Alaska is by far the best state for moose hunting. Second place belongs to Maine, and after that you might look at Idaho and Washington. Moose hunting is expensive wherever you go, costing thousands of dollars and sometimes exceeding $20,000.
Which states allow moose hunting?
Moose seasons were open in 11 of the Lower 48 states: Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, Minnesota, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Overall, 6,213 moose were harvested by legal hunters south of the Canadian border in the 2000-2001 hunting season.
What state is the easiest to get a moose tag?
Draw odds from 10%-25% are not uncommon in Idaho, which is truly astounding compared to many other western states that can easily take 20+ years to draw a Shiras moose tag. With drawing odds often better than 1 in 10, applying for Shiras moose in Idaho is a no-brainer.
What lower 48 state has the most moose?
Maine is home to the highest population of moose in the Lower 48, estimated at up to 70,000 animals.
What does moose taste like?
Moose doesn’t taste like chicken! The meat is very dense, and because all their fat is stored between the hide and the muscle the meat is very, very lean. It tastes like its habitat — moose eat a lot of willow, so to me it tastes like willow buds smell in the spring. It has a strong “gamey” taste, most people say.
How many moose can you kill in Idaho?
Answer: You can harvest one male and one female moose in Idaho under the current rules.
What states can you buy over the counter moose tags?
In Alaska, tags for caribou and moose can be purchased over the counter and both species can often be targeted on the same hunt. Hunters who are frustrated by the low probability of ever drawing a moose tag in the Lower 48 should consider Alaska. But, remember, a DIY Alaska hunt requires a lot of pre-trip planning.