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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2022, 09:42:05 AM »
65 permits for just those gmus?!? Wow!

No. Just 15 total permits for the North Half, which includes all the units the OP drew. There are 60 permits for the South Half, which is all Reservation.

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2022, 06:34:06 AM »
So I am curious, and haven't heard any thoughts yet, I know we should be there for the opener and take advantage of the rut, then I heard the deer hunters come in and things slow down. In between the rut and Nov is it the toughest time to find a bull?  If a guy had two weeks would it be best to do one week the first week and one in middle of Nov?  Or last week of Nov?  hate to have them shoot a bull and have its antlers fall off!!  lol
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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2022, 06:47:25 AM »
I would personally hunt the 1st two weeks if I only had 2 weeks off. Never know what deer hunter you'll run into who saw a big bull in a specific spot. If I had one more week off, it'd be the last week in November. I'd take the tiny risk of having a horn pop off. :twocents:

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2022, 07:03:22 AM »
I do prefer searching for moose after the leaves have fallen and days are colder.  Falcon killed his bull IIRC the 3rd week of November, my step-son who had one of the North Half tags in '20 killed his bull about the 10th of November. Don't know if things slow down when deer and elk hunters are out there, but they are a good source of information.  Sometimes they just saw one down the road, usually they are very helpful and may even get their hands dirty.

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2022, 07:39:41 PM »
I had the permit. hunted hard first full 2 weeks. warm weather(moose dont like heat) THICK country. saw very few, called alot and only had 1 interaction with a dinker.
hunted 2 more weekends after the 1st 2 weeks and killed a bull then.

I had planned on having a later week off to hit it at the end if needed.

I agree with others advice, once the leaves fall they will be easier to see, save some time for then.

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2022, 07:37:51 AM »
I wouldn’t waste my time. Just turn the tags back in.


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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2022, 08:23:27 AM »
I wouldn’t waste my time. Just turn the tags back in.


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I was waiting for you to chime in, your advice is always priceless!!  :chuckle:
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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2022, 10:19:24 AM »
I had the tag in 2018. I hunted the first 8 days and we saw 19 moose. 10 bulls, 7 cows and 2 calves. Saw two good bulls.

Went back after Thanksgiving and it was tough. We saw a cow and a dink bull the first 5 days. Others we talked to were seeing moose and in their opinion good bulls, but we managed to avoid them. Got lucky with two and a half days left and killed a crazy big bull. There was another good bull with him which another hunter killed the next day.

Bring tire chains or a snow machine in the late season.

I’m not a moose expert, but I would definitely be there for for the opener. We had decent luck calling and of course spotted some chasing cows.

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2022, 12:27:59 PM »
Anyone have a number to a biologist in that area besides Annemarie Prince?  I’ll give her a call but with the Selkirk tag in ‘19 she was pretty vague.
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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2022, 12:40:41 PM »
Unbelieveable, the wife and son in law drew this with 11 points combined.  They drew cow moose last year in Huckleberry, I drew bull moose in 2019 in selkirk.  I've hunted the republic area in the past for deer but never saw moose.  So I'm reaching out to anyone who is willing to help with some intel???  We will be putting boots on the ground and gas is going to be a killer, but looking forward to hunting moose again.  I've heard this is the land of big bull moose, just don't know where to start.  Thanks for any help huntwa family.

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2022, 01:20:41 PM »
Unbelieveable, the wife and son in law drew this with 11 points combined.  They drew cow moose last year in Huckleberry, I drew bull moose in 2019 in selkirk.  I've hunted the republic area in the past for deer but never saw moose.  So I'm reaching out to anyone who is willing to help with some intel???  We will be putting boots on the ground and gas is going to be a killer, but looking forward to hunting moose again.  I've heard this is the land of big bull moose, just don't know where to start.  Thanks for any help huntwa family.

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who me? Complain ?? 

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Re: Kettle range- East Okanagan bull moose!
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2022, 02:02:44 PM »
Unbelieveable, the wife and son in law drew this with 11 points combined.  They drew cow moose last year in Huckleberry, I drew bull moose in 2019 in selkirk.  I've hunted the republic area in the past for deer but never saw moose.  So I'm reaching out to anyone who is willing to help with some intel???  We will be putting boots on the ground and gas is going to be a killer, but looking forward to hunting moose again.  I've heard this is the land of big bull moose, just don't know where to start.  Thanks for any help huntwa family.

I don't ever want to hear you bitch about drawings again!
who me? Complain ?? 

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