Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Emmett
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Eastern idaho moose

    I hear this part of the state is better for moose than up north. Looking for some information not anyones honey hole.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Since moose is once in a lifetime I would think people would be willing to share info. Moose numbers are down a bit in some areas over here as compared to some years ago, but other areas seem to be pretty good still. They are big animals, so the first thing to assess is how far can you pack one out, do you have pack stock, or would you need to find one closer to a road or river to get him out? Also how big a bull would you be happy with, and how long could you devote to the hunt. The answers to those questions will suggest a unit or two to think about.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Emmett
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well like you said JRice its once in a lifetime so would like to find something in the 40" range and any thing bigger would be a plus.I have no pack stock available to me so on my back with a pack frame or on the four wheeler maybe both.It looks like most of the hunts are a long season and i know the snow can get deep over there and limit your access. I am not sure if going early would be better or going later when the snow flies and risk not being able to get to some areas would be better. My job would allow for a couple of week to ten day stents through the coarse of the season over there. Was looking at area 70 and 73 last night while doing some research do you know anything about either one of these areas. I have got acess to snow machines if later is better. Thanks for responding.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    North Umpqua River, Oregon
    Posts
    2,196
    Thanks
    329
    Thanked 446 Times in 277 Posts
    Congratulations
    10
    Congratulated 5 Times in 4 Posts
    I've kind of seen it this way, for people who have drawn once in a lifetime tags, it makes sense to share info with someone who hasn't drawn, or to even share specific spots with someone who draws the tag.

    However, for those of us who haven't drawn and have researched areas, pointing someone to the better units only creates more competition for tags. Hunting magazines provide that kind of info, but they profit from sharing that info.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    4,675
    Thanks
    1,041
    Thanked 537 Times in 470 Posts
    Congratulations
    5
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    One advantage to going later when its colder is you will have more time to pack the meat out. I think they are a little easier to find later in the year. I have seen them throughout the fall while deer hunting but the biggest bulls I have seen were end of Nov in over a foot of snow and the bigger bulls I have seen were always alone or with one other bull. I dont know anything about the areas you are talking about but the first thing I would look into right now on any moose hunt is how much the wolves have affected the area.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    blackfoot,idaho
    Posts
    903
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 90 Times in 80 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    pm sent your way

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 22 Times in 14 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'd go later, I found my big Wyoming bull by tracking him in the fresh snow. Also, the two big blizzards before my 3rd trip caused some of the moose to move down in elevation a little concentrating them in certain areas. The downside is too much snow and you can't get around.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hey IDELKFVR, send me a PM with your number and I'll give you a shout within the next couple of days. Ok, now that I think about it, I don't know how to do a PM (or retrieve one) on this site. I can't get anything to drop down under "thread tools".

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Cleveland, OH area
    Posts
    372
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 57 Times in 47 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    JRice,
    If you click I'm the persons handle it will give you a couple options. One of which is private message. If you click that you can send a message to that person.

    As for checking your messages, the easiest way I find to look is when you log in or refresh your screen at the top of the screen there is a notifications button. If you have a new message it will say something like 1 notification.....or something like that.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks Work2hunt. I also see the "Private Messages" button on the bar at the top of the page now, not sure how I missed that...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Idaho Unit 12-2 Moose hunt any help?
    By meathunter in forum Idaho
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-01-2013, 08:34 PM
  2. Moose Hunt Idaho Unit 67-1 Where?
    By meathunter in forum Sheep, Moose and Goat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-19-2012, 10:47 PM
  3. Idaho Moose Unit 2!
    By Moose 360 in forum Sheep, Moose and Goat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-17-2012, 08:03 AM
  4. Moose 67-2 Idaho
    By hunthayden in forum Sheep, Moose and Goat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-25-2011, 11:23 PM
  5. Idaho Moose
    By IdahoMuley in forum Sheep, Moose and Goat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 09:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •