About This Hunt
Are you looking for an adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime?
We offer 12-day hunts and utilize horseback to trail in/out to basecamp, giving us 10 full days of hunting.
One (1) guide, one (1) wrangler, and six (6) horses will be provided for your team.
These hunts are primarily backpack style with limited access for the horses. The horses play a large role in getting us to and from various hunting locations however our main focus is backpacking style.
Weather plays a big part in these hunts, snow, rain and extreme heat can all be a factor in the month of September. It's best to be prepared for all situations.
Base camp will be available for use before, during and after your hunt. Whether you finish early or the weather hits hard our base camp will be available for us to use. This is also the location where the horses and wranglers are stationed awaiting the call for pick-up.
Our horseback hunts are based in the center of our hunting concession, hunters fly into one of our lakes and are met by their guide and wrangler and taken to one of our camps with either a cabin or wall tent. Due to the thick vegetation, creeks and rivers and timbered valleys that we hunt Moose and Caribou, horses are an effective way to access the far reaches of their habitat.
We have great horses that we use for riding and packing gear and animals and experienced guides and wranglers that know how to use them effectively. Horseback hunting can be challenging and tiring, we aim to get out early into the field to hunt each day and often come back after dark. The horses are capable of covering a lot of ground and moving through thick and very difficult terrain which can be required to pursue or recover an animal, horse riding experience is an advantage and recommended when booking this hunt to allow for the use of our horses to their full potential. Our guides and wranglers will show you proper riding techniques to ensure you have the best experience and the horses are taken care of.
During the hunt, you may use a variety of camps or need to spike out with tents (if pursuing an animal) this can require time to pack gear and food and trail between these camps, while this takes up part of your hunting time our guides will choose to move to give you the best opportunity at the game you’re hunting.
We have a detailed gear list available and ask that hunters bring a maximum of 70 pounds of gear consisting of a day pack and duffle bag, excess gear will be left at the main camp so please stick closely to our gear list. You will be sharing a charter flight with other hunters and the food/equipment getting sent in for your hunt and we will not provide second flights to take in excess gear.
We aim to provide great food on our horseback hunts, breakfasts will be a variety of bacon and eggs, oatmeal and pancakes, lunches generally consist of snacks and sandwiches, and a good variety of hearty, tasty and filling dinners.
Horseback hunting is exciting and challenging and we believe that you will have an unforgettable experience while getting to see what our hunting concession has to offer.
Our area covers vast wilderness areas with mountains, lakes, plateaus, and timbered valleys. Due to limited access, our area promotes one of the best hunting areas in Alberta, Canada with little resident pressure and a large area to spread out our hunting operation.
The elevation ranges from 2,000-5,000 feet for our rivers and lakes and our larger mountains 7,000 feet to 9,000 feet.
We have a very experienced, hardworking and professional guiding staff. This area will most likely be different then other outfits you may have been to in a couple of ways; There is a somewhat chain in command if you will, but, there will be a lot of responsibility put on the guides to make things run smoothly in your camp. We are all a team and all work together striving to build this outfit into the most sought after in Canada. On teamwork, your guides will work long hours and hunt hard. If you can lend a hand, it’s always appreciated. Many of the guides will stay up late helping other guides with caping or cooking a meal after they arrive at midnight.
Discounted Hunt Price: $36,500. (USD) ALL-INCLUSIVE
(Regular Price: $53,824.25)
1 SPOT AVAILABLE
Arrival in Calgary: September 29th.
Depart Calgary: October 14th.
Make sure you bring sufficient funds for harvest fees if you haven’t prepaid them. Harvest fees need to be cash, bank drafts/cashiers checks. Please note that GST/HST is also applied to your harvest fees. Cash is preferred.
Licenses and Tags
You included money for your licenses and tags with your hunt contract. We will purchase those for you before you arrive in camp. If you want to purchase additional tags, you will need to let us know well in advance as you will not be able to purchase a tag once in camp, and we do not allow hunters to shoot game and then purchase the tag for it. After you receive your licenses/tags make sure to sign them. Also, make sure you have the proper licenses before leaving for camp as we just can’t run back to town to get a replacement.
You will fly out on the last day of your hunt date. You and your guide will need to arrive back in camp the evening before. We will need to fill out a hunt report/declaration for you.
