Hunt bugling bulls in the British Columbia elk hunting early season
Expect bulls averaging 300″ class. Most British Columbia elk hunting is conducted on horseback, foot, and 4×4.
British Columbia elk hunting with this outfitter is conducted on two adjoining concessions covering over 600,000 acres. The regulations in the area require hunters to harvest bulls with at least 6 points on one side resulting in the area producing exceptional trophy quality.
The key to successful hunting in this area is to hunt with an outfitter that has enough area to choose from as the elk density is low. You have to be able to cover country on horse back and be able to have a good trail system into those areas. This outfitter has all this and more!
Mature bulls in our area average 280″ to 330″ class with 330″ plus class bulls always a possibility.”
Elk Hunting Method
The elk hunt is conducted on horseback, foot and 4×4. You will get up early, eat breakfast, leave the lodge on either horseback, vehicle or foot. Glass open slides to locate a 6 point elk. Once a good bull is spotted, you and your guide will decide whether or not to camp out on the mountain to get an early start on the elk in the
morning or make a game plan to go after the elk in the evening.
There is no typical day when you are elk hunting. Adjust your hunting strategy according to animal movement and behavior.
Horses are very useful in this rugged terrain and highly recommended for transportation into our remote hunting areas. It is in the hunter’s best interest to be prepared both physically and mentally for challenging stalks as big mature bulls are often found at high elevations.
This is steep country. Come prepared and in shape so you can enjoy it. We use and recommend TrainToHunt.com“
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
Elk populations are strong and increasing due to the six point regulation BC Fish and Wildlife has in place. This allows bulls to reach full maturity, trophy quality and has resulted in a steady increase in the number of trophy bulls in our hunting area.
Success rates for the rifle hunts are 60% on 6 point minimum on bulls to averaging 300 inches. Bulls must be at least six points on one side during rifle season.
Mature bulls in our area average 280″ to 330″ class with 330″ plus class bulls always a possibility.
Travel to BC, Canada
If you need the outfitter to transport you to the hunting area then you will fly into Kalispell, Montana airport 2 days before the hunt. Spend the night at the Hampton Inn and then they pick you up the next day. There will be a hotel/shuttle fee for this service but it will include the cost of 2 nights hotel stay.
License and Tags
Your license and tags are available over-the-counter. The Outfitter will help you with this process.
Accommodations are a very nice lodge, and hard shell, flown in spike camp cabins. Occasionally short, overnight tented stays.
Meals when staying at the lodge are hot, home cooked breakfast; Bagged lunch (2 sandwiches, granola bar, cookies, fruit etc); Hot, home cooked dinner.
Hunt Reports from clients who’ve hunted with this outfitter:
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