Moose Hunting in Newfoundland

Hinterland Outfitting, with our seventeen years of business experience and well seasoned guides that have a combined total of nearly a century of guiding experience, can arrange and provide for you some of the best hunting Newfoundland has to offer. Without doubt Newfoundland is the best place to hunt moose in North America as all experts agree that "The Rock" has the densest moose population in all of North America.

We hunt in Moose Management Area 27 also known as Terra Nova as indicated by the map below. Moose hunting is done in several different ways and mainly depends on the hunters choice. Most guides prefer calling which entails finding and choosing a suitable location, then sitting quitely within a blind for at least several hours while calling. It requires patience and the ability to sit and stay quite for the entire time. The success rate is high and rewarding for those that do. Guides also perform spotting and stalking while walking on any number of the abandoned logging roads within our hunting area. For those hunters who have walking difficulties, Atv's or vehicle can also be utilized for hunting purposes. All moose hunting is mainly done in second growth forest where populations tend to be high because of the abundance of food. Trophies range in the 30" to 40" categories. Our hunting success rate for moose is 95 per cent with nearly one hundred percent opportunity. Bull moose make up nearly ninety five percent of harvested animals.

Hinterland Moose Hunting

The moose rut begins in ernest around the last two weeks in September but mature bulls will often begin scraping their antlers in early September in preparation of this. Movement of animals is more so during the rut at which time we use "calling" extensively. Hunting is best for the first few hours after daylight and again at the last few hours before dark.

Moose are shy animals and have a very acute sense of smell and hearing. They also have good eyesight and pick up unnatural movement very rapidly. It is well advised that hunters wear clothing that does not make a scraping sound when it comes in contact with brush, as often these animals have to be stalked to get into a suitable shooting position without getting "winded" by them. Shooting distances are most often less than 100 yards but hunters need to be able to shoot 200 yards if required. We emphasise that hunters try and make a heart/lung shot if available. Animals that are hit in the front or hind leg area will most likely carry the bullet away and not be found because of the dense ground cover found in most areas of Newfoundland. Tracking animals under these conditions can be, and as in most cases, near impossible.

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Hinterland Outfitting Ltd.
P. O. Box 404
Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, A0H 1C0
Tel:(709)-258-5826 / E-mail:
hinterland@nl.rogers.com

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