This year has been a crappy year for weather and if it turns out to be a wet and windy hunting season you can forget about calling moose. In fact, you may need to rethink your hunting area and method of hunting unless your used to hunting in the rain and wind.
Creeks turning into rivers overnight.
Trails turning into bottomless muck holes.
Dry swamps turning into a lake, I am not kidding, I have seen this happen several times.
Trying to keep dry or drying your clothes at night in a small tent is almost impossible. The good news is most hunters will spend the day in their tent and there will be very few people on the trail or hunting.
As bad as this sounds there are several things you can do to get an animal.
If your method of hunting is calling, you might consider stalking, moose canít hear in the rain so itís easy to sneak up on them, or try still hunting. In some areas you have only 15 days moose season. If you get rained out of your area there is no time to figure out where to go. I would also have a 2nd or 3rd backup hunting area.
If you hunt from a boat, rain can be your friend, opening up rivers and back water sloughs that are extremely shallow on a normal year. If you know of a river with lots of moose and you canít hunt because of the low water, this may be your year to hunt it.
I not trying to scare you, itís just that in the last several years we have had very dry hunting seasons and most hunters are not prepared for several days of rain and hi water much less snow at the higher elevation.