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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Butler / Moshannon Pa
Every guide I ever talked with in Newfoundland did not like guiding bow hunters. They felt if the called a moose in to 100 yards, they did their job, it’s the hunter’s job to kill it. A guide wants to find his hunter a good bull, kill it, and be done for the week. I’ve seen a half dozen hunters carry both gun and bow....every one of them picked up the rifle when it was time to shoot. Two of them had the bull at 20-30 yards. I was hunting at a camp in 2010 when a young fella from State College killed a 6 point with his bow. The guide videoed the whole thing.
Nearly every outfitter will welcome bowhunters, as they want the bookings. If I was serious about bow hunting moose, I’d try to find an outfitter who specializes in bow hunts. I’m not aware of any, but they’re probably out there.
You would also nearly have to book the last week of September, first week of October, to capitalize on the peak of the moose rut.