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Unread 09-14-2013, 11:49 AM
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Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

I have only hunted a few seasons of Elk here in Colorado. I have heard it multiple times that Moose in an area will generally mean no elk in the area. Any truth to that? Where I hunted last week, I could have tagged out 10x over on moose, lots of fresh elk sign, but no elk in the area. So will elk be pushed out of an area by moose? Thanks.
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

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    I have only hunted a few seasons of Elk here in Colorado. I have heard it multiple times that Moose in an area will generally mean no elk in the area. Any truth to that? Where I hunted last week, I could have tagged out 10x over on moose, lots of fresh elk sign, but no elk in the area. So will elk be pushed out of an area by moose? Thanks.
    I have heard no such thing. Moose and elk occupy the same general areas in Montana, however slightly different habitat. You will find Moose near water along creek and stream bottoms more and elk usually take the higher meadows until winter sets in, then they migrate toward hay fields.
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

    i have never seen anything that would make me think that was remotely true. i have seen elk and moose in the same area lots of times
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

    Good to know, my stopping grounds have a lot of moose, but a lot of elk traffic to. Just wanted to make sure I was in a decent area and get other unknowns cleared up. Thanks for the replies!
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

    Moose are more visible. Tags are very limited so they experience less pressure. I know of areas the moose do a little better with less winter range, as they range a little farther, and can generally stay a little higher on the mountain. They can manage on a rougher diet. Never heard of them pushing out elk. My guess is they're taking over in an area do to other changes.
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

    they are hell on the buffalo herd......
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    Re: Fact or Myth of Moose pushing out Elk?

    hahahaha! nice!
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