I’ve been fortunate to take Moose bear and Caribou. There also a couple Moose with the gun.
I don’t know that you’ll find a better operation than the one Dean established and Johnny has taken over and continued to run exceedingly well
They do it right and historically the guides and support staff at the camps have all been either family or very very close family friends and many of them have been there for decades
It’s not an easy hunt in that it’s not a truck hunt, or an ATV hunt, or a logging road hunt
You’re flying in and then it’s all done based on hiking from camp and accessing various areas from the boat
You’ve made a great choice and will have a great time
It seems like from what I hear most the other newfoundland outfitters seem to be able to take guys on a much shorter timeframe than that but Moose valley is a small operation just four guys per week at one camp and three guys I believe in their second camp and that’s it. And they no longer hunt the bow only weeks so it’s basically a five or maybe six week season for them.
They know bowhunting there’s no question about that but I would imagine at this point that rifle hunters make up at least 80% of the client list if not more The fact Johnny is the pilot is a big benefit, or can be, if there are weather issues. he is obviously getting his camps up and running first before dealing with his charter accounts at other camps.
I have been lucky enough to hunt with some great outfitters. Moose Valley is one of them.
Have fun! Mike
Honestly, though the best week is the one that doesn’t have hurricane impact because that’s always a risk