Where to hunt Alaska Yukon Moose
Moose live in boreal forest regions across the Northern Hemisphere, from Scandinavia to the Rocky Mountains. They are one of the biggest ungulates of the North, rivaled only by the Bison. And if you’re after the biggest moose, you’re bound to go to Alaska and the Yukon into the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories. There you will find the Alaska-Yukon moose.
The incredible Alaska-Yukon monster moose are the most expensive moose to hunt. Prices start at about $18,000. A large part of the price covers the travel to remote areas where the moose dwell. Consequently, a combination hunt with a mountain goat, grizzly, sheep or caribou, while more expensive in absolute figures, will be a better value overall.
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When to hunt Alaska Yukon Moose?
Trophy moose hunts usually take place in the rut, which happens in September-October in most parts of moose range. Meat hunts commonly take place later, in November-December, when the bull meat is less affected by hormonal surge of the mating period, and snow makes it easier to spot and track animals. Post-rut hunts tend to be cheaper, but beware that moose shed their antlers at about the time of snowfall.
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Most trophy hunts take place during the rut. Moose bulls challenge each other for dominance and territorial control. By imitating a rival bull hunters can get the moose in range but beware: during the rut bull moose are very aggressive, and many believe them to be more dangerous than even bears. North American moose hunts are usually conducted by spot-and-stalk, by calling, or a combinations of both methods.
Why hunt Alaska Yukon Moose?
The moose (Alces alces) is the largest of the world’s deer species and their large size, impressive antlers, and delicious meat makes them highly sought after by big-game hunters around the world. The Alaska-Yukon moose hunts take hunters to regions well off the beaten track. They usually require boats or float planes to access, and put you in real, no-nonsence wilderness. Hunting the Alaska-Yukon moose, especially recovering the animal, can be extremely challenging - but that’s precisely what draws hunters to pursue this majestic animal!
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