Archery Moose Hunting
Traditional Archery Moose Hunter
First time moose hunter from the south Okanagan my father an I are planning our first archery moose hunt to the Babine lake area this fall.
This being our first trip north for moose I am wondering if the moose would be rutting more seriously in the September 1-9 bow season or more in the October 1-8 season?
I'm not an avid moose hunter, more of a elk hunter myself. Just wondering in your opinion when are the moose rutting more in the north?
Thanks for your question and the answer is simple... the moose rut doesn't begin in that area until October.
Last year (I hunt the same area, Babine) I didn't get any bull answers until the 3rd of October. After that I had communications with bulls and cows every day.
I went up 10 days before the season and only saw one bull before the 1st of the month. In total last year, I saw 11 bulls during the 8 day archery season. Unfortunately not within range or didn't offer a shot.
The 2011 was similar although I didn't see as many bulls.
I hope this helps.
BTW: There are some cranker bulls up there. A friend got a 51 incher in the same zone last year!