Opening week for the 2015 Newfoundland moose hunting season here at Grand Lake Adventures was once again very successful. Lucas Hendricks and Brian Woods were the two hunters that I was guiding but both were rookies when it came to moose hunting. Brian managed to tag out the first day as he had first shot, so that left Lucas with 5 days to get his bull. We hunted hard the next couple days with not much luck other than Lucas constantly walking in water holes and getting his feet wet.
We seen moose everyday but Lucas was set on what he wanted and so continued to pass on smaller bulls. Finally at first light on Friday I spotted a trophy 21 point bull moose. With some soft cow calls I managed to pull the bull broad side for the high percentage shot. Lucas made no mistake putting the bull down with one shot. The bull Lucas took turned out to be the biggest moose of the season with a 46 inch wide rack and it gave Lucas “Rookie Of The Year” honours.