Hunt #1625 Guided Newfoundland Moose & Black Bear
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Hunt ID: CA-NL-1625
About the Outfitter:
After a good night’s sleep, we hunt for moose out of an Argo, ATV, Boat or truck depending on the terrain and where pre-scouting has shown the most and the biggest moose in the area are staying. Since moose are not migratory as elk or western mule and whitetail deer, once they are spotted their travels are only a couple of miles at the most.
The average time on the hunt before filling the license is about 2.5 days, this allows you to hunt the better bear areas if you did not see any bears when you are moose hunting. Simply put if you can shoot, you are going to take home a moose. There are no guarantees in the outfitting business. However, we will do everything in our power to provide you with the best hunting trip imaginable. We provide experienced, knowledgeable guides who are thoroughly familiar with all species and their habitats.
We have black bear, not grizzly’s as in other parts of Canada. There is no danger of them attacking as they are as timid as deer and get huge due to the lack of hunting and large amounts of food sources available. If this is a fantastic area for moose there is no way to count the bear but they are more plentiful in many areas as moose. Plentiful food supplies, ideal habitat and very light hunting pressure have allowed the black bear in Newfoundland to grow very large. Black bear on the island average between 200 to 400 pounds, some have been recorded as high as 700 pounds. Hunting season for black bears are staged in both the spring and fall, and still the population is still very stable. In the fall when you are hurting they will be bigger and weigh more from eating all Spring, Summer and Fall. In the Spring they look like they are living in someone else’s skin because they can lose a couple of hundred pounds during the winter hibernation.
Caribou are the Mountain variety that are not as big as the Barren Ground sub-species. They are only in huntable numbers in Newfoundland. Because of this and hunters going for their Caribou Grand Slam and the numbers being monitored closely these are very pricey hunts. Not one recommended for someone who just wants to shoot a caribou. The caribou in Newfoundland hunts average as high as $10,000, when a barren ground caribou in Alaska can be half that price and twice the size.
Fishing is available but done at a minimal amount because everyone is focused on the moose hunting. In the Spring and Summer is a much better time. Spring bear and fishing is a good combination.
Back at the lodge you will be nestled in one of the most productive hunting areas in Newfoundland. It is complete with hot and cold running water, electricity, fireplaces and lounge meeting area. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, dining and living rooms downstairs. The sleeping loft offers dormitory conditions and is divided into two private areas. To insure your game is properly prepared, we have butchering, chilling and freezing within an hour of our lodge.
How to Get Here
The Gander International Airport is accessible from any city in North America. Upon your arrival at Gander, we will meet you and take you directly to our lodge, a drive of less than an hour. The flight to Newfoundland usually runs from $300 to $600 depending where you are flying from. Making your reservations early allows you to get some ½ price deals if you watch the airline flight price deals.
Getting the Moose Meat back home
This is easily done with planning. Perhaps the easiest and lowest cost route to get this quality meat home is to bring a big duffle bag with 4 smaller duffle bags in the large one. Bring large zip lock bags for every 10 pounds of meat you want to take home. I put five 10 pound bags of straight meat. I put the horns and the cape in the large duffle bag. Each item is frozen solid. When it is time to leave, I put a large trash bag in each duffle bag so that if anything happens to thaw out it won’t leak out of the duffle bag. The horns and cape are in large trash bags inside the big duffle bag. If you wish you can bring a roll of tape to put over the points of the antlers so that they don’t puncture anything. If the horns are too big for the largest duffle bag or if the largest duffle is too small for the moose antlers you can separate them across the skull plate and they will lay inside each other.
The bags weighing 50 pounds each classifies them as luggage which travels with you and gets home with you at the same time. Since each Ziplock bag is 10 bounds it stays completely frozen because it is like a 10 pound block of ice.
Guided moose and black bear.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Fall moose and black bear combo.
Guaranteed moose license. Moose license and tag is under $600 and black bear about $300.
One or more per group.
Mode of Travel:
Argo, ATV, boat or truck.
I can simply say if you can shoot then you can take a moose with this outfitter. With almost unlimited territory, 25 plus years of guiding moose hunters in Newfoundland, and the equipment necessary to hunt the Newfoundland country you will see moose, and if you can shoot you will take home a moose.
In Newfoundland there are more moose than people which is a good start. Then black bear live throughout the province and many have never seen a man.
There is no question, that you will be in the best place to hunt moose in North America right now.
Newfoundland boasts a current moose population of approximately 120,000 and hunter success rates across the province exceed 79 percent plus. Probably the highest success rate of any big game that I know of on a free ranging big game animal. This outfitter success rate runs in the 90% plus category.
Moose experts agree that Newfoundland has the densest moose population in North America. These large well-managed populations provide a great hunt and even better eating. Well known as the top of the line of table fare there is never a problem with what to do with the meat if you don’t want to take it home with you.
Approximate Season Dates
Fall: September 8 – November 10
Guided 5 day moose hunt $5495 and no charge to shoot a black bear. License extra.
- Airport pickup/dropoff
- Local guides
- Accommodations at the lodge
- Field care of game
- Transport game to butcher service
What’s Not Included:
- Hunting Licenses
- Transportation to Colorado
- Field prep of game
- Game processing
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.