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Old 10-05-2019, 03:40 PM
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As some may recall that I had mentioned earlier that my sister had gotten a moose permit. I am her sub and she is hoping that I will get one for her. Well on the 14th of this month we will be giving it a great try. I have been scouting hard and I have found around 4 different groups of them. No big cuttings like they did years ago. I have seen two different bulls in one area. They are with the cows now though. That alone is going to make for a tough hunt. Also I was talking with the local game warden here and he stated the zone we will be hunting is the hardest zone to hunt in. The success rate is low for it. I told him that I wasnít sure why it was because the moose are there. Anyhow I am thinking on scenting the area where I have seen those bulls in next Sunday afternoon. Then go in using just cow calls. What do you all think? Do you think this will help me get them away from those cows? Anyway any ideas would be consider.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:44 PM
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I don't have any moose experience. But I would think it would be difficult to pull them off a cow for the scent of a cow. If they're close you might be able to get them curious though.

I'm really hoping y'all get one Phil.

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Old 10-05-2019, 04:34 PM
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Thank you Jake! I am hoping as well.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:42 PM
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Congrats to you and your sister on drawing the tag. It's like getting drawn for a lottery. That should be a fun hunt with lots of good memories.
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:55 PM
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Absolutely Cal! She is super excited as she has never been on one before. I am hoping that we can get one out. I know this is going to be a big game of waiting and being patient for one to show up. But it will still be a hunt of a lifetime..
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:32 AM
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Best of Luck! What about challenging the bulls with grunts and raking?
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:05 AM
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That works great during the September hunt. But once they are with the cows it becomes a different game. But it is still possible to catch one wandering that may come in. But your chances are slim as they already have established their territory. They become just like an old Tom turkey and start looking for loving instead of fighting. I did take the plunge and bought a cocall. Itís an electronic call and it came with a cow SD card. So I am hoping it will pull one away. I have a hard time now a days trying to mimic a moose threw a birch bark horn because of the after affects of cancer on my voice. I do have a couple of grunt tubes though. One of them is a cow grunt and I am experiencing a hard time using it. The bull grunt is no problem at all. I called this one out using the bull grunt a week ago. But now they are with the cows and itís a different hunt.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:45 PM
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<div style="text-align:left;">I went out scouting today and checked out a new area in case we need it. I am glad that I did. I talked with some woodcutters and they told me where they have been seeing a few when driving in and out of work. One area that they are cutting in has a massive bull hanging around it. They said that we should be hunting it. I informed them that I canít with the cutting activities going on in there. They told me to anyway and besides they will not be in there come next week as they are finishing up right now. So it sounds good anyway. Also this is going to be a hard hunt as the wood cutting practices have changed from years past. Also we are loosing our yearlings every spring because of ticks. This spring alone according to the local warden that just over twenty yearlings were investigated after dying from them. Also he told me that the zone we have is one of the harder ones to hunt in. The lowest success rate is from there. But I am still confident as I have seen a couple of them and hopefully next week will be able to get one of them. Hereís a couple of pictures of the country I have been traveling into .</div>
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:19 PM
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Good luck Phil I hope you catch up with one.
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:33 PM
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How does a sub work? If you shoot a bull does the license holder have to be present?
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