My wife lucked out and drew an either sex moose tag for the most northwest part of Montana. We have never hunted moose. Just looking for advice here. I've been reading all the online articles I can regarding tactics and calling. Anyone know when the rut tends to ramp up in NW Montana? The articles I've read indicated early September to late October. The hunt runs from Sept 15 through the end of November, so we have lots of oportunity. We have lots of other tags to fill (elk, deer, antelope, bear) even a planned pheasant hunt to South Dakota, so we would like to get this one under our belt early in the season if at all possible, but the moose will take presidence over all other hunting for obvious reasons.
My wife has killed her share of deer, elk and antelope. She's is pretty jacked up about getting a moose tag. She has reserved a place on the wall for a moose head since we bought the house. Now she has a chance to fill it.
Anyway, advice, advice, advice. Gimme all you got.