All the lakes and rivers combined with marshes and fresh grasses growing in logged areas have created a perfect habitat for Moose. Not only can they be found in great numbers, meat from our Moose taste better than in the far north because they do not sustain themselves solely on pine needles. In our area they have grass, leaves and bark from young softwood trees. If your Moose is hung quickly and field dressed correctly, you will be able to fill your freezer up with meat that taste like high-grade free-range beef.
The Moose in our area are known as the Eastern Strain. Bulls can reach 1300 pounds or even more but it's very rare to see Moose in the 1500-pound range. The Chapleau area is also known for White Moose, which is referred to as the Armstrong Strain. Law protects them but it's still a great thrill to spot one.