An Alberta Moose Hunt is a great low cost alternative to Alaska Yukon Moose hunting. You have the opportunity to pursue bull moose that average 40″ with bulls harvested over 50″.
Alberta is truly under rated when it comes to successful and exciting moose hunting. Alberta is home to a solid population of Canadian Moose. Alberta’s moose can be found throughout the province. You can hunt these moose in the willow swamps and heavy forests or in the rolling fields of grain. This makes for an interesting and fun Moose hunt.
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One of the most exciting times to hunt is during the rut, which takes place during September and October. Bull moose in the rut are down right belligerent as they are on the prowl looking for females. It is hard to beat calling a big rutted up bull moose into close range. You will see the snot and slobber dripping from their mouth as they grunt and thrash their way in to your calls. There is every opportunity for a high octane hunt for a bull with antlers in excess of 40 inches.
Late Season Hunts:
This Outfitter also offers late season Alberta Moose hunts, when the big bulls tend to be in bachelor groups and on feed. Alberta is the only province that allows non-residents an opportunity for late season moose hunts. The late season hunts are ideally suited for a combination hunt, as this outfitter is known for his trophy whitetail deer. These late season Alberta Moose hunts provide you the opportunity to hunt moose and trophy whitetail at the same time. This is an epic hunt for all of you whitetail fanatics.
The average spread on these bull moose is 40″ with some of the biggest bulls going in excess of 50+ inches.
September and October Rut Hunts
This Outfitter runs his Alberta Moose rut hunts in the Northwest part of Alberta in the Peace River region of Alberta. The Peace River region is made up of heavy forests, swamps, lakes and rich river systems. This terrain is ideal as the big bull moose thrive in this country. This diverse ecosystem gives the Outfitter the ability to offer multiple styles of hunts, be it cabin based moose hunts, float moose hunts and more.
The late season November Alberta moose hunts take place in the Northeastern part of the province. This area is a mix of forest and rolling grain fields. The high quality feed with close proximity to heavy cover provides some of the best habitat to grow large bull moose. The outfitter’s area encompasses more than 5200 square miles made up of 90% private land and 10% public government land. This is a prime area for big Alberta Moose with the opportunity to combine trophy class whitetail deer.
Alberta Moose Rut Hunts
On your Alberta Moose rut hunt, the outfitter has many different styles of hunts he can offer. Typically you can expect to be covering ground by truck, ATV, boat and/or foot with your guide doing multiple calling set ups. We will typically get up early before the thermals get going and the forest is calm and quiet to start calling. This allows us the best opportunity to hear any faint bull moose grunts in the distance. This Alberta Moose hunt can be more physically demanding as these bulls quite often live in nasty swampy terrain.
The late Season Alberta Moose hunts are typically done from ATVs or pickup. We will drive to good glassing areas as this is really a spot and stalk style of hunt. We will be hunting the grain fields, pastures and the forests bordering the farmland. One of the best things about a November Alberta Moose hunt, is that the bulls tend to be in Bachelor groups, which means often you will have the opportunity to see multiple mature bulls in a group.
On the early Alberta Moose rut hunts, you will need to be prepared for hot and cold temps as the weather tends to change rapidly this time of year. I STRONGLY recommend you bring silent clothing, like woold or some of the products made by Kuiu, Sitka Gear or First Lite, as this will increase your odds of closing the distance on the bull moose of your dreams.
Winter in Northern Alberta can be very cold, so for the late season November hunts, high quality winter gear is an absolute must. Temperatures can range from the 30s to below zero. So invest in quality gear and be mentally prepared for cold weather and you will have a great Alberta Moose hunt no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. One of the best items you can invest in for these hunts is a heater bodysuit. In addition you will want to bring high quality insulating layers and a quality pair of insulated boots.
If you choose one of the Alberta Moose Rut hunts you will be traveling to Grand Prairie. No matter if you fly or drive, you need to plan on arriving the day prior to the start of your hunt. The Outfitter or one of his staff will pick you up and transport you to camp the following morning. Once you get to camp you will have time to check the zero on your weapon be it your rifle or bow. The Outfitter will pick you up and drop you off in Grand Prairie. The hunting area is located about 3 hours north of Grand Prairie.
Make sure to book your return flights with plenty of time between connections if you plan on transporting your trophies home with you.
On your late season Moose Hunt you will fly into Edmonton, please fly in the day prior to your scheduled pick up. The following morning the Outfitter or one of his staff will pick you up and transport you to camp. Once at camp you will have time to check the zero on your weapon and get settled in. At the conclusion of your hunt the Outfitter or his staff will transport you back to Edmonton. The hunting area is located about 2 hours Northeast of Edmonton.
If you plan on taking your trophies home with you, make sure to schedule your flights with plenty of time between connections so you have time to take care of paperwork and ensure that your trophies are on your flight.
The most important thing is to bring a gun you are confident and comfortable shooting. Any caliber .270 and up will work just find, just make sure you use a premium bullet like Barnes, Berger, Nosler or Hornady. The Outfitter and his guides strive to get you a shot inside of 200 yards. However, I would strongly encourage you to practice such that you are comfortable shooting out to 400 yards, as sometimes a big bull will be in the middle of the grain fields with no way to approach closer.
Transporting Your Trophy.
The Outfitter and his staff will take care of all skinning and salting of your cape as well as skull removal. If you shoot your trophy late in the hunt, the Outfitter may choose to freeze your cape rather than salt it. Your Alberta Moose license serves as your export permit. This makes it really easy to transport your trophy home with you. The majority of hunters either take their trophy home with them, or have the Outfitter’s preferred taxidermist do the work and ship the finished mount to them.
All lodging, food, beverages (excluding alcohol), licenses, transportation to and from the airport, hunting guides, and field preparation of trophies.
Hunt Does Not Include.
Any commercial flights, rental car fees, hotel rooms and meals before or after hunt, gratuities, trophy shipment and/or taxidermy.
8 day rut hunt guided 1×1 – $11,000
8 day rut hunt guided 2×1 – $9,750 per person
8 day rut hunt with black bear – $12,000
6 day late hunt guided 1×1 – $8,750 per person
8 day late hunt guided 2×1 – $7,750 per person
8 day Whitetail/Moose Combo guided 1×1 – $14,00
I highly encourage all my clients to purchase travel insurance, as you never know what the future can hold. It doesn’t matter if the hunt is suddenly cancelled, a medical condition arises or something else, but if it does a trip insurance policy can greatly limit or eliminate the loss of your hard earned money. I recommend RipCord, Global Rescue or Travel Guard.