Spike Fork Moose Season in BC - How common are they?

by Looking too fill a tag!
(British Columbia)

Spike Fork Moose Definition - Graphic by BC Ministry of Environment

Spike Fork Moose Definition - Graphic by BC Ministry of Environment

Hi there,

Where I live in BC there are few areas with open moose seasons. Most areas are open to hunting spike fork moose but I’m told one would have better luck finding a unicorn.

In other areas I’m considering going, they are open to “Tri-Palm moose or those with 10 or more tines on one side”

Would these be just as uncommon? We are thinking of going into an area like this in mid-September, but don’t want to spend the money and vacation time if the general odds of coming across one like this are slim to none. We’ll be headed into a remote part or Northern BC via float plane, so hunting pressure should be minimal.

Great work on the book by the way! I downloaded it and it’s great!

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Thanks for the remarks.

Spike/Fork moose are not super common that is a certainty. I've been hunting moose since the mid 1980's and I can count one one hand (even if I were missing a few fingers) the number of Spike/Fork moose I have seen.
Rare as a Unicorn? Well they are hard to come by, but not impossible. A few years ago I heard of a group of hunters that managed to get 3 of them on a long weekend trip.

I would say that if you are flying out to a remote camp you are going to have a much better chance at the Tri-Palm moose. If the area you are going doesn't see many hunters, then the chances of tagging a mature bull that meets the BC stipulations for Tri-Palm Moose are much improved.

~ Mark - The Mooseman

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