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 ]
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...