Where to hunt Moose
Moose live in boreal forest regions across the northern part of the globe. The biggest, known as Alaska-Yukon, inhabit the Alaska and the Yukon into the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories. The Chukotka moose from Kamchatka and Russian North-East is just as big. Moose in Canada’s other western provinces are classified as Western Canada moose, and those east of a line drawn across Ontario are Eastern Canada moose. The Shiras moose range extends through the Rocky Mountains south to Colorado and Utah; it has the smallest antlers of the North American moose. The European moose is hunted in Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltics, Poland, and Russia.
The most affordable moose hunts are to be found in Eastern Europe, Baltic countries, and the European part of Russia, where you can hunt a moose for $1,000-$1,500. Western and Eastern moose hunts in Canada typically go for $3,000-5,000, and moose hunting in Scandinavia is priced similarly. The incredible Alaska-Yukon and Kamchatka monster moose are the most expensive, as the price includes travel to remote areas. You can usually combine a moose hunt with a grizzly or sheep hunt, and such offers top the price range.
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When to hunt 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 track a wounded animal. 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 don’t form harems like other deer, but they bulls do 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 nations 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. European moose hunts are traditionally conducted by driving, or using special trained dogs of local breeds who hold the animals in place by mock attacks, and give the hunters the hint of where it happens by barking. Stalking and calling are also practiced, though.
Why hunt Moose? All hunts (248)
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. Moose hunting in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, is an important part of the rural lifestyle and economy. Moose hunts often take place in heavily wooded or swampy areas where it is often difficult to use a vehicle. In western North America, horses are often used to cover ground and to pack out downed moose; in other areas, boats or canoes are utilized. Moose hunts take hunters to regions well off the beaten track, and hunting moose, as well as recovering the animal, can be extremely challenging, especially in remote country.
2020 Western Alaska Moose Hunt United States
We hunt moose out of our western Alaska camp that is located in GMU 19. Hunters on our moose hunting trips will be flown out to camps located with our 1500 square mile hunting area to spike camps, these camps are located on ridge tops and close to prime moose country. The Alaskan Yukon moose is the largest of the moose sub-species, and our hunting are has produced many trophy moose over the years. Our moose average around 61” and have great mass and heavy wide paddles. We hunt during the pre-rut and the moose are responding to calls very well during this time. Our moose country is not the typical swampy low land that most people are accustomed to hunting, we are hunting the rolling hills and large meadows. We only take 6 moose hunters per year and have maintained a very high success rate over the years. We hunt in two different game management areas, as our camp is located right on the border. Moose season in both areas opens on September 5 th and closes in one area on the 15 th and the 20 th in the northern area.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 20 Sep 2020
Sheep, Grizzly, Moose hunt United States
These horseback hunts take place north of the Arctic circle on the south side of the Brooks range. The use of horses allow us to cover a vast area that would otherwise be virtually impossible to hunt. You will fly into our remote gravel airstrip where we will meet you with a string of pack horses, load up your gear, and lead you to our rustic yet comfortable basecamp. From the basecamp we will take horses further into the mountains and set up a spike camp consisting of two tents, a small kitchen, plenty of good food, and an astonishing view of the landscape. Generally we will hunt on foot from there, occasionally taking saddle horses on day trips to cover more ground . OUTFITTER WILL TAKE POSSESSION OF MEAT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE PRIOR TO THE HUNT. BASE PRICE OF $25,500 INCLUDES: 2 PRIMARY SPECIES (DALL SHEEP, GRIZZLY, OR MOOSE) + WOLF AND WOLVERINE HARVEST OF 3RD PRIMARY SPECIES = $5,000 NON HUNTER / OBSERVER FEE = $5,000
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 14 Sep 2021 25 Sep 2021
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