Cost and Trophy Fees for a Bull Moose Hunt
The average cost of a moose hunt ranges from $5,000 for a cow or meat hunt, up to $20,000 for a trophy bull on a multi-day hunt, especially in Alaska or the Yukon. The final total depends on the size of the rack, trophy fee, rifle or bow hunt, number of days, taxidermy fees, accommodations, amenities and services available.
Moose Hunting Season
Check the state for specific dates, regulations and requirements.
Trophy Bull Moose and Cow Meat Hunts
Male moose have massive antlers that make impressive trophies, reaching lengths of 60″ to 80″ inches across. These antlers, when held on their own, can weigh 45 pounds. They have large, powerful bodies with very thick necks. Like elks, moose shed the antlers each year, typically in the Spring, and then new, larger ones grow back.
Moose are the largest of the deer family, usually much bigger than even most elk. They can range between 5 and 6.5 feet high, when measured at the shoulder, and their weight runs between 625 pounds and 1,800 pounds.
A mooses coat is light brown in the summer months, but the head, neck and body darken, as do the mooses legs and belly in the winter. The winter coat is heavier and much more dense than the summer coat, providing protection against the cold.
Native Habitats and Countries
Moose are native to Europe, Asia and North America, giving them a huge range. They live in a wide variety of areas, from lakes, rivers and wetlands to mountain forests to alpine meadows. Moose need habitats with lots of grass, bark, forbs and trees, as they can eat as much as 30 pounds of food a day.
Like many elk, moose tend to be most active at dawn and dusk. They are also migratory, living in the mountains in the spring and summer, then heading for the valleys in the winter.
Moose are mainly solitary animals, but males and females come together in September and October to breed. Hunting during rut is often successful, as the males are distracted.