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Idaho Unit 3 moose
« on: May 20, 2023, 10:32:10 AM »
My lucky bugger brother drew one of the unit 3 tags. We know a few places in the unit weve seen moose, but any additional info would be greatly appreciated - this will be a first moose hunt for us both. Well be truck camping during the hunt staying within a few miles of the rig itll likely be just the 2 of us packing out if we have luck (both of us have packed elk out solo). Well be scouting hard until the season any pointers or jumping off points would be humbly appreciated! Thanks and happy hunting!

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2023, 12:40:17 PM »
What season did you draw? My dad has the Oct 1-14 tag


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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2023, 12:43:26 PM »
Call them to the road, then shoot. Makes a nice, easy pack out. Congrats on the draw, you guys will have a blast

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2023, 01:39:37 PM »
What season did you draw? My dad has the Oct 1-14 tag


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nov 1-14 dm me if youd like to connect and share intel i hope your dad finds a dandy

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2023, 01:43:45 PM »
What season did you draw? My dad has the Oct 1-14 tag


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nov 1-14 dm me if youd like to connect and share intel i hope your dad finds a dandy
Sounds good


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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2023, 10:04:15 PM »
Congrats!  Good luck and share lots of photos!!  :)
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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2023, 02:11:36 PM »
Congrats!  Good luck and share lots of photos!!  :)

congrats to you too! will share photos were looking forward to a great hunt and time in the woods!

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2023, 02:22:06 PM »
Don't be or get discouraged with any early scouting expeditions.  Moose do not like heat, and are highly nocturnal through the summer months.  Kinda makes sense since they are black and have long heavy coats right?    Focus your scouting efforts on habitat, access, etc, not animals spotted. 

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2023, 02:48:59 PM »
Congrats and good luck to you guys!  I got the no moose tag for you email.  :dunno:

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2023, 03:17:09 PM »
My gut from hunting around the area is that you would want to avoid the southern part of the unit, not many moose and certainly not big bulls.  The northern part of the unit is more likely to produce a decent bull.  I've seen a couple real dandies standing IN the little north fork of the coeur d'alene river, which is technically unit 3.  I personally think this it a tough hunt for a big bull, but you shouldn't have a problem finding A bull.  Good luck!

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2023, 04:27:11 PM »
Don't be or get discouraged with any early scouting expeditions.  Moose do not like heat, and are highly nocturnal through the summer months.  Kinda makes sense since they are black and have long heavy coats right?    Focus your scouting efforts on habitat, access, etc, not animals spotted.
:yeah:  I never did see many bulls when scouting for my moose and my wifes moose hunts, got to know the area.  Then when the rut kicked in, that's when we saw them.
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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2023, 08:21:25 AM »
thanks for the pointers i will post pics and story of the hunt. my brother and i feel like kids on the night before christmas!

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2023, 10:36:47 AM »
That is a good time of year to hunt them.  They will be out feeding on the last of the brush.  Stay mobile and glass every clearcut, natural opening you can.  You will have more areas to glass on the north side of the freeway.  The southside is pretty overgrown.

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2023, 10:54:41 AM »
im mulling the idea of buying an atv or utv just for this hunt (then selling afterwards). its not my style of hunting i prefer backcountryish for elk and deer, but im hearing from a lot of folks that moose hunting is better done with a lot of driving/spotting and a little hiking, and that bulls might be heading above the snow line nov 1-14. i have a toyota tacoma - what do you guys think? tacoma vs atv/utv?

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Re: Idaho Unit 3 moose
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2023, 11:08:36 AM »
im mulling the idea of buying an atv or utv just for this hunt (then selling afterwards). its not my style of hunting i prefer backcountryish for elk and deer, but im hearing from a lot of folks that moose hunting is better done with a lot of driving/spotting and a little hiking, and that bulls might be heading above the snow line nov 1-14. i have a toyota tacoma - what do you guys think? tacoma vs atv/utv?

I would use both.  Invest in chains for the truck and use the atv when the snow gets too deep or you dont feel comfortable driving the road. You might get lucky and have no snow.  You definitely want to be mobile because they will be out foraging.

 


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