So I was up hunting my DM920 permit from 13-20 sep, the weather was piss poor it was either heavy rain, windy, or snowing sometimes all 3 at once. the weather staayed the same throughout the hunt, we only had like 2 days where the weather was descent and it was only descent for either a few hours in morning or evening. The best calm cool morning provided a bull moose by camp that a few rafters were stalking.
Anyhow we hiked all around found numerous tracks and sign called and called but never got a responce (one we heard anyway). Over all it was dishearting hunt,moose wise, we did get jumped by a cow and calf being chased by 3 grey wolves in a willow thicket which allone was pretty cool to see (didnt get a shot at wolves)
Anyhow my question and really would like other peoples opinion on is, was the weather the key factor, my hunting partner and I came to a polite disagreement, I said the moose were still around but not vocal and moving because the weather was bad and they must be holding up in timber and thickets, my partner says he thinks the moose all moved out of the area. Looking at the harvest reports for the permit area I found 90% of the moose that were harvested in past years where taken between the 12 a-23 sep. That is why we selected the dates of our hunt.
It was a great time regardless I do plan on putting in for the hunt another time and would like to learn from this experience. I guess thats why we call it hunting and not shooting