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yukon moose continued from p. 

But I still can't see him. More crashing
and grunting and then I can see part of
his antlers and one big brown eye looking
right at me from between poplar branches
just  yards away.
I'm looking through my scope now,
which I have dialed back to .. Two
minutes pass. I'm sure he's going to bolt.
The rifle is getting heavy. Then he turns
his head to fit his rack between two trees
and steps forward.
Bang!
He is running through an opening. I
bolt in another round.
Bang!
He stops in the bush  yards away.
Bang!
He wobbles, his big rack swaying. He
takes a few steps out of sight. We hear
him fall. He'd taken one in the shoulder
and two in the chest.
We approach him carefully. I stand in
wonder. They are just so Grand Canyon
big you can't take it all in without swiveling your head. His antlers are  inches
wide. Unbelievable.
Cleaning him takes until midnight by
flashlight. We keep a rifle loaded because,
after all, there are grizzlies here. We carry
Which magazine
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heavy game bags to the boat and then
gets the shooting &
navigate tight streams by flashlight and
firearms enthusiasts
just like that the adventure is over.
A floatplane whisks out me and the
meat and rack the next day. Back at the
main camp in Mayo people are waiting to
take the meat to their tables. I meet them
and shake hands. Then my moose's antlers
are set next to other racks. All of them are
big. None are wider, but some have more
mass. One has palms that just won't stop.
All this seems like a dream until the
next day at the airline terminal in Whitehorse when a game warden pinches me.
in the Combined Federal Campaign!
He asks me to step aside.
He asks, "Who were you hunting with?"
The NRA Foundation, Inc (CFC #11872)
"Shockey's outfit, Rogue River
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund (CFC #10006)
Outfitters."
The NRA Foundation and the NRA Civil
He visibly relaxes. "Oh," he says as he
Rights Defense Fund can be found in the
runs his hand through my bag, "they're
National/International Unaffiliated Section
of the CFC booklet.
the best. I know all your paperwork will
be in order and that you probably got a
good bull."
I nod.
"Yeah," he continues, "we never have
an issue with Shockey's hunters and
www.nrafoundation.org www.nradefensefund.org
they're always happy. And they all say
The CFC is the only campaign authorized to solicit and collect
they're coming back."
contributions from federal employees in the workplace on behalf
of charitable organizations.
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