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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2023, 07:27:03 PM »
Thanks yes rv reservations so I can start trying to dial in some starting points in super excited to spend some time over there and hopefully end up with a great story
Antlerless or bull ?
Slam dunk ,have fun type hunt .
Get yourself a good one.
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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2023, 08:00:44 PM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2023, 08:24:36 PM »
I drew 2023 49 degree north late moose hunt .Eskimo

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2023, 09:27:50 PM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience

Moose calling is really where it's at.  Your best chance to call one in is your early October dates in my opinion.  A bull will cover some serious ground to get to a cow in heat.  During the rut, the bulls will breed a cow (usually 24-72 hours) and then move till he finds another cow.  If you get a bull that is grunting but is cowed up, and you can't seal the deal, stay with it the next day and the bull will eventually break free and come to your calls.  As with every animal, play the wind as their noses are their best defense.  Moose have piss poor eyesight....and a moose would just assume stomp you into the dirt than run when threatened.   

If you would like pointers on calling....let me know.  I have been around many very proficient callers and have called in half dozen moose in my short 5 years of moose hunting.  I called in my son's moose last year and if I had the means.....would be moving to Canada where I could hunt moose yearly.  Man moose hunting is a hoot.  Good luck. 

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2023, 06:18:28 AM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience

Moose calling is really where it's at.  Your best chance to call one in is your early October dates in my opinion.  A bull will cover some serious ground to get to a cow in heat.  During the rut, the bulls will breed a cow (usually 24-72 hours) and then move till he finds another cow.  If you get a bull that is grunting but is cowed up, and you can't seal the deal, stay with it the next day and the bull will eventually break free and come to your calls.  As with every animal, play the wind as their noses are their best defense.  Moose have piss poor eyesight....and a moose would just assume stomp you into the dirt than run when threatened.   

If you would like pointers on calling....let me know.  I have been around many very proficient callers and have called in half dozen moose in my short 5 years of moose hunting.  I called in my son's moose last year and if I had the means.....would be moving to Canada where I could hunt moose yearly.  Man moose hunting is a hoot.  Good luck.

Iíll absolutely take you up on any tricks, tips and info your willing to share,  itís great to watch YouTube videos and hunting shows but with so much condensed into short clips you donít really get the whole scenario.  Just like calling any other species they all have their quirks that take multiple encounters to learn to read the situation when to be aggressive, when to back off, how long to blind call with no response before moving on? I would be greatful for any experience youíre able to share to help me be successful.    Thanks

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2023, 07:37:15 AM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience
Heck ya.
Bull tag is where it's at.
I may know a few spots to look for one.
Yes ,rifle deer starting on the 14th ,may effect your hunt a tiny bit.
Should still be able to find one in the pumpkin patch zoo.
Took this pic ,with my cell ,at about 40 yards. Last year,durring deer season.
Plenty of smaller ones around ,like the one pictured.
If your looking for that OIL ,just monster giant bull moose may take some looking to find him.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2023, 07:55:41 AM by hunter399 »
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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2023, 07:52:38 AM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience
Heck ya.
Bull tag is where it's at.
I may know a few spots to look for one.
Yes ,rifle deer starting on the 14th ,may effect your hunt a tiny bit.
Should still be able to find one in the pumpkin patch zoo.
Took this pic ,with my cell ,at about 40 yards. Last year,durring deer season.
Plenty of smaller ones around ,like the one pictured.

Thanks hunter399 Iím open to check out any areas you might be willing to share, I have spent quite a bit of time deer and Turkey hunting in the unit but primarily in the northern half from addy to kettle, I know the southern half seems to have a higher concentration just need to put in the miles to find the best access points and activity between now and when the hunt starts so I can make the most of the days I will have during the hunt.    Thanks

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2023, 07:57:55 AM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience
Heck ya.
Bull tag is where it's at.
I may know a few spots to look for one.
Yes ,rifle deer starting on the 14th ,may effect your hunt a tiny bit.
Should still be able to find one in the pumpkin patch zoo.
Took this pic ,with my cell ,at about 40 yards. Last year,durring deer season.
Plenty of smaller ones around ,like the one pictured.

