Renowned world-wide, they provides the best that Vancouver Island has to offer. Lying off the Pacific Northwest coast, Vancouver Island is a land of towering trees, majestic soaring peaks and crystal clear rivers and streams. Surrounded by the cool clean waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island is a sportsman’s mecca teeming with fish and game. Roosevelt Elk bulls, the Island’s massive 1,000 lbs stags, sport heavy, gnarled antlers, often crowned on top, unlike those found on any other North American elk. ‘Rosies’, a blue-listed species, are closely managed by wildlife officials. Rosie’s are blue-listed due to their pure genetics and isolation from other elk species, setting them apart from mainland Roosevelt elk. This close and careful management results in many Boone and Crocket bulls for their hunters.
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.