I don't have objective proof that this is actually what happened, but it sure looks like either it was intentional because he wanted to feel like a macho man and get some YouTube fame, or he is an utterly incompetent moron. Either way, this video really pisses me off. Who the hell would be out in a wilderness area like that and NOT have a basic understanding of animal behavior (never mind a moose, just any wild animal). If you move toward a territorial animal, it will defend that territory -- DUH! If this guy didn't know that, then he had no business being in that situation in the first place; if he did know that, then the whole thing was intentional. All he had to do was keep whooping and yell a little, and wait a few minutes. Also, he should have had his gun drawn and ready the whole time, not after it was charging like that. Don't get me wrong, I certainly understand that a moose is a very dangerous animal, and if it started charging toward me, I would definitely shoot if I were armed. There was just no legitimate reason to close up the safety gap and threaten the animal like that (this obviously wasn't a moose hunt, either...). To make matters even worse, after seemingly spooking the animal and perhaps getting it to run off, he moves forward more and (apparently) intentionally re-engages, essentially forcing the animal to choose the fight option (or so it seems to me... I am NOT an expert...). I surely hope that this jumpy, wannabe alpha-male, trigger happy dumb ass isn't a cop -- that would be terrifying!