When it comes to hunting, you can pretty much hunt down any wild animal within reason. Deer, bear, doe, turkey and moose are just a few animals that you can set your sights on and add this game to your prize wall. Moose is one of the animals that provides for a very interesting hunt because of their size, build and strength, but here are some tips to utilize when going out and searching for one of your own.
First of all, you want to try and focus on the right season to hunt moose. Most of the time, or at least whenever possible you should hunt during the moose rut. During this early season, you’ll also want to hunt higher elevations. Late season moose hunting such as during the month of November can offer its own challenges. More often than not, late season hunting will require you to go deeper into the forest away from any openings. With this in mind, you’ll definitely want to carry a compass to ensure your safe return.
Make sure that you concentrate on one area, but don’t limit yourself to a small area either. Map out a large portion of land but make sure that you stay within the confines of it to enhance your chances of seeing a moose. Use the wind, if any, to your advantage. This will be an indicator to detect the direction from which the air is flowing. If it is during the rut season, you’ll want to hunt closer to lakes and ponds. A lot of times you’ll see moose near food and water sources.
Tap into the fringe areas of the forest. Stay away from where other hunters are and any openings near roadways and traffic. It is very seldom that you will find a moose out here. Don’t setup your camp on the edge of a likely hunting spot. The noise and smells you give off will surely chase any nearby moose away. And finally, identify and learn about hunting prime moose habitat while doing some preseason scouting and calling. After all, practice does make perfect.