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Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question #14468555 01/14/20
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I went by the booths of Arluk Outfitters and Ironbound Outfitters at DSC last weekend. Anybody hunted with either of these? I like the fact they have fly in access to their areas and not drive in. Thanks for the input.


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I'm not familiar with either of those, however I hunted 2 years ago with another and a must is book a fly in hunt. Odds of a better quality hunt and finding a mature bull increase dramatically.

Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14475263 01/17/20
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
I went by the booths of Arluk Outfitters and Ironbound Outfitters at DSC last weekend. Anybody hunted with either of these? I like the fact they have fly in access to their areas and not drive in. Thanks for the input.


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14498451 01/23/20
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I highly recommend Red Indian Lake Tours and Outfitters Fred and Shirley will make sure you have a quality hunt!


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14503179 01/25/20
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If you do go to hunt in Newfoundland and can afford the time do some touring as well. I have never been (it is on the list) but everyone I know who has been says it is a truly wonderful place with the friendliest and most helpful folks you can hope to meet.

Having worked oil and gas in Alberta my entire career I have had the joy and privilege of working with a lot of Newfoundlanders; to a one they are folks of the first water.

JG, good luck in finding an outfitter and may you have a wonderful weekend.

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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14522250 01/30/20
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Thanks GRF, much appreciated sir. Hope yours is a great one as well.


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JGRaider,
You are on the right track by choosing the fly in option. It substantially improves your odds for a good hunt and a better moose.
It is important to have clear understanding with your outfitter about the kind of hunt you expect.
In my case, I require a camp with no more than 4 hunters, a cook, and multiple Argoes.
On my last NF hunt, the river valley, that was holding several good moose, was 4-5 miles from the cabin to the edge of it. Makes no sense to me to spend prime hunting time humping low percentage ground to get to where bullwinkle lives.
Further, humping bullwinkle back to the cabin that distance might kill me. Our outfitter had all of his Argoes set up with a frame, winch & cable that permitted them to get bullwinkle dropped into the back of the Argo for the ride home.
It is huge country. Much of it is darn difficult hiking for a variety of reasons.
There is more than a fair chance you'll experience some wicked wind and rain. Use of the Argoes makes hunting those days a lot more palatable.
As Argoes are notoriously high maintenance, more than 1 is required.
On my last hunt, all 4 of us scored on bulls. There were 3 Argoes available, and yes one failed during the week.
We hunted early til late. The guides showed lots of hustle, and enjoyed the meals the cook had ready for all of us at zero dark thirty, and again at the end of the day.
Last, the outfitter had arrangement to fly out any moose taken early in the week to be processed.
We had a good week, with cold nights. All of us had taken our moose by Wed. In my case, we were able to hang the moose for 2 nights before he went to the processor. It was like he was one big tenderloin.
My 2 cents of stuff to think about and discuss with whatever outfitter you choose. There are lots of good ones, and a few mediocre choices.


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I hunted with Ironbound Outfitters in 2017, I had a good time, there are some things I wish I knew before I booked the hunt, though. I’ll send you a PM after work tonight.


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14563204 02/11/20
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
I went by the booths of Arluk Outfitters and Ironbound Outfitters at DSC last weekend. Anybody hunted with either of these? I like the fact they have fly in access to their areas and not drive in. Thanks for the input.



Johnny,

PM Pugs and ask him who he hunts with up there.


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14563689 02/11/20
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Thanks guys........will do Jeff. Much appreciated.

fishdog, if you don't mind, PM me with your outfitter please.


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: hatari] #14564737 02/11/20
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Originally Posted by hatari
PM Pugs and ask him who he hunts with up there.


http://www.westwoodsoutfitters.com. - Not fly in but very respectable animals killed and a wonderful experience.

DO NOT use Effords - https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...land-moose-hunt-photo-heavy#Post13412090

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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14564968 02/11/20
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Thanks Pugs. I doubt I'd ever drop $20k on an Alaska moose, so this NF deal is very appealing to me.


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Thanks Pugs. I doubt I'd ever drop $20k on an Alaska moose, so this NF deal is very appealing to me.


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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: Pugs] #14565530 02/11/20
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Originally Posted by Pugs
Originally Posted by hatari
PM Pugs and ask him who he hunts with up there.


http://www.westwoodsoutfitters.com. - Not fly in but very respectable animals killed and a wonderful experience.

DO NOT use Effords - https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...land-moose-hunt-photo-heavy#Post13412090


Agreed.
Definitely Westwoods Outfitters!
I began hunting with them 2006. Their spaces are filled very early. 2020 may be filled now. Many of their hunters are repeat clientele who scheduling the next years hunt before leaving camp. Make reservations early.

Click here; http://www.westwoodsoutfitters.com/, click on Gallery, look at slide 52.
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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14565595 02/12/20
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Take a look at Moose Valley Outfitters. They have two fly-in camps and run a good hunt. I hunted with them in 2018 and I'm headed back this year.

http://www.moosevalley.com/

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Originally Posted by Pugs
Originally Posted by hatari
PM Pugs and ask him who he hunts with up there.


http://www.westwoodsoutfitters.com. - Not fly in but very respectable animals killed and a wonderful experience.

DO NOT use Effords - https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...land-moose-hunt-photo-heavy#Post13412090

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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14565758 02/12/20
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Thanks Pugs. I doubt I'd ever drop $20k on an Alaska moose, so this NF deal is very appealing to me.


Newfie moose hunt is one of the very best hunting values in the world if your goal is a great experience and a freezer full of wonderful meat. You won't see the trophies you see in the Yukon, Alaska or some other western place but you will be spending less than a 1/4 of the money so it makes going back (or doing something else somewhere else) a very easy decision.

And Newfies? They're just fun people who live in some wonderful scenery.

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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14579568 02/17/20
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Well, Westwoods is booked for the next couple of years, so I reached out some. I found a highly rated outfit (thanks Fishdog) by the name of Mountain Top Outfitters that has a couple of openings (cancellations), as does Caribou Valley (Sou'Western Outfitters) but they are quite a bit more expensive.

Anyone else know anything about Mountain Top? Appreciate all the help.

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Re: Newfoundland Moose Outfitter Question [Re: JGRaider] #14579615 02/17/20
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