Moose Hunting With A Bow
Moose is the largest member of the deer family and draws lots of attention, hunters all around the world are trying this type of hunting - the reason for this is their immense size (over 1000 pounds). As most of you know, moose are almost blind and, as a consequence, you can easily sneak up, shoot and kill. The best time for moose hunting is in autumn because this is the period of mating and bulls are susceptible to moose calls, thus making the moose an easier prey.
Keep in mind that, no matter which way you prefer, you should use it only is an area with moose habitation (check for moose trails or droppings). In rainy days still hunting is recommended as moose cannot detect the hunter that easily in this environment. The hunter must circle the area slowly, in search for a moose.
If you prefer stand hunting, there are some things you should be aware of. For example, you need a more powerful moose call because the hunter relies on the fact that the moose will come to the stand. The stand should be placed in a wooded area in order to avoid being detected. Penetration and perfect accuracy are the most important aspects when it comes down to bow hunting moose. What you must do is concentrate and try penetrating both lungs with your arrow; doing this doesn't necessarily require a fast bow because, unlike the deer, moose don't jump around. Keep in mind that the arrow should be heavy in order to penetrate the chest.
The perfect hunting bows for moose are those which have a draw weight of minimum 60 pounds (the more the better, 70 recommended) at 28". The arrows should be mounted with bright color or white fletching. For broadheads, check the following list:
- Wasp Cam-Lok 125, 130; - Hammer-SST 125; - Rocky Mountain: Razor 125; - Ironhead 125; - Premier 125; - Moose Archery Razorhead Lite 125gr; - Razorhead 145; - Golden Key Dead Head 125; - Satellite Razor 125; - Areo 125; - Titan 125.
When buying bows you should always take into consideration the draw weight. Many hunters make the mistake of purchasing them too heavy for their frame. As most of you know, the draw weight is measured in pounds and if the person is smaller, the weight should be lower.
The bow hunting equipment, generally speaking, should be wisely picked. Research thoroughly first and then make your choice - if you buy a bow which isn't suitable for your type of hunting, you won't have the expected results (which can be very frustrating).