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    Ok, I'm not a moose hunter. I just read in OOD that a guy shot a bull moose with no antlers. He put a cow, tag on it by mistake that a hunting buddy had. they called the MNR to confuse to the mistake. They weren't charged but forced to give up moose and lose there points. I understand that license says COW, BULL or CALF, unlike deer that says antlerless. Wouldn't making moose tags the same as deer make more sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabmgb View Post
    Ok, I'm not a moose hunter. I just read in OOD that a guy shot a bull moose with no antlers. He put a cow, tag on it by mistake that a hunting buddy had. they called the MNR to confuse to the mistake. They weren't charged but forced to give up moose and lose there points. I understand that license says COW, BULL or CALF, unlike deer that says antlerless. Wouldn't making moose tags the same as deer make more sense?
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    I have thought the same thing.

    Having an antlerless tag would eliminate the cow calf misidentified situation.

    How many times has that happened in the past??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeake View Post
    I have thought the same thing.

    Having an antlerless tag would eliminate the cow calf misidentified situation.

    How many times has that happened in the past??

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    I'm told it's the most frequent call for service by CO's during the entire season.
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    They did do that with the cow/calf tags,

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    Yes,

    But there are still cow tags, the cow/calf and calf.

    I'm not sure how you would determine the # of tags per WMU, but it was my understanding that misidentification is still an issue.

    An antlered/antlerless tag system would help eliminate that.

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    I believe several years ago there was a case near Timmins where somebody shot what they though was a Bull moose that was still in velvet. When they went to gut it they realized it was a Cow moose. MNR got involved but not sure what the final outcome was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeake View Post
    Yes,

    But there are still cow tags, the cow/calf and calf.

    I'm not sure how you would determine the # of tags per WMU, but it was my understanding that misidentification is still an issue.

    An antlered/antlerless tag system would help eliminate that.

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    nope every cow tag is a cow/calf so you may shoot one or the other,
    there are just calf tags,
    And if you shoot a cow thinking it is a calf you shouldn't be in the bush moose hunting, if your not 100 percent sure its not a calf you don't shoot pretty simple.

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    I did not realize that when you had a cow tag, you could also use it on a calf. Really, I hadn't given a lot or any thought to that. That makes sense. Thank you for your clarification.

    Agree 1000% that you need to identify your target before pulling a trigger or releasing an arrow. The problem is, I think it happens a lot in moose hunting where cows and calfs are misidentified.

    I still think the antlerless tag would eliminate (at least help) that from happening.

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    I read that story the other day. He says that he put his friends tag on itÖ thatís a no-no. The tag holder has to attend the kill site and notch/affix the tag there - before the moose is moved.
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