Moose

YUKON HORSEBACK MOOSE HUNT $28,500 ALL INCLUSIVE CHARTER/LICENSES/ROYALTIES/TAX

This Yukon area was bought by a young outfitter, who grew up in the outfitting business, back in 2014. It had not been commercially hunted for the previous 15 years.

2021 moose season was hit by an early snowstorm dropping 2 and up to 3 feet of snow, which really hampered the moose hunts. First hunt went 3 for 4 and then the weather turned sour resulting in only 1 hunter of the last 4 scor- ing, best bull went 62 inches.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic, but they did host a couple Canadian moose hunters that tagged out including a bull just shy of 69 inches and a grizzly.

In 2019 all 6 of his moose hunters tagged bulls. Best bull went 64 inches wide. Average bull was between 58 and 59 inches. One grizzly was also taken on the moose hunt.

Horseback moose hunts are priced at $28,500 for 10 days, 8 actual hunting days, and INCLUDE ROUND TRIP CHARTER FROM WHITEHORSE, LICENSES, GOVERN- MENT ROYALTIES AND TAXES.

Moose hunts will be September to early Oc- tober. Male grizzly can be added on a $10,000 trophy fee. Book for 2023. HCU’s Craig Green and Cliff Graham have hunted this concession. Hunt MS135.  MS135 Hunt Photos.

NORTHCENTRAL B.C. MOOSE HORSEBACK 10 DAYS $19,500

This very remote 3,500 square mile area is in northern British Columbia just over 100 miles south of the Yukon Territory. The concession has a quota of 20 moose per year, but the outfitter only takes about half prefer- ring to harvest trophy quality bulls.

2021 finished with 6 of the 8 hunters tagging great bulls, including 4 that should make Boone and Crockett.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic, but he did take 3 Canadian hunters and they killed 3 bulls.

2019 produced 10 bulls for 12 hunters, including 5 record book bulls grossing over 200 inches. Of the 2 unsuccessful hunters one tagged both a caribou and mountain goat, while the other hunter also killed a billy. 4 mountain caribou were also tagged on the mixed bag hunts, with the top one scoring 419.

10 day horseback moose hunts are $19,500 and run from September 5 to October 8. These hunts can be extended to 14 days and combined with goat for an additional $3,000 or Moun- tain caribou for $6,000. He also has lake hunts available that could be less physical. Camps vary from cabins to comfortable wall tents with wood floors.

Hunters arrive in Fort Nel- son, overnight and then charter to the main lodge at their own expense for about $2,500, along with license, tags, hunt- er preservation fund and 5% tax. Flights from base camp to the hunting area are included. Hunt MS277.

NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA HORSEBACK OR CABIN LAKE HUNT
7 DAYS 1X1 $14,500
10 DAYS 2X1 $12,900

This large 4,500 square mile area is located only 60 miles from the Yukon border in the Cassiar Mountains producing some large Canadian bulls, not like the similar priced smaller bulls further south in B.C. and a second animal can be taken on a trophy fee of $5,000. The outfitter flies his own planes and has had this concession for over 20 years. Quality guides, wranglers, and cooks with scattered cabins across his area.

2021 had 8 hunters taking 7 bulls averaging 50 inches.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 he had a dozen moose hunters tag 8 bulls, including one Boone and Crockett bull. A severe snowstorm dropping up to 4 foot of snow hampered the moose hunt.

The outfitter offers bargain priced hunts for a couple hunting buddies that are willing to go guided 2×1 for 10 hunting days for one species at $12,900 each or 1×1 is $21,000 for 2 species, moose, goat, caribou or elk. Shorter 7 day hunts guided 1×1 are $14,500 for a moose or goat. A second animal can be taken on a trophy fee of $5,000. Trophy fees are paid for wounded and lost animals.

Hunters arrive and overnight in Whitehorse. Rent a car to Watson Lake and round trip char- ter to camp for a total of $2,500 plus licenses, 5 percent HST tax and $250 hunter preservation fund. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have hunted this area. Hunt MS491.  MS491 Hunt Photos.

