Hours, minutes go by staring at a brush line, calling a cow-call to somewhere deeper, farther beyond it.
It's the beginning of October and the mood in the big woods is bold and vivid. The brush line stomps. And stomps some more. Before you can see the whole body, a long stretch of pointy antler sticks out. Then the shoulder. Suddenly, smoothly presented before you like the Stanley Cup trophy, is a big bull moose with a rack well over 150cm, walking closer towards you.
Like love at first sight, it may take some seconds to assess the great size and rack of a whopping big bull, or cow for that matter. A moose is a moose; they almost seem to startle themselves with their massive size.
Shiras and amur moose are similar to the Alaskan Yukon, mountain and Canadian moose and are equally priceless hunts. Amur have the least amount of horn, with bulls sometimes not having any horn at all.
Weighing in over 1000 kilos, Alaskan Yukon moose is the largest moose subspecies. Whichever tag you get, witnessing a grunting, rack-scraping bull, or cow in the deep swampy depths of an old woods is well worth the wait to go moose hunting.
Varieties: Canada Moose, Mountain Moose, Shiras Moose, Alaskan Yukon Moose, Amur Moose
Scientific name: Alces alces
Size: height: 1.4 – 2.1 m
Weight: male 380 – 700 kg, female 200 – 360 kg
Lifespan: 25 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking
Continent(s): Canada, United States, Eurasia