Alaska-Yukon Moose

The world’s largest moose subspecies, Alaska-Yukon Moose (alces alces gigas), finds prime habitats in the Mackenzie Mountains of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Record book moose get taken in our South Nahanni concession, e.g. #15 in SCI and #30 in B&C. With us, your moose hunt will be spectacular and first class in every respect.

Join us for a moose rutting adrenaline rush on a successful northern alces alces gigas hunt.

The Spot

The world’s largest moose subspecies, Alaska-Yukon Moose (alces alces gigas), finds prime habitats in the Mackenzie Mountains of Canada’s Northwest Territories wandering in swampier lowlands as well as valleys of higher elevation. Eight outfitters operate here within the safe boundaries of their own concessions. There are no roads, no people, no towns, no trace of humans, just game trails deeply rutted into moss and lichen winding through dwarf birch.

South Nahanni’s 9,000 square miles are so vast it swallows Yellowstone National Park twice and more; larger than a small European country like Slovenia. Our own helicopter makes non-hunting time fast and efficient

shuttling you throughout the huge concession. This selective access leaves recently hunted game populations to renew themselves, resulting in successful hunts with an opportunity rate of 100%. Well organized logistics and hardworking guides with an understanding of the land and game are paramount to our success.

All our hunts are spot and stalk, and certainly FAIR CHASE. Hunting from the helicopter, with the helicopter or just disembarked from the helicopter is not possible in South Nahanni. Hunting is allowed to commence 12 hours after landing.

You will camp in small backpacker tents (sometimes in larger heated tents) and will

mostly call and glass from your camp location. Depending on the terrain day hiking can occur, meaning you carry your gear for that day of hunting (raingear, water bottle). Be prepared to walk through brush and over deadfall on often soft terrain. If your camp has to be moved your guide will contact base camp on his satellite communication device for a helicopter shuttle. Camping spots are determined by water sources, landing possibilities for the helicopter and the availability of game.

You can expect shooting distances to be around the 100 yard mark and will most likely have to penetrate some brush with a heavier bullet (180 grains and up).

What’s Included?

  • All helicopter flights necessary to obtain a representable trophy

  • All bush plane flights within the hunting concession

  • Full expediting service in Whitehorse

  • Your personal guide

  • All camping gear excluding sleeping bag and mattress

  • All field preparation of your trophies, salting and drying of capes

  • Full service in main camp (accommodation, food, beverages, alcoholic drinks)

  • Unlimited satellite phone and internet usage in main camp

  • Flying of trophies to Fort Simpson, NWT, handling of export permits at the end of season (mid-October)

All moose hunters can obtain additional tags for add on species – mountain caribou, wolf, wolverine and black bear during the 10-day hunt in late September/early October as well as Dall sheep and mountain goat during the 12-day hunts in September. Trophy fees and helicopter flying charges apply. Moose and caribou will be hard horned and out of velvet on all our moose hunts.