Alberta Elk Hunting During the Rut with a Rifle
Alberta elk hunting is a Sleeper.
There aren’t many areas where you can hunt elk in the rut with a rifle and an over-the-counter tag. Alberta’s Peace River Region is one of them.
Alberta elk hunting is a sleeper with it’s ever-growing elk herd, a rise in the age class and an increase in trophy quality. Not to mention that this is not a physically demanding hunt. With very few tags available, this hunt has a tremendous success record on good 6 pt bulls. If all that wasn’t good enough for you this is also a rifle rut hunt!
This is a small outfit focusing on offering individualized attention, and one of the highest quality elk hunting experiences possible.
Alberta elk hunting takes place in flat farm fields surrounded by timber (Crown Land), so it is a fairly easy hunt. You will drive the farmland with your guide until you find a good bull, then use spot and stalk and/or call a rutting bull into range. If you prefer a hard-core, traditional elk hunt, this hunt is not for you. However, if you want a high odds, fairly easy, laid back hunt with a fun outfitter, we can’t think of a better one.
Success Rate and Trophy Quality
They success rate has been 100%. He only takes two elk hunters a year.
This Canadian outfitter is located in the heart of the Peace Country in Northwestern Alberta. The Peace Country is renowned for producing huge Whitetail along with trophy Mule Deer, Moose, Black Bear and Elk hunting. The Massive antler growth and body mass common in the big game in this area is contributed to the abundance of agricultural crop.
There is a very realistic opportunity for bulls in the 275″ – 325″ B&C range on this hunt.
Geographically they are situated approx. 350 miles Northwest of Edmonton or 60 miles North of Grande Prairie.
Stay in a modest ranch house. Hunters have their own bedrooms and all amenities including: laundry; wifi; satellite tv; and Internet. The living room has fireplace and tv to watch all the football games while enjoying a beverage from the bar.