It’s a sad but true fact that many moose hunters are unsuccessful. Sometimes, it is only bad luck. Other times, it is the hunter’s lack of details regarding the hunt. If you’re planning on hunting moose, here are a few tips that are sure to increase your chances of success:
Whether you use a crossbow, bow or rifle, it is imperative that you spend time before you go out on your hunt practicing. If you’re using a rifle, make sure that you can properly hit a target from 100 yards. If not, then there’s a problem. You may also want to consider a modern gun that is properly sighted in as these tend to shoot better if you have the skills. If you’re using a crossbow and bow, then you need to practice in a number of situations. In addition, you need to practice with and without a broadhead attached. Avoid making any major chances to your arrow, bowstrings and ammo the closer you get to the hunt.
Know Your Area.
You need to physically scout any areas where you plant to hunt. Before your physical scouting, you also need to grab as many details as possible from Google Earth, topographical maps, others hunters and more. Locate the swamps, bush roads and game trails. All of this makes it much easier to scout while on-the-ground.
Never Assume Anything.
If you’re a successful hunter of moose, then you will never assume a single thing. For example, if you shoot a moose and think you’ve hit it but it runs into the bush, don’t assume that you didn’t hit your mark. More likely than not, you did. Moose hardly ever fall over when they are hit, so don’t give up too quickly. Examine the area thoroughly before you move on. In addition, a moose that has been spooked won’t run forever. When the snow is heavy, you’ll likely find them a few hundred yards into the bush resuming their previous activity.
In the end, the most important thing is to be ready. Your gun, bow or other hunting gear needs to be up and ready to go. Also, maintain a positive attitude because it can help keep you focused while in the bush.