Shiras Moose Hunts

The Shiras moose is the smallest in body and antlers of the North American types of moose.  Named after George Shiras III who described these moose during his explorations in the Yellowstone Area in the early 1900’s, they are found in Southeast British Columbia, Southwest Alberta and parts of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.  A trophy bull will have a spread between 40-50 inches with some bigger. Now is a good time to kill a Shiras Moose that ranks high in the record books.  In the United States, most Shiras moose hunts require someone to be very lucky and draw a tag, although we can offer hunts through landowner and conservation tags.  In Canada, our outfitters have allocated tags, making planning a hunt very easy.  


Choosing the best Shiras Moose Hunt!

Rifle, muzzleloader or archery? Horseback or on foot? Lodge or spike out? There are lots of choices. Legacy Outdoors can tailor a hunt to suit almost anyone. So, whatever your abilities are, after a discussion, we can find the perfect hunt for you. No matter what kind of moose hunt you’re looking for we got you covered.

Best Times to Hunt Shiras Moose!

Shiras moose hunts typically occur from September through November. Bulls start rutting in early September and continue well into October and calling, as well as spot and stalk, are very effective options throughout this period. Late October into November can be very good as well – this is when the leaves fall off and spotting bulls in their willow thickets becomes much easier. It all depends when you want to go as oftentimes seasons are long.

Best Places to Hunt Shiras Moose!

Tags are often hard to come by, but some states do have better opportunities than others such as Idaho which has reasonable draw odds. Moose are a vulnerable species, and often a hotspot will only be a hotspot for only a few years. We study constantly by both research with fish and game departments and talking to outfitters, as well as boots on the ground. We don’t want a hard to draw tag to go to waste for anyone. Canada offers guaranteed tags for Shiras Moose and offers the best opportunity for those who don’t have many points for lower 48 draws. No matter where you want to hunt Shiras moose, we’ve got you covered.

Canada Shiras Moose Hunts

British Columbia is a top trophy producer with hunts also available in Alberta. We offer several methods of moose hunting including horseback, fly-in, cabin accommodations, spike camp set-ups, etc. British Columbia is an excellent place to do a combination hunt – elk, mountain caribou, mountain goat, black bear, stone sheep, and wolf can all be added. A hunt in Canada will promise to be an adventure!

United States Lower 48 Shiras Moose Hunts

We offer hunts in the lower 48 including in Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, Utah. Some tremendous bulls have been taken as of late. While tags are hard to come by there are opportunities and we know the best. If you are looking for a great shiras moose hunt, give us a call or fill out the form below and let us help you find the perfect shiras moose hunt for you.

If you are looking for a great shiras moose hunt, give us a call or fill out the form below and let us help you find the perfect shiras moose hunt for you.

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