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Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

 
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:58 PM
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Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

17 more days until opening day!!

I was very fortunate to beat the odds and drew a Moose tag in Utah. I couldn't be more excited.

I have a good buddy who lives on the unit boundary that's been doing scouting for me since I'm a good 15-16 hour drive away. I've been doing as much research as I possibly can - Google Earth is great. I have my maps purchased. I've really ramped up the fitness routine so I'm ready to really cover some ground. My buddy has horses so game retrieval will be as easy as it can be which obviously isn't too easy on an animal this size.

I've got my rifle dialed in. I'll be shooting my 300WSM with the TTSX bullet. Based on Barnes data I'm good out to about 550 yards. I'm really solid at that range shooting from a good hunting type rest.

I think I've got pretty much everything covered but being a first time Moose hunter I'm not totally sure. Any advice for me? Anything other than finding a quality moose am I missing?

Any and all advice is welcomed. Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:18 PM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

Congrats on pulling that tag........what unit will you be hunting?
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:53 PM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

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Congrats on pulling that tag........what unit will you be hunting?
East Canyon unit. I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:58 PM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

In MT we have quite a bit of clear cut and mountain type, but lots of low swamp type. Rubber boots and even hip type wadder nice.
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Old 09-06-2014, 01:47 PM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

Ok... Here's a tip. Not matter how bad you want to shoot, don't do it if it is in a swamp!!! Lol. For a minute or two of sheer exhilaration, you will pay with hours and hours of hell trying to get it out
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:34 PM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

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Ok... Here's a tip. Not matter how bad you want to shoot, don't do it if it is in a swamp!!! Lol. For a minute or two of sheer exhilaration, you will pay with hours and hours of hell trying to get it out

I buddy of mine with friends in Alaska told me the only thing worse than shooting a moose in water is shooting two of them on the same day in water...
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:32 AM
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Re: Moose - East Canyon Unit - Utah

Any pictures or updates? Hope you had some success!
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