This operation flies its clients about 160 miles north from Fort McMurray, so you will be way up there, far from local resident pressure and in a huge and lightly-hunted wilderness area. We like that. Also you are far enough north that moose horns are well above average compared to southern Alberta. You are actually north and east of Slave Lake.
Moose hunts begin in late September and run until mid-October, so these are rutting bulls and you will work from boats and will be hiking, calling and grunting along the shoreline of lakes. This is an area of spruce forest with poplar ridges and natural meadows providing great habitat for moose.
You will stay in clean and comfortable wall tents, with stoves and usually just 2 hunters per camp (unless you bring your own group). Also there will be a shower available. You will enjoy good simple cooking with rib-sticking meals. The ALL-IN price includes transport from your hotel in Fort McMurray to the float plane. It also includes the cost of the 160-mile flight to camp, all meals, all lodging, your guiding and trophy care. And your license and tags! There is a separate $250 skinning and caping fee if you take a moose.
In this area most moose taken will range from 40” up to 55”, which is great for Canada moose! Watching a big bull come rolling in to a call, with head swaying and grunts galore is a sight you will never forget!
Hunts are normally 7 days with 5 days of hunting, although a 10-day hunt can be arranged as well. There’s also great fishing to be had once you’ve got your moose on the ground.
This outfitter is very experienced and has personally taken the North American 29 – no easy feat! He has personally guided over 400 clients, for everything from grizzly, sheep, elk, moose and caribou. He regularly hunts worldwide, and that only ramps up the quality of his own guided hunts.
His deer hunts are conducted about 30 minutes south of the famous bow-only zone in Edmonton. This zone produced giant whitetails for many years due to no rifle hunting allowed, but then suffered a couple of bad winters 4 or 5 years back. The population is rebounding nicely now, however. You hunt them in November, with rifle (you are outside the bow zone). You will be using ground blinds almost exclusively, and sitting from dark to dark. They scout year round and have taken some B&C quality bucks. Most bucks will be in the 140”-160” range, with bigger deer possible, but they target 150+”, and report success up to 80%.
He also does winter wolf hunts in January through March. He sets up bait stations in the snow to lure in this extremely smart and hard-to-take predator. You wait in a heated blind. Hunts are 7 days. Please call us for pricing and availability, which varies.
2018 PRICES (all prices and USD and subject to change without notice until deposit received)
Moose – $10,500
September 23 through October 15
7 days hunting (10-day hunts also available)
Bush flight, tags and licenses all included
A wolf can be harvested free of charge (license is included)
Buy a bear tag for $300 and harvest a black bear for $3,000 trophy fee upon kill/wound
Whitetail – $3,500
November 1 through November 30
5 days hunting
License $450 USD
Winter Wolf/Coyote – Call for pricing
January 1 through March 31
7 days hunting
License price varies
Extras: Hotel room (they will book it for you), taxidermy, meat processing and shipping, alcohol, 5% GST, tips.
A 50% deposit is needed to secure your spot
Deposits are non-refundable unless an alternate hunter is found to take your place at the full hunt price. You can also transfer your deposit to the following year
A 20% cancellation fee will apply to cancelled hunts to cover all costs and inconveniences
GETTING YOUR WEAPON INTO CANADA
You are allowed to bring your personal firearm with you. This includes your rifles, shotguns or muzzleloaders (NO HANDGUNS!). For your firearms, a simple one-page form is required to be filled out to obtain a temporary Canadian firearms permit. This form can be down-loaded or mailed to you well in advance from The Royal Canadian Mounted Police at www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca. Click on the link on the left hand side for visitors/non-residents, then download the NON-RESIDENT FIREARM DECLARATION (form RCMP 5589/CAFC 909). Completing this in advance should reduce your time clearing customs. DO NOT SIGN IT UNTIL YOU APPEAR IN FRONT OF CUSTOMS, but fill it out. A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25, regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is only valid for the person who signs it and for those firearms listed on the declaration. It is a simple form to fill out. IF YOU HAVE A DUI OR A CRIMINAL RECORD, CALL US! YOU MAY BE DENIED ADMITTANCE. NO FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR HUNTING BOW INTO CANADA!