32 years of waiting for a tag all came to an end Tuesday morning. We drove 7 hours to get our zone and arrived at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, by 4:30 a.m. we had found a vacant site and began to set up camp. By 5:30 we were done and off scouting for the start on Monday. We only found one young bull on Sat. and not a lot of rut sign. Sunday brought rain and wind but around 9:00 we found a little honey hole between to cut off slopes, there we saw a young bull with velvet still clinging to the rack but also saw a cow and better bull. This was by far the best area we had come across and would be our starting area on Monday. Monday arrived with continued rain and wind but we were out and ready. With those conditions it was extremely hard to hear or be heard but we soon had a grunting bull on the way. I called a few more times and heard him coming for an opening...he step out and it was a yearling bull with barely visible nubs, but a great start to our day. we saw another cow and yearling and my cousin saw a young bull and two cows, all from a 300-500yd stretch in the valley. Not wanting to burn it out we left for the day to search other areas but didn't raise another grunt or see another moose. Tuesday arrives, yup still rain and wind, but we were back at the valley crossing. I called from legal shooting time, about 6:00 a.m. until 7:30. It was impossible to hear without the breaks in the wind. I was calling and raking a sapling with a paddle on my last series before I was heading for another spot. As I was about to leave my spotter saw this bull step into a logging road about a 100 yds from where I had been calling, but was now 300 yds from my position. These long shot are not something we practice here in the east as there is simply very little need for them...until now! I held on the top of the shoulder blade and fired, the bull hunched up indicating a good hit, headed for the woods but then turned and started back the way he had come out, I fired a second shot which resulted in him dropping directly in the logging road. He measures 49" inches across and weighed in at 906 field dressed. Very happy to say the least. Tenderloin tonight! Hope everybody enjoys a successful season.