Must-See Moose Hunting Video

Remi Warren kills a mature moose with his bow, and a cameraman captures video of back-to-back arrows in flight as they exit the animal.

Must-See Moose Hunting Video

It’s not uncommon for an arrow to penetrate both lungs of a big game animal and then exit the opposite side with speed, but I’ve never seen it shown as vividly as in the video below.

Remi Warren, who has 40K-plus subscribers on his YouTube channel, is bowhunting moose in Newfoundland. On his videos, Warren does an excellent job capturing all aspects of his hunts, and I especially enjoy his food-focused content. Not only does he explain how to quarter and debone big game, but he also shows you interesting and outstanding ways to prepare wild game. Example: Click here to watch a 1-minute video on how to make a heart bagel burger in the backcountry.

A bit about Warren’s archery gear before you watch the moose video below. He’s using a new-for-2022 Mathews V3X 33, matched with a Mathews Integrate MX arrow rest, new Mathews LowPro fixed quiver, Spot-Hogg Fast Eddie XL double-pin bowsight, and 8-inch Mathews Flatline stabilizer. His draw length is 30 inches, and because of a couple twists in the bowstring, his 75-pound-draw bow is pulling close to 80 pounds.

For arrows, his choice is the Day Six HD 275, which is 11.8 grains per inch, with a 125-grain Day Six EVO cut-on-contact broadhead. He uses four vanes to help stabilize the broadhead. With the broadhead, his entire arrow setup weighs 580 grains. Warren uses an index-style release, specifically a 15-year-old Scott Mongoose. (Click here for a short video where Warren details his current archery gear, including how he sets up his double-pin bowsight for spot-and-stalk bowhunting.)

As you’ll see in the moose video (only 6 minutes long), Warren and his guide travel into the wilderness via helicopter. Basecamp is nothing more than small backpacking tents. Much of the cover is thick, so the plan is to set up and call in areas with a bit of visibility for shooting video of an approaching moose. Of course, the terrain needs to be open enough for Warren to shoot an arrow, too.

It’s not clear in the video (the guide is standing to the right of Warren), but at the moment of truth (when Warren draws his bow), the guide is pretending to be a rival bull. The guide’s hands are raised over his head, and almost certainly he’s holding a moose scapula to look like an antler palm. Warren and his guide aren’t hiding in a bush; they’re standing in the open, which works when bowhunting unpressured bull moose that fear nothing.

Warren’s initial shot angle is slightly quartering toward, but the moose is close; no more than 20 yards it appears. Because of Warren’s heavy-duty archery setup, he doesn’t have to wait for a perfectly broadside or quartering-away opportunity, even on an animal this large. The video proves the effectiveness of his gear.

As you’ll see, there must be two people filming this scenario, one behind Warren and a second 15-20 yards to the right of Warren. It’s this second cameraman who captures video of the first arrow as it passes through the opposite side of the bull. Incredible!

Then, almost too good to be true for a cameraman, the bull runs a short distance after taking a well-placed arrow through its chest, turns broadside to Warren — and straight away from the second camera — and stops. Warren quickly aims and shoots again, and this time you can see the arrow PERFECTLY as it fully penetrates the bull. I’ve watched untold numbers of bowhunting videos during the past 50 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this footage.

To me, it appears that the second arrow deflects slightly upward as it passes through the animal. It must have clipped a rib. The moose dies in less than a minute. Two outstanding shots — the very definition of a quick and clean kill.

Well done, Remi Warren. And kudos to the two cameramen who captured such an amazing video.


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