World-record moose shot in Yukon

Anchorage Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2014 

Boone and Crockett Club

MISSOULA, Mont. -- According to Boone and Crockett, the governing body for determining game animal records, a bull moose killed by a hunter in 2013 in Yukon Territory has set a new world's record for largest antlers ever recorded for the Alaska-Yukon moose subspecies.

The moose was harvested by Heinz E. Naef of Dawson City, Yukon. He was on a self-guided hunt for winter meat along the Yukon River near Stewart Island on Sept. 22, 2013.

The antlers measure 755/8 inches at the greatest spread. The left side has 17 points and a palm measuring 175/8 inches wide by 51 inches long. The right antler has 19 points and a palm measuring 236/8 inches wide by 507/8 inches long. The antler circumferences are 84/8 and 87/8 inches on the right and left sides, respectively.

Naef carried a .303 British with open sights and 180-grain Winchester ammunition. The hunter stalked to within 35 yards of the big bull before taking the shot. Naef was hunting for meat, not a trophy, and a Boone and Crockett release notes that he removed the antlers from the skull with a chainsaw, nicking them in the process, and did not keep the cape for a shoulder mount.

The world record was verified by a Boone and Crockett Club special judges panel convened at the Wild Sheep Foundation convention, Jan. 24, in Reno, Nev. The antlers were given a score of 2635/8 Boone and Crockett points. The previous record, taken in Alaska in 1994, scores 2615/8. These are the only two specimens on record to score over 260. The third-largest bull scores 2566/8.


Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service