Ok, after a few time consuming pm's I still have no responses to my pressing questions. Maybe they think it's a joke, but it is far from it. I drew an anterless tag for DM 408. If I cannot find a cow to my liking in this area I might as well give up hunting. But I am no expert moose field dresser, I have dressed moose in the past but not from start to finish and that was years ago. The "critical" parts were taken care of for me. Basically I am not confortable doing this by myself. There are a few people trying to spoon feed me advice but I am not buying it, mainly family that wants to go on the hunt.
This leads me to properly bleeding a moose. Some of the people I have talked to think the only way to shoot a moose is behind the ear. After the moose is down it's time to come-along the monsterous animal up a tree to bleed it. "No blood what so ever should touch the meat," is what I hear. "Your hands should never ever be bloody when dressing a moose." From the sites I have read they claim a lung or heart shot basically bleed the animal for you. I am begining to think the entire "come-along the animal up a sapling" is a deer roots thing.
So watcha think? Ear shot then come-along the moose up a tree? Or lung shot, dress, bag, and then head home? And most improtantly, WHY?