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49 north cow moose hunt timing
« on: June 19, 2024, 08:01:59 AM »
i am able to take off two weeks off of work for my sons cow moose and i want to be able to utilize those days and have every advantage i can. i will be a weekend worrier other than those two weeks. im thinking about the last week in oct thru the first week in November the season is oct 1st thru November 30th. if you guys had this tag and had two weeks when would you guys hunt. you can pm me if you want, thanks for your time and any pointers you have.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 08:07:07 AM »
Congrats on the draw for your son!!!!

I'm no help with your timing question, but I'm sure with 2 weeks you guys will get it done and have a blast.
Hopefully someone in the know can chime in.
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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 08:21:58 AM »
My dad had the early bull tag in 49 last year and we hunted the first week of October. Never saw a cow, saw two bulls in that time. He got the second. Nothing was responsive to calling and it seemed like the rut wasn't on quite yet. Moose were very active at night. It was hot during the day.

I have heard from others that later in the month is better.  I went deer hunting for the second weekend of modern rifle (different unit) and saw 7 moose in a swamp, bulls fighting, chasing and breeding cows.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2024, 09:18:46 AM »
My dad had the early bull tag in 49 last year and we hunted the first week of October. Never saw a cow, saw two bulls in that time. He got the second. Nothing was responsive to calling and it seemed like the rut wasn't on quite yet. Moose were very active at night. It was hot during the day.

I have heard from others that later in the month is better.  I went deer hunting for the second weekend of modern rifle (different unit) and saw 7 moose in a swamp, bulls fighting, chasing and breeding cows.

awsome i am worried about it being to hot early but we will be there opening weekend regardless appreciate it.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2024, 09:30:18 AM »
For a cow tag I would skip the first two weeks minimum and then base the hunt on temperatures if you have some flexibility. I hunted with my brother in 2020 (bull tag) and while we did have action on rutting bulls, the cows kept to the thick stuff. Weather was clear, hot, and dry. Daytime activity was extremely limited. We hunted 10 days, did not end up with a moose and bailed for a week and a half. It cooled off, leaves began to fall and a trace of snow came in. Moose were everywhere. We saw more cows in one morning packing out the bull than the first trip total. Moose are big and slow to breakdown and process. Make life easy and skip the opener. I would combine the hunt with deer season and hunt October 20-November 4 or so.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2024, 09:58:44 AM »
For a cow tag I would skip the first two weeks minimum and then base the hunt on temperatures if you have some flexibility. I hunted with my brother in 2020 (bull tag) and while we did have action on rutting bulls, the cows kept to the thick stuff. Weather was clear, hot, and dry. Daytime activity was extremely limited. We hunted 10 days, did not end up with a moose and bailed for a week and a half. It cooled off, leaves began to fall and a trace of snow came in. Moose were everywhere. We saw more cows in one morning packing out the bull than the first trip total. Moose are big and slow to breakdown and process. Make life easy and skip the opener. I would combine the hunt with deer season and hunt October 20-November 4 or so.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2024, 12:54:35 PM »
For a cow tag I would skip the first two weeks minimum and then base the hunt on temperatures if you have some flexibility. I hunted with my brother in 2020 (bull tag) and while we did have action on rutting bulls, the cows kept to the thick stuff. Weather was clear, hot, and dry. Daytime activity was extremely limited. We hunted 10 days, did not end up with a moose and bailed for a week and a half. It cooled off, leaves began to fall and a trace of snow came in. Moose were everywhere. We saw more cows in one morning packing out the bull than the first trip total. Moose are big and slow to breakdown and process. Make life easy and skip the opener. I would combine the hunt with deer season and hunt October 20-November 4 or so.

thanks man appreciate the advice i think im going to take it because we were thinking kind of along those lines also. good luck to all the moose hunters and all the other hunters as well 

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2024, 02:13:09 PM »
Congrats on your son drawing the tag. i have some info if you want it.  PM me.

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2024, 02:36:48 PM »
Congrats on your son drawing the tag. i have some info if you want it.  PM me.

sent you a pm ill get back to you as soon as able to thanks for your time

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Re: 49 north cow moose hunt timing
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2024, 05:54:02 PM »
I would wait til the leaves are off the trees and temps drop. Anything over probably 50 ish degrees in October and moose don't like to come out of the thick creek bottoms. Not saying they don't, just not as often.

 


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