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Moose tracks? 
Found these in my yard and I am curious on if it is a moose track or a large deer track. That looks like it could have been made by a younger moose, …

Are there Moose in Arkansas? 
I live in the NW corner of Arkansas and few days ago someone living in same town as I do posted a picture of a female moose and stated he saw her at one …

Salt Blocks for Attracting Moose 
Do you recommend using salt blocks? If so, which block do moose prefer (white, orange, blue, red, brown or a combination)? If using salt blocks, when …

Shot a calf moose now the cow won't leave 
Hello, I've searched everything I can find on how to get a cow moose to leave the dead calf but the only thing I've really found is that they usually leave …

Distance Between Walking Moose Tracks 
I was wondering how far apart the individual moose tracks would be from each other if an adult moose of regular size was waking? ================== …

Legal Length of Moose Antler 
How long does a immature or spike fork moose antler have to be? ===================== Great Question Sadie! The following excerpt is from the …

Shared Group Moose Hunt LEH 
Just wondering, if our group consists of 4 moose hunters for our LEH of 2 bulls, do we all have to be present to take a moose or can we split up in groups …

Moose Hunting Quiz - Question 15 
September archery moose season opens in Ontario Cananda about the first of September. I usually email out my quiz to my two sons and a friend that I hunt …

Are moose more dangerous at night? 
At Thompson Lake next to the Courdelane river in Idaho its a moose infestation and I bike in in the middle of the night. A couple days ago I rode in …

Is an approaching moose an attacking moose? 
Ive been taking a lot of pictures and videos of moose in the middle of the night and the day along the Courdelane river wetlands in Idaho. Being alone …

Moose Offal 
I left behind more than once after a bow kill, parts of a moose I now think my be the best parts to eat. Correct me if I am wrong. The tongue, the nuts …

moose lures and scent 
My old disgruntled roommate set off a moose bomb in his room after he left. Can you tell me how to get rid of the scent in the room?

Moose Hunting Regulations in Alaska 
I am confused! The hunting regulations in Alaska show a spike horn and a 4 brow time moose antlers are legal in unit 15 to kill and eat, but the pictures …

Mexico Moose 
I have an idea for writing a book about a moose but it all depends on one thing - can a moose survive in Mexico? I've noticed in my initial research …

Electronic Calling Info Needed 
I read a previous article on electronic calling, (especially MP3) by Dave Kelso. I have a Bull Magnet call,and have been doing hand calling as well. …

Would a moose scrape at a house and why?  
Last night I woke in the middle of the night by my dog barking like crazy. Something was making a lot of noise outside and scraping against my cabin. …

Moose Brainworm Vaccine 
Why cant the DNR come up with a vaccine to stop the brainworms in moose? Sad that we just let it happen to our wildlife! I'm not so sure a vaccine …

Best Times to Call Moose 
I am frequent writer on this site, and I am looking for the opinions of fellow northern Ontario moose hunters. I hunt the area around WMU 18a, 18b, …

Moose Calling Frustration 
My family hunts in an area in remote area in north central Alberta. Over the years, we have taken a number of what most would consider to be trophy class …

Are moose solitary? 
We've been trying to solve a mystery. There have been no sightings but all sorts of "evidence" of a large hooved animal around the perimeter of our …

Does a moose make a sound like an owl?? 
We were out hunting and got a cow and calf separated. About an hour after we started hearing a single HOO from the area where the cow was. I heard that …

Where to find the immature bulls during the rut 
When the rut is on and there are big bulls and cows everywhere in the core areas, where do all of the immature bulls get chased off too?

What are the body dimensions of a moose? 
I am hunting moose for the first time and I will be using a Mil-Dot scope and would like to know the dimensions of a moose so I can range them properly …

Remote Moose Camp 
OK: Our hunt is in Ontario. The outfitter has a full bunk house so we negotiated for him to set up a camp with a wall tent and stove. Don't know …

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LEH Regulations 
I got a group draw with my hunting buddy for MU 6-1 in northern BC. If we get a moose and I tag it, can my partner shoot an immature in another region? …

Moose and Bears 
Thanks for all the great info. I am a rookie going on my first moose hunt this year. I have one question if you have a minute. What about bears? …

Mascot name for a Moose 
OK, I am looking for a good name for a moose mascot. If you can think of one, please reply with your name. Carl, I am going to assume you are …

Cochrane Ontario Moose Hunt 
We are planning a hunt just north of Cochrane Ontario this year. We have a Bull and Cow tag along with a couple calf tags as well. We are either looking …

Hunting Nakina Ontario 
Any advice for hunting Nakina Ontario;such as camping areas,starting points? Thanks for your question Richard. I don't know the area myself, but …