Thanks hunter399 Iím open to check out any areas you might be willing to share, I have spent quite a bit of time deer and Turkey hunting in the unit but primarily in the northern half from addy to kettle, I know the southern half seems to have a higher concentration just need to put in the miles to find the best access points and activity between now and when the hunt starts so I can make the most of the days I will have during the hunt.    Thanks
Pm coming your way.
Pm sent.
That should give ya some more places to look.
Good luck.
If you need any help before deer season starts.
Just pm me. I'm on here almost daily.
Deer season hits ,I'll be busy most likely.
The spot I sent you in pm is a complete zoo after deer season starts.
Just thought I'd let you know that in advance.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2023, 08:11:19 AM by hunter399 »
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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2023, 08:19:40 AM »
Bull tag, doing some research on calling Iíve played with them a bit but never in a situation that was serious I have oct 9-15th off then back again the 23rd-29th if need be. Hoping to catch some rut action, not sure how much general deer season will affect them when it starts on the 14th can imagine it will push them farther off the roads which is fine as long as I can locate them. Likely will be the only opportunity I get to hunt moose in my lifetime so I want to make the most of the experience
Heck ya.
Bull tag is where it's at.
I may know a few spots to look for one.
Yes ,rifle deer starting on the 14th ,may effect your hunt a tiny bit.
Should still be able to find one in the pumpkin patch zoo.
Took this pic ,with my cell ,at about 40 yards. Last year,durring deer season.
Plenty of smaller ones around ,like the one pictured.

Thanks hunter399 Iím open to check out any areas you might be willing to share, I have spent quite a bit of time deer and Turkey hunting in the unit but primarily in the northern half from addy to kettle, I know the southern half seems to have a higher concentration just need to put in the miles to find the best access points and activity between now and when the hunt starts so I can make the most of the days I will have during the hunt.    Thanks
Pm coming your way.
Pm sent.
That should give ya some more places to look.
Good luck.
If you need any help before deer season starts.
Just pm me. I'm on here almost daily.
Deer season hits ,I'll be busy most likely.
The spot I sent you in pm is a complete zoo after deer season starts.
Just thought I'd let you know that in advance.

Thanks for the info will be great starting points canít wait I greatly appreciate it

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2023, 09:30:58 AM »
I drew 2023 49 degree north late moose hunt .Eskimo

My buddy drew the same tag, should be an awesome hunt!
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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2023, 08:04:45 PM »
Calling moose is a pretty amazing experience.  I remember one bull we called in I almost had to shoot in self defense.  He was ticked, slobbering everywhere and staring down at us from the bank above the road 20 feet away.  It was a RUSH!!!!

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2023, 08:55:03 PM »
Calling moose is a pretty amazing experience.  I remember one bull we called in I almost had to shoot in self defense.  He was ticked, slobbering everywhere and staring down at us from the bank above the road 20 feet away.  It was a RUSH!!!!

Thatís the experience Iím looking for to be ran over by a jacked up bull, tempted to have my bow close just in case the stars align and I get in the right situation

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2023, 03:00:22 PM »
My good buddy drew wenaha goat in Oregon heís 63 and trying to figure out our best option to get him his once in a lifetime animal, and thoughts or recommendations are appreciated

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2023, 08:35:21 PM »
I drew the sheep tag for the quillome I am so excited

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Re: 2023 OILs! Who got the hunt of a lifetime?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2023, 09:00:26 PM »
My good buddy drew wenaha goat in Oregon heís 63 and trying to figure out our best option to get him his once in a lifetime animal, and thoughts or recommendations are appreciated

Go over to Ifish and get on the Hunting page and ask around. Some very helpful, knowledgeable people there!

 


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