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    Default Fairbanks area Anyone seen any moose on the road from fairbanks south

    Ok so I came up to fairbanks and tried to fill my dm783 tag in october and spent 4 days hitting it hard but never even seen a moose, and for as much hiking and brush beating as we did we seen very little sign. I'd like to try and come back up and see if I can fill my tag. The hunt is from just outside fairbanks down the Richardson highway to banner creek. And it is within a half mile of either side of the road. I'm hoping that maybe the snow has pushed some moose into the area. But before I make the 10 hour drive north again it would be great to hear that there are at least some moose sighted.
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    yes, seems to be a few more on the west side of road thouhg...

    evening is better for seeing on the road...

    plus there are a couple of woodcutting AO's in that area that road is "open" (please use that word very loosely- as you need 4 whl drive, and chains be good idea... as well as a cell phone with VERY good friend's phone number)

    Good luck,

    Chris

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    I was flying this week and saw about 30 on the flats behind fort wainwright to North Pole . The snow hasn't moved them much the numbers have been the same on the flats for the last 90 days or so hope this helps .

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    I've been seeing quite a few more moose around lately. I put in for that tag each year and would love to hunt it. Seems like it would be a slam dunk. Just gotta get here and get out there at first light.

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    I also have DM783, Tony, and after hunting it last fall I don't think I'm ever going to apply for it again. I spent a ton of time looking for moose and I didn't see a single one. That tag seems great at face value. Extremely long season, easy access, and any moose whatsoever is legal. The harvest rates tell a different story though. Success last year was only 27% for people that actually hunted, and only one bull was taken. Sorry I don't have any intel for you Tony; just wanted to show you're not alone in being disappointed with that tag.

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    I had the same tag last year. I spent 4 days in October without seeing a single moose, which I thought at the time was probably due to the rut just wrapping up and nothing had moved back close to the highway yet. I then spent 3 days in January with only 3 spotted. Unfortunately, the wind through that area (between Salcha and Delta) keeps the snow to a minimum, so the moose I was able to locate I couldn't get close enough to loose an arrow. There was so much dead brush on the ground that it was impossible to make a quiet stalk, and the closest I could get was around 80 yards. Almost made me wish I had taken up black powder....
    Good luck to you if you do go this month. Hopefully, the weather will agree with you and not be in the usual -40 range

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    seen two cows yesterday right on the road..

    they seemed to have stayed there for quite a while, due to the fact still there three houirs later..

    just south of moose creek bluff/creek.. befoer Eielson main gate

    Chris

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    Thanks guys for the replies if I come back up I'll be coming up closer to the end of the season in February it sounds like there are at least some moose being seen around there.

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