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Going moose hunting in Canada!!

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by vart, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. vart

    vart

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    My dad gave me my Father's Day present yesterday; a guided moose hunt in Northern British Columbia, Canada! We leave Sept. 12th, drive 1100 miles to MM 170 on the Alaskan Highway, then get flown by bush plane to the camp. We get two weeks to bag a trophy bull moose for me and a trophy bull elk for my dad.
    This is a dream come true for me as I never imagined I would ever get to go on a guided hunt in Canada for some of the world's biggest moose.
    We're going somewhere near Pink Mtn. and both of us are using custom Winchester rifles chambered in .35 Whelen. Here's mine:
    <img src="http://image1.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=219765" width=500 height=194 >
     
  2. j_gets

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    Congrats! I've always told myself I'd do a moose hunt a bit later on in life when I have enough cash. Good luck, hope it turns out well.


    J
     


  3. Westicle

    Westicle Canadian... Eh

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    Hey, I live at Mile Marker 48 (Fort St John) on the Alaska Highway.... Sounds like your going to Pink Mountain for a Little Hunting eh :)

    If you need any Contact Info for Hotels or Car Rental Let me Know and I can provide you with All That, just curious on who is guiding you (what Company?)

    Moose are looking pretty good up here this year and you will not be disappointed, pink mountain has some of the best moose around. I will be gone for a week from today but will have access to email me if you want too.
     
  4. That's a great looking piece of wood on that rifle! Almost too pretty to take into the woods. The .35 Whelen should be perfect for moose & elk.

    Congrats on your Father's Day gift and here's wishing the best of hunting luck to you and your Dad. :)

    Swede
     
  5. IPSC-1

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    I grew up in Northern Maine and I've shot four moose, all with a 30-06 220gr. I've only got five items of unsolicited advice:

    Shoot it near a road. Packing out Moose hind quarters is a chore.

    Bring two knives. At least one that you can sharpen on a whetstone. ATS34 and Tool steel are a pain to sharpen so I suggest you bring something a little less high speed. Moose hide dulls a knife very quickly. Don't forget a bone/hack saw.

    Its about as exciting as shooting a cow in a field. Remember, after you pull the trigger, the fun is all over. I'd find a nice bull and watch where he eats and at what time. Then I'd go fishing. Right before the hunt was over I'd go shoot the old boy.

    Bring a 22 LR, a fishing pole and a shovel (to dig worms.) Canned food gets old. Lots of critters around to put fresh meat in the pot. A .35 is a little much for stew meat.

    Wear wool clothes and dress in layers. They beat the high tech fabrics every time.

    Your going to have a great time, especially since your going with your dad. What a great fathers day gift!
     
  6. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

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    No way!

    You lucky bastard!

    Take lots of pictures for us:)


    PP
     
  7. vart

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    Westicle,
    My dad has shown me the brochure for the outfitter, but I can't remember the name. There was a map included and I remember that we are hunting West of Pink Mountain and East of Wellington Lake(?). The area we are hunting in was named after the guide that hunts there. Wish I knew more, but I haven't begun researching the hunt yet. My dad is a total traditional hunter and swears I can't wear any of my realtree camo gear. So, I have to find some different clothes to hunt in. I have some oiled-canvas pants that my dad gave me, but I'm a little too fat to fit in those anymore. I'm going to start exercising and losing weight, so I'll hopefully be able to use them by September.