Moose Hunting News

Sheep And Moose Auctions Generate $151,000
Montana’s 2003 bighorn sheep auction license brought in $132,000 at the annual convention for the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in Reno, Nevada in January. Montana’s annual moose auction license was sold for $19,000 at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual Elk Camp and Exposition in Reno in February.
2003 Big Game App Deadline Approaching
Hunters planning to hunt big game in Colorado this fall need to be aware of the application deadline of April 1 for limited deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bear and moose licenses. This deadline applies to any hunter wanting to apply for a specific limited big game license or preference point. As usual, there will be over the counter elk and bear licenses available for many areas.
Sheep, Elk and Moose Apps Due March 19
Applications for this fall's bighorn sheep, elk and moose hunting seasons must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight March 19, reminds Carrie Whitney, licensing supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.
2003 Hunting Seasons Take Shape
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission recently approved changes in the 2003 hunting regulations and agreed to final spring turkey season dates, spring turkey quotas, spring and fall black bear seasons and quotas. The Commission will make final decisions on all license and permit quotas for deer, elk and antelope at its August meeting.
New Moose Birth Documented
A radio collar attached to an adult cow moose has provided state wildlife officials with the first documentation of a moose calf being born in Wisconsin in more than a century.
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, and Mountain Goat Apps Due Feb. 28th
It’s the time for both residents and nonresidents to be thinking about where they want to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat. The applications must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Feb. 28.
Moose Captures Begin This Week
Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists, in cooperation with Michigan State University, are continuing research this week to assess the status of Michigan’s moose population in the western Upper Peninsula.
Aerial Moose Population Survey Underway
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is currently in the midst of conducting an Aerial Moose Census east of Moosehead lake. AirScan, Inc. is conducting the survey. AirScan performed the first census for the department, back in April of 2001, and conducts wildlife census work for other agencies throughout the country.
Ontario Hunters Help Moose Watch Program
Moose Watch, the high-profile enforcement campaign to prevent moose poaching, has resulted in 676 charges, 526 charges pending and 123 unlawfully hunted moose seized, Natural Resources Minister Jerry Ouellette announced today. "We're very pleased with the hunter support we've received this year," said Ouellette. "Our government is proud to have implemented the Moose Watch program. It is another important step in ensuring our resources are available now and for future generations."
Moose Hunter Opinion Sought
Idaho Fish and Game wants to know how potential moose hunters would like to handle the matter of hunting cow moose. As the long-established rule stands now, moose hunting in Idaho is a one-time thing. Once a hunter has killed a moose in Idaho, there is no encore in this lifetime and it does not matter whether the moose is a bull or a cow. When this rule was established, there was no legal hunting of antlerless moose.