Moose

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  1. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 6 pointer

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    Anyone rifle hunt moose before? Recommendations and experiences?
     
  2. 1wildcatfan

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    recommendations on????????????????? outfitter? state/province to hunt in?
     
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  3. kyhunter99

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    Correct
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

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    Shiras, Canadian or Alaska/Yukon moose?
     
  5. kyhunter99

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    I would like to get a moose to say I did. But I dont know what I would do with all of it. There is only so much jerky a man can eat. I realized that last year after 50 lbs of burger went into jerky
     
  7. littlebear

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    Went in 2017 to Ontario Canada thru Eddie Showalter. It was fly-in remote camp by float plane about 175 miles from his cabin. Spent 7 days cold and rainy days hunting. Finally on last day of hunt with only about an hour or so of daylight left we called this big moose in at about 30yds. Rut was very slow. Only moose I saw all week but it was one of my best most memorable hunts ever. I would recommend him. Pics below.
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  8. Regulator623

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    They're pretty good eating...a friend of mine gave me a few packs of meat to try that were given to him.
     
  9. littlebear

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    Yep pretty good. I’ve gave a bunch away to friends and still have some left after a year.
     
  10. kyhunter99

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    How much meat do you get to salvage off the average moose?
     
  11. littlebear

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    Here is a pic of all the meat bagged up. We saved all the meat you could. All the good cuts plus rib meat and neck meat. Roughly close to 800 lbs by the time it was all deboned and processed. Lots of hard work cutting it up in the woods and packing it out.
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  12. Bubbles

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    Wow. That is a lot of packing. Would definitely want to shoot one close to atv access.
     
  13. ojibwa62

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    Lower 48 NE Maine is a good one but is a draw hunt, don't bother with NH it used to be good but the winter ticks have decimated the herd to point not sure if they will have a hunt much longer.
     
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    Correct. I’ve bear hunted that area of Maine and saw a few moose. I’ve put in for Maine moose in that area for several years. Never drawn a tag. Not very good odds. I finally just started going north. If a hunter is wanting to hunt moose best option is going to Canada. Getting a tag in the states is hard and can take years to draw.
     
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  15. 1wildcatfan

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    get ready to open up your pocket book.

    -the alaska/yukon moose hunts go from $15-$25K, not counting airfare.
    -the shiras moose tags out west are extremely hard to draw, need many points in all states but Idaho, a small number of NR tags in Idaho but no point system. You can book with a lower BC outfitter for shiras. it was around $7500 a few years ago.
    -canadian moose with outfitters in alberta and upper BC, or try a hard to draw tag in the New England states.

    the meat is second to none in my opinion. one 15-20 lb backstrap makes for some good steaks.
     
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