Nature is cruel and no one know this better than Jim Shockey. Jim came across this moose on a hunt. Somehow this moose managed to get his leg stuck in this tree causing a nasty break.
While we are unsure about this actually happened some have speculated that it may have been trying to reach the top branches to find food and slipped. Others say that it could have been swept up in an avalanche or it maybe has been attempting to rub its antlers by using its hooves for leverage.
The only thing we know for sure is that it had a slow painful death. The body was untouched by predators so it is safe to say it starved to death.
Nature is cruel and unforgiving.