If guaranteed tags are a priority as part of your moose or caribou hunt, don’t miss your opportunity to experience a quality Moose, Caribou or Black Bear hunt all at very reasonable prices. Space is limited to six hunters per week on a first come first serve basis, so don’t delay. We work closely with two hard working first class outfitters on Newfoundland, one in central Newfoundland and the other up in Northwest Newfoundland. This provides a great geographic diversity for the hunter to choose from.
The moose in Newfoundland are not your gigantic ones like in Alaska, but a good representative bull moose in Newfoundland will have a 28"-30" spread. An exceptionally big moose will have near a 40"-42" spread. Fall black bears should go in excess of 300# with big boar “bruisers “as big as 500#. Woodland Caribou are smaller and more elusive than their cousins.
Our outfitter in the Northwest corner of Newfoundland has a trophy moose area where for some reason the moose are consistently bigger than their other area and in Central Newfoundland. Of course this hunt has a premium cost associated with it as would be expected, but if a BIG Newfoundland moose is the expectation, this may be the hunt you want.
Our outfitter in the Central Newfoundland area has more and better road access via route 360 to their designated hunting areas than any other outfitter in Central Newfoundland. This provides hunters with a far greater opportunity for accessing their quarry that the other outfitters can’t get to or if they can, the ride to get there will not be one they will enjoy.
Fall Bear: Second week of September to second week of December
Moose/Caribou: Second week of September to second week of December
Note: We limit the number of hunters per week for the fall season to six to assure an un-crowded, personal and first class hunting experience.
All hunts include the following: License, GST tax, GST tax rebate for non-residents and hunt cost, 5 or 6 days of hunting (depending on the outfitter and quarry hunted), transportation to and from the field, usually via a combination of truck and ATV, comfortable lodging, three meals per day at lodge (sack lunches provided when hunting in the field over lunch), field dressing & retrieval of game, meat & cape transportation to the butcher & taxidermist, if requested. Spike camp sites available.
Arrive Sunday afternoon between 1-4 PM. Hunters will sight in rifles Sunday afternoon, meet the guides and be provided with an orientation of the planned hunting activities that week. 1x1 hunter to professional guide ratio.
Excluded from all hunts: Transportation to and from Newfoundland, meals and lodging before Sunday at dinner or after breakfast on the last day when you depart, taxidermy, hunting equipment, rifles, ammunition, airline meat boxes, processing & freezing, incidental expenses. We will transport your meat to the local butcher, but processing cost is the responsibility of each hunter. Average cost for processing a moose/caribou is $400-500.00. Contact Michelle Thoms @ 709-651-4427 for details on shipping your frozen processed meat and antlers to your geographic area. If you are on a spike camp hunt you must bring your own sleeping bag.
The outfitter has agreed to work with us on a reasonable payment plan that allows you to book these hunts well in advance and thus securing your preferred dates as follows:
Initial deposit to hold your spot: 35% of total booked cost of the hunt
120 days before your hunt: 35% of total booked cost of the hunt
45 days before your hunt: 30% of total booked cost of the hunt
All checks made out to hook-n-hunt would be sent to me and I will keep a log of payments and forward an electronic copy to you.
Additional details on where to stay, gear list, etc. will all be provided well in advance of the hunt. The outfitter will do everything he can to work with you if you need to reschedule so long as one is current with their payments and the outfitter has not purchased the moose/caribou/bear tags. Cut off dates for rescheduling prior to purchase of the tags are May 1st of the year the hunt is scheduled. As always with these types of hunts deposits and monies paid are non-refundable; rescheduling and reassignment of the hunt to another individual is always possible. Cancellation insurance should be considered as this hunt should be viewed as an investment and as such protected against unforeseen events that would be covered by the cancellation insurance. The outfitters are licensed through the Newfoundland Provincial Government.
Accommodations with both outfitters are a very quaint log lodges (except spike camp) with each bedroom having its own private full bath. Lodges include full kitchen, dining area and great room with bar and wood stove and scenic overlooks. Meals (breakfast & dinner) are home cooked daily. Sack lunches are provided when you are out in the field during the day.
Both Outfitters offer a multitude of hunting methods/opportunities that will be tailored to your physical capabilities. As with most big game hunts, the better physical condition you are in the more opportunity you will provide yourself in chasing that elusive moose. The guides are top shelf and will be very sensitive to your needs and capabilities. They will work very hard for you to provide you the opportunity needed for harvesting a moose.
If you fly, you will fly into Gander International Airport or Deer Lake clearing customs at Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa or Halifax. Airport pickup arrangements can be made. If you have the time, driving to Newfoundland is a wonderful experience with the opportunity to put your vehicle on the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland. I have personally driven to Newfoundland to hunt no less than 4 times and much prefer it to flying.
Contact us at [email protected] if interested in this hunt, and we will be more than glad to answer your questions, work with you in developing a budget so you know what your projected total turnkey cost will be, booking and handling all arrangements if desired, assisting with your gear list and establishment of reasonable expectations for the hunt, etc. References are available.