Bradford and Co. Guide Service Scores On British Columbia Moose Hunt


Published: August - 2009

Chad Clark says he took a big moose in September 2008 with Bradford and Co. Guide Services out of Dease Lake, British Columbia. He and a hunting partner each took Boone & Crocket moose with spreads out to 60¾ inches. Clark's green-scored 209 B & C, while his friend's green-scored 212. Both are expected to comfortably make the B & C minimum score of 195 when officially scored. (See photos in the trophy gallery on our web site.)

Bradford & Company has exclusive access to a 600-square-mile guide territory in northern British Columbia that is accessible mainly by plane. Clark says he and his partner arrived as outfitter Billy Oestreich was wrapping up his sheep hunting season, bringing horses back from his remote sheep camps. Clark says they were dropped off to hunt with the guides and wranglers as they made their way back to the main camp. Every day they set up a spike camp in a different location. Although it took some time to pack up camp each morning before heading out to hunt, he says they enjoyed the experience. He says the trip was a bit rugged at times, but the hunt was everything he had hoped it would be.

Clark says his partner shot a moose the first day of hunting. Clark killed his moose on the third day of the 10-day hunt. He reports that they saw several other moose in the 52- to 58-inch range but that guide Bradford Hickman went out of his way to make sure they each shot moose they were happy with and not just the first good one they saw. Clark gives Hickman high marks for catering to all their needs. Although he says Hickman is very young, he describes him as one of the finest guides he has ever hunted with.

Although they returned to the base camp early after taking their trophies, Clark says Oestreich did not hurry them to leave. Instead, they enjoyed a few days relaxing and fishing. "One of the most enjoyable things about the hunt was the........(continued)

 
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