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Newfoundland Moose Hunts - Things to Consider




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Newfoundland moose hunts are quite possibly the best value going for a high success big game hunt. Many hunters drive and take the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. Moose meat is a delicacy and driving allows you to bring all the meat home conveniently and cost effectively. If you fly, we can also put you in contact with a company that uses refrigerated trucks to bring the meat back to the US and drops it off at various cities.

Newfoundland has a multitude of outfitters to choose from. Prices vary a good bit and in many cases the cost of the hunt does not reflect the services provided. There are basically two kinds of camps - vehicle accessed lodge or cabins and remote camps accessed by float planes and in some cases boats or atv’s.

Lodging is normally nicer at the vehicle accessible hunts. The remote camps are usually more basic wooden structures with fewer amenities and in some cases are wall tents.

Generally speaking, moose numbers and quality are better at the remote camps. Consider that hunting is done on Crown land which means that the resident hunters can hunt it too. The Newfies love to hunt and love moose meat. They tend to hunt close to the roads simply because a moose that is killed close to the road is a lot less work than one killed 5 miles back in. Consequently, the lodges that are accessible via vehicles tend to compete with the local hunters for moose. With that said, many of these lodges still continue to post success rates over 90%.

Which is right for you? If you want the comforts of home and killing a 40 inch bull isn’t your goal, consider a vehicle accessible lodge. If you want better odds of seeing more moose and bigger bulls and can do without all the bells and whistles of a lodge, then a remote camp is the better choice.

Remote camps - Here are some things to consider.

Planes - does the outfitter have his own planes or rely on using a charter service? Outfitters having their own planes aren’t reliant on fitting into a charter companies schedule. Keep in mind that no-fly days due to fog or wind are a real possibility.

How many camps do they have? Some outfitters have remote operations but run only one or a few camps. More is better as outfitters with a lot of camps can rest some each year and allow the numbers and quality to improve. Outfitters with only a few camps, hunt them year after year.

Guiding - is it 1×1 (1 hunter per guide) or 2×1 (2 hunters per guide). Some hunters like to hunt 2×1 but the odds are better if each hunter has his own guide. An added bonus is more guides come in handy when it’s time to pack out.

Is the camp a cabin based hunt or out of a tent?

Cook - is there a camp cook or are the guides doing the cooking? Having a dedicated cook is preferred over having a guide doing the cooking but to some people this isn’t a major issue.

Facilities - is there running water, hot water, shower and indoor toilet? You’d be surprised at how many have no indoor toilets or showers.

Electric - is there a generator?

Heat - most will be wood stove heat.

Communication - does the outfitter have VHF radios, cell or satellite phones?

Do they have meat storage facilities?

Do they have motorized boats?

Are you expected to help pack out animals?

How many hunters are in camp at one time and how many hunters are taken per year at each camp?

Vehicle accessible lodge / cabins

Look over the points above as some to pertain to these camps as well. Choosing a vehicle accessed lodge hunt is easier because many of the amenity issues that remote camps have are not an issue with lodge hunts. Another advantage is that unlike an airplane, a truck or ATV can get you to camp even when it’s foggy and windy.

Please keep the above information in mind when you read over what is provided in the Newfoundland hunts we offer. We are confident that we can provide you the best in a remote camp hunt and the best in a vehicle accessed lodge hunt.

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Newfoundland Moose – Hunt #67-MO1




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This outfitter has a long track record of proven success in Southwest and East Central Newfoundland. He operates multiple remote camps accessed by his own planes.

Fly-in hunts - Cabins are wood structures with generator power, refrigerators, freezers, propane stove, flush toilets, showers, wood heat and two beds per bedroom. Camps also have meat houses, boats, canoes and ATV’s.

Two camps can accommodate 4 hunters and one can take 6 as long as they are all from the same group. A full-time cook is at each camp.

In recent years, the success rate on bull moose has run close to 95%. Bulls average 30-40 inches with some bigger taken each year.

Hunters may also buy a bear license for $125 and if they kill a bear, pay a $500 trophy fee. This outfitter does not offer baited bear hunts due to poor success when they tried it in the past.

