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Ontario Moose - 21A

Just a couple of questions for Northern Ont. boys. Drew a bull tag for 21A and will be hunting about 30 miles south of Jellicoe. Is anyone familiar with this area and what can I expect for terrain. Looks like the area is loaded with lakes and logging roads, but never been up that way. Also won't be able to make it up until Oct. 11. Will calling still be effective during that 2nd week?

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Ontario Moose - 21A

For sure it will calling that is, itll work and the terrain will be kinda ruff not the ruffest but rough enough lots of ponds and marsh bring some nice thick warm clothes too itll be cold up there that time of year.

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Ontario Moose - 21A

Thanks for the reply. Although I've shot a few moose years ago during the rifle season, I've been bowhunting for them the last 10 yrs. or so. You know how great that Sept. rut can be for calling in the big boys, just curious as to whether that carried into mid Oct. Living in southern ontario I don't have the opportunity to moniter the rut so I have to count on you northern boys for help. Thanks

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Mid and early Oct you should be getting alot of response I would say its more late and early Dec when it slows down alot but Im sure there are guys that call even that late. Try if you can and if you have a good sized party and someone who knows the area to do some dogging (not with dogs but with a good guy who walks really heavy) thru the thickets and bushey areas you'll be hunting. That works great for us up where we moose hunt usally a couple guys all spread out in a good area your bound to get some action just gotta find the signs and you should be able to find the moose. Be sure you bring alot of woolys with ya and have a great hunt. Gotta love those birchbark bull horns.

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Ontario Moose - 21A

Thanks Atomikall.........trust me I'm listening to all you have to say.

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Ontario Moose - 21A

Just look for where they drink once you've found that it should'nt be too hard to find them look in deep valleys with dried up marshes they love sleeping in marshes that have been dryed up from the sun usually laying low in the back somewhere. Look for lots of dry long grass thats where they love to bed most moose will use the same bedding spot unless something has scared them from it and deep valleys should be key.

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Ontario Moose - 21A

Your "bang on" with that statement. I remember when we used to do the spring bear hunt we would find most of the moose beds higher on the ridges. This was usually late April and into May when setting baits. Once we were restricted to the fall hunt only, I did notice that the majority of moose beds were as you said, low in dryed up marshy areas. Thanks again, great tip.

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Yea no problem man. I also hunt those areas around here that time of year I usually do alot of bush crashing straight through the area Im hunting when Im lucky I jump a few bedded in the early morning.Its alao a great place to scout and find great places for tree stands make sure you do alot of looking in the marshes too because they love the buds on the taghalters you will usually see them pushed down and cleaned right up sometimes youll find a really good bedding area and the whole thing is cleaned out all the buds are chewed and the trees are leaned over.Bulls and Cows love to put thier bodies against them and push them lower to eat off the top Ive seen a cow lean the whole tree under her stomach so the tree was right in her face and she just sat there eating the buds for a good 20 mins.

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