ALASKA MOOSE $18,500 10 DAYS MOOSE/BROWN BEAR $24,000

This outfitter flies his own plane and knows this great moose Unit 19 very well along the Hoholitna River. He takes a very limited num- ber of hunters out of this remote camp with five log cabins for accommodations, including a steam bath.

2021 was a tough year finishing only 3 for 7, but legal bulls were passed, and opportunities missed. Top bulls were 67 and 63 inches. Horrific weather and high winds hampered hunters.

2020 he had 8 hunters tag 7 bulls all between 64 and 66 inches and a couple of the hunters were on moose/brown bear combo hunts and were successful on their bear as well.

2019 his 5 guided moose hunters killed 3 bulls, one hunter passed on several bulls looking for something special and the other unsuccessful hunter was physically limited.

10 day hunts guided 1×1 for moose are $18,500 and start early to mid September, compare this price to a N.W.T. or Yukon moose hunt and you see the value. Brown bear can be com- bined with the moose hunt for only an additional $5,500. 10 day fall or spring brown bear only hunts are $14,500.

Hunters fly from Anchorage to Port Alsworth for approximately $500 round trip. The outfitter will charter the hunters to camp at his expense. Hunt MS781.

This same outfitter also offers UNGUIDED MOOSE HUNTS for the experienced hunters, requiring a minimum of 2 hunters per party. Price is very reasonable at $6,000 per hunter and includes camp tent, cots and cooking supplies, food is not included on these spike camp or float type hunts. He allows you to stay the full 11 day season if you like. Bulls must have a 50 inch minimum spread or have 4 brow tines on one side to be legal. He normally has some packers available for a reasonable rate, so you butcher and sack up the meat and he can haul a cou- ple packers in to assist in getting the meat hauled out.

2021 his 5 unguided moose hunters killed 3 bulls.

2020 his 7 unguided drop camp hunters killed 3 bulls with the best going 62 inches.

2019 his 5 unguided hunters killed 4 bulls and the unsuccessful hunter passed.  Hunt MSUN781.

N.W.T. MOOSE/MOUNTAIN CARIBOU RAFTING OR BACKPACKING

This family run outfit has a game rich 7,000 square mile concession that does not see any resident pressure. They only take 5 to 7 moose hunters per year and in the last 9 years they have only had one hunter not kill a bull. Their mountain caribou hunting is nothing less than fantastic for both quality and success. HCU has never had a hunter not kill a moose and moun- tain caribou on this hunt.

2021 all 6 hunters tagged bulls including a record book bull and 2 bow kills, one was 71 inches wide.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 finished up with 7 hunters tagging 6 bulls averaging 60 plus inches and the best bull made the Boone and Crockett record book. The unsuccessful hunter passed on several bulls. Over the course of the season over 20 mountain caribou were harvested averaging in the 380’s.

All hunts are started out of base camp. Hunter and guide are then flown into a remote tent camp where they either backpack or river raft. 9 day backpack or river hunts from September 10 to 18 guided 1×1; during the rut are $29,500 plus $100 preservation fund, licenses and 5 percent tax and caribou can be added for a trophy fee of $8,000. Once you score the hunter is typically flown back to a comfortable base camp where you can enjoy a hot shower with cabin accommodations and some fishing for lake trout and grayling. They close their season September 19 for all hunts due to early winters, so the moose hunts are prime rut. Charter flight from Norman Wells is about $1,900. Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have taken moose and caribou with this outfit. Hunt MS250.  MS250 Hunt Photos.

NEWFOUNDLAND MOOSE HUNT $6700 1×1 6 DAYS

This family operation has 5 camps, 2 fly- in and 3 drive-in. Over the course of the two month season they normally take a total of 10 or 12 hunters to each camp per year. This keeps their success high and quality good. They
moose hunt from early September to early November.

2021 they had 59 hunters tag 55 bulls and 2 cows. The 2 unsuccess- ful hunters were hampered by some extremely poor weather. Top 2 bulls went 49 inches and most bulls were in the 40 inch range.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 finished up with 52 hunt- ers tagging 44 bulls and 2 cows, 4 bulls were also hit and lost. Top 2 bulls had spreads of 49 inches and 3 more 45 inch bulls were also taken, with an overall average of about 40 inches.

