This 1x1 hunt is discounted by $5,000 to $22,500, plus $800 for the license and tag (seven percent GST applies), and the nonresident fee of $200. Mule deer can be taken for a $1,500 trophy fee after purchasing a $125 license. Representative bucks will score 160-170 points with 23- to 26-inch spreads. Clients fly into Kalispell, Montana, where the outfitter provides transportation to the lodge ($300), or you can rent a car and drive the 100 miles to the lodge. As in all Canadian hunts, the required firearm declaration form ($25) can be obtained at the border.
Jeff also recommends an elk hunt in the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, some of the most pristine country in southern BC. This wilderness horseback hunt is conducted from remote cabins six hours from base camp. Hunters glass the open slides morning and late afternoon. Legal bulls must have at least six points on one side, which results in mature bulls scoring in the 270- to 300-class, and hunter success is generally over 90 percent. Hunts are available in early October when the bulls are in rut, or early September in the pre-rut.
This hunt is nine days, including the rides in and out (you are in elk country while riding to or from base camp). Because the cabins are so remote, it is uncommon to see other hunters. This 1x1 hunt is discounted by $750 to $7,200, including the license, elk tag and GST! Also, you can........(continued)