On pick-up day, we will meet you at a pre-determined location sometime mid-morning. The details will be communicated well in advance of your departure from home.
On the way to camp, we’ll stop at a grocery and liquor store so you can pick up any special snacks, candies, sodas, or liquor (light social drinking in the evenings at camp is permitted). In the event you will be arriving directly at the camp, you will have to stop somewhere along the way for such items. Lunch will be provided before we get to camp, sometime just before noon.
Once we arrive at the camp, we will unload your gear and get it situated in your wall tent. You will have time to grab your bow and fling some arrows to be sure everything travelled well.
Once everyone has made sure their bows are shooting properly, we will hand out licenses and walk you through an orientation which will help you to be ready for the start of your hunt that evening.
On hunt days, breakfast will be ready when you wake up around 5am. You can head over to the cook tent to have breakfast and grab your lunch for the day. You’ll leave the camp at a pre-determined time and head to your location with your guide.
A typical hunt day consists of 2 separate hunts, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.
The morning hunt usually starts around sunrise and ends around noon. At this time of day, the wind is usually blowing pretty good and it will be warm. As a result, we usually head back to camp to see if anyone needs help to get a bull out or just relax until it is time to head out again. The days are very long on this hunt and we recommend getting some rest in between the hunts when possible.
The evening hunt will start once the wind starts to lay down and conditions are good for calling. Departure from camp is usually between 4 and 5 pm. We’ll hunt until the end of legal light, then head back to camp.
When you arrive back at camp, you will have time to relax and share the day’s events prior to supper. This is normally done sitting around the campfire but can be done in the cook tent if the conditions don’t allow. After supper, it’s usually a race to see who can get to bed first…a direct result of the long days!
When a Moose hits the ground, the top priority for the guide team becomes getting it out of the woods and to the butcher ASAP. We will coordinate a plan to extract the Moose as a team and get the remaining hunters out for the next hunt in time. One of the guides and the lucky hunter will travel to our affiliate butcher to drop the Moose quarters off for processing. The hunter will provide specific instructions on how the Moose is to be processed. Payment will be handled between yourself and the butcher via credit card, at the time of pick up.
If you are successful in harvesting a Moose, we will prepare your trophy in the field. For example, if you want a shoulder mount, we will cape it for you and either salt the cape or take it to the butcher so it can be frozen. If you want the antlers and skull plate, we will do this for you. If you want a European mount, you will have ample time at camp to clean the skull. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork to bring your trophy/meat back into the States.