Includes: license, 1×1 or 2×1 guiding, meals, lodging, transportation to from airport or hotel in Deer Lake, transportation by floatplane to and from camp, trophy and meat preparation (deboned).

Non-resident hunters must have a hunter’s education card or have a big game license from previous years.

6 Day Hunt - $4850 for 2×1 guiding or $5250 for 1×1 guiding plus 6.5% tax for either guiding option.

6 Day Late Season Hunt - $4500 for 1×1 guiding - first two weeks of November in eastern Newfoundland.

Vehicle Accessed Lodge Hunt - This hunt works for those that are looking to save some money, don’t like float planes or are not in the best physical condition.  Hunters use trucks or ATV’s. Hunters that prefer to walk a lot can also be accommodated.

This hunt is better suited for hunters not looking for a trophy bull. Either sex tags can also be obtained so that a bull or a cow can be harvested.

Includes: license, 2×1 guiding, meals, lodging, transportation to from airport or hotel in Gander, trophy and meat preparation (deboned).

6 Day Hunt - $3900 for 2×1 guiding plus 6.5% tax

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Newfoundland Moose – Hunt #67-MO2 (Trophy Hunt)




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(Same outfitter as Hunt #67-MO1). If you are looking for an exceptional bull and are the adventurous type, this is the hunt for you. These camps are very remote and utilize wall tents with wooden floors. Other amenities include wood stoves, propane stoves and generator power. No cook is on hand.

Hunters booking this hunt should be in good physical condition. Past hunters have killed some huge bulls with the average right around 48 inches and some getting into the high 50’s. Hunters typically look over a lot of bulls on this hunt and are selective in what they kill.

Includes license, 1×1 guiding, meals, transportation to from airport or hotel, floatplane or helicopter transportation during your hunt, trophy and meat preparation (deboning).

6 Day Hunt - $7500 plus 6.5% tax. Hunters may also buy a bear license for $125 and if they kill a bear, pay a $500 trophy fee. Can also be done as a trophy moose/trophy woodland caribou combo – see Hunt #67-C.

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Newfoundland Moose - Hunt #34-MO




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Hunt the northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. This outfitter has enough camps that they close several each year to rotate pressure and give areas a rest from hunting. A maximum of four hunters per camp. The  outfitter owns his own planes which allows for more flexibility in getting hunters in and out of camps.

Hunters can fly into Deer Lake Airport or can take the ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Hunters normally take the night ferry and arrive 6-8 hours later after a good night’s sleep. It is then a 5 hour drive to meet the outfitter.

All camps feature a full time cook, hot and cold running water, shower facilities, generator run electricity, meat storage facilities, motorized boats, and communications via VHF radios, cell or satellite phones. Each camp has guest bedrooms with two single beds in each room. Hunters are flown into camp on Sunday and out the following Sunday or flown in on Wednesday and out the following Wednesday. No Sunday hunting prior to the first or second Sunday of October (varies by year).

The big game hunting season in Newfoundland begins in mid-September and ends in early December for firearms with a bow hunting season beginning two weeks earlier. The opening of moose season coincides with the mating season, when the moose can usually be “called” by guides to within range of easy rifle or bow shot. Success rates are typically 95-100% on bull moose. The average antler spread runs 36″ - 40″ with some reaching into the mid-50’s. Hunters who are “meat hunting” can request the either sex tag and shoot a bull or cow.

All camps have meat houses which are used for the care of meat. The meat from successful hunts is stored in cotton game bags, tagged with hunter’s info and processing instructions and then delivered to the meat processor where hunters pick it up after the hunt.

Includes: Float plane trip; licenses and taxes; 1×1 guiding; meals; lodging; field care, packing of animal to camp and caping; transporting capes, antlers and meat to processor.  It is appreciated if hunters can help pack some of the meat to camp. For hunters that are flying into Newfoundland, they can pick you up at Deer Lake and return you to Deer Lake after the hunt - cost is $75 per hunter for the round trip.

