Tastey Moose?

by Greg
(British Columbia)

Young Bull Moose in Pickup Truck (photo submitted by webmaster)

Young Bull Moose in Pickup Truck (photo submitted by webmaster)

Thanks for the effort in having put together this website. This is my 2nd year hunting and my hunting partner drew a Bull Moose for November outside of Kamloops but I was wondering if there is a difference in taste between a Bull Moose and a Spiked Moose? I've been told the meat on a young Bull Moose isn't as good/tasty as an older one.


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by: Mark - Site Owner

Greg,
As for your question I can only speak through personal experience. Of all the moose my partners and I have harvested we have never had one that didn't taste good. There have been a couple that we felt were a little tougher than others but even then not so much that we didn't enjoy the meat. We have harvested as small as a 2 X 2 spiked bull (field dressed 325 lbs) to as large as a bull that dressed 692 lbs.
I've heard other hunters say they had tough moose or moose that was gamey, but my feelings on this are it is usually the way the meat is handled in the field. It is critical (we believe) that you treat your meat just like the butcher treats his beef. Kill it, clean it, cool it, hang it.

Hope this answers your question.

We didn't get a draw this year so my partner and I have opted to try the archery only season up north. Watch the website for updates to this year's season.

Regards
Mark

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