Moose Help??

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  1. DoublOtt

    DoublOtt Senior Refuge Member

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    A good friend of mine was lucky enough to draw an any moose tag for Three Forks (areas 108 / 111). Does anyone out there have any idea where one could start to look for them in those areas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :tu
     
  2. SANJUANGLENN

    SANJUANGLENN Elite Refuge Member

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    I shot a Moose on Mt. Spokane four years ago. One trick to getting a Moose during the first week of the season is calling them.

    I might have a moose call for you if I can find it. They come to a call just like a duck or elk.

    SanJuanGlenn :sp :sp
     
  3. H20OTTER

    H20OTTER Elite Refuge Member

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    A couple of buddies that live up in AK use an old coffee can with a hole ounched in the bottom and a string with knots tied in it, they just pull the string through the can and it sounds like a bullwinkle in heat.
     
  4. Iwade

    Iwade Elite Refuge Member

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    Talk to the biologist assigned to the area. He usually can help narrow the search considerably. Ask questions like "Where was the largest moose shot in the past two years?".
    Also, ask where there have been complaints over crop damage.
    Remember moose are noisey animals and if you do a lot sneeking, they will
    be suspicious, so break branches and rake the brush. Use your moose call
    in conjunction with the noise. Wear full camo.
    Also, you will find that since the moose are very dark, you will find it hard
    to place your shot at a distance. The crosshairs seem to melt away.
    Remember to not run toward the animal once he has been shot and is still standing. He will run, otherwise he will stand there or walk a few yards.
    Finally, skinning a moose is a many hour job. You have to use your skinning
    knife constantly. No pulling on the hide. So bring lots of knives and stones.
    The hair is extremely coarse and will dull the knife faster than you thought possible.
     
  5. Iwade

    Iwade Elite Refuge Member

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    Oh, one more thing. Don't get so excited that you don't take pictures before
    dressing out the animal. The blood on my clothes and gut pile next to me
    turned off a lot of people. :cry
     
  6. Iwade

    Iwade Elite Refuge Member

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    You need to decide on what to do with the hide.
    Personally, I cut the hide in two and one half went to be tanned hair on
    and the other hair off. The hair on part is now a comforter.
    Suggestion: Consider a possibles bag using hair on. It should be a good conversation piece and unique. I have seen possibles with deer hair and
    elk hair.
    One last thing.
    Consider joining the North American Moose Foundation. I got a lot of moose
    recipes from the membership. Nice group.
     
  7. SANJUANGLENN

    SANJUANGLENN Elite Refuge Member

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    Call me on 206-363-2573 for some Moose hunting tips and previous experience
    hunting them on Mt Spokane.

    Glenn
     
  8. DoublOtt

    DoublOtt Senior Refuge Member

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    Guys, thanks for all the input. I greatly appreciate it. San Guan, I will call you soon. thanks
     
  9. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member

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    Where is the area -- I don't have my booklet in front of me.
     
  10. DoublOtt

    DoublOtt Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks guys, but Mount Spokane is to far South, and in a different area. I appreciate the information though.

    Doc, Sent you a PM with the area lay out as it seems it may be in your back yard so to speak. Thanks again. :tu
     

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