This operation has two prime areas in far northern BC. One area is in the FOOTHILLS Hunt and the other is the MOUNTAIN Hunt. Our personal favorite is the mountain hunt for its superb success on elk and its’ good success on moose- around 90% on elk and around 70% on moose. We like the 90% on elk! Goat is 50% generally, You simply choose whichever one is your primary specie! But you can also add on one of the other species! To add on a second or third specie, you pay up front the extra fee– if you do not take or wound your secondary specie you get it back when you leave! How many elk operations do you know which can claim a 90% success rate (mountain hunt) on good 6X6 bull elk? Price is set forth in the Price List at the bottom of this writeup— for the Mountain hunt, single specie. Elk here are good bulls, mainly 6X6 bulls. Average sizes are 280 to about 320 SCI. Of course bigger is possible too. But this is a chance to see a lot of bulls and be selective.
We also like his Foothills Hunt because it offers a good success rate on moose, (about 50% on 50” moose) but also has good success on elk, at about 60%. . It also includes a wolf and bear at no charge. How many elk operations of that caliber, on free ranging elk, can also offer you an over the counter elk license? How many of those same elk operations can then at the same time offer you a quality moose hunt ? And get you an over the counter moose tag? And then give you 10 days hunting? And for kicks, how many will then also throw in a free black bear and a free wolf? Answer- almost no-one! Price is set forth below in the price list — for the Foothills Hunt, single specie. Tags and licenses are extra but are extremely reasonable.
You can also do a two specie combo hunt in the foothills (moose and elk with free black bear and wolf) (or you can do a combo in the mountains). We highly recommend the mountain hunt if your pocketbook can afford it. This combination mountain hunt often books up, so you must book early on. These hunts are 10 days long with 8 actual hunting days or a bit more. Pricing appears below.
The foothills area is thicker and has more protective cover than in the mountains. Of course, you will also not see the numbers of animals in the foothills that you see in the mountain hunt where critters are more visible. One reference tells us that when he was hunting moose in the foothills, there were elk bugling all over, and no elk hunters! Bill from our agency went up and took a great moose and the guy who went with him took a nice elk and a moose. And they hunted in August!
He also has a very good Stone sheep hunt, with wolf and black bear included. He holds many records for bow hunts on these sheep! Rams must be at least 8 years old here. Hunt is basically 12 days long, although with arrival and departure times and flights you must allow 14-15 days in all. If you wish, you can also book this as a combination hunt to include elk, moose, goat, or caribou. Hunts start August 1st and run for the next 2-1/2 months. We honestly think though that you should simply concentrate on sheep! If successful early, you can then purchase tags and add another specie on a trophy fee basis.
Outfitter has a very nice primary base lodge with a 3,000-foot landing strip plus he has 4 additional wilderness base camps. Each of these 5 base camps has 6 to 10 spike camps associated with it- so there are something like 35 or 40 different hunting locations! You will be flown directly into whichever base camp he selects for your dates and species. So getting people into a good area is what he does well! He is hunting in the famed elk rich area sometimes called the Serengeti of North America. This area of northern BC has a huge concentration of wildlife of all species. Each outlying camp has hundreds of square miles of its own to hunt and he limits the number of hunter to 4 hunters in any camp. They use ATV’s and Argo’s in the foothills hunts, and they use good horses in the mountain hunts. They give you solid meals, have capable guides and you are hunting in some majestic scenery to boot.
You need to fly to Fort Nelson (BUT SEE NOTES ON TRANSPORT AT BOTTOM ) and then you pay for a charter flight to the camp. Cost of that varies each year, assume $700US plus $84 in taxes, for planning, and that is paid directly to the pilot. Meat can be flown out at about .50 cents/pound. The other thing of importance IS THAT YOU MAY PAY IN FULL FOR YOUR HUNT PRIOR TO JULY 1ST!! NO EXCEPTIONS! A 50% deposit is required to hold any slot. These hunts are sold strictly on a first-come; first-served basis and we need a deposit to confirm your slot, although we will hold your slot briefly while waiting for your check. Once you have booked and we have your deposit the outfitter will contact you (or you can contact him) for license forms and equipment lists.