Recommendation for Moose Photo Adventure 
My kids, 22, 24 & 26 have given me a Moose photo adventure fund. I have the whole family behind my 'meet a moose' trip scheduled for the last week of …

Moose and Deer Interbreeding 
Hello I live in Onamia MN and we have spotted a moose but don't have them and I got a pic on my trail cam of a deer that looks a lot like a moose. Is it …

Moose hunting in the Kootenays 
I am a new hunter, so to say. I made a decision last year to feed my family the natural way. No more meat from the stores. Started with raising a cow …

Beginner Moose Hunting Equipment 
Hi I'm Gregg and I plan on hunting moose this year. I was invited out to a hunting party for the fall hunt here in Ontario. The only problem is that …

Artificial Moose Scent 
Ontario Canada prohibits using any animal based scent for moose. I have three questions. 1. Have you ever used artificial moose attractant to lure …

Moose Dictionary for Hunters 
Many writers use terms and words only they know the meaning of. For the "non moose expert" it would be nice to have a moose lingo dictionary or glossary. …

Moose Hunting South of Tatla Lake 
Hi Mark; I really like the website and thought I would use it to contact you with a question. This year, our group drew (as a second choice) a shared …

Non-Resident Moose Hunting 
Non-resident Moose Hunting - Best Bang-for-the-Buck Moose Province A moose hunt or two is a bucket-list item for me. My research to date tells me …

Affordable Moose Hunt 
I'm 64 years old and feel moose hunting has always been a young man's sport....butttttt I would love to connect on a bull moose while I'm able. My question …

silver moose? 
When we lived in BC, moose were regular visitors to our acreage... bedding down in the thistle patch right beside the house. One fall a momma brought …

Non Resident Moose Hunting in BC 
Hello. I live in the Seattle area. Is it legal for a US citizen to hunt moose in B.C. without the use of a guide service? I would love to hunt in Canada …

Moose Habitat After Logging 
We visited a site that had been logged 6 to 12 months ago. A vast land that hardly had any standing trees except at the edges of course. Within the first …

Moose Field Dressing at Night 
If you shoot a Moose late in the day and you don't have the time or the light to finish moose field dressing at night, is it OK to just cut the throat …

Moose Calves 
How long will moose calves follow their mothers and what size can it grow to before it leaves the mother's side? Thanks Thanks for the question …

Do moose have fleas? 
I am wondering if moose have fleas. I recently was on a moose hunt and after handling a moose carcass, had bites in areas where fleas would likely bite …

Bull Moose Late Rut  
What are the behaviors of bull moose when its rainy and overcast during late rut? What is their main food during this time? Thanks for the …

Fall Moose Diet 
I wanted to photograph moose in the Bighorn forest in Wyoming. I was here in early summer and saw moose in several places and returned to all these places …

What sparks the moose rut? 
I've also been told it's the temperature drop that sparks the moose rut and then I have others telling me it's the time of year and the temperature doesn't …

Difference Between a Bull and Cow Moose Track? 
I've heard that you can tell a bull track from a cow track because bulls leave a extra spike point behind their track and cows don't. Is this just a bunch …

Is Mare in heat legal to use in Ontario? 
I am aware that a new law went into effect last year that does not allow using any parts from the deer family as an aid to hunt because of CWD, this includes …

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Insect Repellent for Hunting 
Thermasell, Off, deet, etc what is the best product you recommend to keep mosquitoes, gnats and black flies off me with minimal smell that would alarm …

Spot and Stalk Moose Hunting 
What tactic is best option when September archery hunting moose when: either boating or on the road going to your hunting spot and you spot a bull and …

Mare's Urine for Moose Hunting 
Can mare's in heat urine have any merit for scenting an area where a bull might hang out? Is urine legal in Ontario? How much and how should scent …

Running Moose Track 
If one crosses a running moose track, why is it running and how far do they generally run? Elk typically run for miles. Carl Carl, I have come across …

Cartridge Sizes .30-06 verses .338 
Is a .338 caliber cartridge bigger than a 30.06 caliber? Hi Mark, and thanks for your inquiry. Yes the .338 caliber cartridge is considerably larger …

Moose Feed and Attractant 
I have a land in northern Ontario, near Nakina, and I was wondering what kind of food could I put out in order to attract moose? If it helps, the land …

Could this be Moose Poop? 
We have a cabin at Diamond Lake, WA (between Spokane & Idaho border)There are visible signs of moose in the area, such as tracks and sightings by neighbors) …

Moose Poop 
(Pictures supplied by AllAboutMoose) How do you know if it is moose scat? I recently found this light brown/pale coloured scat on my property, it also …

Antler Velvet Color 
In Wyoming during the week of July 4th, I photographed some nice bull moose in velvet. A couple of the bulls had considerable amounts of white or very …

