WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
A good representation of the species – While our area has proven that it has the genetics to produce Boone and Crockett moose, caribou, sheep and bear, that can’t be expected on every hunt. We are looking for a good representation of the animal, with the chance of something spectacular.
Variable weather conditions – While on a 12-day hunt in the Yukon, you will most likely get some rainy, snowy, windy, foggy, and beautifully sunny days. Temperatures are generally getting cooler later in the season but it can be anywhere from 10 to 80 degrees F on any hunt.
Some hardships – If hunting in the Yukon was easy, everyone would do it. If long days or tough climbs are what it takes to get the animal of your dreams, you need to be ready for that. Same goes for inclement weather and uncooperative game. It is all part of the experience.
No guarantees – It’s called hunting, not shooting, and you are on a hunting trip. While we will do everything we can to get you your trophy, it is a fair chase hunt.
A story – Hunting in the Yukon is as good as it gets and we will show you that. Being in the backcountry with so many variables, things happen and we must adapt. That is what makes it so great. At the end of the day, no matter what else, you will have a story to tell.
WHAT'S EXPECTED OF YOU
To listen to your guide – Your guide is there to show you a good time and get you game. They wouldn’t be there if they weren’t good at what they do. And don’t forget they want you to get your animal, at least as much as you do. They will do what they think is best and you need to appreciate that and act accordingly.
To be mentally and physically prepared – The fitter you are, the easier the mental aspect is and the better your hunt will be. On a boat moose hunt, you don’t need to be running marathons, but training walks before the hunt will make it a much more enjoyable experience for you. Sheep hunting may resemble walking a marathon.
To be accurate and familiar with your weapon – There is no sense putting all this time into your physical fitness if you can’t hit anything once you get there. Shots are generally under 300 yards and only under absolutely perfect conditions will any shots over 300 be taken if everyone is comfortable with it. You should be practicing from field positions unless you carry a bench with you out hunting. Wayne Van Zwoll’s book "The Hunter’s Guide to Accurate Shooting: How to Hit What You’re Aiming at in Any Situation" is worth the read. With archery equipment, 40 yards or less is what we are looking for
To tip the crew 10% of the total cost of the hunt – Our crew work very hard to make the hunt a success and appreciate the acknowledgement. If, for whatever reason, you feel they do not deserve it, we want to know to resolve the issue. Typically it is broken down around 65–75% to the guide and the remainder to the wrangler or cook.
To enjoy the experience – Not everyone is lucky enough to hunt in the Yukon and that should not be forgotten. Even if things aren’t going as planned, a bad day in the bush is still better than a good day in the office, and a good attitude makes all the difference in the world.