, 2004 Moose Hunt
Back in early 2003 my friend Chris
and I decided to check on moose hunts after numerous conversations
about going on a big game hunt for years. We stumbled across Wild
Kakwa Outfitters and the success ratio seemed almost to good to
be true. We checked with references listed, talked with Rita and
Rick and booked the last 2 spots available for 2004.
We decided to drive up from Wisconsin making it not only a hunting
trip, but vacation as well. We arrived at Rick and Rita's house
and immediately noted a very large moose Rick had shot several
days earlier during a scouting trip of his own. Rick and Rita
along with their family immediately welcomed all the hunters.
On our way out to camp we spotted a bull moose out in a grass
field, and you immediately could see just how big they really
The first day we were paired up with Ricky as our guide because
we were the younger hunters in the group, but I think they were
just checking to see how good of shape we were in. Ricky is very
young and covers a lot of area so you may want to get in shape
(a little at least). The first morning resulted in no moose on
our end or any of the hunters in camp. After a very good lunch,
everyone decided to take a quick nap. I stayed behind at the cook
house and Rick and Mel decided to do some Elk scouting before
the afternoon hunt and I was lucky enough to go along in case
they came across a moose. We didn't see any moose, but this is
the type of people at Wild Kakwa outfitters, they are always trying
there best for the hunters and fulfilling your expectations.
That afternoon I had the opportunity to go out with Rick (Sr.)
on a one on one hunt due to an illness in camp while Chris went
with Ricky. We covered a lot of area once again both on foot and
ATV seeing a lot of tracks and sign of active moose in the area.
On our way out we came across a moose crossing a logging road.
I was able to down a 43 inch bull moose on day one. ( while retrieving
out the moose the next day I had another large bull moose grunt
and walk in front of myself at 75 yards away)
Chris went out with Ricky and they
went into some back country area cow calling along the way. They
spotted several moose in a clear cut, but the distance and wind
direction was not in their favor. They made some moves and came
out near a pond. Chris then spotted a large bull moose about 200
yards away and was scooping him when Ricky said " he's a
shooter". As both hunters started talking about how big the
moose is, they noticed that they each were looking at 2 different
bull moose! Now Chris had to try to decide which moose was the
bigger "shooter", when Ricky told him the closer one
was a very nice bull and time was running out. With this Chris
planted a shot into the neck of the closer moose ( 100 yards).
The moose immediately began to run off, when Ricky started cow
calling again causing the bull to come back for one more look.
The 2nd shot to the chest dropped him in his tracks. Getting out
of the woods was another story as both hunters were about mile
off the beaten path and the batteries from their flashlights died.
Thanks to Mel and an old guide tricks they made it back a little
Chris's moose was huge weighing over 1,500 pounds carrying a 47
inch spread antlers. This also was on our first day of hunting!
By day 4 all the moose hunters in camp filled their tags and the
picture on the web site is the proof!
Hunting at Wild Kakwa Outfitters is more than just a quality hunting
experience. The guides, helpers along with Rick and Rita are a
class act but most of all they are good down to earth people.
You will not be disappointed booking a moose hunt here!
Gregg Schetter 920-684-2099
Chris Kleiman 920-755-2473
Manitowoc Wisconsin "