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Old 06-30-2020, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Moose - Morgan-South Rich

A good (and insanely lucky!) friend of mine drew a bull moose tag for the Morgan-South Rich unit. It's not a unit he was familiar with before he put in, but the odds were no worse than most other units, so he decided to try his luck and ended up with the golden ticket.

I don't know the area super well. The only place on the unit I was familiar with prior to him drawing was the Henefer-Echo WMA. I've heard of there being moose in there but I've never put eyes on one. My summation is the Monte Cristo area is probably his best bet for finding one with all the water and ponds throughout the area. I've yet to go with him when he's been up there but he says it's heavily wooded and there aren't many good vantage points unless the leaves come off early. As mentioned before, we have been to the Causey area twice and covered a decent amount of ground, but have yet to see anything that way.

I personally have been up with him 3 times since he got the good news, including a backpacking trip into the Causey area to get to know it some. He's been up twice that many times. Collectively, we've seen 1 small bull who was out on private land right after a late snow storm. Besides that, we've yet to see anything else at all. Not even a cow. We're not overly concerned at this point as there's still plenty of time and cooler weather coming before the hunt starts, but I think he'd be a lot more at ease if he'd seen something by now.

We're 100% willing to put in the work and I'd love to see him fill his tag. Really what I'm asking in this thread is for pointers on what to do and what of the above mentioned areas we should focus our efforts on, so as to not waste it on areas that hold few animals.

It's a long hunt and the time we've spent getting to know the unit has been well worth it. We've found plenty of places that look like classic moose habitat. We're just ready to start finding a few more animals to get more excited about. I imagine they'll be easier to find when they start rutting, which also coincides with most of the hunt dates, but the fact we're not finding any cows yet either definitely catches our attention. We did talk to a few locals in Huntsville who mentioned the DWR had taken quite a few out of the Causey area to relocate to other areas, or even other states. Go figure..

As always, any help is greatly appreciated!
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Not much current info. My son had a tag on an adjacent CWMU in 2018 and ended up taking the only bull he saw.

Seems like the population has taken a real hit in the last few years.

Ask around when you run into other people. If nothing else moose is probably one of the only tags offered where most people will give you info if the see something.

Good luck!
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There are a few spots I have seen some good bulls in the past. PM me if you don't have any luck and I will let you know where they are.
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Good luck, sounds like a fun hunt.
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Not much current info. My son had a tag on an adjacent CWMU in 2018 and ended up taking the only bull he saw.
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