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Location: Folsom, Ca.
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Shiras Moose Habits

I just got back from a week and a half of Shiras Moose Hunting in Idaho and will be going back again on September 28th for another week and a half of hunting. I believe that the rut should be in swing by that time.

My questions are:
--Where should I focus my time for calling (from the bottom of the drainages or the ridgetops)? I understand that the moose will be traveling at this time of year. I

--Should I focus on using cow calls or bull grunts, or a combination of both at this time?

--Any other suggestions you can give me? These moose in this area have apparently been hit hard by wolves.

I did not physically get into any moose on the first trip Brick Wall,) , however I did locate several areas with very fresh bull sign. Will they be traveling now?? I even recovered a whole bunch of velvet that a bull had recently raked off. The temerature was hot and the fresh sign I found was in the bottom of tiny wet draws. The weather is now cooling down. There are some meadow type areas but I did not really see any fresh sign there. I did find A LOT of older sign on some of the ridges, indicating they have been historically used for years.

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Location: Washington St.
Joined: 09/30/2007
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Shiras Moose Habits

How did your moose go? Did you get one?

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Location: Folsom, Ca.
Joined: 05/30/2008
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Shiras Moose Habits

Unfortuanately I did not get a chance to go back out and hunt. About an hour after my last post, my work called me in and told me I could not continue my vacation and that the school I had interrupted my vacation for was cancelled. So, I have been stuck here at home with a very expensive moose tag wasting away. That is only topped by the fact that my boss just notified me that my job of 22 1/2 years is being terminated as of today! No Moose....No Meat ......No Job . The family is going to be hungry this year and hopefully we can keep the house.

I do hope everyone else had a better year of it than I did.
God Bless,
John

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