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Limited Entry Hunting Synopsis
Just wondering, if our group consists of 4 moose hunters for our LEH of 2 bulls, do we all have to be present to take a moose or can we split up in groups of 2 in our MU?
To answer the first part of your question, no you don't all have to be present for your shared group moose hunt during the limited entry hunt (see bold area from Synopsis).
Example: If one or two of your party suddenly could not go hunting the others may still go out and shoot two moose.
It is perfectly legal for you to split into two groups, and that is really good advice. The more eyes in the bush the better.
Just make sure that if the groups are separated, only one moose per group should be harvested, that way there is no way for you to exceed your bag limit.
Bad outcome example: Hunters A&B hunt in Wolf Valley and hunters C&D hunt Mount Fisher.
Hunters A&B each shoot a moose but at the same time so does hunter D. You would have three moose down, one more than you are allotted.
Good Example:Hunters A&B hunt in Jane Flats and hunters C&D hunt Otter River.
Hunter B shoots a moose but at the same time so does hunter C. You would have two moose down. Pulling the trigger was easy... now the work begins! ;-)
I believe now all group LEH licences (You must carry it on your person while hunting) must be filled in as soon as one hunter from the group harvests a moose.
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