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.
[ This Message was edited by: saskie on 2004-01-29 05:44 ]
[ This Message was edited by: saskie on 2004-01-29 05:52 ]
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...