They do give tenative opening days. It varies widely by zone, but in general for 2004:
Deer-archery: 1 Oct
Deer-rifle: 1 Nov
Moose - archery: 18 Sep
Moose - rifle: 9 Oct or 18 Oct.
If you're a non-resident and want to hunt moose there are a lot of additional rules/tag issues that you have to be aware of. Most importantly, you have to be "a registered guest and actually accomodated at a tourist establishment. The outfitter must apply for an receive, on the non-residents behalf, a validation tag to hunt moose"
Reference another post - some outfitters only offer accomodations and tags (I looked into this for myself last year) and the regs don't say you need a "guide" - just be a registered guest and accomodated by a tourist outfitter. Most places were sold out up to 2005.
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I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...