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Newfoundland moose Vs New Mexico Elk
Which hunt if you could only have one and why?
Both! Problem solved...
Jim is right. Both. However, getting a Newfoundland moose tag would be much easier than getting a N.M elk tag.
Yep, I’ve done NM once and Newfy 8 times and would say do both. If you will only do one go to Newfoundland because there is no place quite like it! Good luck!
I’m a problem solver! But sometimes my solutions cause more problems ;)
Haven’t killed a Canadian moose. Have killed lots of elk and some good ones.
Elk are pretty common and getting more widespread across NA all the time. Canadian moose are far more limited opportunity.
Used to guide and spent a lot of time in NM hunting and fishing so there’s nothing new about anything there. Never been to Newfoundland.
I would want to add a caribou and bear to the menu in Newfoundland. And take the fly rods...
If I could only have one it would be NM. More rare to me personally living in MB. I could do Newfoundland any year if I want to.
Would depend where in New Mexico.... There is New Mexico, and then there is NEW MEXICO!
I'm an elk addict. Twice I have skipped elk hunting to hunt moose instead and both times all I could think of was elk hunting. I know, it is a serious sickness. And my life experiences are less varied as a result. I'd take New Mexico.
I'm apparently not welcome in the state of NM since they have never once given me a tag in many years of applying so I'd go to Newfoundland!
New Mexico elk for sure - but then, moose is what I was raised on, lol.
We can see from the answers that it depends a lot on where we live and what we've already experienced.
I'd pick Newfoundland. But I've hunted a primo unit in NM for elk, and although I've never killed a really good bull, I've killed a few bull elk, and have been on 7 or 8 elk hunts at this point. So Newfoundland would be my choice. Never even hunted moose.
I'd have to know where in NM first.
I have done both. If I am paying I am going to NF ......However if I drew a good NM tag then I would hunt that on my own for two weeks. I wouldn’t fork over the money to continue to perpetuate NM landowner and outfitter welfare.
What outfitter did you hunt with in Newfoundland Charlie?
4 times to newfoundland 2 times moose 2 times woodland caribou. its a lot of fun. went down the gander river to kill my moose what a ride in those newfie boats. I live in new mexico so I guess its not as exciting now as newfoundland
Lol interesting answers. Let me rephrase. Since I cant even get 1 lottery number in the Powerball I'm saying a private ranch elk hunt in nm . Or a fly in moose hunt in newfoundland....... and I'd love both but its surely not gonna happen
I loved my trip to Newfoundland and met a lot of great people, but to me, an elk hunt wins every time!
8 nf trips.
I’d make it nine
I would take the moose hunt with no second thoughts!
Ok I'm gathering a moose hunt up there is amazing. Question is how rare are quality bulls in camps that arent fly in. Or should one not even consider a drive in camp
I think quality bulls are rare in fly in camps too...... I haven't considered a drive in camp since my first trip. Not that you cant find a good one because I am sure that they are there.
Define quality. This ain’t western Canada or Alaska
Well yes I realize that but a nice 40 plus bull decent paddles........
I wouldn't discount a drive in camp just because it's drive in. Many Fly in camps are misleading, there isn't many areas that can't and aren't accessed by some form of vehicle regardless of how remote it is. Just because you are taking a plane or helicopter to your hunting site, doesn't mean everyone has to or does.
Depends on what you want to accomplish. That moose will be smaller, body and rack than western or Ak/Yukon moose, a lot smaller. NM is a good place for trophy elk. The NM hunt if guided will probably be more expensive.