- Licenses and tags
- Fly out meat at .50 cents/lb – averages out to about $200 to $250 per animal for elk/moose;
- HST Tax
- Air charter round trip at about $700 plus $84 in taxes, from Ft Nelson;
- Shipping and crating trophies- about $200-250-done by local taxidermist so price may vary.
- On Mountain Hunts: Goat, Mule deer or Mountain caribou for a trophy fee of $3950 (NOTE: poor success on deer (25%) and caribou (10%). NOTE: If you are serious about adding some of these species to your Mountain Hunt it may require extra days and a move.
ATTENTION GUN HUNTERS: BOWS AND GUNS: You are allowed to bring your personal firearms with you. This includes your rifles and/or shotguns. For your firearms, a simple one-page form is required to be filled out to obtain a temporary Canadian Firearms permit. This form (CAFC 909) can be down-loaded or mailed to you well in advance from THE CANADIAN FIREARMS CENTRE 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 CAFC 909). Completing this in advance should reduce your time clearing customs. WE at BMOA can help you complete it. 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 with a firearm.
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Guides: All hunts are one on one with a guide unless special arrangements have been made. We reserve the right to put two hunters with one guide in the event one guide becomes ill, hurt, quits or is let go. A replacement guide will be brought in as soon as possible.
FOOTHILLS HUNTS – SINGLE SPECIE
The foothills produce good Moose – yielding a success rate of 50% on 50″+ bulls.Elk are also plentiful, ensuring a success rate of approximately 60% on good, mature bulls. Depending on open season, the hunter may try for Elk, Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, and Wolves.
Premiere Moose Hunt (Type #3a)
The fee for this hunt is $12,500.00 and includes Moose, Black Bearand Wolf. Additional primary species may be harvested on this hunt. Please consult the Fees for Add-ons page. Advance partial payment to reserve a date is $6250.00. The final balance owing of$6250.00 plus taxes is due and payable on or before July 1st the year of your hunt . All advance payments may be made by cash, personal check or cashiers check.
Add-ons: Fees for additions to your hunt package such as adding extra days, harvesting species not included in your hunt package or bringing non-hunting guests, are found on the Fees for Add-ons page.
Extra days: May be added to your hunt package for an additional $600.00 per day.
Non hunting guests who wish to accompany the hunter are welcome on all hunts. The non-hunting rate for those who wish to travel with the hunter into the field is $400.00 per day. The non-hunting rate for those who wish to remain in camp is $200.00 per day..
Additional harvest fees: For species not included in your hunt package.
Additional fees for trophy class animals:
Additional fees for trophy class animals:
Elk. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3950.00
Mule Deer. . . . . . . $3950.00
Moose. . . . . . . . . .$5950.00
Goat. . . . . . . . . . . .$3950.00
Caribou. . . . . . . . . $3950.00
2nd Black Bear. . . $2000.00
The additional fees must be paid at the beginning of your hunt on species you wish to try for. This additional fee will be refunded if the hunter is unsuccessful or does not critically wound the animal. A cashiers check made out to yourself to be endorsed over is one way, or cash.
|Elk||Aug 15 – Oct 31||$262.50|
|Moose||Aug 15 – Oct 31||$262.50|
|Caribou||Aug 15 – Sept 30||$241.50|
|Black Bear||April 15 – June 15||$189.00|
|Black Bear||Aug 15 – Nov 15||$189.00|
|Wolf||Aug 1 – June 15||$52.50|
|Mule Deer||Sept 10 – Oct 5||$131.25|
|White Tail Deer||Sept 10 – Oct 5||$131.25|
|Stone Sheep||Aug 1 – Oct 15||$651.00|
|Goat||Aug 25 – Oct 15||$367.50|
|Grizzly Bear||April 15 – June 15||$1,081.50|
|Grizzly Bear||Sept 1 – Oct 31||$1,081.50|
|Wolverine||Oct 15 – March 15||$42.00|
|Upland Game Birds||Sept 1 – Oct 31||$52.50|
- Non-Resident Hunter Preservation Fund – $150.00
- Non-resident hunting license – $189.00
- Resident of Canada hunting license – $78.75
- Fishing license 8 day license – $32.10
- Fishing license Annual – $58.85
Although this hunt is primarily for Stone Sheep, other animals may be harvested providing the hunter has a species license for the animal(s) and the season is open.
