There are typically two types of moose hunting that are used, still hunting and stand hunting.

Still hunting is a technique where the individual, keeping the wind in their favour, walks slowly and quietly in and around areas of plentiful sign. The best time for this type of hunting is after a heavy rain when leaves and underbrush are soaked and it is quieter to move around.

Stand hunting requires positioning yourself in a favourable area over which you can watch without being detected.

Before the hunt, it is advisable to scout out prospective locations by looking for areas of fresh droppings tracks, recently eaten brush or other telltale signs of frequent moose activity. Once a promising area has been determined, the hunter will find a suitable location to stay put comfortably for long hours, from which he or she can observe the area.

Calling is certainly an addition to stand hunting that will greatly increase it’s effectiveness, but it is something that should be practiced and perfected before being used in the field. Although there are a number of sounds or calls made by moose for communication, the primary one used by hunters during the rut is the cow call or mating call. This essentially is mimicking an available cow in order to attract a prospective bull. During the rut, which peaks between mid September to mid October, is when calling can be most effective.

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