By Mike Bodenchuk, Editor-at-Large Editor's note: Almost all US draw results are out, and if you don't have the tag you wanted, looking for another hunt to fill a hole in your fall schedule is natural. In our May issue, we pointed you toward leftover draw tags, OTC tags and landowner tags. Last month, we asked a number of traditional booking agents for hunts still available in Canada, where tags are rarely an issue. This month, we decided to look into the brave new world of online bookings, where last-minute plans are often made.
Back in our April issue
, we told you about BookYourHunt.com
, which promises to do for the hunting industry what Expedia, TripAdvisor and others have done for travel-allowing consumers to search and compare offerings and prices and to book directly with the provider, saving time and money. It isn't for everyone, but it's potentially a good fit for some.
So, what's still available in North America at this late date on BookYourHunt.com? Plenty, at least as of this writing in mid-June.
In Newfoundland, Dashwood Outfitting has a fly-in, seven-day 2x1 moose hunt for one hunter for $4,500; dates are Sept. 17-25, which should catch the start of the rut. They also have openings for two hunters Sept. 10-17 or Oct. 1-8 for $5,250 per hunter. Spruce Pond Hunting (see Report 7105
) has a moose/caribou combo hunt with flexible dates in Sept. and Oct. for $12,000....