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Alberta Moose Guide
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Contributors to this thread:
Hunter42 06-Nov-17
t-roy 06-Nov-17
standswittaknife 06-Nov-17
Sage Buffalo 06-Nov-17
Bou'bound 06-Nov-17
Rock 06-Nov-17
bowbender77 07-Nov-17
Grousenut 07-Nov-17
Grousenut 07-Nov-17
Scar Finga 08-Nov-17
caribou77 08-Nov-17
Hunter42 08-Nov-17
dhaverstick 08-Nov-17
Mike Ukrainetz 08-Nov-17
gunslinger 08-Nov-17
t-roy 08-Nov-17
From: Hunter42
06-Nov-17
Anyone know of a reasonable moose guide service in Alberta. Looking to go on my first moose hunt. Is there a better place to go? Not looking for a huge moose. Would like to stay around 4000 if that is possable

From: t-roy
06-Nov-17
Mikes’s Outfitting. Not sure what his rates are, though. Mule deer hunted with him, but they do very well on moose too. Great guy.

06-Nov-17
Northern Alberta outfitters. Ben Cockel isn’t around 4K but it is a 10 day hunt which is worth the extra amount. Also a bowsite sponsor

From: Sage Buffalo
06-Nov-17
If you can go a little north of that go to Newfoundland and helicopter in for a chance at some really good moose with Ironbound Outfitters.

From: Bou'bound
06-Nov-17
bow or gun?

From: Rock
06-Nov-17
AWGS, Alberta Wilderness Guide Service, I have hunted with them and will be hunting with them again in 2018. Great service and super knowledgable about there area, they are the most well organized guiding outfit I have ever hunted with. But they are also more expensive than the price you have stated.

From: bowbender77
07-Nov-17
I don't think 4000 would cover a guided Alberta Moose hunt by the time you factor in transportation, permits and tips, not to mention return costs for meat and antlers. Just keep in mind that the longer you wait the more it will cost in the long run because hunt costs seem to keep going up as the years go by. Another very good Moose outfitter in Alberta is Ryk Visscher.

From: Grousenut
07-Nov-17
Avoid Alberta Trophy Hunts.

From: Grousenut
07-Nov-17
Avoid Alberta Trophy Hunts. Fine rifle operation but no knowledge of bowhunting

From: Scar Finga
08-Nov-17
I don't think 4K is even half enough when you figure everything else in. If you sit down and honestly do all the math, you are looking at 7500,00- 10K for a fully guided moose hunt with all the other expenses, butchering, transportation, tags, taxidermy, shipping meat and antlers... It adds up REALLY FAST! If you figure out how to do it for 4K please let me know, and I will book a hunt today.

From: caribou77
08-Nov-17
I recently booked with Mike's Outfitting for the early season moose bowhunt. All in after driving up I should have just under 7 in the hunt. You're cheapest option with be an unguided draw hunt. Or drop camp in Alaska.

From: Hunter42
08-Nov-17
Not looking to spend $4000 for the total hunt just around there for the guide service. I know there will be a lot of extra expense, travel, processing, ect. Looking at Alberta because I can drive there and that will help on travel expense and getting the meat and horns home.

From: dhaverstick
08-Nov-17
I went with Ryk Visscher up there in 2015 and can't say enough good things about his operation. He's a bowhunter and all his guides are bowhunters. Plus, they bowhunt the animal they are guiding for. Like most everyone else has mentioned, 4K isn't going to get you in the door. A cheap Alberta outfitter starts in at 6K or more and that probably doesn't include a tag and license. Another expense folks seem to forget about is the cost of getting your meat home. Unless you drive up there, the only way to fly the meat back is as extra baggage and that costs a bundle. My moose skull and 5 boxes of meat cost me right at $1300. It wasn't a shock because I knew what the cost would be beforehand but it's still a chunk of change! Darren

08-Nov-17
Hate to toot my own horn here but we have one early season bowhunt open in 2018, Aug 31 to Sept 7, $5500 base price, $6305 with tax and license. 1 on 1 guided. Bit more than you might want to pay but other than a tip for guide and cook, meat processing, before and after hunt costs that should be it. Rare for someone to not kill one. Tree stand hunting over natural salt licks and spot and spook hunting, calling is our methods. Not a trophy hunt, not on purpose at least, might get a big one accidentally though.

From: gunslinger
08-Nov-17
You will not find a better guy and moose hunt that’s. What mike is offering, extremely cheap moose hunts, probably the cheapest in the world to be honest,

From: t-roy
08-Nov-17
Mike, you left out that fact that they will probably get to view some bomber mulies too!

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