British Columbia Moose Hunt
British Columbia has some of the highest moose populations in the world, with some areas holding 2-3 animals per square mile.
Canadian moose get bigger the further north you go, and after you cross the Yukon border, they are considered Alaska Yukon Moose. Couple that with the fact that your hunt will be considerably less than an Alaska moose hunt. This is something to keep in mind when you book your British Columbia moose hunt.
The key to moose hunting in British Columbia is getting remote by horse, or float plane. The further back you go the better the bulls will be. Bulls in BC, especially northern BC can push over that magical 50 inch mark. A 50 inch bull in the Prince George are is definitely a shooter and north of Smithers a guy can get into 60 inch bulls.
Why you should consider moose hunting in British Columbia:
- OTC tags
- Healthy populations of moose.
- BIG bulls! Generally speaking, the further north you go, the bigger the bulls get.
- A British Columbia moose hunt is almost always a combo.
- BC, in our option, stands alone in the moose world in Canada in producing large bulls with a good bang for the buck.
Hunts: BCS1, BLGO2, and TMWL3
British Columbia Moose Combo Hunts
Our BC outfitters offer some of the best trophy moose combo hunts in the world!
As you get further north, and more remote the trophy quality of Canadian moose hunting gets better. This outfitter has both these qualities and harvests some giant Canadian bulls. Be ready for a true wilderness experience on horseback for the best hunting. These are over-the-counter hunts with a wolf thrown in as well! You’ll be hunting during the prime moose rut from mid-September to the end of October, when the moose are responding to calling. To find big bulls in BC you have to be with the right outfitter in the right area.
*These hunts are typically remote, tent camp hunts, but we do have one BC moose hunt out of a lodge.
Moose/mountain goat, moose/caribou, moose/grizzly bear, and moose/black bear combo hunts in BC.
- Hunting areas will be accessed on foot, by 4×4, boats, and/or with horses.
- These British Columbia moose hunts are usually done in combination with other species.
- Glassing/spot-and-stalk and calling. All British Columbia moose hunts are guided 1:1 to increase your opportunity for success.
- The minimum shooter in this area of British Columbia is either a tri-palm or 10-point bull. The average bull measures between 40 and 45 inches, however moose in the 50+ inch range are taken yearly!
- The photo gallery below speaks for itself.
Archery Moose Hunts in British Columbia
Bowhunting is this British Columbia outfitters’ specialty and they are passionate about it.
Once the rut starts they make their way down to the lower country to chase cows. Rut hunts consist of spotting a good bull, then moving in to set up to call (cow and bull calls). Bulls will usually come in to investigate giving the hunter a close and at times very intense shot. They also sometimes use a decoy, which has proven quite effective over the years. The moose in this area of British Columbia average 40-55 inches with some bulls in the 60+ range being taken every year. Although Canada moose are not as big as their Alaskan cousins, they are still a huge animal that will get your heart pounding when they are in bow range.
This BC Outfitter excels at archery moose hunts during the rut for bulls up to 60+ inches.
Although they do offer rifle hunting as well, they mainly book quality bow hunts in British Columbia for trophy grizzly bear, black bear, moose, and elk. In the early season they hunt the high mountain alpine where the moose summer to avoiding the insects.
If you’re a bowhunter looking for a moose hunt, look no further.
- Early season hunt: September 10th – 18th
- Rut hunt: September 20th thru October 8th
- All archery moose hunts are a total of 8 days
I had a great trip, a great moose hunt, and shot a fantastic bull. Josh, Connor, and D.J. were excellent, I didn’t want to leave, it was like leaving old friends. The place we stayed in was super nice, and the meals great. I can’t wait to go back.
I hunted four days in some tough country for my mountain goat. Thank goodness I started preparing a full 60 days before the hunt. Probably should have started even sooner. Moose hunting was not very strenuous and we got my moose the first day we went out for him. Boone and Crockett 206 inches. Awesome experience shooting him at 20 yards after calling him in for 20 minutes.
The outfitters were straight up honest hunting guys. They all tried very hard and the hunt was perfect. Our cabin was clean and warm, the food was excellent and we always seem to have a pot of good coffee brewing,. We even had a hot water shower every night. I shot an awesome bear on day five and a supper moose on day 7. If I were ever going moose hunting again, I go with this outfitter.
I shot my bull at 20 yds with a bow, we stared at each other for 25 mins before I got him to offer me a shot, just be patient and let things unfold. The brush was thick and close encounters with moose were the norm, not the exception.