6 day hunt guided 1×1 from mid September to early November is $6,700 plus $570 license and HST tax. Most camps have cabin accommodations with electricity, shower, and wood heat. Two camps require a float plane to reach, and this is included in the price. In more remote areas hunters may be required to spike camp. Black bear can be taken on a $500 kill fee plus $150 license. Limited openings for 2023. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz and his wife Shoshana both took bulls with this outfit. Hunt MS94.  MS94 Hunt Photos.

NEWFOUNDLAND MOOSE 1X1 $6600 4-STAR LODGE WITH SAUNA AND HOT TUB
6 DAYS INCLUDES MOOSE LICENSE

If you want to be pampered on a moose hunt with super lodging, you need to look at this outfitter in area 40. They also have a camp in area 45 that is a little more rustic and remote.

2021 area 40 finished up with 44 hunters tagging 42 bulls with 2 hunters going home empty. Their area 45 had 24 hunters kill 19 bulls and 4 cows. Top bull went 48 inches and quite a few bulls were in the low 40’s.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

In 2019 area 40 they had 45 hunters tag 40 bulls and 3 cows, 2 went home empty. In area 45 they had 27 moose hunters kill 23 bulls and a couple cows, 2 no kills. Top bulls went 48 inches.

Moose hunts are 6 days guided 1×1 at $6,600 with LICENSE INCLUDED, but not the 15 percent HST tax. Black bear can be added to any hunt for $500 plus the cost of the $150 license. Caribou only hunts have been near 100 percent success priced at $13,000 for 6 days and INCLUDES license. All hunting areas are accessed by Argo or walking, no helicopters or planes. These tend to be physical hunts with hiking involved. Cripple policy is in effect if you wound an animal your hunt is done.

Area 40 has the plush lodge with sauna, hot tub, bathroom for each bedroom, no need to bring sleeping bags, breakfast and supper at

the lodge, cook, butcher on site with 2 walk in freezers. Moose are taken back to the lodge, skinned, and then taken to the processor. Hunt- ers can expect to pay approximately $500 for moose or $300 for caribou processing. It is then taken back to the lodge, boxed, and put in the freezer ready to go with the hunter.

They also offer moose hunts in area 45 bor- dering area 40. It is a more typical Newfound- land moose camp with cabins, bunks, wood- stove, generator, toilet, shower and hunters eat in the main cabin with the guides. Once everyone in this camp tags out they typically return to the main lodge in area 40.

Archery hunts are offered in both areas the first 2 weeks of September and overall success is quite high, almost comparable to rifle hunts. Rifle hunts run from mid September to Novem- ber and the rut is typically the last week of September and the first week of October.

2021 caribou was another year of 100 percent success with 12 hunters and half were archers.

Top bull taken was a monster with 42 points. 2020 caribou season was closed due to the pandemic.

Caribou in 2019 was 12 for 12 on bulls, including 6 bow hunters. 2018 were 10 for 11 and all were archers.

Hunters pay 15 percent HST tax on hunt cost and pick up is included at Deer Lake Airport at no charge for regular hunting days Sunday to Sunday. If it is any other day the cost is $300 to travel by taxi. Hunt MS709.  MS709 Hunt Photos.

SHIRAS MOOSE $16,000 SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA

This hunt takes place just across the Washington border into southern British Columbia. First class family operation that prides itself on taking trophy quality animals.

He has a 3500 square mile concession where he normally takes 4 to 6 moose hunters per year. Season runs from October 1 to November 30, with the rut going on in early October. We tend to prefer the last 2 weeks of November when more moose are pushed down out of the high country and possibly some tracking snow.

7 hunting days typically with cabin accom- modations is $16,000 guided 1×1. Success nor- mally is over 80 percent on bulls averaging in the plus 40 inch class. Hunters are picked up in Penticton. Hunt MS292.

HCU works with several outfits for Shiras moose in Utah and success has continued at 100 percent. These private free range ranch- es get landowner vouchers guaranteeing you a moose tag. We have never had a hunter go home without taking a bull on any of these hunts, including archers. Prices start at $24,000 and availability is very limited.