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Old 01-27-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: NP
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..... Remember, never shoot a moose standing in water!
This is probably the most important piece of advice you will receive!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Shoot a young bull, don't go for the larger racks, young moose means tender meat.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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.32 S&W short.

lol

I've seen moose shot even with 30-30's down here. Alaskan moose are bigger on average, but a 30-06 is more than enough.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I agree with DannyL and RayinAK, a .3006 with an 180-grain round is sufficient to take down a moose. You also will not be shooting further than about 100 to 150 yards. Remember, never shoot a moose standing in water!

It should also be noted that shooting big game (except for swimming caribou in certain Game Management Units) with a .22 or any rim-fire round, is illegal in Alaska.
Interesting. I'd guess half the deer taken in VT are taken with .22's. The preferred weapon of deer poachers here. I've heard of bears and moose taken with it too. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to shoot a moose with a .22 though, even if it was legal...they're mean enough without shooting and missing the head...

The OP mentioned ball 30-06, I hope they aren't saying they hunt big game with FMJ's, I'd aim for the head with a 30-06 if using ball ammo. Softpoints are what's best. My 8mm mauser (equal to a 30-06, the 30-06 was copied from it with minor change) will drop a black bear dead in its tracks with a good softpoint, and a friend borrowed it for moose once...
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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The OP mentioned ball 30-06, I hope they aren't saying they hunt big game with FMJ's, ...
It's technically illegal to hunt with FMJ's, that is when you're caught it is illegal...
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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My favorite is the .338WM,
I'd love to get one, been looking at a Savage for years...but I can't afford to feed the damn thing...lol
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Remember, never shoot a moose standing in water!

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Actually you should shoot a moose as close as possible to a front end loader....
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Actually you should shoot a moose as close as possible to a front end loader....
LOL! Or at the door step of Indian Valley Meat.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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In all seriousness, I think the OP is a very ethical hunter who is simply doing research in what to do, what to use, and how to use it. I got a lot of respect for that. Sounds like he is a very successfull deer hunter.

Now, if he gets lucky...(which I think he will..) he needs to get some practice.

Go to a local zoo and volunteer to field dress a camel.....lol
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