Non-resident hunters must have a hunter’s education card or have a big game license from previous years. Minimum age to hunt is 18.

6 Day Hunt - $4950 ($1000 refunded if you are hunting with a rifle and don’t have a reasonable opportunity at a bull moose - not applicable to archery hunters.)

Can add a “stumble upon” bear hunt for $500 which includes the license. Bear success rates run around 30% for stumble upon hunts. Can also do a moose/caribou combo for $8000 - best done by mid-October. Non hunting guests are $1100.

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Newfoundland Moose - Hunt #32-MO




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Home of the eastern Canadian subspecies of moose, Newfoundland boasts more moose per square mile than anywhere in North America. This outfitter has experienced over a 95% success rate and is one of the most respected operations in Newfoundland. Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because the lodge and food are so good that hunting is secondary - it is not!

The big game rifle hunting season in Newfoundland begins in mid-September and ends in early December with a bow hunting season beginning two weeks earlier (early September). No Sunday hunting prior to the first or second Sunday of October (varies by year). Minimum age to hunt is 18.

Three options are available:

1) Lodge Hunt - Based out of a beautiful lodge, this 2×1 guided hunt is done primarily by spot and stalk on foot or from vehicles. If you like all the comforts of home, and then some, this hunt is for you. After a long day afield, the lodge provides a sauna, hot tub, billiards and satellite TV. Rooms are double occupancy with private baths. There is even a honeymoon suite! Meals are outstanding as is the service from the staff. 6 Day Hunt - $5200.

You can also make this hunt a moose/ black bear combo for $5900. Bear hunting methods include spot & stalk and hunting over bait. Success rate on bears is 60% for this hunt.

$1000 for non-hunting guest, $1800 for non-hunting guest that accompanies the hunter in the field.

If you want to increase the odds of taking a trophy bull, the options below are available.

2) Trophy Hunt - May be based from main lodge or remote lodge. This hunt is a 1×1 in a more remote area with very little pressure. 6 Day Hunt - $5700.

3) Remote Trophy Hunt - tent based remote camp - for the serious trophy hunter who doesn’t require lodge accommodations. This remote area has few roads limiting access which allows the moose to live longer and grow bigger antlers. 1×1 guided. 6 Day Hunt - $6900.

All three options include: licenses, pick-up and return to St. Anthony or Deer Lake Airport, guide, accommodations, all meals and trail lunches, transportation to and from hunting areas, preparation of game to take home including caping, trophy preparation and meat boxing. Does not include 6.5% tax on hunt and 13% tax on license.

The lodge and hunts are located on the northern peninsula. Flights are into St. Anthony (much closer) or Deer Lake. Can also drive and take the ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. It is a 6-7 hour drive from the ferry drop off to the lodge. Reservations are required for the ferry. It is recommended to take the night crossing both ways.

This is a great destination to bring family, friends or clients to enjoy this unique Canadian island.

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British Columbia Moose - Hunt #62-MO




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If you are looking for a reasonably priced moose hunt that is physically easy with high success rates this is one to look at. An added bonus is witnessing some of the most scenic country in North America. Past clients have seen mountain goats, mule deer, moose, black bears, grizzlies and even wolverine.

Hunting is done via trucks, Argos and boats. Some of the hunt dates coincide with the rut so calling is an effective tactic then. The November hunt sees moose moving in from the mountains to the lower ground where the hunt is held.

The moose in northwest BC are similar in size to the moose in Newfoundland with a 40 inch bull considered a trophy with some approaching the 50 inch mark.

There are a lot of black bears in their hunt area – big ones too. Hunters can buy a bear tag for $200 and if they kill a bear can pay a kill fee of $1150. Mule deer may also be taken on a trophy fee basis for $1150.

A maximum of 12 hunters taken per year with a maximum of 5 per hunt. The success rate typically runs 90%. In 2013, they went 100%.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, airport pick up, caping and salting of hides. Does not include hunting license cost of $200, moose tag $280, NRHPF (Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund) $200 and 6% HST on hunt price.

Hunt dates run from late September to late October and the second week of November.

