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Moose hunting requires patience, cunning, and a keen eye for observation. These are some essential qualities to harvesting this majestic animal that inhabits Canada’s forests. Here are some tips that are sure to lead you to success!
In this article, you will learn about these 6 tips for moose hunting:
In order to hunt moose, you need to be well-prepared. Here’s a list of essentials to bring along.
For your choice of clothing, make sure you dress in materials that are quiet. It’s recommended to wear dark camouflage, a comfortable pair of waterproof boots, in addition to your standard and mandatory orange vest.
Here are some instructions to follow for a successful group hunt:
Moose hunting takes place during a limited period of time around the following dates, depending on the province and the areas where you hunt:
Another question that is frequently asked by hunters is what time of day is the perfect time to go out and get that game.
If you want to select four prime hunting hours in a day, it would be recommended to prepare for the first 2 hours after sunrise, and the last two hours before sunset. Why choose these times? Because they allow you to practice calling for moose. In these early and later hours, the wind is calm and the temperature is cooler, which allows hunters to use several tricks to awaken the animal’s senses.
In these conditions, it’s also possible to apply the infernal triangle technique. This is a technique that was developed and perfected by the Born to Hunt team over the past eighteen years, and which is a good gauge of success for its fans since its conception.
It’s important to enter the woods in an inverted triangle shape, while shooting is still possible and the night has not yet fallen. Position yourself at the right location in consideration of wind direction (ideally a headwind that will drive your scent back and out of areas where moose are found).
Once you’ve gotten to about 50 meters inside the hunting zone you’ve determined, carry out a few female calls, and listen. Don’t rush or feel pressed for time; enjoy your time in the outdoors! You should, however, be vigilant and notice the signs that the woods may give, as the aim of the hunt is to imitate a small family of moose who are on the move.
When a moose responds, the team moves toward the animal and repositions itself, all while keeping the inverted triangle shape. This could take several minutes, or even several…hours! It’s all about being patient in order to get the moose inside your infernal triangle.
Although it may seem unimportant to mention again, safety must always remain a priority. It’s important to know that the Quebec government’s rules, as well as those of the government of Ontario, specify that every hunter, guide or other person going along with them must wear visible attire, with fluorescent orange on the back, shoulders and chest. It is imperative that your hunting clothing remain visible, at all times and from every angle, even when wearing a backpack.
If a hunter follows Born to Hunt’s tips, and is mentally and physically well prepared, and is sure of having a successful hunt, the next thing is to make sure that the meat does not go to waste. Check out nearby butchers and what sorts of facilities are available. A freezer, generator, mechanical saw, sled and cooler should be among your items!
A happy hunting season to all!
Article written in collaboration with the Born to Hunt team.