Each animal additional to the Stone Sheep will incur a fee payable in either cash, cashiers or travelers check (See Fees for Add-ons). If the animal is not taken, the fee will be refunded. Combination sheep hunts are available with pricing dependent upon species hunted (see rates below).
Most of their rams are harvested at elevations below 6000’. Timberline is approximately 5000’. On rare occasions we will hunt sheep at elevations of up to 8000’. Hunter success rate over the past 10 years have been well over 90%. The Fish and Wildlife Branch have created a quota system on all Stone Sheep. Because of this our sheep hunts are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Hunters who are too late may have their advance payment returned or held over for the next season.
Stone Sheep Hunt Option #1 (Type 1a) The fee on this hunt is $39,950.00 and this entitles the hunter to hunt for Stone Sheep, Black Bear and Wolf. All rams harvested must be 8 years of age or older. Advance partial payment to hold a date is $19,975.00. The final balance owing of $19,975.00 plus taxes may be paid by personal check, cashiers check or cash and is due and payable on or before July 1st the year of your hunt. Additional animals may be taken on this hunt for the listed additional harvest fee (see Fees for Add-ons), providing they are in season and the hunter has a species license for that animal.
Stone Sheep Hunt Option #2 (Type 1b) The fee for this hunt is $24,950.00 and this entitles the hunter to hunt Stone Sheep, Black Bear and Wolf. On this option if the hunter is successful in harvesting a ram there will be a $25,000.00 trophy fee. Advance partial payment to hold a date is $12,475.00. The final balance owing of $12,475.00 plus taxes may also be paid by check and is due and payable on or before July 1st the year of your hunt.
Add-ons: Fees for additions to your hunt package such as adding extra days, harvesting species not included in your hunt package or bringing non-hunting guests, are found on the Fees
Please remember that if you decide to re-book, PLEASE rebook through us here at BMOA. We work very hard to find our hunters quality hunts, and we must rely on your loyalty and integrity to come back to us to rebook. It is how we earn our living – on commission. Booking direct can cost us losses, so we appreciate your help. The same goes for any of your friends that you might want to interest in this hunt. We need to make a living just like you do, and we have to get credit for our re-bookings, or for new bookings made thru referrals by existing clients. We thank you for your loyalty! Please feel free to call us to discuss any of the information, or to ask any questions of us. Thanks for your loyalty to us!
DETAILS: GST or its equivalent may apply and you MUST pay it. Check with us or the outfitter.
LICENSES & SEASONS
Outfitter will normally forward an information package containing license and species tags application forms to you by March 30th. This package will consist of season dates for each species, a full list of articles you should bring, flight arrival and departure times for those clients who will be traveling by air and much more pertinent information pertaining to your hunt.
Please note hunting license and species tags are not included in any hunt package.
SEE TRANSPORT DETAILS BELOW!!!!!!!
For anyone not flying in by private plane, the Outfitter will make the necessary arrangements to travel on one of the scheduled charter flights that leave from Fort Nelson, BC into camp. It is the client’s responsibility to pay $700 (plus $84.00 tax) for his or her round trip airfare into the hunting area. This special rate is tied directly to our scheduled hunt changeover dates and anyone who wishes to fly out in the middle of the hunt will forfeit their booked round trip airfare and must pay the full charter flight charges for the extra flight. Payment is due and payable at time of final payment. Due to the necessity of flying, the maximum allowable weight per client is restricted to 75 lbs on hunts of 10 days or less. For those clients who elect to book extra days or sheep hunts please restrict your gear to 100 lbs.
