Advice please: Help out buddy on Moose + Grizz hunt
I am going to accompany a Canadian buddy on his moose and grizz hunt in some remote backcountry place (he wont tell me, says itīs a secret... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) in the Yukon for 3 weeks. Iīll come along on his stalks, (hopefully) help pack out the moose/grizz, keep the camp together, that sort of thing.
While I am really looking forward to this trip, I was wondering this:
Will I (German, no Canadian hunting license) be allowed to carry a firearm for "self-protection"?
I know that I wont be allowed to hunt anything, not having a license and him not being an outfitter and everything but just for that 1-in-a-million chance that I run across a pissed-off bear, a rifle/revolver would come in handy...
Call me a wimp, but Iīll rather be safe than sorry! On the other hand I dont want trouble with the game wardens, so whats your advice on this?
Re: Advice please: Help out buddy on Moose + Grizz hunt
This is a post that is difficult to respond to with out revealing ones own attitude towards certain things. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
So I'll respond in this manner:
Ensure your buddy leaves no second or third rifle laying around camp prepared for use where you can readily reach it!
Also if you pack some stuff for him and/or yourself make sure none of the stuff includes anything smaller than a 45LC w/hard cast bullets of about 300 weight and 1K fps. Also don't tuck your shirt in, that gives the griz something to rip off.
I would, however carry some pepper spray for the mosquitoes and as an after the fact cover scent. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
I like the once in a lifetime thing, just so it isn't the last thing in that lifetime.
Good luck and have fun. AND post pics when you get back.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
LIke a general rules, you can use your budy firearms, without firearms licence, if he/she is near to you (1-5 yards).
Regarding shooting a crazy grizz who charge you, thats another story.
The best way is to call 1-800 numbers from this site an talk directly with a warden, explain him the situation, and he can guide you.
This is my advice, because every province have specials rule.
You cannot hunt big game animals in the Yukon unless you are outfitted by a licensed outfitter and accompanied by a licensed big game guide. Big game animals include moose, caribou, mountain sheep, mountain goat, black bear, grizzly bear, wolf, coyote and wolverine. For a list of big game outfitters contact the Yukon Outfitters Association.
For more information about big game hunting, contact an Environment Yukon office"