Moose hunt Newfoundland QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by unclefish, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about a moose hunt in Newfoundland..
    -anyone that has gone give me some tips
    - I have been elk hunting for awhile and would like to do something else.
    How you hunted-where did you stay-what guide or outfit-if successful how did you get the animal home . Thanks for help.
     
  2. grinnergetter

    grinnergetter Well-Known Member

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    Spot and stalk with Moose Valley Outfitters twice. Great people with great guides. Stay in Island Pond camp....only!

    Brought meat home uncut the first time and butchered up the road from float plane base 2nd time. I'm in IN so that was a really long drive.;)
     
  3. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Looked at this hunt myself...staying tuned
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have hunted moose in Newfoundland several times and have hunted all over the US and Canada. By far, the best camp I have ever hunted in is Red Indian Lake Outfitters. They actually had the best hunting camp/experience by any measure of the term including:
    overall service
    modern facility
    quality of food
    memorable hunting experience
    high success rates
    general camaraderie
    knowledgeable guides

    And NO - I don't work for them or have any affiliation with them at all. But I am booked to return in 2019.
    They also have a great web site that will help give you a feel for their lodge and services. They do have fly in camps too.

    As far as the logistics - We drove a large SUV and hauled a 5'x8' enclosed trailer. The ferry form North Sydney takes 8hrs to cross and we took a stateroom for the night as it traveled across. You need to book the ferry well in advance.

    You will need at least 3 - 151qt coolers for a butchered moose and probably a 4th for the cape. Some hunters take a chest freezer and generator but I have found the coolers to be very convenient. We had three hunters and took 12 large coolers.

    The hunt - the terrain is very wet and rugged. Everywhere we hunted required an 8 wheel drive Argo. RIL has an entire fleet of Argos and its own maintenance shop because they are somewhat remote in location. "Locals" all drive quads and are not capable of hunting in the vast amount of terrain that we hunted for moose. Quads stay on the logging roads or wait for the winter freeze to set in.

    Moose were mostly called in but a few were just spotted in the bogs. My last bull was taken at 315yds IIRC. Most shots were 100yds-150yds but its good to be able to take longer shots because they do present themselves. I spotted a few good bulls at 700yds-900yds but couldn't close the distance before they disappeared.

    I don't give recommendations lightly but Fred and Shirley, RIL owners, literally run the finest outfitting service that I have ever used in 40 yrs of hunting.

    Good luck with whomever you choose. Moose hunting is a lot of fun!!
     
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