We have only one complaint about this operation. You need to book it 12 to 18 months in advance due to the extremely high rate of return clients and the word of mouth referrals. The outfitter does very little advertising because they do not need to. In fact, the outfitter is booked for 2015 for caribou, so start looking at 2016 if you’re interested. The outfitter’s moose area is the most densely populated unit in the province according to the Department of Wildlife. The department estimates an incredible 20 moose per square mile! It’s not surprising that hunter’s success rates are well over 90% for many years.
The second thing that makes them special is that they are now able to hunt caribou in an area that had been closed to hunting for many, many years, but just recently re-opened. Two HUNT NATION clients took B&C caribou there recently and saw hundreds of others. It’s no surprise that their harvest rate on these woodland caribou is again over 90%.
NOTE: NEWFOUNDLAND CARIBOU HERDS ARE DOWN! COSTS HAVE SOARED, TAGS ARE HARDER TO COME BY AND SUCCESS IS DOWN. UNLESS YOU NEED THE WOODLAND SPECIE OF CARIBOU, WE SUGGEST HUNTING CARIBOU ELSEWHERE! But they have some great black bear and this operation still performs well on caribou, just not at the 90% plus rate.
So you have two great game areas and you can easily combo your hunt to make the most of your adventure. The pricing for a trophy hunt includes 1 x 1 guiding and the cost of your licenses! Keep that in mind in comparing prices. Speaking of bears, there are some very large black bears in these same areas with about a 70% average success on bear hunts.
The outfitter has several first-class lodges, but limits the number of hunters to eight per week for maximum comfort and success. Food is plentiful and delicious. The guides and staff are friendly, likeable folks. The guides are seasoned, accomplished and knowledgeable and have received extensive training. You will fly (or drive) from New York, Boston, Toronto or Montreal to Deer Lake or St. Anthony where they pick you up (also at no cost). For equipment, you’ll want to bring calf-length rubber boots and the best rain gear you can afford. You’ll have an advantage if you are able to walk and cover ground. Even if you can not, almost anyone can succeed here.
Bow hunters get a jump on the gun hunters by starting on September 1st. If you want to do a spring bear hunt over bait, baits will be set out and maintained well in advance and maybe you can tag one of those 400 pounders! Season for gun hunters is basically mid-Sept to end of October. This is a popular hunt, so remember to book early! The staff will cape your animal and box the meat for transport.
Packages include: licenses, 2 X 1 guiding, airport pickup and return to either Deer Lake or St. Anthony, packing of meat, caping of trophies, lodging and meals.
MOOSE in remote Area 40- 1×1 – Six- Day Hunt: $5,900 US
2 x 1 week – Six-day hunt $5,400 US
MOOSE/BLACK BEAR COMBO HUNT: 1 Week – Six-Hunting Days, 2 x 1: $6,400 US
12 Day hunts are $2,000 more
WOODLAND CARIBOU: One Week, Six Day Hunt- $ 9,000 US
12 DAYS – ADD $2000 extra
MOOSE/CARIBOU- Six-Day Hunt- $14,400 or 10 Hunting days $15,900
TROPHY MOOSE/CARIBOU/BLACK BEAR – 10-Day Hunt $16,400
CARIBOU/BLACK BEAR: Six-Day Hunt $9,800 US
BLACK BEAR- One Week- Six Days Hunting- $2,950
Salmon/Trout Fishing One Week-Six Days Fishing $3,500
Other combos of the above species are available – just ask us.
EXTRA: Harmonized Sales and Service Tax (HST) of 13% must be paid to the lodge for all trips with a 6.5% rebate for non-Canadian residents.
Meat can be custom hand-cut, wrapped and vacuum packaged. (Cost will depend on type of meat cuts)
Non-hunting Guest: $1,800/week.
Non-hunting Guest who goes into the field with Hunter: $1,800/week.
Effective January 01, 2015, any animal wounded and lost in the process of the hunt constitutes game that has been harvested.