Several years ago, I had to find a new hunting area because F&G changed the regulation.
I had no problem finding a good hunting area with lots of tracks and I would call in several bulls. I could not kill an animal, they were just to smart for me.
I went back to my hunting books, talked to several people and still could not connect with a bull. I did not know what I was doing wrong. Looking over a map of the area and thinking about my last hunt, I realized, I really did not know what I was doing wrong. I started making notes of everything I knew about the area, hunting methods, and moose behavior in early and late hunting season. It was apparant, I had several problems and I needed to change my method of hunting. We now take one or two moose every year.
I came up with a list of six mistakes. Here is a list of five of my mistakes. Can you guess what the sixth mistake was?
Not covering enough country.
Improper use of calls.
Watching openings at the wrong time.
Hunting the timber incorrectly.
Unable to see moose.