Before you leave, sometimes we will take measurements and age your animal(s) for our records. And put our custom information tags on hides, horns, skulls so we keep them organized. If your hunt is delayed due to weather, you can use our base camp Satellite phone to help reschedule your flight and contact your family.
When you arrive in Town, you’ll be met at the floatplane dock by our expeditor or other arrangements will be made. Arrangements will be prior made to get your heads inspected and or shipping/taxidermy done. Animals CANNOT leave BC to the Yukon unless done so best to plan and leave it with us. They will be taken care of.
Not Included in Hunt Package
Hotel in Calgary
Tips and Gratuities
Our goal is to be one of the most respected, knowledgeable and professional operations in Canada; to have guides and clients who want to return; to make a difference in people’s lives; help people experience nature; to promote trophy hunting in a positive and ethical way so that future generations may enjoy the same; to have our customers experience a special, safe hunt, and to feel that we have worked hard to provide that experience.
What You Should Bring With You
- Boots - Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400 (Muck boots for Boat hunts are good to have)
- Gaiters - I recommend Kenetrek for bow hunters, they are quiet or Sitka. OR and Mountain
- Hardwear make good ones also
- The base layer – Sitka merino wool, Under Armour or Firstlite
- Pants- Sitka Timberline Pants are best for most hunts
- Shirts – Sitka traverse hoody or Traverse Zip T
- Packable Down Vest or Down Jacket – Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody
- Jacket- Sitka timberline or Jetstream
- Sitka Hiking Gloves - Sitka/OR
- Toque/Stocking Cap
- Brimmed Hat
We have limited room on the plane and horses so prepare to only take what you need. You should get everything you need into a backpack and 120L dry duffel (Sitka Drifter or Yeti Panga are best.) You will not need a gun case once you get on the plane and hard cases will be left at the ranch with your other stuff.
- Sleeping bag and Stuff Sack
- Thermarest Sleeping Pad (Neo Air)
- Extra Clothing - not too much!
- Knife – Havalon for skinning and a small pocket knife.
- Water Bottle (Large Nalgene or 2)
- Food for hunt (I will supply) but if you have special snacks please bring what you like.
- Ammo- minimum 1 full box or 6 extra arrows/broadheads
- Rifle or Bow
- Binoculars/rangfinder – Leica Giovids
- Lighters/fire starter
- Headlamp- Petzel or Black Diamond
- Large Rain Fly for Pack
- Digital Camera / extra batteries or iPhone 10X
- Spotting Scope/ Tripod – we all have these but is good to have if you’re a sheep hunter
- Leki or Black Diamond walking stick - Recommended
- Rangefinder- Angle, Recommended for bow hunters
- Gore-Tex Socks - recommended to have some in the pack
- Special food items you may want – candy, flavored drink mix you like
- Cooler for meat
- Garmin inReach or Sat Phone - highly recommended
Our crew is in the service business, and tipping them is customary and much appreciated, but not required. What a client tips a person is between them and our employee. For the guide and crew, 7-12% of the hunt cost is average, depending on their level of service. The guide will typically get the more significant portion of the tip, but if the client has a cook or packer/wrangler on their trip (many of the hunters will), don’t forget them. Our guides and staff work long hours and guide because they love it.
Regarding tips, cash is always great, so are hunting/outdoor products that the hunter can part with, especially if its something they don’t have, break or need. Again, tipping is not required but is much appreciated and customary. If the client does not feel their guide deserves a tip, let us know so we are aware of the issue and can fix it for the next paying customer.
We ask for Harvest fees to be paid as an inclusion of their hunt contract and reimbursed if they are unsuccessful in harvesting the additional trophy. We have this as a policy to ensure there are no issues with payments after the hunt or in the event the hunter wounds an animal and doesn’t want to pay the fee. Harvest fees need to be cash, bank drafts/cashiers checks. Please note that GST/HST is also applied to harvest fees. Cash is preferred and can be received on arrival to camp if this is their preferred method of payment.
Licenses and Tags
The costs for licenses and tags are included on the hunt contract. We will purchase licenses and tags for each hunter prior to arrival in camp. If your client wants to purchase additional tags, you will need to let us know well in advance as we will not be able to purchase a tag once in camp, and we do not allow hunters to shoot game and then purchase the tag for it.