Pope and Young Verifies New World Record Moose

Giant Velvet Canada Moose is Verified as New World Record

By Dylan Ray - January 5, 2024

January 9th, 2024 – We are excited to announce a new World Record Canada Moose in Velvet. We convened a special panel to measure a potential World Record at our Bowhunter Bash in College Station, TX on December 2nd, and this incredible bull has been verified as the new World Record. 

Fred Sweisthal shot this incredible bull in Atlin Lake, British Columbia on August 23rd, 2017. Fred’s bull has a verified final score of 181 0/8” topping the charts, and coming in as a new world record. 

“When I arrived in British Columbia, Canada for a Stone Sheep hunt my outfitter asked if I would also be interested in hunting a “BIG” Moose”, stated hunter, Fred Sweisthal. “Immediately I said no since I had already taken a Canada Moose for my Super Slam. As I waited for the air taxi to fly me out to camp the thought of a big velvet Moose lingered in the back of my mind. But I needed to concentrate on my stone sheep. As luck would have it later that evening we spotted the bull coming right down the trail we set up on. I must say I was a little shocked when seeing the size and beauty of this magnificent Bull Moose. The thought of letting him walk by without letting an arrow fly never crossed my mind. My arrow found its mark and we watched the Moose fall only a short distance from our brush blind.”

“Fred is a great ambassador of Pope & Young, he believes in our mission”, stated Tim Rozewski, Pope and Young Director of Records. “When he found out his moose was a new World Record, he was sincerely humbled. If I have learned anything from Fred, it’s that if you want to kill a World Record moose, don’t go looking for one. Hunt another species in moose country and they will suddenly appear!”

Listen to Tim and Dylan discuss the full story of the hunt with Fred on the Pope and Young Podcast, click here.

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