Shooting cow with calf?

by PS

Cow moose with her calf

Cow moose with her calf

My buddy drew a cow tag in Colorado. Neither of us has ever hunted moose, so are wondering about the ethics of shooting a cow with calf. The hunt will be in early October. Are the calves self-sustaining by then or is a calf likely to die if the mother is shot. We've taken many cow elk over the years and this is not a concern as elk are herd animals, but realize moose are more solitary.

A yearling moose calf would likely not survive without it's dam around to protect it.

In our area, where cow and calf moose season is open, the Conservation Department request that hunters take the calves and leave the breeding stock.

~ Mark

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shooting cow moose
by: Anonymous

Not sure why anyone would want to shoot a cow moose. One less cow means about 10 or 12 less moose over the years.


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