Our September & October hunts were from a remote wall tent camp located in Wildlife Management District 1 well away from the crowds and trucks closer to the urban areas. We have hunted 2,4, & 5 as well and are very familiar with all these remote WMDs. FIGHTING BULLS-our September hunt started out with 3 days of record heat so we opted out of trying to harvest a moose for fear of it spoiling before we could could pack it out of the woods. We did some heavy scouting (picking up 5 moose sheds along the way) and made a plan for when it cooled off. Thursday morning and five minutes into the morning hunt, fighting bulls could be heard in the distance. As we hiked, every few minutes the sounds of clashing racks could be heard as our adrenaline was up while honing in on fighting bulls. What a thrill to approach, hear and see these magnificent animals fighting for the right to breed the cow that was close by. Andrew stepped out into the clearing, too aim and harvested a beautiful bull at under 20 yards! Andrew and Denise not only went home with a nice trophy and four large sheds, but memories of a hunt that will last a lifetime! The October season started out warm and cooled off by Wednesday. With a waning rut and calling not being very effective (typical of the October hunt) and only a few moose encounters, we decided to head for choppings with better opportunities to see moose feeding. David and his Son Rick harvested a nice 51″ moose Thursday morning just in time for David’s 75th birthday! Our WMD 5 hunt with Howard and guided by Josh Haines was an exciting hunt with 10 interactions with bulls and Josh calling in 4 bulls (video) some in the 50″ range. Howard held out just a little to long and went home without a moose.  Many thanks to Elbridge and Judy Cleaves, our camp cooks for the fine food that was prepared and served up always hot and on time. We look forward to what 2018 has in store in Maine’s northern Wildlife Districts WMD 1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Please visit Maine Moose Hunting with Canoe the Wild for more details and contact information.

 

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