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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2011, 07:15:39 AM »
Like said before up off flowery trail rd. is a great place to start. Seen lots of moose up there. Another place to look is on Iron mtn. off of Immel rd. N of Chewelah, haven't seen near as many moose there but there are some. Good luck.
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2011, 08:53:52 AM »
Thanks guys for all the help its really nice of all of you. im not a new member. i have been a member since 09 and had been coming to this site before that . the asking for a little advice on my moose tag wasnt my first post . 
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2011, 11:47:13 AM »
2nd :chuckle: :chuckle:  just messing with ya
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2011, 01:07:17 PM »
Like said before up off flowery trail rd. is a great place to start. Seen lots of moose up there. Another place to look is on Iron mtn. off of Immel rd. N of Chewelah, haven't seen near as many moose there but there are some. Good luck.
I was up there last deer season, hunted the top to the hwy down by the old alcoia plant. Lots of moose sign and very little deer sign. There w/lots of moose pits so the bulls w/rutting.

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2011, 08:31:31 AM »
The area around Power Lake would be worth checking out as well.

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2011, 04:30:29 PM »
Finally after only 7 years?????????  My neighbor has put in now for 18 years and still nothing.  You are a lucky man with only 7
  Not knocking you dude but it cracks me up when folks say finally got drawn with 7 points.. $hit, i have 16 for moose and so does everyone else i know... The moose gods havent blessed my crew yet.. Thats why were lucky to live close to canada.. Your a lucky dude moose hunting is the coolest hunt you will ever go on so enjoy and get a crew to help unless your grizzly adams..
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2011, 05:34:29 PM »
The moose are thick up there. You won't have any problem finding them. I see big moose almost everytime I scout for deer in that unit. Start by purchasing all of the topos for that unit, key in on areas that look like good moose habitat and follow up on google earth. You spend a few hours doing this and it will save you a lot of time when your boots hit the ground and you will likely find many areas of interest. I do this exact thing for anything I hunt if I have never been to the area and it has never steered me wrong. I don't think I have ever received advice from anyone on where to go.
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2011, 09:50:32 PM »
The moose are thick up there. You won't have any problem finding them. I see big moose almost everytime I scout for deer in that unit. Start by purchasing all of the topos for that unit, key in on areas that look like good moose habitat and follow up on google earth. You spend a few hours doing this and it will save you a lot of time when your boots hit the ground and you will likely find many areas of interest. I do this exact thing for anything I hunt if I have never been to the area and it has never steered me wrong. I don't think I have ever received advice from anyone on where to go.

What does moose habitat look like?

Elk like grass for food, but are big animals so like the cool north facing slopes.  Steep, but not too steep. 

I have moose that come into my yard near Spokane, so I will look for manicured yards and well traveled walking trails and artificial fountain for them to drink out of.  And when I hunt, have my 2 and 4 year old girls beside me singing...cause that's what attracts moose...so they say.

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2011, 11:10:05 PM »
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2011, 05:24:13 PM »
Well just came back from camping all weekend up in gmu 117. We loaded the 5th wheel up and atvs and headed up for the weekend to see if we could find some moose to look at mabey take some pictures. but no luck at all didnt see one moose  :'( we seen lots of old crap i mean lots but no new crap . But i did see a nice black bear and a hand full of deer witch was nice to see .Im not sure where the moose are right now im thinking they are still in the low land and haven came up higher yet where we were seeing all the old crap every five feet in the road.. Maybe next weekend  i will see some moose and have some pictures to share .  :dunno:
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2011, 07:05:55 PM »
Moose dont go down for winter :twocents:
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2011, 08:40:06 PM »
I saw two Moose in 117 this weekend. Both bulls and both neck deep in water.
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2011, 07:26:20 AM »
Don't worry, you'll find them.  The unit is crawling with moose.  Talk to the locals, the few I have met are really helpful.  If you haven't found them by sept. I'll ask my brother where he has been seeing them, besides his backyard. :)

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2011, 10:09:56 AM »
Thanks guys . I have been kinda waiting for sept. to get here. then I'm going to do alot of scouting and try some calling.  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: plus by then bear will be open too. :tup:
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2011, 02:02:06 PM »
I drew That tag in 2002. I took 40" bull on boyer mtn. I look for clearcuts or logged areas  a few yrs old. Moose seemed to be more active in the mornings and evenings. Watch the wind, moose seemed to  careless that were  only yards away ,unless they picked up your scent. Good luck!  argali

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2011, 09:06:40 PM »
Moose are laying in the creek bottoms now, staying cool.  Things will look WAY different on opening day.  Don't get discouraged! 
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2011, 10:18:07 PM »
yeah... theres alot of moose in this unit. all the moose I have seen lately are in wet draws..big timber...much cooler in there. Catch them out feed in the first hour of light tho

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2011, 08:52:33 PM »
The rut will be on when you are out. Don't worry. :tup:

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2011, 10:43:33 PM »
Last year for the October opener it was really hot.  85+ degrees at 5000'.  We found moose low and in the creek drainages.  Hunted hard around Bunchgrass and saw nothing much fresh.  Dropped down lower on the Idaho side of the unit in the drainages and found moose.  Still have over 150 pounds in the freezer I would say.  MMMMM.  My bad, wrong unit but same idea, cool and wet!
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2011, 11:10:55 PM »
I was out hunting elk in early october last year.. I remember an extremly wet hunts..rain

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2011, 05:50:33 PM »
Staying cool is what they do for mid day heat. Mornings and evening they will be out. :tup:

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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2011, 10:49:07 PM »
Well i will pray for 40 degrees Oct 1. Right now I'm just tring to gather all the stuff i think i might need for the hunt. I'm working on my bike and trailer like the one Pa Ben used on his hunt  :tup: i will post pics of it when its done. and i hope to get out real soon and do some scouting and calling  :IBCOOL: I just cant wait been counting the days down  :drool: And thanks for all the great info guys .
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2011, 09:13:00 AM »
It was 25 degrees October 1st when I had my tag.  75-80 during the day.   
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2011, 09:13:57 AM »
When I was sleeping under that tree last year it was rather nippy as well.  WELL below freezing.
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Re: 117 moose tag
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2011, 04:03:03 PM »
OK i think i have my bike and trailer done. I have put 175 pounds on it and pulled it around the neighborhood and it seemed to work just find. i did get alot of strange looks :chuckle:. So i hope it will work in the woods. now i will be working on doing some scouting and learn how to call them in. Oct 1 is coming so fast  :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: Just cant wait .
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