Very simply, our clients continue every year to give rave reports on this excellent outfit. Lots of moose and very high success, with lots of luck with calling during the rut. Also they have superb black bear hunts in the Peace River Region of Alberta, with success on two bears being almost expected! They also take great whitetails and mulies, with book deer harvested virtually every year. And then comes the moose hunting – perhaps some of the finest rut moose hunting for the price that there is!
For example, take the results that two of our recent bowhunters conveyed back to us:
“Butch – If we sat down and spent an hour thinking about it, we still could not find even one thing to complain about! We were really into moose – called one to within 15 feet, where it stood drooling while deciding if we were a mate or not! We turned down a number of bulls before taking ours. Calling was excellent; guides were excellent; food was good and abundant;excellent equipment that’s well maintained and modern. A good comfortable camp with lodge
and nice cabins. And these guys really worked. We sometimes ended up 150 miles apart to try other hot spots! Excellent in every category, and they had taken 22 moose for 24 hunters!!!”
Moose here will average in the 36” to 50” range. Good representative Canada moose. Most will run either side of 40”, with typically very high success. We think a patient hunter willing to risk not filling his tag has a pretty good chance at killing something in the 40” to 45” range, and they take an occasional 50” every year. Regulation changes are resulting in even larger bulls each year. But the excitement level of calling in these giant deer to within a few yards is simply off the charts. The two guys out of 24 hunters who did not score either missed or turned down a number of animals, so the opportunity is close to 100% on good moose! And success is about 80%, but do realize that Alberta weather can be a factor in success and animal movement. But the high success and reasonable cost makes this is a tough deal to beat!
For gun hunters, you can hunt with rifle during the rut and on into the snow times in November when moose are very visible. They skin your game on the premises and have a large cooler. The meals are superb and usually two big meals are served daily. Normally you can pick and choose among bulls. Contrast this with many Canadian moose hunts where so many guys never even see a moose on their hunts!! We have heard dozens of sad tales about non-existent moose, so this hunt is a true discovery! Also some superb wing shooting for ducks and geese – if you want to book that, be sure to call us, or if you want to re-book please call us. We need your loyalty on re-bookings or if you want to send a friend.
FOUR VERY IMPORTANT FACTORS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN COMPARING THESE HUNTS WITH OTHERS:
• Realize that their pricing INCLUDES YOUR LICENSE! With some places charging $500 to $1,000 for tags, this is a big deal.
• Realize you get a wolf license included in all their big game hunts!
• And also realize THERE IS NO DRAW! Just book this hunt and go! Also it makes it much easier to book flights and make plans early. This alone can also save you several hundred dollars on fares!
• FREE airport pickup – saves you $500 or more on a rental car!
Now in case that’s not enough, you may even be able to add on a black bear, elk or deer if tags are still available, and getting a bear here is almost a given, but BOOK EARLY! Normally you will fly to Edmonton, rent a car and drive to Grande Prairie (about 4 hours). Or you may fly right into Grande Prairie for pickup. Northwest, Alaskan, American, Air Canada, etc. have flights. There is a procedure for gun imports – PRETTY EASY & simple and we can help. Ask us! Some clients also choose to drive so as to bring all the meat home! Dates from September into November!
Their moose hunting takes place in the world famous Peace River Country. It is known for having one of the highest moose densities in North America. Due to the Alberta’s management of moose, they have been taking high quality animals each year, with their largest being an unbelievable 63″. They have three different moose hunts to choose from, as well as combination hunts for moose with black bear, whitetail, mule deer, waterfowl, and elk. They also take some huge whitetails and mule deer every year.
EARLY BOW HUNTS: 6-Day hunts
You bowhunt in the archery-only season from late August to mid-September. During this time they concentrate on the prime feeding areas, game trails, natural mineral “licks”, and other prime habitat showing fresh moose activity. This is a very exciting and productive hunt. You will normally see more moose on this hunt than any of their other moose hunts. Moose are relatively easy to stalk and, of course, are big targets. This makes this hunt very exciting. The weather at this time is pleasant and the days are long. If you want to have the challenge of taking North America’s largest member of the deer family with a bow, this is the hunt for you.
The archery-only season starts on August 25 and ends on September 16 for everything but moose – moose ends on September 23. The reason the bow only season is cheaper is that the allocations that only can be used in that period have less value that the ones that can be used in the rifle season. The $550 fee is the fee for the licence and opportunity to have the tag. There are no kill fees; only the charge for every species that is added to the base archery season cost.
RUT HUNTS – BOW OR RIFLE: 6-Day hunts
The rut moose hunts take place in late September to mid-October. During this time the moose are in the peak of the rut. They will call them in to you, making for relatively easy shots. Hearing their deep grunt as they respond is every bit as exciting as the bugle of a bull elk. This hunt can be done with bow or rifle and both are highly successful. Success on this hunt is consistently 85%-90% + on kills, and of course opportunity is almost always 100%. Rifle success is a bit higher.
NOVEMBER POST-RUT HUNTS – BOW OR RIFLE: 6-Day hunts
At this time of year you will hunt your moose by spot and stalk. The moose are feeding more in the open at this time. The lack of leaves plus the presence of snow make them easier to spot and locate. Clients usually see a lot of moose on this hunt. This hunt can be done with rifle or bow, but lends itself more toward a rifle hunt as shots can sometimes be long. In the past few years they have killed their biggest bulls on this hunt. The kill percentage is similar to the rut hunt, 85%-90%. The hunts are done from blinds and by driving the roads, then getting out and stalking.
2018 PRICES (all prices subject to change without notice until deposit received)
6 Days Licenses, meals, lodging and guiding included. No draw for tags!
Hunts – all are 2×1 HUNTS Dates Base Cost Licenses
Spring Black Bear* May 4 – June 15 $4,995 Included
Fall Bear* September $4,995 Included
Bull Elk September 17 – November 30 $6,250 Included
Bull Moose (Rut) September 24 – October 31 $6,500 Included
Bull Moose (Post Rut) November 1 – 30 $5,750 Included
COMBO Moose/Black Bear * September 24 – October 20 $7,250 Included
COMBO Moose/Elk September 17 – November 30 $8,750 Included
COMBO Moose/Elk/Black Bear* September 17 – October 20 $9,750 Included
COMBO Moose/Whitetail September 24 – November 30 $8,500 Included
One on one hunts add $500/day
* 2nd bear is included in cost on spring & fall bear hunts only
** 2nd bear trophy fee $600 on black bear combo hunts
Archery Only Season Single Species or Combos:
Base Price: $4,500 + Chosen Species:
Bear: $500 + $750 for 2nd bear
Whitetail Deer: $500
Mule Deer: $1,000
We can combine any species to create a custom hunt for you. Just contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
All prices in US $ and subject to change without notice. Hunt prices are based on a 6-day hunt.
Non-Hunters Accompanying Hunters: $150 per day
Extra Days : $500 per day (2 on 1); $750 (1 on 1)
One on One Hunts: $500 per day
50% Deposit Required to Book ANY Hunt
Wolf License is included in all big game hunts
Included in the cost of the hunt are: All taxes and tax rebates, meals, accommodations, licenses, field dressing, trophy care, pick up and drop off at designated airport, and guide services.
CALL US AT 1-307-637-5495
AIRLINES TO CONTACT
Name of Airline Phone Number Web Address
Air Canada 1-800-222-6596 www.aircanada.ca
West Jet 1-800-538-5696 www.westjet.com
ATTENTION GUN HUNTERS: 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 Hunt Nation 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.
NO FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR HUNTING BOW INTO CANADA!