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im a non resident and im wondering if there is any way i can draw a good moose tag in canada and not have to hire a guide and pay 10,000 or more to hunt these big guys,is there any chance in some kind of draw the country puts out or any info on how to hunt moose for any cheaper than that .any help thanks

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you can apply for here in new brunswick. its $25 to apply and if you get license it cost $460 or so . plus the cost of the hunt which i believe is usually around $2000. they only give 100 non resident licenses though. maybe you'd have a better chance in western canada i'm not sure how it works out there. hope this helps Thumbs up

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HUNTATTIC.............you posted in western Canada so I will address that for you.......someone else can do Ontario east.

The simple answer to your question is NO! As a non-resident you are required to book through an outfitter and be guided in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. You do not have the option of entering any draws and most outfitter are on assigned quotas which dictate how many of each species and/or hunters they can take each year.

If you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada or you have a close 'relative' in British Columbia they could get a "Permit to Accompany" and take you out moose hunting, but they could only take you in zones with an open moose season as you cannot enter the draws.

If you have a good friend in Alberta they can take you out on the 'hunter host' program which allows them to take a non-resident alien (non-Canadian) once every three years.

Those are the only options open to you and unless you have a good friend or relative in one of those provinces you are going to have to get an outfitter.

There are lots of moose hunts for less than $10,000. Much depends on what you want............if you want a BIG bull with 50-60" antlers then you are going to pay more to hunt the better trophy areas. If you would be satisfied with a meat bull or a smaller representative head in the 40-48" range, you have lots of options and the hunts are more in the $4500-$5500 range.

I have a young outfitter I book for in central BC that is charging $4800 for a 7 day moose hunt and he has had a 95% success rate the last 2 years. That is a long way from $10,000 and about as reasonable a price as you are going to find. The average price in northern BC is more in the range of $7500.

It all depends on what you want. Your other option as US citizen is to do a drop camp in Alaska................but do your homework as it will cost you a lot more than you think and getting the meat home to the lower 48 can be a problem.

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The short answer is NO, but if you wish to consider a trip to Newfoundland, here is a good link to get you started.
http://www.lodgesresorts.com/Newfoundland/nfld-hunting.html

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thanks for the help,and that price sounds alot more reasonable.makwa: the young outfitter you book hunts with.what kind of moose is he producing each year,and can you give me any more info that i can email or checkout a websiteof his.and hopefully maybe you can send me some pics of bulls you have took in the past,so i can see what can look forward if i book with him.again thanks for taking the time and helping me out.thanks kelly

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HUNTATTIC.....I am not suppose to sell hunts in this topic. I was just trying to give you some examples. You can contact me through my website for more info if you like.

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Re: moose hunting
HUNTATTIC wrote:
im a non resident and im wondering if there is any way i can draw a good moose tag in canada and not have to hire a guide and pay 10,000 or more to hunt these big guys,is there any chance in some kind of draw the country puts out or any info on how to hunt moose for any cheaper than that .any help thanks

If you can draw a moose tag in New Brunswick I can hook you up on a black bear hunt for $1500 that will include a free moose hunt for any of their bear hunters who were able to draw a moose tag. All the moose hunt would cost is the price of the lic. and about $250 for the fuel it will cost to do the moose hunt. You arrive the week before your bear hunt and do the moose hunt. They have a very good success ratio on their moose hunts and 90+ % on their bear hunts but the best part is the moose hunt is almost completely free..

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Since i lefdt Alaska in 98 i have been going to Ontario for moosin--no biggie- must go THROUGH an outfitter as they have and sell tags- price of hunt determined by number of and kind of tags you want ie bull, cow, calf ,place you are going ie drive to or fly in--and emineties you want--cabin or tent etc--prices vary but are reasonable esp when compared to western Canada or AK hunts.we get away for around $2200 US from home to home and while the moose ain't as big as those in AK/ Yukon I've shot 5 in 4 trips(party system) the biggfest 48" which is a nice beast --besides price you don't have bother of guides etc--if you have never huted them, you might consider getting a guide for first trip- in Ontario they are reasonable $200 or so per day if added to a regular hunt.

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48 ain't bad.

You can try the New Brunswick thing and maybe it will work out.

So tell me SJ how do you make ends meet with those hunt prices? At a $120.00 to fill up the truck I am wonder?
K

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Makwa wrote:
48 ain't bad.

You can try the New Brunswick thing and maybe it will work out.

So tell me SJ how do you make ends meet with those hunt prices? At a $120.00 to fill up the truck I am wonder?
K

I suspect that most NB "moose" guides make their living off the accompanying bear hunt which will probably cost a lot more than just "gas money". With so few non-res tags available there's not enough business for moose

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I heard something about manitoba selling them over the counters in another post and you dont need a guide but Im unsure youll have to look into it.

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