Well i got drawn for Antlerless Moose in my home zone in saskatchewan. Should'nt be too much of a task to fill that tag.
But i bet it will be a lot of fun, eventhough i can't shoot a bull. It will be some good meat for the winter.
Got up early only had 2 days off work to git'er done. Left home only to find it was so foggy you could'nt see 50 feet. Come daybreak i could see a couple hundred feet, and then the rain started ....LOL
Rain and mud not a good mix since my area does not allow a rifle on a quad and travel off road with a 4x4 would be more getting stuck than travel
Have to get back to work today, but its just as well 50 MPH winds and rain.
Got a few days to work and then its back home to get that moose. I found a lot of sign on day 1 and i know where they are as they are only 8 miles from home, but i need the time and no fog to get at them, i can only shoot a cow or calf but trying to draw a tag here is like trying to win the lottery.
I know guys that have applied for near 10 years without ever being drawn.
Well, we had snow oct 22 to the 25th nearly a foot in that time. It made it pure hell to get into the area i want to hunt.
Now last night we got another 2 inches.
I have been finding lots of sign and managed to see 2 bulls yesterday, but now cows.
The moose have moved with all the snow we have gotten and now the hardest part is to try to access the area.
I don't ever remember having this much snow starting in the middle of oct. It really threw a wrench into the hunting here. I will be back out again this evening and tomorrow
Got a skiff of snow last night. Headed out this morning, not a track to be found in my old haunt, so i headed to another area along the creek. As i'm driving in, on the bush trail, i see a track...Only One. I take a look and decide that the single track is likely a bull but what if its a dry cow or the calf was harvested already.
So off into the bush i go skirting the track, about half a mile in or so i see the moose bedded on the edge of the willows at about 50yds, upon inspecting him for a few minutes i could see it was a SMALL BULL, antlers were hardly past his ears. And i got an antlerless tag.
When i turned to leave he got up and left:: Atleast it was some action... He must have been sound asleep when i came upon him, but he left in a hurry
SASKIE, Not sure about your area but deer numbers in my area are down. I been seeing lots of coyotes, wolf tracks and yesterday i heard about a cat sighting about 18 miles east of my place
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...