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#6101822 - 12/25/15 06:57 PM Most affordable location for a moose hunt?
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Just wondering where to go, and how much money to save to do it.

Canada, Maine, Alaska?
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#6101849 - 12/25/15 07:14 PM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Maine probably least expensive if you can get drawn. But has a very good success rate.

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#6102025 - 12/25/15 09:12 PM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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I have a friend who hunts Canada about every 2-3 years for moose.. Newfoundland, Quebec and Ontario. These areas have outfitters with much more reasonable prices than Alaska or the Yukon but the moose are not as large,

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#6102112 - 12/25/15 10:33 PM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Real question is... 1/4 bore or full dirty 30?
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#6102322 - 12/26/15 08:34 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: BigPig]
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I'll NEVER own a quarter bore, don't have a big enough .30, will probably take a .338 NM moose hunting. Why? Victory loves prepararion. grin
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#6102351 - 12/26/15 08:54 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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I have heard many wonderful things about a Newfoundland moose hunt. Very economical with excellent success rates. The moose run a little small, sure, but not as small as you might think with a good outfitter.

There is a recent thread on this very subject that has lots of good info.

Even though I am usually a "bigger is better" guy, despite their huge size moose are not hard to kill. At all. I would not hesitate to use anything in .30 caliber and above.
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#6102377 - 12/26/15 09:16 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Jason, I have a friend that has hunted moose in Canada and Alaska, he said Canada was easier, but he would skip there to hunt the Yukon for a trophy, if it was a onetime deal. This was in response to my same question when I was really considering it. He has DEEP pockets, so hunts all over the world, but he doesn't just drop cash to hunt, he actually budgets it much the way he did years ago. As the others have said though, he said the same, can be much cheaper in Canadian provinces, with the biggest difference in cost being, travel, guide and access fees, tribe fees.

I don't have permission to post his face, so hopefully I got the black out done. IIRc, this bull went book, or was darn close. shot last fall. He hunts with a 300 wm topped with Swaro.

From what I gather, it is a 12k -24k deal everything included (including mount), depending on initial guide fee.
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#6102416 - 12/26/15 09:57 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: Western]
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I have the taxidermy covered. So I'm looking at $11k?

Well this will take years to save for.

A "small bull moose" will still be way bigger than my 5 x 6 bull elk.
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#6102441 - 12/26/15 10:15 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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JG, from what I was told (by guys that go) You can do hunts in Canada for like 7-10k, up (base, good odds) I don't know if they ever went to Maine, or other in the 48. I do know my buddy really vets an outfitter big time though and he tips very well.

He has almost exclusively used the Cabelas service for booking now for over 10 years and says that gets him the best quality hunts, but there is a fee iirc. One thing I know you have already considered, which evens out the cost some, is travel expenses, so I'd think the location and outfitter would be the biggest cost to consider confused2

Your LR class would be a great way to fill a jar, just for that trip maybe?
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#6102444 - 12/26/15 10:20 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Shipping meat back is $. Alberta can be done sub $10k. Won't be huge bulls and can kill a variety of animals with most outfitters for tag cost (bear, deer, wolf, etc) ID has a few units with decent odds.

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#6102447 - 12/26/15 10:22 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I have the taxidermy covered. So I'm looking at $11k?

Well this will take years to save for.

A "small bull moose" will still be way bigger than my 5 x 6 bull elk.


That will get you a great hunt. Just research your outfitter carefully. The DSC show would be a great place to check out to get a "feel" for everything.

You can do a Newfoundland hunt for a little over half of that - probably around 7-8K "all in".


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (12/26/15 10:32 AM)
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#6102466 - 12/26/15 10:38 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Ask about other added costs also. Processing of the moose if not included. Cost of getting meat from camp to processor or to be shipped back to you. If they fly you in and out to camp, ask about those costs to see if they are included.
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#6102479 - 12/26/15 10:45 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: stxranchman]
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Call me crazy but I am considering myself and a buddy driving there with our own coolers. Maine, and Alberta are both about 30 hours out. With two of us we can keep the truck moving. Haul the moose, or meese, back ourselves and use my taxidermist.
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#6102493 - 12/26/15 10:53 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Two guys from a town close to me did that in the late 80's in a Nissan 1 ton pickup. Went to Alberta I believe and killed a bull each. Hauled them back in that truck packed in a tarp with ice.
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#6102576 - 12/26/15 11:42 AM Re: Most affordable location for a moose hunt? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Buddy of mine looked at a hunt for he and his wife and talked to Jim Shockey 5 or 6 years ago about the Yukon hunts and said it would run around 25 grand apiece plus extra to fly the antlers and meat out. rifle

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