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Old 04-10-2021, 08:27 AM
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So, as the title says, I got in my Idaho controlled moose tag application today. In case anyone’s wondering, the spring black bear hunt is not going to work out. I learned I may be moving soon. So, instead, I applied for a moose tag in North Idaho, specifically hunting unit 3.

Here’s hoping I draw a tag.

I have a friend who said he’s going to take me on a moose hunt if I draw a tag. He has experience with it. In fact, he got his moose already a few years ago.

I will keep you all up to date on if I draw a tag or not. I should get the results in June.

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Old 04-10-2021, 12:08 PM
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Good luck.
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:05 PM
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best of luck to you, that would be a great hunt if you be so lucky to draw
and some great eating if you kill one!
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:31 AM
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Best of luck on drawing the tag.
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:52 AM
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You're gonna want something a little heavier than a .243 probably.

Maybe even required by law. Moose could be hunt with a .243, but I'd want to go heavier.

-Jake
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Old 04-15-2021, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
You're gonna want something a little heavier than a .243 probably.

Maybe even required by law. Moose could be hunt with a .243, but I'd want to go heavier.

-Jake
actually, assuming I draw, a friend of mine ‘s loaning me a rifle.
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
actually, assuming I draw, a friend of mine ‘s loaning me a rifle.
Good deal. Moose are BIG critters with heavy bone structure.

-Jake
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Old 04-16-2021, 04:00 PM
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Best of luck drawing a tag. I hunted a moose up here in 2019 on my sister’s permit. The hunt was a quick one with only going into the hunt for 15 minutes on opening day. But spent sometime locating it. Not trying to be a wise guy or anything. But you want to get a lot of practice shooting that rifle before you hunt. I know in my case with my sister I should of gotten more used to the rifle before the hunt. I had to track ours a quite of a ways after it was hit twice by the 30-06. I feel if I had been more used to it I could of gotten it quicker. The first shot dropped it in it’s tracks. The second shot I was roughly 10 feet from him when he had gotten up. That took right in the nose and turned him away from me. I missed on the next shot which lead to tracking him. Anyway good luck again on drawing a tag!
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:20 PM
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A mature Shiras bull moose is slightly smaller than the Eastern moose and my friend and I used our old trusty 30-06s without any problem on those. They can be taken with less potent cartridges but IMO I would rate the '06 as minimum. I'm sure there will be some that disagree. But whatever you choose you need a good stout bullet to penetrate deep into the vitals and/or smash some bone.
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