Like every sort of hunting, moose hunting requires patience. But patience is probably the hardest part of trying anything new and exciting, so how do you develop it?
Some people are just born with patience, and that’s pretty nice for them. But for those of us who don’t have the gift outright, it just takes practice. So, tip[ number one to developing patience – keep hunting. The more you hunt, the better you’ll get at recognizing how impatience can really screw things up while in the woods.
Secondly, while hunting, make sure to try out your moose calls. From thrashing to cow calls to bull calls… the more you try the better you’ll get, and the better you’ll get at seeing which combinations and timings bring the bulls toward you. But, what does this have to do with patience? Well, here’s something… when you were a kid, how many times did it take your mom to call before you came? Sometimes once, sometimes fifteen. While a moose’s reflexes are better than humans in some ways, they are still very tentative. So, just like you, they approach with caution, therefore you’ll learn to be patient with them.
Lastly, learn to be patient by enjoying your surroundings. As much as we all want to bad that beautiful bull, we go into nature for more than just a trophy. It’s a chance to take in the beauty of the forest and to be content with the natural world. Develop patience by enjoy every aspect of the hunt, not just the trophy (although that is the main goal!).