It's almost crunch time. October 16th is right around the corner. I've spent almost 40 hours scouting for moose in the last month. So far I've seen (2) bulls, both young. The first was about 200 yards away, The second was Saturday morning at about 15 yards. That was pretty exciting. I think he heard me stumbling through the thicket and thought I was another moose. The wind was completely wrong for the direction he was coming from and I'm sure he winded me. He just walked off.
I picked up Guthros' Moose Madness Quick Fix DVD to learn the sounds I should use to call. It's only 2-hours long but it put me to sleep. I can't imagine trying to stay awake for the 6-hour version. C'mon Alex, pick it up a little! There's some great instructional information and I need to watch it again. I'm dreading it.
I scouted for 11 hours straight on Sunday, covering close to 20 miles of territory looking for fresh tracks and other sign. Very disappointing. The area I covered should've held moose. It looks perfect. Only one old track. It looks so good I may go back and try calling to see if they are somewhere close. Right now I have three good spots to try. I have yet to see a cow, which is what I'm looking for. The rut should be going good right about now and I haven't heard a cow bawl yet. It's gonna be a tough hunt and I'm thinking I should take the CO's advice...."shoot the first moose you see".