7 Day Hunt – 2×1 guided - $5500
7 Day Hunt – 1×1 guided - $6500

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N.W.T. Moose - Hunt #27-MO




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Sold out for 2014. Booking for 2015.

Hunt Alaska Yukon Moose in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories. In the past decade, the NWT has been producing some exceptional moose. Bulls taken on this hunt average around 60″ in spread and score 210 B&C. These moose look impressive with long points and great bottoms. Rifle hunters have been 100% in the past ten years. Bowhunters have experienced high success rates as well with only 4 hunters not harvesting in the past 10 years.

Helicopters, airplanes and river boats are used to transport hunters.

Mountain caribou and mountain goat can also be added after your moose is down. Cost is $3700 for helicopter transport for the caribou hunt and then $3800 kill fee upon harvest. Good numbers of caribou and high scoring heads make this an excellent add-on hunt. Mountain goat hunts are $4200 for transport and then $4300 upon harvest. Goat numbers are very good and harvested goats average 10 years old. Compared to many goat hunts, this one is considered “moderately physical”.

Hunts are held in September and October.

10 Day Hunt (8 hunting days) - $18,900. Includes 1×1 guiding, air transport to hunting area, license and taxes. Does not include species tags, animal export fee and shipping of trophies. Payment schedule is 30% initial deposit, 20% by Dec. 1 and balance due May 15 year of hunt.

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British Columbia Moose - Hunt #17-MO




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A good hunt Canadian Moose

This outfitter offers two options for his moose hunts. Option #1 is a fly-in hunt and Option #2 is reached via truck. Both are excellent hunts with nearly identical success rates. Tags are guaranteed so no draw is required.

Option #1: Hunt Canadian moose in the remote backcountry of northern British Columbia near the headwaters of the Skeena River and bordering Spatsizi Wilderness Park. Base camp is accessed via a float plane from Smithers, BC. Some hunts are conducted from base camp and others from spike camps. This is not a horseback hunt.

This outfitter takes a small number of clients each year on his exclusive territory and has a reputation for going the extra mile to get his clients on animals. Moose are one of his specialty species and past clients have enjoyed an 80%+ shot opportunity. Bulls typically run from 40-60 inches with the average being 45-50 inches with good thick paddles.

In addition to seeing plenty of game, hunters enjoy some of the most pristine wilderness there is. Be sure to bring your camera.

Includes: meals, lodging, hotel arrangements in Smithers, field care of meat and trophies and government royalties. Not included: float plane charter fee, license and tags, hotel accommodations and meals in Smithers, trophy crating and shipping, liquor, tobacco and gratuities.

Getting there: fly into Vancouver and then to Smithers via Air Canada. Arrive in Smithers the day prior to the start of your hunt. Take the float plane from Smithers to the hunt area approximately a 1 1/2 hour flight. Flight departs on the day of hunt commencement.

Float plane charter cost is $1100 roundtrip + 5 % tax. License cost is $180 and moose tag $290. Also $200 NRHPF fee (Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund).

10 Day Hunt - $7500 for 2 hunters/guide and $8900 for 1 hunter/guide
2015 dates: Aug. 29-Sept. 8 — Sept. 8-18 — Sept. 18-28 — Sept. 28-Oct. 8 — Oct. 6-16

Option #2: Instead of taking the float plane into the remote camp, hunt an area that can reached via truck and atv’s. A lot of glassing and not as much walking as the remote camp hunt. Base camp is a wall tent camp.

Includes same services as Option #1. Very limited openings on this hunt.

10 Day Hunt - $6500 2 hunters/guide or $8000 1 hunter/guide - 2015 dates: Sept. 3-13

There is a 6 % GST on the hunt fee.

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British Columbia Combo - Hunt #17-Combo




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Grizzly Bear Base Camp

Hunt the in the remote backcountry of northern British Columbia near the headwaters of the Skeena River and bordering Spatsizi Wilderness Park. Base camp is accessed via a float plane from Smithers, BC. This is not a horseback hunt. Combo species include various combinations of the following animals: mountain goat, mountain caribou, Canadian moose and grizzly bears.

