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I've been looking into Quebec's Moose hunting opportunities and was looking at harvest reports.

Question is Am I reading them correctly??

Total moose harvest 2009 is 27,108

Bow - 1007
Crossbow - 2661
Muzzle - 207
Rifle - 23,215 WOW!!
Shotgun - 18

These moose numbers are more than all big game combined in NB. Again if anyone is interested in checking out the numbers and letting me know if they read them the same, it would be greatly apprecieated.

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Tim
 

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Tim,

you are reading correctly, Zones 1 to 5 probably yielding most of the harvest, and then over in Central zones and the Abitibi regions with good harvest as well would think?

The ''reserve faunique de Matane'', a government controled wildlife reserve through SÉPAQ (they have quite a few controlled access reserves like that in Quebec) is home to the highest density of moose in North America.

They have no natural predators up there (no black bears!)

I've been considering a hunt over the border (one hour drive for me...) for a few years now. The biggest hurdle seems to be finding a territory that is not jealously guarded by a local posse.

If we think Crown Land hunting tends to get complicated in NB, I know some portions of the Gaspé Peninsula have downright turf wars to protect ''their'' spots...

I guess it would be a matter of going the extra mile and go in a less accessible spot to be left alone.....kinda what I do here in NB come to think of it LOL!

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Tim,

you are reading correctly, Zones 1 to 5 probably yielding most of the harvest, and then over in Central zones and the Abitibi regions with good harvest as well would think?

The ''reserve faunique de Matane'', a government controled wildlife reserve through SÉPAQ (they have quite a few controlled access reserves like that in Quebec) is home to the highest density of moose in North America.

They have no natural predators up there (no black bears!)

I've been considering a hunt over the border (one hour drive for me...) for a few years now. The biggest hurdle seems to be finding a territory that is not jealously guarded by a local posse.

If we think Crown Land hunting tends to get complicated in NB, I know some portions of the Gaspé Peninsula have downright turf wars to protect ''their'' spots...

I guess it would be a matter of going the extra mile and go in a less accessible spot to be left alone.....kinda what I do here in NB come to think of it LOL!

Good luck.
You'd have to be dropped by plane, just driving to a spot can be azardeous lol

My next door neighbour has been living in Quebec, Lac St-Jean for 30 years, bought a cottage on a lake,
his driveway is the same as his neighbour, they work together, Millitary Base, the only road to go where he wants to go and hunt,
his neighbour, friend, co-worker, buddies all year long, gather every weekend for BBQ's etc..hunts before it,
come Moose season tells him he was the enemey
and not to pass on his hunting territory to go to his, cause he'd shoot him,, like he said,, "He probably would"

So now he's got a cottage, good hunting spot,, no way to access it lol

Still want to go hunt in Quebec?? lol
 

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I hunt Gaspe every year since 2002. Had a chance at a bull every year.. Some misses and some killed. Started going in Bow season since the number of guys was crazy in gun season. Even now in bow season it can be nuts.

Lots of territory in Bow season if a guy wants to get off his arse.
 

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Thanks for the quick responses guys!!! I still am astonished at the total number of moose killed. That is simply amazing. I agree that bow season is definitely the time to go. It appears to be a relatively cheap hunt for moose. Rough it a little in the bush and self guide yourself. I will continue the research and see what I can come up with for a plan of attack. Thanks again guys and if you can provide any further helpful information that would be truly appreciated.

Best of Luck in your hunting adventures

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Thanks for the quick responses guys!!! I still am astonished at the total number of moose killed. That is simply amazing. I agree that bow season is definitely the time to go. It appears to be a relatively cheap hunt for moose. Rough it a little in the bush and self guide yourself. I will continue the research and see what I can come up with for a plan of attack. Thanks again guys and if you can provide any further helpful information that would be truly appreciated.

Best of Luck in your hunting adventures

Tim
If you're ever interested in having a couple of hunt nuts in your party (me and Moosebuck), we're game for anything.

We solemnly hereby declare that we are not axe murderers LOL!
 

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Sounds Great Bullseye. I know it wont be this season but will definitely be next season during the bow/crossbow. I just found out 2 discs in my neck are messed up and will be waiting for the operation dates. Soon to be bionic neck..LOL I'll email any and all information I find on the hunt and we'll go from there.

My Best

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allo! there fellow new brunswick hunters, i"ve hunted moose a couple of times with a fella from work that owns a camp in the murdochville area , he use to work there in the mining industry, i believe it's in zone 1.moose hunting is excellent with several sightings ,you can basically hold back and pick and choose what you want,can't do that here in new-brunswick ,3 days hunting goes by pretty quick!!the only thing i've noticed is when they see a new-brunswick plate on a truck ,they give you one dirty look!the people there are not very friendly!even if you try talking to them and by the way i am perfectly bilingual!!!just to be on the safe side try to stick with somebody local it might help a little ,lol....
 

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Yes your numbers are right, I hunt Zone 1 of Quebec every year, zone 1 results are right around 50 % success, last year over 20000 permits sold and It reqiures 2 tags(permits) per animal, and I think the result for zone 1 was over 5000 animals therefor that would use 10000 tags Half of the hunters.. I havent had any luck in 3 years but 8 consecutive years before that were great!!
One thing Qc. does not require non residents to have a guide. Myself with my dad hunt the same area with 6 others and dad started there 35 years ago.. We are in a somewhat calm area.. but I do know of places where I would not go for a drive during the moose season...If I could help you guys out just ask.. Rodney.
 
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