FURTHER TRANSPORTATION DETAILS PER THE OUTFITTER:
Our base camp is located 85 miles south west of Fort Nelson or 180 miles northwest of Fort St John, BC. Fort Nelson has very limited flights with only 2 flights daily from Sunday to Friday with no flights on Saturdays or on long weekends. In the past some of your clients have had flight scheduling problems working out of Fort Nelson due to the limited number of flights. An alternative is flying out of Fort St John – a larger city and that has better flight options seven days a week. Unfortunately due to the longer distance to our camp the client’s transportation costs would be considerably higher. I would recommend where possible all clients try to fly out of Fort Nelson. The round trip airfare into camp from Fort Nelson is $800.00 plus HST ,($96.). If you elect to fly out of Fort St John the round trip airfare will be $1200.00 plus HST ($144) per person. Both of these rates are tied directly to your hunts scheduled hunt change over dates. Please be aware that if you are not flying on scheduled hunt change over dates your flight charges may be substantially higher. If there is any chance you may not be spending your full hunt with us it is highly recommended that you travel through Fort Nelson. For those clients who will be flying into Fort Nelson, reservations can be made with Central Mountain Air at 888-865-8585, an affiliate of Air Canada. Connector flights are possible through Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta or Vancouver, BC
For flight reservations I recommend you contact Mike or Stephany of Harrah’s travel at 800-852-8742.
If possible I would recommend you arrive in Fort Nelson or Fort St John the day prior to your hunt start date, if luggage is lost or a connector flight is missed you will not end up late for your hunt. Due to the possibility of bad weather and number of clients leaving on change over dates it is also recommended you do not book flights home from Fort Nelson or Fort St John until the day after your hunt end date. In the event that you are short on time and feel lucky, you can book your arrival flight into Fort Nelson or Fort St John in the morning of your hunt start date. Your flight home can be booked for late afternoon and early evening of your hunt end date. If you do opt for this high risk option we will do our very best to get you to and from our camps on time but we make no guarantees. For room reservations in Fort Nelson you may contact the Woodlands Inn at 250-774-6669 In Fort St John you may contact the Quality Inn at 250-787-0521 Both hotels supply complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport for all flights including your bush charter flight into camp.
Flights in and out of our camps are supplied by a local Charter Service, Villers Air. We supply Villers Air with a complete client list, which included reservation dates for your flights with them. A few days prior to your hunt it is advisable that you contact Villers Air (250) 774-2072 to schedule your time of departure from Fort Nelson or Fort St John into our camp.
For your convenience we will have your hunting license and species tags awaiting you at camp, or unless otherwise directed. Due to Canadian law it is impossible to bring handguns into Canada. Due to a new Canadian law, you must register your firearms at Customs upon entry into Canada. It is simply a short form you fill int- BUT DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU PRESENT YOUR GUNS! A Non Resident Firearms Declaration form is included in INFO packages, so please fill it out and present it to Canada Customs upon entry into Canada. You will also be required to pay a $50.00 Canadian fee. Do not sign this document until requested to do so by the Customs Agent.
Due to our insurance agents requirements it is imperative that the liability waiver form be signed and returned in the self-addressed envelope.
If you plan on doing some fishing it is a good idea to bring along a light weight collapsible fishing rod, a few Mepps type lures and some flies for Arctic Grayling.
For the hunter who wishes to have his trophies shipped home, we can arrange for export permits, crating and delivery to the truck yard for a nominal fee of $400.00 USD. All trophies go by truck or air and are shipped C.O.D., trophy shipments in the continental USA average approximately $400.00/client. (Rates subject to change) Your Social Security number is required to ship trophies back into the USA, so please fill in your number on your questionnaire sheet. It may be necessary to split moose, elk and caribou horns to fly them out, but if it is a record head or the client is adamant about not splitting, we will get them out unsplit. If you have any specific health related problems or specific likes or dislikes with regard to meals or hunting please let us know at your earliest convenience, as we will do our best to accommodate you.