Moose rutting behavior and vocalization. A hunter’s guide to getting in close. Part 4 – Post Rut.
The post-rut stage is an excellent time to connect with a trophy bull moose. This final stage of the moose rut generally occurs after October 10 and can be action packed, with many bulls answering your calls. Fewer cows are receptive during this period and therefore less are calling for suitors. I generally call the same as I do during the pre-rut and main rut weeks, but do make some changes.
I lessen the amount of aggressive bull grunts and shoulder blade rubbing in my calling sequence during this stage. Many of the big bulls will be injured slightly and exhausted from their earlier rutting activities. Fatigued bulls may be reluctant to commit, or may even shy away from aggressive grunting and blade rubbing challenges on the brush. I find that it is best to call mainly in the voice of a lone cow with no other suitors around, until you have the bull fully committed.
Remember that when you are calling during the post-rut, a number of bulls may have broken or severely damaged antlers. Many mature bulls fight so intensely that their massive antlers will have broken points and in some cases will be missing entirely from one side. This can result in the bulls being less aggressive. Weather can also have an influence on the success of your post rut moose hunt, and conditions can be adverse to say the least.
In conclusion, the techniques I have shared with you in these blog posts do not guarantee a sure thing, but rather are observations and determinations that I have made over a lifetime of moose hunting and guiding. Please always remember that some of the aforementioned calling techniques may encourage aggressive behavior from a bull moose, so always be cautious.
I hope you have enjoyed these moose hunting tips and we certainly welcome any comments you might have.
Good luck on your next moose hunting adventure!
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- Moose rutting behavior and vocalization. A hunter’s guide to getting in close. Part 1.
- Moose rutting behavior and vocalization. A hunter’s guide to getting in close. Part 2 – Pre-Rut.
- Moose rutting behavior and vocalization. A hunter’s guide to getting in close. Part 3 – Main Rut.
- Moose rutting behavior and vocalization. A hunter’s guide to getting in close. Part 4 – Post-Rut.