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.