Moose Types

Lady Hunter in AZ

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I know there are 4 types of Moose. The shirrah moose is the only one that I know that is in some parts of Utah and Colorado. Can you please tell what the other names are and where they are located at and which is the biggest. I am just curious.
 

BuzzH

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I dont know of four, but Boone and Crockett recognizes three sub-species. Shiras, which are found in Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, etc. Canadian moose, found you guessed it, in Canada. The Alaska/Yukon moose found in Northern Canada and AK.

Dont know of any others.
 

Moosie

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There is an Elusive HuntTalk.com Moose. He's hard to get a tag for But I hear he makes a great "MOUNT" :D :D

Seriousley though.. I only know of the 3 aswell..... HUmmmm I know that the Alaskan Moose is High on my list.... I sure wouldn't mine Bagging one of them !!!!!
 

ROCKYMTNELKSTALKER

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Can't help much either, the only moose i've heard of are the one's already mentioned and that includes the elusive, yet terribly ugly OSCAR MOOSE.hehehe j/k.

Good luck!
 

Twofingers_under

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From largest to least:

1. Alaska/Yukon; Alaska, the Yukon and south western Northwest Territory; 70+ inch spreads & 1800 lbs max

2. Canadian; most of the rest of interior Canada; 60+ inch spreads & 1500 lbs max

3. Shiras; Rocky Mountain region; 50+ inch spreads & 1300 lbs

4. Labrador; Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and parts of Ontario; 45+ inch spreads & 1200 lbs
 

Bill Hefner

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I took a Newfoundland moose back in '96 that had a nice 53-1/2" spread (see photo under Moosie's new family of photos section at the top of the page. It's toward the end of pg. #3).

I got it within the first 7 minutes of the first morning of the hunt. Then I was in bed for the rest of the week with an intestinal virus!
 
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