Moose Hunting Northern Ontario
This year marked my 45th anniversary of moose hunting in Northern Ontario! I can't believe it, and we were rewarded by a 1400lb Bull Moose, not particularly big as moose go, but a real nice one none the less.
This has been our 8th animal since 2000. We could have taken more but logistics just get in the way sometimes.
All our moose to date were taken in Northern Ontario, Canada.
The hunter who shot the animal has never hunted moose before so we put him in a good spot and I told him what to do and it worked. One and one half hours into the hunt he had shot a moose, he has, as I have, taken many deer... and now one moose. I think I've converted him to moose hunting in Northern Ontario.
He wants to go back to check for railway tracks, he swears a Diesel Locomotive was coming at him.
His brother has moose hunted for 25 years and never seen one, his group has only shot three moose in his 25 yr stint with them.
Our group has taken many moose we have hunted together since 1995.
Our choice of weapons are, 1 .270 Win. Browning BAR, 1 .270 Win. Model 7600. 2, 30-06 model 7400. The 7600/7400s are Remington. For my .270 7600 I use a 140gr. Remington Premier Safari Grade Swift A Frame @ 3000 Ft/sec., it certainly does the job, and as you know speed kills.
Team .270 leads 5 to 3 over team 30-06. All of our animals taken were anywhere from 8 to 190 yards, some in very difficult situations. I’m not convinced about magnum loads, maybe for grizzly bears, but as for Moose, I don’t think so. I’ve taken 1400lb animals with 1 or 2 shots with my .270 with no problem.
The key is a lung shot, if possible, or if straight on, in the “V”. Regardless of their size they don’t move far if they can’t breathe or have no blood circulation.
In remote areas some stores some sell ammo. They would only carry more common rounds like 308, 30-06, 270 so if something did happen to your ammo, might be difficult to replace. (TIP) Bring a back-up weapon of the same caliber.
Why I wanted to look at your website is because different hunters in different parts of the world have different techniques, what works, when, how and why. It makes you a smarter hunter to know as much as you can about Moose, hunting them, and their habitat. All three are equally important, and that each hunter should know.
If you want the shot of a lifetime then study them. If you are going to a new area “scout it out” get a bush pilot to fly over the area Moose can teach you if you watch them.
Thanks for your input Bob. I love to hear about successes other hunters have... especially in parts of Canada where I do not hunt. I have a friend who is also living in Ontario, and over the years has moose hunted in northern Ontario.
He usually hunted by canoe, traveling up and down river and lake shores in search of those monster northern Ontario moose.