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    New Hampshire Moose

    Anyone else here ever hunted New Hampshire for moose? I am curious what to expect. Never hunted the northeast before. They gave out very few tags this year due to tick predation.
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    My father and I hunted Maine for moose a few years ago. From what I've seen of New Hampshire, I would think it's close to being the same kind of hunt. We hunted on private land owned by timber companies. My father is disabled so that kept us fairly close to the logging roads. We still saw a lot of moose. I would recommend buying a moose call and video and learning how to use it. The rut is near the end of Sept. I was still able to call bulls during the first week and a half of October. The moose will travel quite some distance to your call, so if you find a spot you like, be patient the moose will come in to your call. My dad ended up getting his moose on the third day of the hunt about 100 yards from the truck. This ended up being a good thing because I didn't have to haul the 665 lbs of field dressed moose that far. Believe me , that was far enough. I'm sure that we could have found a bigger one farther from the road. It's just that it's a pretty big animal to haul out and the forests in New England are very dense. The fall foliage up there is something to see as well. If you have any specific questions, send me a pm and I'll answer them the best I can.

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    I've been up here scouting for a week. Have all my prime spots identified. Dang it's rough bushwhacking in this timber cut habitat! Not like elk country! I'm camped by Errol.

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    I have romantic ideas of doing a NE moose hunt someday. I can just see myself in a Filson red/black double mackinaw cruiser with Charcoal black wool pants tucked in to my Schnee's pack boots! Of course I would have to be carrying a lever action, maybe a Winchester 94 in 30-30 or 32 Special, or maybe even a Savage 99 in .303 Savage.

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    I was stationed 11 miles from the LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine for 2 years. Upstate Maine is a wonderful place, and it's full of moose.

    The ticks are the real problem, it is a huge fight to keep them at bay. I got Lymes disease in 2005 in Germany, and thanks to my time in Maine had to suffer through a 2nd infection in 2008.

    The trick that worked for me at the end of the day was using tick dog shampoo the day before I went to the outdoors, and then right when I returned.

    You'll smell wierd, and it doesn't feel good but it works.

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    dog shampoo? really? thats a great idea. something worth trying out. and ZIM, good luck on the moose

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    Look you will feel horrible the day after you do it. Like someone grabbed you by the spine. But you won't die from lyme disease.

    I can only stand to do it every couple months.

    I can't remember which brand I used, I tried most of them.

    Lyme disease is no joke in the North Eastern woods.

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    I'll bet Eastman's does not recommend that for a cover scent (LOL)!
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    Couldn't you just use a flea and tick collar, and maybe put them on your wrists or ankles, and be better off? Zim, the ticks are brutal here during the spring turkey season (I'm sure they are in Ill as well), and I spray down all my clothes with permathrin. I've been using it for 3 years now, and have yet to have a tick bite me when I've worn permanthrin soaked clothes.

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    Ticks are so bad here in the Bitterroot the government has an infectious disease study lab here (Rocky Mountain Lab) that started out researching tick fevers.

    I have had pretty good success with soaking clothes in permethrin. this year I also tried Rhynoskin long underwear, which worked great, other than it wasn't too comfortable. It was pretty much pantyhose material.

 

 

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