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European Moose hunting

European Moose can be hunted from September 15 to December 15 by still hunting or stalking with Nordic hunting dogs. During the mating season (from September 15 to October 10) hunting is done by imitating the voice of the female or male.

In October hunting is done at night by waiting in turrets or rooftops and during the day by using dogs. There is also the possibility of stalking moose that come to feed in the fields.

Moose Hunting Season

September (from 15th) October November December (from 15th)
Other game species that can be combined

The Moose in Estonia

Today, the moose population in Estonia is optimal. The estimated Moose in Estonia population is about 60,000 annually with about 4,000 to 6,000 specimens hunted Moose and.

Adult males can be hunted until November 30, although given the high density of moose damage and accidents caused by this species, it is common for the government to extend the hunting of adult males until December 15.

Moose Hunting Areas

Recommended calibers and bullets for hunting moose

Rifles recomendados Balas recomendadas
Calibers Minimum Weight 225 Grains
338 W Mag Swift a Frame
9,3×62 Nosler Partition
9,3×74 Trophy Bonded Bear Claw
35 Whelen Norma Oryx
375 HH Sako Hammer Head

Information about European Moose (Alces Alces)

The Moose is a mammal of the herbivore family of deer. It differs from Moose in body size, color and antler. The larger deer is considered. They tend to be loners and though they are true to their territories, they do not defend them.

Physical description

Large head and short, thick body, wide chest. A length of 2.5 m to 3 m and its tail can measure between 5 and 12 cm. Its height can reach 2 m. Typically weighing 350-450 kg and live between 20 and 25 years. Males have wide shovel-shaped antlers finished at several points that mold annually. They have a very thick upper lip that hangs and the legs are long and strong.

Distribution and habitat

Within Europe they can be found in the north; Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, European Russia, Germany, Norway and Sweden. They inhabit coniferous forests, poplars and willows, always in woodlands, preferably near lakes.

Feeding (Habits)

They feed mainly on shrubs, leaves, bark, berries, buds of willow, birch, aquatic plants in rivers and lakes. They are very good swimmers and can swim up to 20 km through in search of water lilies. They need to eat 19.5 kg of food a day.

Reproduction

The mating season of European Moose takes place from September to October, a period in which the antlers of the males have reached its largest size; this allows them to compete with other males to breed with females except for those females that have bred in the previous year, then they will avoid the males' advances. The gestation period of the female lasts around 242 and 250 days. Young females give birth to only one calf contrary to adult females who birth two, usually of the opposite sex, rarely three.

Hunting Programs

Moose Hunting by Calling

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from 15 September  to October 10
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The Moose hunt by calling is done during the Moose rutting season. The hunt begins at dawn in areas frequented by the Moose. Our guides will imitate the female moose call to attract the males in rut.

Moose Hunting with Dogs

  • Recommended duration: 5 days Hunting (6 nights)
  • Hunting season from October 1  to December 15
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Moose Hunting with Dogs is a traditional form of hunting Moose in Northern Europe. In this hunt Nordic hunting dogs follow the trail until locating the Moose where upon the dogs commence barking to notify the hunter of the moose's position. The dog will try at all times to stop the animal so the hunter can approach the Moose and make the shot.

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