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Snow shelter as hunting blind

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Was reading the comments on a YT vid one of the comments was for moose hunting they use the snow shelter as a hunting blind was wondering if you shoot the moose then dive back in will he still get you if he’s charging?

 

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First, understand that I haven't hunted a moose since this last update dropped... so their behavior may have changed.  It used to be that the most reliable protection was to place a campfire between yourself and the moose.  If the moose charged, it would then turn around and run away from you when it reached the fire.

Other tips:  1) Before starting to hunt, make sure you're at full health and wearing whatever clothing you have that has the highest defense value (warmth is secondary in this case).  2) Use a long-range weapon (rifle or bow) 3) Approach the moose as much as possible from behind cover and, if possible, set yourself up on a tree or ledge where the moose cannot easily path towards you. 4) Take your best shot from a long to mid-range distance.  If the moose cannot see you take the shot, they often run away rather than charge.  If they charge, be ready to take a second shot because the easiest time to get the head shot (and critical hit) is as they are charging towards you.  Duck behind your campfire if you miss (apologies though if this last part no longer works - at least in full health and with good protective clothing, you should survive the stomping).

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1 minute ago, UpUpAway95 said:

Duck behind your campfire if you miss (apologies though if this last part no longer works - at least in full health and with good protective clothing, you should survive the stomping).

That is true - the campfire no longer works, a moose will run right through it to greet you.

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Hunting blinds have never been a safe spot.  Wolves, bears, (confirmed) and most likely moose (unconfirmed) will drag you out and tear you a new one.

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I always hunted like the olden days.....Trek through woods, search for quarry, locate safe{ish} ground of opportunity such as a high spot, boulder, or behind multiple trees, wait for the shot, take it, follow up another shot if possible, then start following the blood trail....rinse and repeat as necessary. 

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On 1/3/2020 at 10:53 AM, MrWolf said:

That is true - the campfire no longer works, a moose will run right through it to greet you.

Good to know, I've been wondering. So that about does it.. they've made all dangerous animals unafraid of fire. Just the way nature intended?

There is a technique that still allows campfires to scare off wolves, although it's a bit more involved than just lighting a fire. Bears never cared and still don't. Moose now join the bear club. I haven't hunted a moose since the update. Good times ahead.

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Do Hunting Blinds even protect you from wind? Aren't they called Hunting Blinds for a reason. A place to wait for an animal to bleed out?

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