Moose Wheelchair Hunter 
Any tips and advise for a wheel chair user that has a Limited Entry Hunting Authorization for British Columbia management unit 7-16 for bull moose. Thank …

Electronic Moose Calls 
Do electronic moose calls work as good as others? That is a very good question Phil. The short answer is yes, The longer answer... well is longer! …

Moose Attractant Suggestion 
Hi my name is Daniel Mainville and I hunt moose in Northern Ontario at the beginning of rifle season. My question to you is some salesmen tell me we should …

Moose with Deer Like Antlers? 
There is a bull that I have seen frequently along our road. His antlers are much more like a deer than a moose. He is fairly large and seems to move …

Moose sightings staged?? 
We saw moose at Rocky Mountain National Park. My husband thinks it was 'staged'. I told him you cannot 'stage' wildlife! Is this true? I would …

Moose track? 
Is this a moose track? The woman's shoe is 10" long. It was on our lane way today, April 1, near our cottage on Six Mile Lake. Hi Norma, …

Moose Dew Claw Bone 
Thought you might be interested in this as an article for your readers. I have 2 of these out of my moose up north and they work great. Located right …

Shipping for Endless Hot Water System 
How long does would it take to ship the Endless Hot Water System to New York? DO you ship to US? If not can you send it to my other address is Mississauga …

Sir John A Macdonald's Moose Antlers 
I recently found at a yard sale a set of moose antlers that apparently once hung in Sir John A Macdonald's hunting camp. There stamped on the back …

Find a moose in the Mont Megantic Park 
Hello there, we are currently traveling to Canada and desperate to find a moose. We are photographers and although we already saw one in the morning …

Estimating Moose Age 
We saw this moose in Pinedale, Wyoming on August 21, 2016. We thought he was probably young but would like your opinion. He was testy and ran toward us …

Shedding Antlers of Moose 
When a moose sheds one of his antlers what is the typical time frame for him to shed the other antler? Is it hours, days, weeks? Or is it just kind of …

Are Moose Weapons?  
First allow me to state that I find your site to be a delightful refreshment to the otherwise bland interface known as the Internet. However I cannot …

Do moose walk on ice? 
Hi, do moose ever step on frozen ponds/lakes? Do they walk on them? Do they ever run on them? Do you know of any other animals that walk or run on ice? …

Non-resident Moose Hunting Alberta 
Can a non-resident or a non-resident alien hunt moose in Alberta without going through a outfitter? ============ Alberta has it's own regulations …

One Antlered Moose - Spike Fork Regulation 
I seen a bull moose with only one antler this morning. Is he considered a legal immature bull? The one antler only had 5 points which is not legal in BC …

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Territory Size for Moose 
What size of an area will a bull moose live in? How much ground will they cover in rut season? Will a cow stay in her area and how big would that …

Calf Moose Survival Rate after Cow is Killed 
What is the calf moose survival rate after cow is killed? ====================== Moose calf survival rate is low in it's first year depending many …

Statistics per annum of people killed by moose. 
A friend recently argued that in Canada a person is more likely to die of a moose attack then a terror attack. As far as i know not that many people have …

Moose Antlers - Dropping in Spring 
Hi, I'm have a question about moose in captivity. If the male doesn't lose his antlers when he should and still hasn't lost then in April or May, …

How much does a moose poo? 
My students and I are currently studying a moose and one of my students questions are: How much will a moose poop a day? How much does moose poop weigh? …

Shooting across a body of water. 
What are the regulation for shooting across a lake? Are they the same as the road regulations? There is no mention of this in the Ontario Hunting Regulation …

Can you drag a moose carcass (safely) across a lake? 
This is something we were discussing about after we loaded the moose in the boat to bring it back to the camp. Is it safe to drag the moose over the water? …

what is the legal age of a calf moose 
What age is the legal hunting age of a moose calf in Ontario under a year or older? A calf that is born in the spring of the year is considered …

Ontario Moose Hunting 
Is this a good area for Moose? Is there an area in Ontario that is a good place to go and is there a preferred guide for that area? You are asking …

Is a hunting guide required? 
I'm from Vancouver island and have been hunting black tail only for a few years. Is it required to have a guide if I go up to northern BC with some …

How do Moose Sleep? 
How do moose sleep, specifically when their antlers keep them from laying their head down on the ground? Moose can sleep while standing or bedded. …

Moose Territoriality 
Are moose territorial? I've seen a few other articles online some saying they are extremely territorial, some not at all, and some only during mating season, …

How old is my moose? 
A quick question for your expert, how can you tell the age of a moose, at one time I thought it had something to do with points on their antlers. Please …

Moose Wallows 
What is a moose wallow? A moose wallow is a pit the bull moose creates during the mating season, usually made by the dominant bull of the area. …

Moose Poop for Jewellery 
Anyone out there know the best way to 'preserve' the moose nuggets for jewellery making, etc? I have read everything from hair spray to shellac... Thanks! …

When do Moose Calves Leave their Dams? 
How do calves leave their mom, are they chased off or do they wander away? Moose calves (yearlings) are driven away from their mothers when the …

Moose Track Shapes 
I was wondering about the shape of a bull moose track. Is a bull moose track more pointed than that of a cow or is the cow track more pointed than …

Recommendations for Hunting Moose Calves 
Looking for some tips on how to hunt a calf. With all the emphasis on bulls, and cows, there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on how to hunt a calf effectively. …

Skinning a Moose 
How long can I leave the skin on my moose? Is it better to leave it on or take it off right away? Rick, it is always recommended to cool the moose …

Post archery moose season 
Now the archery moose season is or is about over, can I ask a favor of anyone who has been hunting to give me one or two "pearls" of advise you can offer. …

Will Moose Charge a Vehicle? 
Could a moose potentially flip a car over onto its side? If it could be done, how would it go about doing it? Over the years there have been many …

Moose and Cattle 
I observed a moose lying in a field with a couple of cows. I've always thought they were solitary. What would cause a moose to do that? Thank you. …

Long white hair 
I recently encountered an adult female moose trying to get into our garden. She had what I would call a "ponytail" right behind the hump on her back. It …

Moose Calf Rescue 
I touched a baby moose! I recently had an awesome experience; a calf moose had got stuck on a logjam and I climbed out onto the jam and helped …

Antler Identification 
I found this antler while hiking in the mountains in Colorado. I am having a hard time identifying what type of antler this is. It appears to be the …

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Smoke Cover Scent 
MTMM: I am from WI and have hunted moose in Ontario. I met a speaker from BC when he was at our marriage encounter this past month. We started talking …

Washington Moose 
We live on the Washington coast and we deer and elk hunt. We often wondered why there are no Moose in our area, it just seems so natural and a perfect …

Broken Leg 
Hello I moved to Norway and I hit a moose, he broke a leg and let me know if I have to kill him anyway or can survive? They re-welded his leg alone? like …

How do You Cape a Moose for Taxidermy/Mounting Purposes? 
How would you skin or butcher a moose if you wanted the head mounted? Where would you cut up the head, behind the shoulders after you took the front …

Moose Tipping 
My son asked me this. If a moose fell on his back, such that his head, antlers and back were all flat on the ground, would the weight of his antlers …

Moose Calf Growth 
What are the dimensions of a moose calf at birth, six months, one year? Thanks. Thanks for the question Curious, Moose calf growth begins at …

Do Moose Hang Out With Cattle 
Do you find moose in the same place as free range cattle? Thanks for the question Gregg. Yes, you can find cattle habituating the same areas as …

moose calling 
I have called in lots of bulls over the years but I never shoot, them it is only for entertainment. I called in a large bull and a buddy took a shot …

electronic calls 
Are electronic calls legal to use when hunting for moose in Ontario? The only mention of electronic calls in the Ontario Hunting Regulations is …

spooked moose 
I called in a smaller bull but had no shot he seemed to spook away. A short time later two moose came in and could not be seen then they seemed to spook …

how long to call moose 
Hi, Can you tell me how long to call moose in time in between call, or do you have a call sequence. Tks from FM in NB Canada. Hi Frank, That is …

After the rut is over, what to do to lure them in? 
Usually we go moose hunting later on in the season. Typically 3 weeks after the rifle season is open. By this time the rut is almost certain to be over. …

Moose Hunting Info 
Random moose hunting info questions that I've probably already read the answer to! What do I use to repel bugs? I suppose I can't use my Vicks Vapour …

Moose Antler Development 
Hi, We just returned from Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada where we saw two moose together. One had nearly a full rack while the other had maybe 6 inch …

Trail Camera for Moose 
My buddy is going up bear hunting before the archery moose hunt starts. He agreed to take up several trail cameras and set them up and leave them …

Moose Antler Growth 
I was told that the moose antler growth in the spring is about an inch a day. Is that true? Thanks for the question Vickie. Moose antler growth …

Ammunition for Moose Hunting 
I'm going to be hunting moose this fall in Canada and using a 30-06. What do you think about Winchesters 180 grain Silver Tip Ballistic bullet? Is that …

Best Bullet for Moose Hunting? 
What is the best bullet for moose hunting? I will be using a 30-06 for hunting moose this season and I need to get it sighted-in in preparation for the …

Can You Tell a Moose Age by its Teeth? 
Is it not possible to tell the age of a moose by looking at it's molars? I was told it's the only way to tell right age. Yes Llewellyn, you are quite …

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