MS491

BRITISH COLUMBIA MOOSE OR GOAT
10 DAYS 2×1 $10,900/1×1 $14,900
7 DAYS 1×1 $12,000

2016 was basically 100 percent success for hunters wanting a moose or goat as their primary animal. Over the course of the season 20 bulls were harvested, including 2 and possibly 3 that will go Boone and Crockett. Many hunters add a mountain goat on a trophy fee. Hunters killed close to 20 billies and one made Boone and Crockett.

2015 produced 22 bulls for 24 hunters, including 5 bulls that should make the Boone and Crockett record book. The average bull past years has been running 50 plus inches wide. 24 goat hunters killed 22 goats, one hunter missed a couple. 4 or 5 will go book.

In 2014 his 24 hunters tagged 23 bulls, including 3 Boone and Crockett record book bulls. 24 hunters killed 24 goats. One was a nanny by mistake, but she did have 11 inch plus horns with a decent curl.

This 4,500 square mile area located only 60 miles from the Yukon border in the Cassiar Mountains produces unusually large Canadian bulls.

The outfitter offers some bargain priced hunts, especially for a couple hunting buddies that are willing to go guided 2×1. 10 hunting days guided 2×1 is $10,900 each or 1×1 is $14,900 for either a moose or a goat. Shorter 7 day hunts guided 1×1 are $12,000 for a moose or goat. A second animal can be taken on a trophy fee of $4,000. Trophy fees are paid for wounded and lost animals.

The Cassiar Mountains in his area run up to 6,500 feet and timberline is at 4,500. The valley oor is about 3,000 to 3,500 feet above sea level and they normally hunt between 4,000 and 5,000 feet for goats. Hunters arrive and overnight in Whitehorse. Rent a car to Watson Lake and round trip charter to camp for a total of $1,800 plus licenses, 2 1/2 percent GST tax and $200 hunter preservation fund. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have hunted this area. Hunt MS491.