Yesterday after reading about Mark Hampton's Utah moose with his FA 338 Federal one of my son's picked up one to make a little run for a muley buck. He has a tag for a very good area that opened yesterday & runs into November so we decided to do some scouting since a light snow was falling north of town. About 5-6 miles out we drove right up on a average size bull moose who seemed perfectly content to run along beside the truck while I took 3 photo's of him with my cell phone. A deer or elk would have been in the Quakies in a heart beat but moose are wired different. This is about a 35-36 inch bull enjoying the cool weather. If you zoom in you can get a better look. We have a lot of moose. The grandson's probably seen 20-25 during archery season.
My friend Matt recently bought an outfitting business and he had a client for a muzzle loader moose hunt just this past week. Matt told me his client missed a bull at 40 yards; then he put his client on this bull and they sealed the deal.
Matt is guiding for me on my upcoming antelope hunt. We leave for the Durham Ranch on Sunday.
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A deer or elk would have been in the Quakies in a heart beat but moose are wired different.
With increased wolf populations our moose numbers here have been lower for a while now. I've noticed the moose I come across now are much jumpier and stay around heavy cover. When disturbed they disappear into the cover and keep going. I think the ones that are surviving are the ones that react like this. Prior to this I usually found it fairly easy to approach moose. Back then, with the exception of calves, they were not threatened by many predators.
Experience is the best teacher, hunger good sauce. Osborne Russell Journal of a Trapper
Loc: Wisconsin North East
My son and I want to hunt moose next. We are ok with cow tags and will be searching out the WY cow tag situation. Awe have done elk for many years we want try something different. Also if anyone has any suggestions? Obviously we would love to handgun hunt but would be ok with archery equipment. Thanks in advance for any help.