Here is Ontario, Canada, we’re nearing a time hunters look forward to all year long: moose season. If you’re planning on hunting moose for the first time this year or any time in the future, there are some things you should know about going on a moose hunt. Here is how you can prepare for your first time:
Do Your Research
Moose can only be found in certain places in the United States and in most of Canada so there’s a good chance you’re gong to have to travel to hunt them. Before your trip you should familiarize yourself with the hunting regulations in that state or province. You should also know what kind of location you’ll be heading to so you can prepare better for the elements.
Know Your Target
Moose are likely much larger than any game you’ve ever hunted before. The adults can grow up to seven feet tall and can weigh more than 1,500 pounds. Despite this, they’re actually pretty nimble – they can move at speeds of 35 miles per hour and can run at a steady pace for an hour or more and can even swim. Luckily, they’re pretty docile creatures and are not known to be the aggressor in interactions with humans.
Come Properly Equipped
Moose tend only to be found in more temperate climates that can be wet and cold during the season. If you’re not accustomed to hunting in this type of weather, you may need to invest in cold weather gear. You want to be dry and warm, but don’t want something that will be too bulky and slow you down. If you’re embarking on an overnight hunt, you’ll need a sleeping bag and tent that can withstand the cold. And if you are successful, be sure you’re prepared to transport an animal of this size.
Choose a Hunting Outfitter
If you’re an avid hunter who has never used the services of a hunting outfitter, you should change that as soon as possible. And there’s no better choice for moose hunters than Mattice Lake Outfitters in Armstrong Station, Ontario. We can accommodate groups or a single hunter at our remote camp, where plentiful herds of moose roam. Contact us to learn more today!