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Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:55:28 PM »
I drew Selkirk A any moose tag and would appreciate any help I could get on areas and what type of bull to go for.  I also drew entiat archery deer.  Since I have taken many good bucks I am going to concentrate on the moose but hopefully can get it done before the deer hunt! :yike:

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 04:57:48 PM »
My thoughts are I wish I had drawn it. :chuckle:
I know the area mildly.  There are people on here to help.  Good Luck.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 04:58:04 PM »
I would try to get your moose the first week of October. They are in the rut then and can be called in. Get it done before the woods are crowded with deer hunters.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 04:58:27 PM »
Holy smokes, now that's a line up

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 05:01:26 PM »
Congrats, make sure you make your announcement in the OIL Tags (2013) thread, you will meet others with moose tags and can compare notes.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 05:03:05 PM »
Spouse and I both drew Selkirk tags over the years.  FUN! We both got bulls with bow.  Don't be surprised to find tapeworms--but they eat alright, if cooked well done. Try calling--worked for us.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 05:05:27 PM »
Lots of moose and moose throughout the unit, I would shoot for 40 inches or more with at least 8 points per side and double eye guards. When I hunt that area I usually see 5 to 10 bulls per day which means a guy can be pretty selective. I have seen a lot of quality bulls in this unit, great hunt. :tup:
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 05:34:13 PM »
Congrats, It's a great tag and you are going to have a blast!! Here is my bull from 2011. Shoot me a pm and I can help if you want.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 06:50:15 PM »
South end of the unit holds the most moose... Take the fS road just before bead lake.. It heads east towards ID.. It will get u up above the lake on top and there is some big clear cuts up there. I ve watched many big bulls up there.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 07:24:21 PM »
thats a dream tag congrats !
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 07:37:13 PM »
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 10:50:14 PM »
Congrats,
I had that same tag 3 years ago.  I learned a lot and have many things I could pass on, the most of all is patience.  I got worried on day 5 of the season after not seeing more than 2 very small bulls in the first 5 days.  Had 4 family and friends with me, all calling in different areas as they looked for bear and nothing.  I was in an area that everyone said had good moose, even had photos of a 48"ish 12x13.  Season opener was unseasonably hot, 85-90 at 6-7000' and they were not responsive to the calling.  Evening of Day 5 a cold front came in, killed a 38" bull in a thick fog on day 6 and over the next few hours as we carved him up, we had multiple bulls grunting around us in the timber.  I am thrilled to have filled my OIL tag with a pretty little bull but from what I have seen in this forum, I most likely would have had many other opportunites as I had almost three more weeks of vacation I could have used in November.  PM me for more. 
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 11:58:14 PM »
November is a great month to hunt moose

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 12:31:13 AM »
The number one thing that has played a major role in our moose hunts is the weather. I have not had a chance to hunt bulls in washington, but the few times I have gone up to BC and hunted them the weather had everything to do with the rut.  If it was hot weather we saw nothing, as soon as we had a freeze it was moose on! I will be on the hunt with my grandfather this year as he too drew the Selkirk A tag. Im hoping the weather is going to be right for the opener  as it would be nice to get it done earlier in the season. Good luck on your hunt and good job on drawing a very difficult tag.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 01:24:49 AM »
Ive hunted in super hot and dry to wet and cool in WA and saw tons of rutting action in both conditions in early Oct

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 01:50:41 AM »
November is a great month to hunt moose



Not sure there would be a bad month to hunt moose.  :chuckle: huntnnw gave you some very good advise there. The first week of November would be my choice......take an elk while your up there.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 01:55:14 AM »
Ive hunted in super hot and dry to wet and cool in WA and saw tons of rutting action in both conditions in early Oct

This makes me feel really good about our chance here.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 07:39:12 AM »
A guy I know that lives up there said that if you ever draw this tag don't shoot any thing less then 45in.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 08:04:23 AM »
I drew that tag about 8 years ago.  I pulled out a wide 57+ inch moose.  You will have a blast get over there and scout.  Miles creek is a good spot to look up and there a huge bowl to glass in.  LOTS of moose...   There is also many closed gates as well which is good to check out as well.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 08:23:46 AM »
I drew that tag about 8 years ago.  I pulled out a wide 57+ inch moose.  You will have a blast get over there and scout.  Miles creek is a good spot to look up and there a huge bowl to glass in.  LOTS of moose...   There is also many closed gates as well which is good to check out as well.

You mean Mill Creek? :dunno: I live up here there is no Miles creek. Yup Mill creek holds some awesome moose. Also check out north and south baldy and up the east branch of LeClerc rd all the way to the top holds good moose. I would spend much time north of Bunchgrass Meadows off of the middle branch of CecLerc creek not nearly as many moose. Also great hunting above bead lake. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 08:58:28 AM »
I drew that tag about 8 years ago.  I pulled out a wide 57+ inch moose.  You will have a blast get over there and scout.  Miles creek is a good spot to look up and there a huge bowl to glass in.  LOTS of moose...   There is also many closed gates as well which is good to check out as well.

You mean Mill Creek? :dunno: I live up here there is no Miles creek. Yup Mill creek holds some awesome moose. Also check out north and south baldy and up the east branch of LeClerc rd all the way to the top holds good moose. I would spend much time north of Bunchgrass Meadows off of the middle branch of CecLerc creek not nearly as many moose. Also great hunting above bead lake. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.

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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 09:02:04 AM »
Yep, there are moose there.  Some of them might even be big.
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 09:14:26 AM »
Yep, there are moose there.  Some of them might even be big.


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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 09:18:24 AM »
My thoughts? You suck!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: Have a great hunt. :tup:
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Re: Selkirk A any moose what are your thought?
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 09:33:32 AM »
My thoughts? You suck!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: Have a great hunt. :tup:

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