I am trying to book a guide, he has a hunt for Oct 15th open and a Rut hunt for 2008. Is one better than the other? I also heard that the meat is not as good during the rut, is this true?
first time moose hunt, thanks
The Moose rut begins during the full moon in September. That's the best time for calling moose.
A bull thatis in rut and searching will travel great distances day and night, ultimately resulting is loss of body fat, so there may be some merit to the meat theory. In an area where is an abundance of moose,there shouldn't bea problem.
IAll game should be hung by the rear quarters to allow proper drainage of blood (especially moose) If they don't do it that was, demand it, it's your moose and your money
Never met a moose I didn't like
Where are you looking to hunt and who are you booking with? Just curious.
Rut will certainly be easier to call and if you are hunting AK they are pretty hard to find before then as they are in the mountainous areas. When it starts to get cold they come down to the flats.
The hunt is in BC with Leeham Outfitters (nothing booked yet). I am looking for a moose for my wife. We both bow hunt elk, but were thinking we should go rifle for our first Moose hunt. All of the outfitters in the area that I talked to say that we would see more in the rut, but that overall success is the same in every season. I just don't want to make a $10,000 mistake!
Is it a float trip or a drop trip?
Ever give any consideration to hunting for a trophy bull in AK?
The bodies and the racks are much larger on the average.
I sell hunts in both places and we have a higher success rate and bigger racks (averaging about 56") in AK
Just some food for thought.
There is a site I ran accross a while ago that has a listing of loads of outfitters and guides and people post thier good or bad input about them. Pretty informative. If I run accross it again I'll post it here so you might look up your outfitter.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...