VIDEO: Dillon Man Stays Perfectly Still as Moose Comes Very Close

Close-up moose
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A man in Dillon, MT had a close encounter of the moose kind when a full-grown male moose walked right past him, pausing for a moment to give him a real close look. 

In his own words, the man says he was "by myself going out for a deer/elk hunt on opening morning. I had just stood up to stretch my legs after sitting for a while. Off to the side of me, I noticed a set of antlers coming towards me, on the other side of the willows."

Close-up of moose
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Then, when it became apparent that the approaching antlers were connected to a great big moose, he realized that this could get dangerous: "I was never expecting it to be a moose and definitely wasn't expecting it to come so close to me. I stayed as still as I could while trying to control my breathing. I didn't even look directly at the moose until he was past me, so it was nice to have the video to really get a good look at him after. A little nerve-racking, but an amazing experience nonetheless." 

When he inspected the video later, he was able to see what he had captured on video: a singular encounter with the biggest member of the deer family alive on Earth.  And unlike this guy, he didn't try to feed it a carrot by hand. 

See the remarkable video below!

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Vickie Cross (not verified) , Wed, 11/04/2020 - 07:27
julia becker (not verified) , Wed, 11/04/2020 - 16:18
I have had this happen with a huge herd of elk in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness .. The wind blowing directly towards me so I knew they couldn't smell me. I just froze and stood there as a herd of over 200 came down the mountain side in front of me, and around me.. Until one looked me in the eye, we held our gaze, I sent out huge love .. and then she walked around me and the herd kept on going. The animals are paying attention. Now, we just need to pay attention.
Kyle (not verified) , Thu, 11/05/2020 - 18:47
Big Sky fam
Cross Vicky (not verified) , Wed, 11/04/2020 - 20:47
Deb (not verified) , Thu, 11/05/2020 - 07:03
Now, THAT'S up close and personal!
Wally (not verified) , Thu, 11/05/2020 - 07:40
We are closed today. The person out front should have told ya
Michael McDermott (not verified) , Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:37
Honest Game Warden I thought it was a deer!
Alan Adams (not verified) , Sat, 09/18/2021 - 12:54
While deer hunting in Northwestern Minnesota back in the mid ‘80s I was 8 feet up in a tree stand when a bull a bit bigger than this one came running down a game trail so close to me I could have touched his antlers with my foot as he ran past! This was pre-cell phone so I didn’t get to take a video of him. However, he did take something from me….about a year’s worth of my life that he scared right out of me!!
Larry Gibson (not verified) , Sun, 09/19/2021 - 07:51
Apparently, your camouflage is working.
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