After many, many years I drew a Colorado bull moose tag this year. The season is Oct 1-9 (rifle) and should be during the rut and am planning on bringing my bow too.
I have been pouring over maps of my area and almost have them memorized this past week. I am going to do a drive thru the area tomorrow to start my scouting & revive my memory of the land.
I have some waypoints from the DOW website of previously harvested moose in the area, but they are pretty much scattered from "hell to breakfast", with not much concentration. After some research, it seems that the Shiras rut is a bit different than the northern moose.
Will the moose not be around water as much as earlier in the year? Are open meadows with a stream and willows better than thick willowed beaver pond areas? Maybe some timbered cut areas? Shall I find cow moose and concentrate my efforts in those areas?
Experienced moose hunters please help!
Thanks in advance!