Update On Two Hunts In Canada


Published: January - 1999

This time of year I like to check back on some of the hunts I wrote about earlier in the year. One I looked forward to reviewing this year was in British Columbia. Here I came across a hunt recently that will surely be of interest to some subscribers. It's a seven-day, 1 x 1, moose and deer hunt on offer by Marc Hubbard of Okanagan Outfitters for only $3,000. It is a "meat hunt" of sorts, but it is more than that. Seems during part of the season (from September 10 through the end of the month), only immature, two-point-or-smaller bulls can be taken. After that, until the end of the season in November, any bull can be taken. The deer available are both mule deer and whitetails. One four-man party from Portland, Oregon, I am told took four bulls two seasons ago - two in the 30-inch category and two 40-inchers. These are very good bulls, especially when you consider that these moose are more closely related to the Shiras than the Canadian variety. Hubbard told me they are classified as Canadian now, but an upcoming study may change that classification. These same hunters also all tagged their deer. The larger whitetail bucks they took will reportedly score in the 150s.

As an extra bonus on this hunt, you can also purchase a small game license ($26.25 Canadian) and take advantage of fabulous grouse shooting. Hubbard said clients should see many grouse while poking around looking for bucks and bulls. Clients can buy the buck and bull licenses for less than $250 (US). Clients fly into Penticton where you they are picked up for the drive to Hubbard's lodge. The bottom line is, this hunt offers not only the opportunity to take two species (which may be respectable trophies) but also more meat than you can imagine - all for less that you have to pay for most Western deer hunts.

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