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    Many groups will go up earlier and spend days scouting for them. Find the travel routes, and beaten paths. Just like fishing, fish where the fish are.

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    I've killed 10 moose with a bow and been in on tracking and removing another 32 bow kills. Just remember a moose will come from a long way to a call. Paddling miles off a road and shooting a moose that goes 1/4 mile in will be an adventure you might not want to experience. We still have a few guys that want to go DEEP, too deep most times. I've carried a lot of quarters out on stretchers and some say my arms look abnormally long in my old age! I usually talk those deep guys out of it! You might be a hero killing the moose but you won't have too many friends when it's all over. Kill a moose like a farmer. Don't do it out in the back field. Walk him right to the hoist .. then wack him. Good luck with whatever method you choose!

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    Listen to the advice on here, lots of great pointers.

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    One thing that I have benefitted from is "google earth". Study the terrain and water flow where you are hunting. Save a few screen shots of the area on your iPhone if you have one, and I do like the post from SK3. You can't just sit on the tailgate and call though. Haha

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    Not a lot of access in either of those units. Most hunters hunt off the old abandoned rail line. Topo maps are good for showing water and well-established roads, but they aren't up to date to show most logging roads.

    Go to the MNR website. they have a free feature called "Make a Map". Under Map Layers, you can switch between a topo map and aerial photographs. The air photos are about 7 or 8 years old, but should be OK for the units that you are interested in.

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    This thread is almost 4 years old lol pretty sure this guys first moose hunt is over

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    ha ha I got halfway through this post before realizing it was mine from 4 years ago. That was my first and only moose hunt to date.

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    How did you make out hawkens? Success?

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    Hey Guelph, just answered that question in a private message. Here it is,,,,,, Hi, we did not get a moose , but myself and buddy had a good time. Other 2 guys not so much. We went up the 1st week and turns out we were a week to early, to warm. The cottage we stayed at in Nakina told us we were only a 20 min drive to 18b . But as it turned out we were 45 mins . We just ended up hunting the cuts. Saw fresh tracks but never saw a moose. Saw a few other groups in the general area. I didn't have any hunters in my area. I would park the truck and walk in about 2 km down the logging road to where it ended at a small lake. Very moose habitat looking. One day when I walked back to the truck for lunch there were moose tracks over my tracks that I walked in on. That got me going for sure. The part of the logging road with my tracks was soft sand so very clear to see. Another day I went back to a spot that I called from the very first morning and a small tree a few feet from my watch was all torn up from a bull. Been dreaming about another hunt but have not done a second one.

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