There’s no better place to hunt moose in Saskatchewan than Lawrence Bay Lodge. Moose hunting is a fulfilling outdoor activity that presents a challenge and an opportunity to deeply connect with nature. However, it can be intimidating for beginners. To assist you in exploring the exciting world of moose hunting, we’ve created a brief guide to ensure you feel prepared before the big hunt!
Understand Moose Behavior
Before setting out, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with moose behaviour. Moose are generally most active during dawn and dusk. During these times, they often feed, making them more visible and accessible. Learning about their seasonal routines, preferred habitats, and general characteristics will give you an advantage.
Choose the Right Equipment
While moose hunting doesn’t require an extensive arsenal, selecting the right equipment is crucial. A powerful rifle that you’re comfortable with is essential. Due to the moose’s size, a calibre that ensures a humane, one-shot kill is recommended. Additionally, quality binoculars can be a game-changer when scanning vast terrains.
Like all hunting activities, moose hunting demands a strong emphasis on safety. It is essential to handle firearms as if they are always loaded, ensuring that the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction and that you are aware of your target and its surroundings. Moose tend to be aggressive, particularly during rutting season, so it is crucial to maintain a safe distance and remain vigilant of your surroundings.
Learn to Call
Moose calling can be an effective technique to attract these majestic animals, especially during the rut. Various calls are used to mimic both cow and bull sounds, and understanding when and how to use each can significantly increase your chances of success.
When in moose-rich territories, it’s important to be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Dressing in layers is a great way to adapt to any temperature changes. Choose moisture-wicking fabrics instead of cotton to stay comfortable. Additionally, it’s recommended to wear scent-free clothing and equipment since moose have a heightened sense of smell.
Lastly, remember that hunting is as much about patience as it is about skill. You might spend hours or even days without spotting a moose. Use this time to immerse yourself in nature, listen to the sounds of the wilderness, and appreciate the journey!
At Lawrence Bay Lodge, approximately 90% of our hunters have had the opportunity to take a bull moose. We have quality guides, a large hunting area, access to remote lakes by floatplanes and a willingness to relocate hunters to ensure success.