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Gordie

Moose hunting

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Anyone gonna try this yr. my boy and i are gonna aplly and give it a whirl. gonna try up in the Grandmari area friends got a place that were staying at. says everyone that hunts for moose up there gets one. just need the permit. finger crossed.

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Hunted them last year definatly worth a try to get a permit. Some of the best table fair you can get.

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Maybe someday ill apply. Is the land most moose hunt on public or private land?

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Most people hunt public.

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interesting, i havent looked into the moose hunt regs in a long time, what are the chances of getting drawn now? What is the area thats even open?

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The odds are still really low of being drawn but I will apply again this year. As far as public ground a lot of the hunt areas encompass the Superior National forest and BWCAW. The potential challenge of a BWCA wilderness hunt is what keeps me applying.

Only zones in the NE part of the state are still open.

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Thats pretty cool, isnt the herd really getting hit hard because of the warmer seasons we have been having?

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We were drawn on our second try. Public land hunt. It really takes some time researching harvest numbers and zones, then compare numbers of groups for the zones, in or out of BWCA and your odds improve.

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Numbers are down but they now have Bull Moose hunt only. BWCA is a real quality hunt. Outside of BWCA most people road hunt like you would for pheasant or grouse Just drive until they see one on logging roads in recent clear cuts and get out and shoot. The hunt is pretty much what you make of it. Been involved in both types of hunts and found the BWCA hunt much more rewarding. Its the closest thing to a western pack in hunt you can find in Minnesota. No denying its a lot of work however and you can run into some very tough weather. If you don't want this then be sure to apply outside of BWCA. Check the DNR HSOforum where they show all past hunts success rates etc. Good luck.

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I hunted outside the bwca last year and the hunt is what you want it to be. We camped in a tent for the 11 days we were their and scouted during the mid days and grouse hunted when we weren't sitting in the tree. If you do your homework and find an area were the moose are I would sugest camping on that spot to keep the grouse hunters from disturbing them. And last year all the miles we drove scouting and grouse hunting we never saw a moose by the road most of the tracks you see by the road are done at night so don't think you can just drive down the road during your season and shoot a moose you might get lucky but you need to put your leg work in and find their rutting areas just like whitetails to have a good chance at taking your bull in years gone by road hunting probably worked great but with the declining numbers not so much anymore.

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archerysniper what zone did you hunt I think we are trying for 72 not sure but ZI think thats it and did you happen to notice is there were any ducks winging when you were there?

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I hunted zone 77 wich runs between sawbill trail to the east to caribou trail and north to the bwca boundry and I did see a few duck but not a over abundance of them.

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thanks and we are in 72 if we get a permit the only down fall is I'm a die hard duck hunter and it will be killin me not to be duck hunting so we may try it up therefor some quacks also

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Application packets for Moose came out a few weeks ago, except cover says "Mooose." Kinda funny. I'm going to put in...Need to start earning those preference points. I'd prefer to hunt in 4-6 years anyway, but its probably more like 10+ if the population stabilizes. I've got access to Saganaga, area 63. Trouble is there are only 4 permits.

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