Moose Subspecies in North Amercia
Moose in North America
Moose in North America tend to be darker in color around their faces and legs than their European cousins and tend to weigh more in both body mass and antlers. Antlers of North American bulls are more palmated than European moose as well. The three moose subspecies in North America are the Alaska-Yukon moose; the Canada moose (Western and Eastern); and the Shiras moose.
The Alaska Yukon Moose is the largest moose subspecies AND of any antlered game in the world! They are giants. Located between Alaska and Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon is a world-class hunting destination for Alaska Yukon moose. The moose-to-human ratio in the Yukon is 2 to one and their population is steady to increasing.
*If you’re an American, by the way, you can hunt moose in Alaska on your own!
In North America, the Canada moose subspecies is exceeded in size only by the Alaska-Yukon subspecies. The antlers of Western Canada moose are large and massive. The general color is a rusty brown. But can be almost black as well. The moose is North America’s largest deer and grows the largest antlers.
We also have Newfoundland moose hunts available for Eastern Canada moose. These bulls aren’t very big, but it’s a fun, high success hunt out of a remote lodge. Hunters going for their North American 29 need this hunt to complete their slam.
*Our British Columbia hunt is one of the only over-the-counter Shiras moose hunts available.