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Our hunt is the only dedicated trophy moose hunt in Newfoundland. Our hunt takes place on the North Arm Hills located on the province’s West Coast.

We are a helicopter accessible operation only and we have some of the highest densities of moose on the whole island. On an average day our clients will see in excess of 20 moose. We have a 100% success rate on opportunity for Bulls in excess of 40”. Our average is around 45” and every year we take 1 or 2 bulls in excess of 50”.Because of our remoteness there is no local hunting pressure. This combined with our selective harvest keeps our trophy quality high.

The cost of your hunt is all inclusive including applicable taxes and license. Our hunts are based on a 2x1, Sunday to Sunday offering (6 hunt days). All scheduled helicopter travel, meals and lodging, field care of your meat and trophies are included. Any cost associated with getting here, meals and lodging before and after your hunt, meat preparation and shipping is not included. Personal items, alcohol (in moderation), early departure, etc are not included.

Our hunt is priced at $ 8650.00 USD. We require a 30% non-refundable deposit upon booking.

We offer two styles of hunt. During the first 2 weeks of our season the style of hunting is “us going to the moose”. During the rut we can normally get the moose to “come to us”.

*** “It is very important to note that our success rate does not change. We are still 100% on opportunity” ***

It boils down to basically your preferred style of hunt. The 1st and 3rd weeks are especially of interest to bow hunters. The first week the moose tend to stay put and the spotting and stalking method works quite well. During the 3rd week the bulls tend to be very receptive to calling and the shooting can be very up front and personal.

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Testimonial

I've always wanted to hunt the majestic landscape of Newfoundland. From the high mountain terrain to it's rolling hills and bog-covered lowlands, this is a land is rich in history. What transpired there during my hunt would change my way of thinking forever when it comes to hunting moose in Newfoundland.

When our production crew phoned me and said that Next Ridge Outfitters was interested in hosting a hunt, I was quick to come back with a positive response. Their camps are remote with very little resident hunting pressure. Their track record is impeccable and after talking with the owners directly over the phone, I could tell that these folks were dedicated individuals. It felt like the perfect storm.

Upon my arrival we were welcomed, briefed on the hunt and carried via helicopter to a remote camp that we would call home for the next week or so. Rustic, but far from rough, was my first impression of these accommodations. From cook shacks to hunters quarters, all equipped with wood stoves, room for all our gear and a shower complete with hot water, this camp was right up my alley.

With all of the hospitality that was being offered, I thought that we might be getting the red carpet treatment because of the camera crew but I was wrong. Newfoundlanders are extremely hospitable "shirt off their back" kind of people.

Bad weather doesn't come in...it's always there, in this part, and time of year in Newfoundland. We could wake up to clear skies and an hour into our daily trek the clouds appear and the rains start coming in sideways. We fought this weather all week but it didn’t slow down the moose sightings.

We averaged seeing 15/20 moose a day during our 6-day hunt. The numbers of moose that inhabit the area that Next Ridge Outfitters has their camps in is just incredible. Newfoundland, known for its massive populations of moose, is not typically known for giant rack bulls. But it is typically known as a place you can go and affordably harvest an excellent meat bull; fill the freezer, if you will. The average Newfoundland bull will have an antler spread between 32 and 36 inches.

This is where my opinion of the Newfoundland moose hunt has changed forever...the men and women of Next Ridge have acquired an area so remote, so untouched, and so heavily managed, that they are shattering the historical data that hunters of the Newfoundland moose have compiled over the years.

During our hunt, our guide, very careful not to wear us out, was even more determined to "strike gold" than we were on some days. He navigated us even further into the back country and motivated us with every step. His determination to connect with the bull that we were looking for soon inspired our entire crew and before I knew it, we were staring down the bull of a lifetime.

Like it was yesterday, I can see the bull standing in the tuck. "Tuckamore," for those of you that haven't had the pleasure, is a nasty shrub type bush that will grab and pull you to your knees.

There was this bull, majestic in every way, with the sun reflecting on his enormous paddles. I thought to myself, “This is unbelievable!”. I tried to settle my rifle as fast as I can; adrenalin rush overload. I focused in and remembered to aim small, exhaled and squeezed the round lose.

The bull dropped and my emotions redlined. We quickly approached the fallen monarch in hopes of putting a finishing round into him but the tuck was so tall we couldn’t get a solid bead on the bull. Desperate to find a hole through the dense cover, we moved even closer and the bull decided to take his last stand and somehow get to his feet. In a second, this 1200 pound animal is up and on the run. Mortally wounded the bull managed to raise up above the brush and at a distance of only 30 or 40 yards, I was able to put another round into him and watch him crash for the last time.

We spent a few hours that afternoon with meat preparation and picture taking for sure. The bull was tremendous in every way and had antlers that reached a spread of 53 inches. Here I am, in the high country, literally on the top of Newfoundland and I'm looking down at what could easily have been mistaken for an Alaskan/Yukon moose.

Overall, this adventure ranks high in my book of "must do" hunts. I left Newfoundland a changed man when it comes to my take on this classic moose hunt. For those of you who dream of a giant moose to hang on the wall and to put in the freezer but think Alaska/Yukon is the only place to do it...think again.

The Alaskan/Yukon moose hunt would be incredible, no doubt, but if paying twenty something thousand dollars isn't in the cards for you...trust me when I say this, pick up the phone and call Shane and the crew at Next Ridge Outfitters, tell him you heard my story and ask to be placed on his waiting list!!!

