Big whitetails are a given in the Edmonton Bow Zone, but let’s not forget about their giant cousins, North America’s largest big game, the moose!
WHEN BOWHUNTERS TALK about a November hunt in Alberta’s bowhunting-only zones, rutting whitetails instantly become the topic of conversation. Having lived in and bowhunted the Edmonton Bow Zone for the past 17 years, I can hardly disagree.
However, the truth is that the primarily agricultural lands making up this world famous archery zone bordering Alberta’s capitol city also harbors a healthy moose population. Although I’ve taken dozens of whitetails within 30 minutes of my home in Edmonton, I’ve slso been fortunate in being able to put a moose in the freezer most seasons. What makes hunting this area so great is that you can be sitting on a whitetail stand and a moose can just as easily stroll by, unaware that he’s totally in the wrong picture!