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Unread 06-18-2007, 05:41 PM
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Montana Moose

You are all welcome to share my joy as I found out today that I drew a moose tag in a very coveted region in Montana. I have applied for years and it looks like if I live through the summer I will get to hunt moose for the first time. They die easy right? That's what I have heard. I am thinking .300 Win Mag, 180 gr trophy bonded bearclaws, but I might step it up to 220 Gr. for elk as well this year so I might go that route. You guys that have hunted them before might be able to offer me some advice as this will be my first time. I have seen lots of shires moose but I'm going to spend some time at the B&C club and anywhere else I can see some mounts and get a feel for what a trophy head looks like.

I would most appreciate any advice on hunting tactics and anything else you guys may have learned along the way that might be helpful to me.
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    Unread 06-18-2007, 07:00 PM
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    Re: Montana Moose

    I can't find the actual book that the cover belongs to, but the cover says that the guy's name is Alfred J Goerg. In his book "Pacific and northwest hunting" he uses a 257 Roberts. The book was written in the 50's or 60's and the bullets werent great and if I remember right he took a 120gr Partition and made it a hollow point to about 117gr. He hunted in BC for moose and in his stories he only needed 2 shots once to kill a moose. Not the biggest caliber but I guess that most of it is hitting where you want to accuratly.

    Mind you he was not shooting the ranges that people on here do with that rifle.

    The book is great if you can find a copy.

    Joe Oakes
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    Unread 06-18-2007, 07:17 PM
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    Re: Montana Moose

    Troutslayer, CONGRADULATIONS! If you don't mind me asking, what area did you draw? mtmuley
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    Unread 06-18-2007, 09:14 PM
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    Congratulations. I saw your post so I checed mine, I am not as fortunate as you. I'm just hoping I will stay alive long enough to draw one. Jealousy rears it's ugly head. I couldn't even live vicariosly through my daughter, she didn't draw either.

    Once again, congrats. I hope you can take the time to get the one you want.

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    Unread 06-18-2007, 10:46 PM
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    Re: Montana Moose

    troutslayer Your post made me check my montana draw results and I too am going moose hunting in unit 100 I'll be using my 300 win.mag.Browning a-bolt::
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    Unread 06-19-2007, 09:30 AM
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    Re: Montana Moose

    Look for 10 or more points per side with a 44+ outside spread and a 2x2 foot box. Two foot inside and two foot high, usually puts you around 150BnC or higher. Moose ground shrink like crazy, also the wider the bull the higher he will score.
    Click on this link and tell me if you would shoot this bull and what you think he would score
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    Unread 06-19-2007, 06:36 PM
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    Re: Montana Moose

    I tried to click your huntinco link but I can't see anything. Anyone know of a resource, an outfitters web page maybe that has a lot of pictures of shiras moose along with what they scored? I do know that my area had a light winter and an early spring which should grow some nice antlers.
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