This is the same outfitter that offers the following hunts: Hunt #17-MG; Hunt #17-MO; Hunt # 17-GB.

Includes: meals, lodging, hotel arrangements in Smithers, field care of meat and trophies and government royalties. Not included: float plane charter fee, license and tags, hotel accommodations and meals in Smithers, trophy crating and shipping, liquor, tobacco and gratuities.

Getting there: fly into Vancouver and then to Smithers via Air Canada. Arrive in Smithers the day prior to the start of your hunt. Take the float plane from Smithers to the hunt area - 1 ½ hour flight. Flight departs on the day of hunt commencement.

Float plane charter cost is $1100 roundtrip + 5% tax. License cost is $210; Grizzly tag $1200; Moose tag $290; Mountain Goat tag $350; Caribou tag $220 + 5% tax. Also $200 NRHPF fee (Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund).

All combo hunts are 1 hunter/guide. There is a 2.5% GST on the hunt fee - outfitter will pay GST on harvest fee.

14 Day Hunt - Grizzly/Moose/Goat/Caribou - $16,500 + $3500 harvest fee on grizzly - Sept. 4-18, 2015

14 Day Hunt - Moose/Goat/Caribou - $13,900 - Sept. 4-18, 2015

10 Day Hunt - Moose/Goat/Caribou (any two species) - $11,500.  Sept. 18-28 or Sept. 28- Oct. 8, 2015

10 Day Hunt - Moose (or Goat)/Grizzly - $12,500 +$3500 harvest fee on grizzly - Sept. 28-Oct. 8, 2015

Hunt area that does not require fly-in so no charter fee:

10 Day Hunt - Goat/Caribou - $10,500 - Sept. 3-13, 2015

10 Day Hunt - Grizzly/Goat/Caribou - $12,500 +$3500 grizzly harvest fee - Sept. 3-13, 2015

10 Day - Grizzly/Black Bear - $12,500 +$3500 harvest fee on grizzly - June 5-15, 2015

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Maine Moose - Hunt #20-MO




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If you draw a Unit 4 moose tag, we can set you up with our outfitter that runs 100% on moose. In 2010 they went 13 for 13 with four bulls over 50 inches.

Hunting is by calling during the rut and by locating moose from the back roads.

Hunters arrive in camp on Sunday, hunt Monday -  Saturday and depart on Sunday. The hunt includes meals, lodging, 1×1 guiding, game care and delivery of meat to a local processor.

For hunters that draw the September moose hunt, there are two bear hunt options to consider. You can book the 4th week bear hunt for $1450 and hunt 6 days or you can arrive 2-3 days before the moose hunt to hunt bears. If you harvest a bear, you pay $1000. If you do not harvest, you pay $100/day/person. This option is available to both the moose hunter and the subpermittee.

Moose hunt - $2500 and a subpermittee or guest can attend for no charge.

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Wyoming Moose - Hunt #01-MO




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Wyoming Shiras Moose

Unit One has traditionally been one of the premier moose units in Wyoming. However getting a tag may take some time. 75% of the tags go to those with the most preference points and 25% are issued via random draw. Our advice is to give it a shot -  someone is going to draw! If you don’t draw, you will obtain a preference point for future drawings. It is also recommended that you apply for a preference point during the July 1 - September 30 application period. Current cost is $75 for a preference point.

If you draw this tag, the outfitter has the bulls located and clients have enjoyed 100% success on trophy Shiras moose. The live moose photos above were taken by the outfitter in the areas that he hunts. This can be a demanding hunt and hunters should arrive in good physical condition.

Calling and spot and stalk are the methods used. Can use gun or bow.

Includes guide (1 hunter/guide), lodging, meals, transportation during the hunt, delivery of meats and mounts to taxidermist or processing plant, airport pick-up and drop-off (Sheridan airport).

7 Day Hunt - $5000 (Sept. 15-Oct. 14) Application period is Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. License cost is $1416 plus $12.50 conservation stamp. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters.