What are the body dimensions of a moose?

by Wesley
(Auburn, WA USA)

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 in my scope.


Thank you



Here is some information for you Wesley...

The body dimensions of moose will vary some depending on the sub-species.

The Eastern or Taiga bull moose will weight approximately 360 to 600 kg (794 - 1323 pounds) with a body length of equal to or greater than 280cm (9.2 feet).
They will stand at about 6.1 to 6.4 feet high at the shoulder.

The Alaskan/Yukon or Tundra bull moose will weight approximately 700kg or more(1540 pounds) with a body length of equal to or greater than 280cm (9.2 feet).
They will stand at about 6.2 to 7.0 feet high at the withers.

Hope this helps.

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How big is a moose...
by: Alex

BIG! I know that sounds pretty silly, but unless you stand next to one, "10 feet long, 1000#, 6 feet high" and the like just don't do a moose justice. Until I went to Cabela's (only place I know of around me that has any of these critters stuffed), I could not fully appreciate their size. If you have a chance to get out to any place that has a moose in a full-body mount, drop by. It really helped me. Hope this helps.

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