Hey guys I am new to moose hunting but my dad and I just booked our first self guided moose hunt out of bethel, sept 15-25. From my understanding we are going to be flown in on a float plane so it is going to be a lake hunt. I originally had in mind of going with a ridge top hunt but was talked out of it due to all the work to carry a moose back up to the ridge. My original plan was to call, sit and glass. However now I am afraid that the ground is not going to have any elevation to it, making my original strategy ineffective. We will have access to a raft. How would you go about learning the area and hunting it for moose? I know when I get there I will want to walk around checking everything out
But after reading, it sounds like this may be a bad idea due to contaminating the area with scent. How would you recommend hunting on a hunt like this?
Also are there common patterns for moose? For example a deer may be feeding on a white oak tree and these are often best to hunt at night? Any favorite plants that moose like to eat? Where do they like to bed?
Lots of questions but I am a moose rookie!