The Moose is the largest species of deer (class 8). It can be hunted in the Layton Lake District, Medved Taiga National Park, and Yukon Valley. In Te Awaroa, a thought-extinct moose can be hunted and photographed in the final story mission.
Moose are the largest species in the deer family (the largest moose live in Alaska) and are easily distinguished by their long legs, head, and snout, as well as their large shovel-like (palmated) antlers. Their fur is typically dark brown, grey and sometimes black. Males feature a dewlap, which is a fatty piece of skin under the chin. Moose are commonly found in most of the Northern Hemisphere and thrive in temperate and subarctic climates. These large herbivores are most abundant in coniferous forests intermixed with an abundance of lakes and wetlands. They also thrive in areas abundant with willow and aspen. During the summer moose will feed on aquatic vegetation before returning to their less nutritious winter diet of pine needles and twigs. They often reach an impressive height of 2 m (6.9 ft) and weigh between 200 - 500 kg (440 - 1080 lb), Moose are herbivores and solitary animals that are rarely found in groups or herds. Although they are often slow-moving and calm animals, they can easily become aggressive if startled or threatened. When hunting moose, shot placement is essential as they are very tough and surprisingly nimble.
|Behaviour||Docile, but easily defensive|
|Habitat||Prefer coniferous forests and wetlands|
|Senses||Great sense of smell and good hearing|
|Active||During dusk and dawn|
|Weapon Class 8, Moose Caller, Moose Scent|
|Difficulty||1 (Trivial) - 5 (Medium)|
Need Zone Times
Need zone times are identical in all three reserves the moose is home to (Layton Lake District, Medved Taiga National Park and Yukon Valley).
|00:00 - 05:30||Resting|
|05:00 - 09:30||Feeding|
|09:00 - 13:30||Drinking|
|13:00 - 17:30||Resting|
|17:00 - 21:30||Feeding|
|21:00 - 00:30||Resting|
|Red - Kills immediately|
|Blue - Kills very quick|
|Orange - Kills slowly|
|No Color - Unlikely to kill|
Recommended Hunting Equipment
- Any 12GA and 10GA shotgun loaded with slugs
Bows and Crossbows
There are 14 ammunition that give full integrity bonus on Moose.
- 8 Rifle Ammo
- 2 Shotgun ammo
- 1 Handgun ammo
- 3 Archery ammo
Trivia and Patches
- Part of the animals huntable on the release day of the game.
- Mission : BEATTY #4: clarified the trophy score requirement for the moose. (Patch 1.13) [October 26, 2017]
- Fixed Thoracic Spine shots on Moose. (Patch 1.14) [Nov 8, 2017]
- A number of animation and visual improvements on Lion, Siberian Musk Deer, Bison and Moose. (Patch 1.36) [June 25, 2019]
- Fixed missing legacy Moose racks. (Patch 1.40) [Aug 20, 2019]
- The mocha fur variant can be found as part of a mission in the Te Awaroa National Park