Alberta is home to the Canadian/Western sub species of moose, these moose can be found anywhere from the heavily forested willow swamps to the rolling grain fields. During the calling season in Aug/Sept the bulls are in pre-rut conditions and in search of food sources, this can make for an exciting hunt! The possibility of a seeing a bull with antlers in excess 40 inches wide is likely, while the temps are mild and the habits are somewhat pattern-able. Archery moose hunting in Alberta open the same time as other species, giving us the ability to offer a great combination hunt with mule deer or whitetail. Big bulls can often be found in bachelor groups this time of year, making for an exciting hunt.
The early season rut moose hunts are done in the Northwest region of Alberta, Canada. Terrain in this part of the province consists of large forested swamps and lakes, rolling grain fields, as well lush river systems these big Alberta bull moose call home. This diverse area allows us to offer multiple styles of hunts in the true wilderness of Alberta!
On our archery moose hunts we have a couple different styles of hunts. All dependent on the conditions each year brings. You can expect to be along side your guide covering ground either by pickup, ATV, boat or foot. Each morning will start early in order to catch these bulls out feeding, depending on where you find a bull you will either stalk in for a shot or position yourself in the evening to intercept the bull returning to feed.
The Canadian/Western sub species of moose are in the middle of the size bracket. Being smaller than the Alaska/Yukon species to the north, and larger than the Shiras species to the south. A hunter can expect a 75% shot opportunity at a mature bull in archery season. Our typical mature bull will have antlers varying from 35-45 inches in width with the occasional 50" bull harvested and can often be found in velvet this time of year.
When traveling here your destination is Grande Prairie Airport, all clientele are urged to fly in the day before we pick you up. A member of our team will pick you up the following morning giving you time to shoot your bow and get settled in camp. We handle all transportation to and from Grande Prairie, the hunting area is approximately 3 hours north of the airport.
Our Moose hunts are 8 full hunting days. Clients can expect to fly in a day before the hunt and depart the day after the hunt ends.
2022/23 Archery Moose Hunting Dates in Alberta, Canada: