The best in moose hunting tips. These secrets are what skilled moose hunters use and we want YOU to know them. Believe me if you do not know these tips, you are not finding the most moose you could.
If you use the hunting tips contained here and in our book not only you will see more moose, you will get closer to them and quite possibly harvest the moose of a lifetime.
Do you want to increase your chances of getting a moose this fall? I suggest you read about and put to practice these tips for finding moose.
I see a lot of hunters out in areas where we hunt moose with the majority of them just driving around, hoping that by some chance they might see a moose within a reasonable distance of the road? Unbelievably, they do not even get out of their vehicles!
Hey folks! That's not the most productive way!
To increase your success rates you have to get out and look where the moose live... preferably away from human traffic.
I have to admit though (sheepishly); I have done some road hunting and taken a few moose this way too. Actually road hunting is a good way to get familiar with a new area.
The point is, if you get out of your truck and get away from the roads and people you are going to see more moose.
For your information in many provinces it is illegal to hunt over bait (enhanced food).
Read on to find out how to apply some of our moose hunting tips and techniques.
The Moose Hunting Tips Book - The Ultimate Guide to Moose Hunting can help you. Quite simply it's the largest collection of moose hunting tips and techniques available in one place.
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My #1 Moose Hunting Tips
Don't spread yourself to thin.
I'll give you an example: One area where we hunt moose we concentrate our efforts over an area that stretches along 22 Kilometers of logging road. This area comprises of adjoining meadows and logged areas, not all of which are visible from the main road. Use topographical maps and Google Earth to study the area you hunt or are planning to hunt. Every year prior to hunting I use Google Earth as a study tool to refresh my memory. Get to know your area intimately and study the moose movements.
When studying areas to hunt, look for fresh sign. Droppings, rubs, tracks, wallows and beds are all important things to watch for. Moose if undisturbed will use the same bedding areas season after season. You will see through diligent observation concentrations of moose sign. Make note of sign you find, mark it on a map if you have one.
The balance of the this tip is included in the book.
My #2 Moose Hunting Tips
This is a very important tip for moose hunting: Use a moose call!
Calling moose; North America's largest land animal has to be one of the most exciting activities I have ever done.
A couple of years ago, one evening I was calling moose and had two bulls come in at the same time. They came very close but didn't show themselves, before darkness swallowed up the landscape. No sighting and no pictures but I was still pumped!
The next morning I found my way back to the same spot. I hadn't even removed my pack and in the distance an audible grunt broke the silence of the still, cold air.
The balance of the this story is included in the book.
You can do it too! Read more about how and which seasons to use moose calls in our eBook.
My #3 Moose Hunting Tips...
is using the wind to your advantage.
One of several very important moose hunting tips is to keep downwind of your quarry. If you see a moose along the edge of meadow and you feel you need to get closer, you must approach from the downwind side.
What exactly is meant by keeping downwind?
The term downwind basically means: the wind is blowing toward you, or in your face. What if you cannot feel the wind? Does that mean there is no wind?...
Of course not!
Even on those days when there is no discernible wind, the air still moves. It is actually on these types of days it is the most difficult to approach a moose. This is because the air movement can switch around on you and you won’t know it. Moose have very sensitive noses, and are usually quite wary of man; if a moose smells you he will leave the area immediately.
I use one of those little bottles of powder to check wind direction. They work very well.
My #4 Moose Hunting Tips
Hunt the moose rut.
Once you understand the moose rut, you will have a much better chance of finding moose. During the moose-rutting season moose are found in different areas than other parts of the seasons.
What Season Is the Rut?
Typically the peak of the rutting season for moose is the first two weeks of October.
The balance of the this tip is included in the book.
As a moose hunter, it doesn't matter if you are a novice or an expert, we all strive for the same result.
Get close enough to a moose (bull, cow or calf) and make the shot. If we have enough knowledge it's easier to close the distance, what if we don't?
All of the points made above are covered in detail in our book, The Ultimate Guide to Moose Hunting.
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