BSO1 – Wood Bison Hunt – Blue Sky Outfitters
Free-Range Wood Bison Hunting in Northern Alberta, Canada
- Northern Alberta
- Great quality of bison. Big bulls are the norm.
- Winter Hunts are from November 1- April 30 call for dates. Hunts are Monday through Saturday
If you have a love for free range hunting and like the idea of doing something a little different, then you are sure to be blown away with this Wood Bison Hunt in Northern Alberta! You’ll be hunting crown land for free range bison averaging over 62″ SCI with huge skulls. Shooting a trophy bison is not uncommon, in fact it’s the best opportunity on Earth to shoot a free range wild Wood bison. These remote, fly in base camps in Canada’s Boreal forest will also give you a good chance to combo up on a wolf.
May and October Hunt: $11,000 USD (6 days)
Winter Bison/Wolf Combo: $14,000 USD (9 days)
Winter Hunts are from November 1- April 30 call for dates.
2nd Bison: $3,000 USD (paid prior to 2nd hunt)
All hunts are 2×1. However, you can hunt 1×1 for an additional $2,000 for 6 day hunts and $2,600 for 9 day hunts.
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- Hunter pick up at specified destination.
- Guiding service for duration of hunt.
- Food and accommodations
- Field dressing, skinning quartering, and caping of your trophy.
- Trip Insurance
- Goods and Service Tax of 5%
- If you decide to leave early those costs are yours as we have planned dates for leaving.
- Shipping, crating, and handling of trophy.
- Taxidermy (We can provide names of taxidermist).
- Meat cutting, meat freezing.
Lodging and Accommodations
- May and October hunts are run out of a travel trailer very limited internet, they can watch a movie or play cards.
- Winter hunts are run from a bed and breakfast as night time temperatures can go as low as -50F at this place we have good internet, laundry, movies, TV, and games to play.
You will be eating home cooked meals with a bagged lunch.
Typical Daily Schedule
Rise before daylight have breakfast travel to hunting area by quad or skidoo. Spot and stalk or sit on travel routes that woodland bison use. Travel back in evening have supper do to bed.
We use quads or skidoo’s. Clients either double on a machine or ride their own machine. It takes nine hours for a guide to process a woodland bison if the client wants to sit and watch it is his or her choice. If they help, then it is four hours to process the bison.
Travel the day before your hunt starts leave the day after your hunt ends.
- 6 Day hunt is 8 total days
- 9 day hunt is 11 total days
Don't Forget Trip Insurance!
With travel insurance through Travel Guard you’ll have valuable coverage that travels with you and your family. We’re America’s leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we’re here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Request a Free Quote
Suggested Gear List
Our winter hunts will usually run in November – March. With drastic changes in temperature in our winters it is important to bring layers of clothing, preferably synthetic materials or wool, combined with an insulated jacket and a waterproof outer layer. For footwear a heavy insulated waterproof boot is a must have. Here’s an example of what to pack for clothing on a 6-day winter bison hunt:
- Expedition weight long underwear (synthetic or wool)
- Expedition weight socks (synthetic or wool)
- Light long sleeve shirt that wicks moisture
- Expedition weight long sleeve shirt or turtleneck (synthetic or wool)
- An extra heavy fleece shirt
- Down or primaLoft insulated jacket
- Heavy Fleece pant
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Waterproof shell pant
- Waterproof insulated gloves
- Waterproof insulated boots
- Heavy fleece toque
All our guides will be equipped with most of everything you’ll need however there is some recommended gear that you should have with you on your hunt. Obviously your rifle is a no brainer but please remember to pack enough spare ammo with you in case life happens and you lose some along the trail somewhere, or you need to re-sight your rifle. Also we highly recommend bringing a set of shooting sticks or a bipod/tripod to help you steady your shots… and please practice with them before your hunt. Standing tripods/bipods work very well. Good optics are important as you will spend a great deal of time glassing for your trophy, and a small day pack that you can keep your lunch, liquids, camera and extra clothing in is a must.