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Field judging moose

Was looking to see what you guys in the field use for tricks or aids in field judging moose?

  1. Antler Width
  2. Length of Palm or Paddles
  3. Width of Palm or Paddle
  4. Number of Points
  5. Circumference of antler bases
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I haven't tagged enough moose

I haven't tagged enough moose to get fussy - I look for antlers.Laugh

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Re I haven't tagged enough moose

That's not a bad matto. We all dream of record book animals but I would never pass on a nice bull in a once in a life time tag to hold out for the record breaker

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If you have an one in a

If you have an one in a lifetime tag and you see a bull moose with some diecent antlers you had better shoot him or else you may go home with tag soup.  That is unless you have done a lot of scouting and know and have seen is a better animal out there.  I know of a lady that had a Buffalo tag in Utah a few years ago and she wanted a nice bull.  Well, she passed up enough of them that she had to have her tag hung from the wall where the bull would of been. 

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I don't want to find myself

I don't want to find myself in that position. I started putting in for the buffalo tag this year in Utah and figure I might draw that one by the time I'm too old to want to pack anything farther from the grocery cart to the back seat of the pickup truck. Thanks for the advice

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congrats on your moose tag,

congrats on your moose tag, good luck and drop a whoper

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I'll keep you guys posted.

I'll keep you guys posted. I'm going to try and get it on film if it allows and hopefully lots of trophy pictures. It's going to be a tough hunt because it's all wilderness and no quads, trucks, or motorcycles, just good ol fashioned leg power

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I would just have to say if

I would just have to say if he’s got horns SHOOT! No I look for the width of the antlers first then the paddles that will give a pretty good idea if he is a true shooter or not.

We have so many moose here moving into the farmland and with very few draws or a season we are starting to see some really big moose 50 to 70 inchers so seeing bigguns all the time now!!!!!!

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What state are you seeing all

What state are you seeing all the big ones in? I'm hoping for a 40'' or bigger. That's the minimum I have set but we'll see what happens when I come across one with antlers.

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CANADA!

I live in Canada central Saskatchewan, over the years the moose have moved south and they haven't been hunted and with the opportunity for them to eat grain they are getting huge!

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Are they not getting hunted

Are they not getting hunted due to the large numbers of moose in Canada? Or is that area closed as of right now?

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