with the Alaskan variety that stand about 7 feet tall at the shoulders.

Bob Condon, 73, of Soldotna, Alaska, was in a remote, fly-in area when he bagged the bull that's sure to make the record books.

The bull weighed more than 1,500 pounds.

The antlers — 10-inches in circumference at the base with a spread of 73 inches and palms large enough to cradle a grown man — weighed 98 pounds alone.

Condon reportedly made a great 400-yard shot, and his comeback from five heart bypass surgeries as well as being attacked by a big bull moose in recent years, is compelling.

Read the full story from the Redoubt Reporter of Soldotna.




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