Shot a calf moose now the cow won't leave
by First Time Calf Hunter
Cow and Calf Moose are... Inseparable!
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 after a bit or when they know you're there.
This cow is not scared at all she watches us as we approach and charges if we get within 10 ft of the calf. We shot off warning shots when she was about 20 ft away from her calf and she turned around and ran back to it. We waited over night hoping she'd leave but it's now early morning and shes still there.
This whole situation has pretty much turned me from calf hunting but I would still like to be able to get it and use the meat. At this point the only thing I can thing is that perhaps conservation could come and tranquilize her so we could get it out but I'm worried they won't get here in a timely enough matter to save the meat. Thank you