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Moose

I believe that the people living in remote villages in the Alaskan interior are allowed to shoot Moose to store for their winter food supply.Could anyone tell me how many moose are they allowed to shoot and how do they preserve the meat also what calibre of rifle would be suitable for Moose? Thanks

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Are you thinking of moving to

Are you thinking of moving to Alaska and getting back to nature? As for subsistence hunting I would refer you to the Alaska Game and Fish Subsistence site to get a lot of your questions answered. 

As for what caliber of rifle to use I would suggest anything from a 6mm up.  From what I understand moose are not that hard to kill.  It just takes them a wile to realize that they are dead weather shot with a small caliber rifle or a large magnum.  For preserving the meat I would imagine that most will wrap and freeze the meat in a freezer, Alaska isn't that far back into the last century to not have electricity in most of the towns.  Now if you are in the real backwoods you could always just hang the meat and let if freeze naturally then chop off what you want to eat for a meal. 

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Moose in Alaska

Thanks Critter,i wish i was moving to Alaska,when i was young i always wanted to live in a log cabin in the backwoods,just me and my dog spending my time hunting and fishing.Now i'm just very interesed in hearing about hunting over ther in the states.

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Welcome Bazz

You can find a lot of moose hunting stories including mine - here:

http://www.biggamehunt.net/sections/Moose

MOose are most common in the US in Alaska but we have them in several other areas of the nation too.

 

 

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Moose

Thanks Mike,great stories

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The moose or Eurasian elk is

The moose or Eurasian elk is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males.

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Most of us have freezers...

Most of us have freezers... lots of freezers.
A moose last my wife and I a full year. We split the meat with everyone in the hunting party so I never end up with a whole moose. But, there are many other species to hunt here in alaska. Last year I harvested a moose, a Mt. Goat, Blacktail deer and passed up on a fair Caribou bull.

I made a video of my 2011 hunts you can check out at the link below.
-JR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emy9J1POE_c&list=PLvFe2vZ-xtpQIqfqEDJqtOI...

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jealous!

Gilliland440 wrote:
Last year I harvested a moose, a Mt. Goat, Blacktail deer and passed up on a fair Caribou bull.

I am officially jealous!  I had a very good year last year - took a deer and a turkey.  Moose is my preferred meat any day but drawing a tag is hard in the lower 48!

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