It is the largest subspecies of the moose family that inhabits the Mackenzie Mountains (Alces alces gigas) the Alaska-Yukon Moose. Non-resident hunters take only about 50 moose a year and there are no confirmed numbers as to total of population. On average hunters spend about 5 days hunting for moose and trophy qualities are tremendous. The average antler spread has been recorded continually around 60 inches and record book moose are taken yearly.
Moose hunting season in the Mackenzies opens September 1st, and therefore all moose hunting takes place during the rut, which starts around the 5th to 8th of September.