With any luck, you might just end up in camp with me and the EDGE crew.

- Steve Ecklund

Recommended Equipment List

General Info: This is a spot and stalk style hunt for moose in Newfoundland. Terrain ranges from sea level to 1600 feet and can be difficult in the “Newfoundland Bog” so make sure to get some walking exercise in before you come to our hunt.

Maximum of 50 lbs per hunter. Not 55 lbs, not 51 lbs – 50 lbs MAX!

  • Sleeping bag - lightweight down or synthetic warmth factor to 0 degrees
  • Duffle bag for taking your gear on the helicopter - we require you to transfer your gear to a soft shell duffle prior to boarding the helicopter
  • Thermal underwear – 2 pairs at least
  • Warm socks
  • Cabelas Windshear Fatigue Sweater - or similar
  • Warm hat with earflaps
  • Gloves – insulated and waterproof
  • Good rain gear – jacket, pants (Helly Hansen Impertech II is excellent)
  • Cabelas Extreme Weather MT-050 7-1 Parka
  • 2 pair of pants or bibs; wool and\or fleece- Cabelas Windshear lining is preferred
  • Warm, waterproof leather boots* with good ankle support (Cabelas Perfekt Hunters by Meindl - 10” 400 gr are excellent for this hunt)
  • Gortex knee high gaitors
  • Insulated knee high rubber boots* - not hip boots (e.g. Muck Boots, Lacrosse, Schnees, etc.)
  • *Note: if you only bring one pair of boots to save on weight, bring the leather boots as the rubber boots can get ripped by the brush in the bogs

  • Rifle - .300 magnum and up preferred with premium ammunition
  • Camp shoes for after hours in cabins
  • Binoculars
  • Range finder
  • Daypack or fanny pack
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Personal prescriptions, sundries, towel
  • Disposable baby wipes or camp wipes for “bush baths”
  • If you have a satellite telephone, bring it
  • Soft shell gun case (must leave hard case at base camp)
FAQ'S

What are my lodging and transportation options?

Corner Brook is the final destination for this hunt and you’ll need to book a room at the Mamateek Inn (64 Maple Valley Road , Corner Brook , NL; 709-639-8901) for the Saturday night before your hunt begins and the Sunday night after it ends (hotels are at client’s cost). We have negotiated a special rate of $99 per night. You will need to mention The Next Ridge Outfitting upon booking to get this rate. Hunters arrive at the Deer Lake Airport on Saturday, travel to Corner Brook via the Star Taxi Airport shuttle service ( $22 per person – clients cost) and stay overnight in Corner Brook . Sunday morning we will meet you at the hotel, complete the necessary paperwork and then shuttle you to our transport site and fly into the bush via helicopter. Sunday is spent getting settled into camp, checking rifle zeroes and possibly scouting. Actual hunting will begin on Monday and run through the following Saturday before flying out of the bush on the following Sunday (all of this is weather permitting). Days lost or gained to inclement weather are not refunded and any extra costs associated with delayed travel (e.g. extra hotel nights, flight changes, etc.) are all at the client’s cost.

What are the requirements to being my gun from the US?

To bring your gun back into the US you will need to get a US 4457 form filled out well in advance (this is available at any airport which has US Customs offices and can be stamped for approval by a customs agent when you bring them your rifle to verify the serial number). Once you arrive in Canada you will need to fill out a firearms declaration form and pay $25 CDN to temporarily register your firearm for your trip. Please note that handguns and semi-automatic rifles are not legal in Canada and cannot be brought in.

Should I practice with my rifle?

You should practice with your rifle (.30 caliber and up recommended) at distances out to 200 yards for this hunt from field positions.

Who is my primary point of contact?

Your main contact for your moose hunt will be Shane Mollon. He can be reached on his cell phone at 709-632-9567 if you have any last minute questions.

Can I bring alcohol on the hunt?

Alcohol is not provided on the hunt, but you are welcome to purchase some on your own to bring with you for the end of the day. Because of the remoteness of camp and the weight limits for flying, alcohol will only be allowed in moderation and ALWAYS after the hunting is done and guns are put away.

What happens to my reward on the hunt?

Your trophy will be caped and meat secured in the field. We will provide you with an export permit for the cape, antlers and meat in order to transport it home. If you choose to bring your meat home we can arrange for a local butcher to prepare, package and ship it home for you (unless you drive and have adequate cooler space to take it with you). Any meat left behind will be subject to a processing fee of $50 per quarter as we have to process and store it until we can donate it.

What if I want to keep my antlers?

Your cape and antlers can be handled by a local taxidermist who can either prepare them to be taken home by you (assuming you drove and have some extra time to wait for him to prepare the cape and skull for international transport), prepped and shipped to your taxidermist or held to perform final taxidermy and ship the finished mount to your home. Whichever method you choose, all costs are extra and are to be paid directly to the taxidermist by the client.

Are there any password requirements?

All non-Canadian hunters and guests must have a current passport with 6 months remaining before expiration. Additionally, your passport must have four blank pages available for visas (this does not include the last four pages that are reserved for amendments and endorsements). If your passport doesn’t meet these criteria, has expired or you have never owned a passport, you should start the process as early as possible as it can take a very long time.

If you are looking for professional Moose Hunting Newfoundland, look no further as Next Ridge Outfitters is the place for you. Please visit us again at nextridgeoutfitters.org if you are looking for professional Moose Hunting Newfoundland

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