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As some of you know, my dad drew this tag. First off, thanks to those of you who have offered information regarding this hunt. I do have a few questions for those of you who have spent time in this unit.

1. Our biggest concern right now is determining private vs public ground. Specifically, trying to specify what parcels are owned by Salt Lake County and what parcels are owned by private individuals. I believe we are ok to hunt county property. If you have any good resources you would be willing to share I would appreciate some insight. I understand this is a public forum and if you choose to PM, we will adhere to any requests you have in regard to sharing information.

2. My understanding is that because much of this unit is Salt Lake County watershed that the use of horses is pretty limited. In your opinion is there any value in trying use horses on this unit?

3. Are there any biologists, Forest Service, etc. contacts that you would recommend speaking with in regard to this hunt?

4. This is the first moose hunt any we have been on. Any suggestions from those of you who have hunted moose before would be greatly appreciated.
 

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As some of you know, my dad drew this tag. First off, thanks to those of you who have offered information regarding this hunt. I do have a few questions for those of you who have spent time in this unit.

1. Our biggest concern right now is determining private vs public ground. Specifically, trying to specify what parcels are owned by Salt Lake County and what parcels are owned by private individuals. I believe we are ok to hunt county property. If you have any good resources you would be willing to share I would appreciate some insight. I understand this is a public forum and if you choose to PM, we will adhere to any requests you have in regard to sharing information.

2. My understanding is that because much of this unit is Salt Lake County watershed that the use of horses is pretty limited. In your opinion is there any value in trying use horses on this unit?

3. Are there any biologists, Forest Service, etc. contacts that you would recommend speaking with in regard to this hunt?

4. This is the first moose hunt any we have been on. Any suggestions from those of you who have hunted moose before would be greatly appreciated.
Never hunted one, but growing up in Maine we used to throw rocks at them from behind some big trees, they just stand there trying to figure out what's going on and eventually walk away. Yes, they are that dumb, so once you find one all you need to do is pull the trigger. Matter of fact, it may look at you and just keep standing there or even lay down in some bushes acting annoyed. I have ran into them several times from this side of the mountain on over to Parley's summit area. Good luck 'hunting' them.
 

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Dumb? Maybe.Had one chase me all over Christmas Meadows one year,seemed I was fishing in his stream.Thank goodness I was young and found a good sturdy tree.:shock:
 
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Dumb? Maybe.Had one chase me all over Christmas Meadows one year,seemed I was fishing in his stream.Thank goodness I was young and found a good sturdy tree.:shock:
They will certainly do that and trample you if they can, one of the few big game animals in North America that will confront a hunter rather than run the other direction.
 

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As some of you know, my dad drew this tag. First off, thanks to those of you who have offered information regarding this hunt. I do have a few questions for those of you who have spent time in this unit.

1. Our biggest concern right now is determining private vs public ground. Specifically, trying to specify what parcels are owned by Salt Lake County and what parcels are owned by private individuals. I believe we are ok to hunt county property. If you have any good resources you would be willing to share I would appreciate some insight. I understand this is a public forum and if you choose to PM, we will adhere to any requests you have in regard to sharing information.

2. My understanding is that because much of this unit is Salt Lake County watershed that the use of horses is pretty limited. In your opinion is there any value in trying use horses on this unit?

3. Are there any biologists, Forest Service, etc. contacts that you would recommend speaking with in regard to this hunt?

4. This is the first moose hunt any we have been on. Any suggestions from those of you who have hunted moose before would be greatly appreciated.
Look up some of my posts from last year on the trail cam pics I got on that unit moose on cam is what the title is I think and all my pics are on public ground. I am hunting the same area for elk and deer and scouting right now they are all still there saw ten moose in the canyon two weeks ago. Let me know and I can help you out happily nobody wants to see that tag go to waste.
 

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We had two bulls come right through our camp last year; the second stopped 6' from my son as we were packing my Muley in the coolers. Thankfully he had a tree between them!

Too bad the bull ran off when I made a bit of noise, that would have been an easy pack-out!
 

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We had two bulls come right through our camp last year; the second stopped 6' from my son as we were packing my Muley in the coolers. Thankfully he had a tree between them!

Too bad the bull ran off when I made a bit of noise, that would have been an easy pack-out!
What would have been your excuse to shoot it had it not ran away? We are to make every effort to avoid situations like that.
 

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What would have been your excuse to shoot it had it not ran away? We are to make every effort to avoid situations like that.
sorry, a bit more clarification...for those that may need it.

if the bull got aggressive towards my son who was only 6' away, eg. going on the attack

the REASON would have been to protect my son. again, we didn't want that to happen at all but to be sure it would have dropped had it gone that way. and an immediate call in to the authorities as to the events.
 

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Thank you for your replies.
 
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