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Mica Peak moose
« on: August 03, 2016, 08:04:21 PM »
I drew this tag last year (cow) and killed my moose first day. Saw a good bull too. If anyone wants any info let me know.
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 09:56:02 PM »
Hell of an offer.  :tup:
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 04:48:38 PM »
   I drew a cow there and will try to shoot a cow without a calf.  hope they are in the same place as last year.    mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 08:27:04 PM »
  well I have hunted for 5 days and have no sighting of a moose,    I have a cow tag.  was on private property today.  the other days was up starr road and weller road.  am really surprised about nothing.  will go back in November after elk season.  will keep looking.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 08:32:05 PM »
Boy that is really depressing report.  When I had my bull tag there in 08 it was a fantastic hunt and finding moose was not a problem at all.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 08:44:49 PM »
Did you go in on the iep land?  There are quite a few moose in there still.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2016, 09:02:31 PM »
yep, have a paper pass.  went up starr rosd to parking and went out lower road to the end and next day went up to upper road and went to the end and then dropped down to lower road and out.  walked about all of the roads coming off the 2 roads.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2016, 09:06:53 PM »
I would come in off of Weller.  :twocents:

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 06:07:00 AM »
    was going 2 do that but was foggy.  good idea.    mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2016, 11:56:15 AM »
I drew this tag last year (cow) and killed my moose first day. Saw a good bull too. If anyone wants any info let me know.

One of my co-workers has a bull tag.  I'm sure he wouldn't mind a little extra info.  Feel free to shoot me a PM. 

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 09:50:27 PM »
yep, have a paper pass.  went up starr rosd to parking and went out lower road to the end and next day went up to upper road and went to the end and then dropped down to lower road and out.  walked about all of the roads coming off the 2 roads.  mike w

That is your problem right there....you are walking too much.  I just sat watching openings all day and they eventually popped out.   I hunted from Starr Rd. 
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2016, 08:32:43 AM »
  have hunted 10 days and yet 2 c a moose.  if it gets colder it might help.  I know they r there cuz I c their tracks.  November should b good.  need 2 learn how 2 post pics.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2016, 08:40:08 AM »
My cousin had that cow tag last year, he hunted hard and never filled his tag. Good luck, I hope you fill yours.
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2016, 12:02:44 PM »
My cousin had that cow tag last year, he hunted hard and never filled his tag. Good luck, I hope you fill yours.

I was with him and we did hunt very hard. I got a Cow there in 2011 and it was incredible. Saw 24 bulls and 6 cows. BUt we were there last year and saw 4 moose total. A mile away from us each time. I know the guy that takes care of the roads and tower area on Mica and he said its not the same as it was. He use to see moose every day. Last year he had gone weeks without seeing moose. Sorry for the downer info but there are still moose there I am sure. Its just not as much of a opportunity provider as it use to be.
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 07:50:47 AM »
  have hunted 10 days and yet 2 c a moose.  if it gets colder it might help.  I know they r there cuz I c their tracks.  November should b good.  need 2 learn how 2 post pics.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2016, 09:36:26 AM »
yep, have a paper pass.  went up starr rosd to parking and went out lower road to the end and next day went up to upper road and went to the end and then dropped down to lower road and out.  walked about all of the roads coming off the 2 roads.  mike w

That is your problem right there....you are walking too much.  I just sat watching openings all day and they eventually popped out.   I hunted from Starr Rd.

I agree with deerhuntr.  Get up high on the mountain, pick a big cut and sit and watch it.  There are moose there and they will show themselves eventually, it is just a matter of time.  I filled my cow tag there a couple weeks ago.  Was watching a clear cut to no avail, looked away for a little bit, looked back and bam there stands a cow. They seem to appear out of nowhere.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2016, 09:47:57 PM »
Its because they have all moved over into ID  :chuckle: Bullblaster and I watched 17 moose last Saturday within a mile of the WA line and mica peak  11 bulls which 5 began to fight over a cow.

I agree the mica unit has really gone down hill since 2010. Nothing like it use to be

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2016, 07:02:38 AM »
Its because they have all moved over into ID  :chuckle: Bullblaster and I watched 17 moose last Saturday within a mile of the WA line and mica peak  11 bulls which 5 began to fight over a cow.

I agree the mica unit has really gone down hill since 2010. Nothing like it use to be

Even the moose are getting fed up with Washington's liberal politics. :yike:

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2016, 07:54:06 AM »
Its because they have all moved over into ID  :chuckle: Bullblaster and I watched 17 moose last Saturday within a mile of the WA line and mica peak  11 bulls which 5 began to fight over a cow.

