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North American Moose Foundation still active?

Does anyone here know if the North American Moose Foundation is still active?

The website is still up but it doesn’t look like it has been updated since 2007.

 

http://www.moosefoundation.org/

 

I sent them an email a few days ago but didn’t get anything back yet.

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Still active.

I know they are still active but there is a new moose foundation that is taking over since there has not been a lot of enthusiasum within the moose foundation.  i can't remember the new site but i will post the link when i get a chance.Big smile

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I know they are still active but there is a new moose foundation that is taking over since there has not been a lot of enthusiasum within the moose foundation.  i can't remember the new site but i will post the link when i get a chance.Big smile

Thanks and welcome to BigGamehunt.net coelker! I'll be watching for your update

Mike

 

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Moose foundation international
The new name is Moose Foundation International. The website is going to be  www.mooseworldwide.org.  The web site will not be released for a couple more weeks however.
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Thanks Coelker.  As Mike

Thanks Coelker.  As Mike said, welcome to the site.

We'll have to keep an eye out for that site to open up.

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I will check out the site

I will check out the site when it comes up but I have to admit that moose only hold limited interest for me. Most of the hunts are out of my range so I only apply in my home state for Shiras moose.

Maybe that will change someday but for now deer and antelope are my main passions.

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I will check out the site when it comes up but I have to admit that moose only hold limited interest for me. Most of the hunts are out of my range so I only apply in my home state for Shiras moose.

Maybe that will change someday but for now deer and antelope are my main passions.

I hear you Hunter25.  Most of my hunting is for white tail deer because they are the local big game animal here.  I also chase geese and turkeys because they have early seasons that get me out before deer season opens, but I would happily give up chasing all of them on any given day to hunt moose that day instead.  The trouble is that the odds of drawing a tag are long and a guided hunt is out of my budget.  There is a story posted on this site about a fellow taking an Alaskan or Yukon moose (and a fine looking bull at that) but it cost him $15,000.  I just can’t do that.  I’m looking into hunting moose in Quebec and have found a few outfitters who will sell you a moose tag and a designated hunting area for about $1,000 per person (2 hunters per moose).  Compared to a guided moose hunt that is a bargain.    I might work myself enough to drop that much but in an ideal world I’ll draw a tag in the lower forty eight…..

 

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That unfortunately seems to

That unfortunately seems to be the way that most big game is going Mike. Money, money, money.

Heck, forget moose and elk, even a "trophy" deer can run you $10,000, depending on the outfitter.

I will continue to put in for elk locally, or do OTC elk elsewhere.  As for moose, maybe starting next year I will put in for Vermont, just because my Dad lives there and it would be alot cheaper, cause I wouldn't need a guide.  Or Maine, as I hav tons of relatives there that hunt, and 2 have even shot moose recently.

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Ca_Vermonster wrote:

That unfortunately seems to be the way that most big game is going Mike. Money, money, money.

Heck, forget moose and elk, even a "trophy" deer can run you $10,000, depending on the outfitter.

I will continue to put in for elk locally, or do OTC elk elsewhere.  As for moose, maybe starting next year I will put in for Vermont, just because my Dad lives there and it would be alot cheaper, cause I wouldn't need a guide.  Or Maine, as I hav tons of relatives there that hunt, and 2 have even shot moose recently.

That is the way to do it I think.  I just couldn’t part with the funds for a guided moose hunt.  I still can’t bring myself to do it.  So I put in for Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire.  As you can see by my avatar – Vermont paid off for me.  My moose cost me well under a thousand dollars including license, gasoline, butchering supplies and a huge $400 splurge to rent a cabin to hunt out of for the week long season.  I could easily have saved that $400 by camping in my tent but while UI could subject myself to that I didn’t want to force my hunting partner to sleep on the ground and in the cold.  

 

 There might come a day when I can just plunk down several thousand dollars for a packaged hunt, but that aint TODAY!

 

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Don't know if you ever

Don't know if you ever answered me in the other thread, but what zone did you get that moose in?  He's a nice one.

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Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Don't know if you ever answered me in the other thread, but what zone did you get that moose in?  He's a nice one.

 

I think it was D2 - right up tight to Canada and New Hampshire in the north east corner of VT - near Ganby.

 

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