British Columbia Rifle Rut Elk/Combo Hunt
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Description

This is a horseback wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Hunter will be hunting elk during the rut with a rifle. Options to add more for a trophy fee. 2 and 3 Species combo hunts also available where hunter can add Mountain Goat, Canadian Moose, and/or black bear. Here is your opportunity to to harvest a trophy Canadian moose, the goal is to shoot 50+" moose. An elk is a 6 point minimum in this area and the bulls typically are 300" and can go up to 350" bulls. Take black bear with your combo with 6-7.5 ft bears. This is a 7 day fully guided hunt with 1:1 guiding, tent camp accommodations and meals. Wolves and Bears may be shot if seen with no trophy fee. About 10% of hunters harvest wolves during regular hunts in the fall however, the wolves are much more well-furred in the winter months.


Details

  • Species: Rocky Mountain Elk
  • Average Classification: 300 - 330
  • Shot Opportunity: 80
  • Weapon: Rifle
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB11896-10
  • Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Classification details:

B&C Book potential with both moose and elk.

Weapons description:

Firearm (must be .24 caliber or greater with at least an 18.5″ barrel).
Hunter should be comfortable to up to 400 yards for best shot opportunity.


Options

Moose

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Option to add a moose to the hunt for a trophy fee. Hunter must purchase their license (roughly $250) and will be required to pay a trophy fee if moose is taken. Moose can only be added to a September hunt.

  • Moose $8,000.00

  • Available Dates

    September 01, 2022 - October 31, 2023


    Pricing

    • Member Price: $9,750.00
    • Non-Member Price: $10,800.00

    Taxes, tags, license and charter fee not included in the hunt price. Charter costs are roughly $2500.00 round trip. Elk Licenses are roughly $250. Bear Licenses are roughly$190. Wolves licenses are roughly $50. Hunting license is roughly $195. *2 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2022 OCTOBER 1-7. START FIRST DAY IS OCTOBER 2. POST RUT HUNT. *8 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2023


    Group Options

    Option to add a moose to the hunt.

    Location

    Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada


    Refund Policy:

    Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.

    Description

    This is a horseback wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Here is your opportunity to to harvest a great bull elk with a rifle during the rutThe elk is a 6 point minimum in this area and the bulls typically are 300" and can go up to 350 " bulls. Be in great shape to get to the next ridge for a 50"+ trophy goat opportunity. Take black bear or add to your combo with 6-7.5 ft bears. This is a fully guided 7 day hunt with 1:1 guiding on horseback. Hunter will stay in outpost cabins and use wall tents if necessary during the hunt. Options to book a 2 or 3 species combo.


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    • Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge
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      Lodging & Accommodations Scale

      5 - Cabin/Lodge

      4 - Bunk House/Trailer

      3 - Wall Tent

      2 - Backpack Tent

      1 - Client Provided/Hotel

    Cabins are the main accommodation but from time to time wall tents may be used depending on where game is located and if spike camps will be utilized. Spike camp will be provided with a wall tent type set up. All wall tents will be equipped with a stove.

    • Menu & Food: Field Kitchen
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      Menu & Food Scale

      5 - 5 Star Catered

      4 - Full Kitchen

      3 - Field Kitchen

      2 - Backpack Food

      1 - Client Provided

    Meals prepared in camp. Fresh foods will be served, expect homestyle cooking-meat and potatoes. If you spike out after a spotted animal you an expect to use backpack amenities.

    • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking
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      Physical Conditions Scale:

      5 - All Vehicle Access

      4 - Light Hiking

      3 - Moderate Hiking

      2 - Heavy Hiking

      1 - Extreme Back Country

    Outfitter utilizes horses and it is best to take time to ride some horses before coming on this hunt. Hunter should be prepared for up to 4 hours a day on horseback and moderate hiking during the stalk. The more prepared you are physically and mentally, the more enjoyable your experience will be and the better odds you will have. Don't be afraid to contact the outfitter to discuss what you can expect.


    Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

    Book your flight to Fort Saint John, in Alberta. From here transportation is provided to and from our hunting camps in British Columbia. Please arrive before noon the day before the hunt start date. This allows for ample time to settle in and check rifles before the hunt begins. Hunter should be prepared to spend the night in a hotel before and after the hunt. Transportation to the air strip will be provided by the outfitter to fly into camp.

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    Description

    Hunter must be prepared to spend 7 days in the wilderness in wall tent spike camps or in backcountry cabins. Weather can change drastically in the remote wilderness so layering systems are a must. Hunter should be prepared to spend up to 8 hours a day in the saddle as you are pursing big game. Expect to spend many hours glassing and planning stalks to get close to your target species. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.


    What Outfitter Provides

    • Meals
    • Horses, Tack & Saddle
    • Lodging
    • Expert Guide Service

    What to Bring

    • Binoculars & Rangefinder
    • Rain Gear
    • Moderate to Cold Weather Hunting Clothing-layering system recommended
    • Personal hygienic gear (shaving kit, soap, etc.…) & Personal first aid kit (optional)
    • Hard Gun Case (durable enough to endure airline abuse)
    • Extra Ammunition-at least 40 rounds (airlines are hard on rifles and you may need to adjust rifle)
    • Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
    • Hunting Gear (knife, binos, game calls, scents, etc.…)
    • Small Day Pack
    • Hunting Gear (knife, binos, game calls, scents, etc.…)
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Firearm (must be .24 caliber or greater with at least an 18.5″ barrel)
    • Thermal Base Layers
    • Hunting Hat & Gloves

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