I agree the mica unit has really gone down hill since 2010. Nothing like it use to be

Even the moose are getting fed up with Washington's liberal politics. :yike:

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It was pretty funny to watch a 3 way bull moose fight. They all had their heads down and pushing each other. I think the cow was just shaking her head.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2016, 07:59:41 AM »
November rut time is awesome. I've been chasing bucks and stumbled into the big orgy thing with moose.  She must have let out a long cry and every available guy within earshot comes to get some. 

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2016, 09:19:28 PM »
this moose orgy happens every year in the same clear cut in late October into november

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2016, 09:54:11 PM »
was this get together clear to the top or lower down.  I am getting frustrated after hunting 12 days with no cow moose sighted.  did see 2 in  a small town but no one wanted them shot.  not my day.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2016, 07:08:38 AM »
was this get together clear to the top or lower down.  I am getting frustrated after hunting 12 days with no cow moose sighted.  did see 2 in  a small town but no one wanted them shot.  not my day.  mike w
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2016, 10:01:40 PM »
another member on here had a cow tag and filled his the first day and saw lots of moose on mica

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2016, 11:21:14 AM »
finally saw and and shot a cow after 18 days of hunting.  am sworn to secrecy as to where but it was 5 miles from the truck.  we used 2 atvs to get it out most of the way.  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2016, 11:24:13 AM »
Good to hear that you finally got one! I'd hate to see one of those tags go un-filled. Especially for a guy who put in as much time as you did. It should fill your freezer nicely.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2016, 12:03:30 PM »
Good to hear that you finally got one! I'd hate to see one of those tags go un-filled. Especially for a guy who put in as much time as you did. It should fill your freezer nicely.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2016, 01:38:26 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2016, 05:33:29 PM »
  I am 75 and really feel it.  it is tough to walk 12 to 15 miles every day up and down starr road  for 4 days in a row week after week .  I dug some cannas and split wood today and am shot.  it was a fun hunt.  the cow was 10 years old.  thank you,   mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2016, 06:15:17 PM »
Congrats splitshot :tup: Pics?
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2016, 09:51:08 PM »
   would luv 2 do pics but don't know how.  am old school and challenged 2 do this.  ok, imagine moose, brush, snow, steep hill, more brush, tired hunter, tired brush, rocks, mud , now u have my pic.  thanks,  mike w

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2016, 09:56:27 PM »
Nice job ! Way to stick with it!  You can pm any moderator or me if you want with pics, we can post them for you if you want. 
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2016, 10:28:51 PM »
   would luv 2 do pics but don't know how.  am old school and challenged 2 do this.  ok, imagine moose, brush, snow, steep hill, more brush, tired hunter, tired brush, rocks, mud , now u have my pic.  thanks,  mike w
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2016, 10:31:09 PM »
Good job splitshot

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2016, 06:19:54 PM »
Congrats.  Way to finish strong :tup:
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2017, 07:51:04 AM »
It was a tough hunt!  My wife had a tag as well!  Any moose.  Took the first 9 days of season off, then hunted weekends from then on.  Finally got it done on November 11!  We only saw 6 moose, couple young Bulls, 2 cows and a calf on mica.  The moose numbers seem to be WAY down! 


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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2017, 08:29:21 AM »
Congrats to the wife!   How was the pack out?

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2017, 09:53:12 AM »
She did good!  :tup:

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2017, 10:42:46 PM »
 :tup:

Pretty sad to see what the mica unit is now. that bull was the norm up there 10 years ago and could pass those everyday. I dunno what is causing it. Its not wolves, it may be the quality of forage is the only thing I can think of. Just 2 miles from mica peak as a bird flies east in ID there is a ton of moose! and its every year there is a ton of moose with lots of tags given out on the ID side too.

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2017, 10:47:00 PM »
Thats a dandy !  Be hard pressed to top that in Idaho !

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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2017, 10:50:22 PM »
Great bull :tup:
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2017, 04:20:37 PM »
Nice Bull SSJ62!  I'm jealous!  Good work!
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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2017, 11:23:14 AM »
That's a nice looking bull.  That unit has really fallen off though, I saw and passed on a number of bulls like that in 08.  I'm not sure that unit is even worth applying for now given how far it's fallen.


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Re: Mica Peak moose
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2017, 01:09:29 PM »
That's a nice looking bull.  That unit has really fallen off though, I saw and passed on a number of bulls like that in 08.  I'm not sure that unit is even worth applying for now given how far it's fallen.


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I definitely don't understand it either. Right across in Idaho is a different world compared to wa mica.  :twocents:

 

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