That is interesting that you are allowed to have others help. I think that is a good rule, since in the end your party still takes out the same about of game and it allows the others to participate. Although I imagine if careful communication doesn't occur between the hunting group members you could have more than one animal taken by accident.
I can't imagine what it would be like to haul a moose. The word "exhausting" comes to mind... :smile:
A moose is an ample animal to get out of the woods but it is atleast quartered and sometimes more. The rack is a handfull as well especially if you intend to mount the whole head(I just take the rack). It is nice to have friends to help and to have access to a vehicle that can get reasonably close to the animal. I have taken all mine on guided moose hunts in Newfoundland so I have been lucky on the hauling end of things as tohe outfitter has taken care of this process, but I was assisting a hunt in Cape Breton That produced a nice 800 lb moose and it is a lot of work. Luckily, we were fairly close to a woods road.
I've never actually hunted moose but am really hoping to this season. In fact if I get home hunting that would be the game of choice...earlier season than deer so I can combine it with fishing/grouse and back in SK there's no draw.
I've also applied for the NB moose draw and will do so for NS too...heck while I'm at it I think I'll buy a 6/49 ticket - I think the odds are better - LOL.
Hi, just been looking on the site and thought I would say hi.
I am coming to Canada in a couple of weeks time to have a look around on holidays. I have been interested in hunting there or in Alaska for years.
What do you hunt mainly.
We will be in Vancouver on the 28/12 and staying for about 5 days and then off to Whistler for about 6 days and then down to Calgary,Bamff and Lake Louise etc. The touristy stuff. Do you know any good hunting shops or guys worth contacting there. I am looking to make some contacts and maybe do a swap hunt sometime in the future. We mainly shoot red deer, fallow deer and wild pigs out here. We have lots of places on which to hunt but some of them are a long way out in the outback, a real adventure for somebody from over there. There are no bag limits or trophy fees where we hunt.Tempting.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...