Moose Shed Antler
Hello! New to learning about moose. One of new our favorite past times, though, is observing the moose pass through the wetlands outside our cabin. I would love to attract more moose coming through the land. To clarify, this is NOT for hunting, just wildlife watching. What would you recommend to help draw the moose closer? Are food or salt licks helpful? How do you best position the salt lick out of the snow? And finally, any tips for searching for their dropped antlers? Thank you for any tips you may have!
Great to hear from you 'MooseWatcher'!
Salt licks are a great way to attract moose to your fields and wetlands. If you get hold of the large square ones they have a hollow in the base so they can be put onto cut off trees or fence posts. I have found that setting a single fence post into the ground is a good way to set these blocks up.
I would suggest you use a mineral block that are available at your local farm supply.
Food is a little harder to do. Moose are browsers and are always on the move. If you have a good wetland there isn't much you can do I don't suppose.
DO NOT - feed hay of any type! Moose cannot digest it.
Shedding is a great pastime and many of my friends are active shed hunters.
Tis the season to start looking... now! December through spring for freshies!
One of my friends found a moose shed just the day before yesterday.
Shedding is a great activity, it gets you out into the outdoors and hiking or quading around you will get some exercise. Be prepared to put on some miles!
Shedding is rewarding! Nothing is more exciting than finding a fresh shed! What you do with them is up to you.
Collect them, cut them up and sell them or sell whole, either is acceptable.
Where to find moose sheds?
If you can find a travel corridor where they are on the move, a well worn trail, follow it. Remember where the trail is and look again in a weeks time. Keep looking... persevere!
~ Mark - The Mooseman