Giant moose

Hunter Heinz Naef shot what he believes could be the largest moose ever harvested in Yukon in October. (Photo courtesy Brian Naef)

Dawson City, Yukon, moose hunter Heinz Naef is another step closer to a world record.

This fall he shot what he says is the largest moose ever harvested in Yukon

This week the official measurements were taken. There is a required 60-day waiting period before the antlers can be measured. 

It came in with an official point score of 263 1/8. The current record is 261 5/8.

A panel of judges in the U.S. will have to review the rack before it is officially declared a world record.

Naef estimates the moose weighed more than 560 kilograms.

He says he has enough moose meat to last him until next fall.