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Contributors to this thread:
Hessticles 27-Mar-19
Nick Muche 27-Mar-19
Da White Shoe 27-Mar-19
Mule Power 27-Mar-19
Kevin Dill 27-Mar-19
cnelk 27-Mar-19
Smtn10PT 27-Mar-19
Adak Caribou 27-Mar-19
Dale06 27-Mar-19
JDECK 27-Mar-19
Buck Watcher 27-Mar-19
cnelk 27-Mar-19
Nick Muche 27-Mar-19
FullTime 27-Mar-19
t-roy 27-Mar-19
Ucsdryder 27-Mar-19
kota-man 27-Mar-19
Hessticles 27-Mar-19
t-roy 28-Mar-19
midwest 28-Mar-19
Bigpizzaman 28-Mar-19
South Farm 28-Mar-19
Hessticles 28-Mar-19
Kevin Dill 29-Mar-19
Mule Power 30-Mar-19
From: Hessticles
27-Mar-19
Have a chance to chase my #1 bucket list animal the Alaskan moose! The dates would be sept 7th-18th, what's your guys experience with chasing them that early? He said it's usually pre rut with the last part of them starting to rut hard?

From: Nick Muche
27-Mar-19
That’s when I’ll be hunting them due to the early season dates in the unit I’m hunting. Hoping for cooler weather compared to last year, that may really help. Good luck!

27-Mar-19
Both times I went, we started on Sept 15th and they we're rutting good from day one.

From: Mule Power
27-Mar-19
You’ll wish you were arriving the day you leave.

From: Kevin Dill
27-Mar-19
I agree 100% with Mule Power. On the other hand, any opportunity to hunt moose in Alaska beats wishing you were there. Don't think you can't get it done in that time period, though. I typically arrive in camp on the 8th or 9th and have seen bulls moving around on the day I arrive.

From: cnelk
27-Mar-19
Thats way too early. You should stay home. Let me know who you are going with and I'll go instead

From: Smtn10PT
27-Mar-19
Bucket list animal, affordable and schedule agrees?...I know what I'd do! You could wait forever to get the perfect dates, with the perfect guide and still have weather ruin your trip, just go for it!

From: Adak Caribou
27-Mar-19
A lot of whats going to make a difference is what type of terrain/vegetation you are going to be hunting them in. If it's an area where you have the chance to glass a large area then no problem. If it's an area where you cannot do any glassing and relying on nothing but calling the later part of your hunt will most likely be the more exciting part. Have fun.

From: Dale06
27-Mar-19
I went in 2017, with a friend. Guided, NW of Fairbanks on the Hogatza River. Hunted eight days starting about Sept 7. Weather was terrible in that it poured rain several days. I mean poured hard. The river rose about 8’ vertical. Sand bars were flooded which is where this outfitter preferred to call. Bottom line, not much rutting activity. My friend never got within 300 yards of a moose, but glassed some at a distance. I nearly had a shot at a low 50” but he apparently winded my guide or me and was gone. Was a very dissapointing Hunt.

From: JDECK
27-Mar-19

JDECK's embedded Photo
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I met up with a rutty bull on Sept 18th.

From: Buck Watcher
27-Mar-19
I don't think you can go much later. Doesn't season end Sept 20? It did where I hunted a few years back. What unit are you hunting?

From: cnelk
27-Mar-19

cnelk's embedded Photo
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Sept 16, 2016.

It’s too early. Better let me take your place.

From: Nick Muche
27-Mar-19
"Doesn't season end Sept 20?"

Season dates start and end at very different times throughout the state, I wish they all went until at least 30 Sep, but that is not the case. Some end as early as the 15th and others into October.

From: FullTime
27-Mar-19
jdeck...awesome pic!

From: t-roy
27-Mar-19

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I killed this bull on the 16th, but things were pretty slow until the last couple of days of the hunt. I would prefer as late into September as possible if you have a choice.

From: Ucsdryder
27-Mar-19
Yep too early. Brad and I’ll go in your place.

From: kota-man
27-Mar-19

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Killed this one the 22nd, but they killed a bunch of good ones before I got there! If it’s cool and not pouring rain your dates will be fine.

From: Hessticles
27-Mar-19
Well sounds like I'll be turning in my Montana elk tag and chasing alaska moose!!

From: t-roy
28-Mar-19
Good luck, Hessticles! Moose hunting is a blast!

From: midwest
28-Mar-19
Good luck, Tanner! You're a killer and you'll get it done. Please come back and share the story regardless!

From: Bigpizzaman
28-Mar-19

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I killed mine on the 20th in the pouring rain? Camp did shoot a couple earlier in the season but all rifle kills. Good Luck!

From: South Farm
28-Mar-19
Given the opportunity I'd delay a week and go...chances are better you'll have weather more conducive to getting moose up and moving...sometimes early September can be pretty warm and short of a plane crash that's about the worst thing that can happen to a moose hunter. My vote, go a week later...and maybe even two if the season dates allow.

From: Hessticles
28-Mar-19
Sounds like the best we can do is the 8th-19th

From: Kevin Dill
29-Mar-19
Take those dates asap and hunt your butt off.

From: Mule Power
30-Mar-19
If it’s a ridge top hunt I’d say book it. You can locate bulls by eye. If it’s a lake or river hunt where line of site is limited and it’s really important to you to punch your tag I’d say book a later date elsewyor next year.

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