Hubbard has 12 tags in an area covering over 3,000 square miles and four Game Management Units. Depending on the unit, the season extends from October 1 through November 30. Hubbard tells me that although his clients have killed bulls with racks spanning well over 45 inches, the norm is in the low 40s. Because these moose didn't compare favorably with Western Canadian moose further north, he has not had any serious trophy hunters for these bulls, and the moose that have been shot were lower-scoring "meat" animals. Hubbard is optimistic that when he gets trophy-minded hunters in camp bigger bulls will start hitting the ground.
He charges $6,500 for a seven-day, 1 x 1 hunt. Hunters stay in a comfortable lodge and are picked up at the airport in Penticton. Hubbard says this can be an easy hunt physically, since there is an extensive road system in the area, allowing the use of trucks and ATVs. He does have a non-motorized area, though, that offers bulls that he says have essentially not been hunted before. The most successful technique for killing a moose is spot-and-stalk, but he plans on experimenting with calling bulls, as they do farther north. . . .