September – October
This wilderness elk hunt takes place in the famed Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia by a third generation outfitter who’s family has been outfitting here since the early 1960’s. This area is a true wilderness and is as much about the experience as it is the harvest. They offer a very limited number of elk hunts to assure a quality experience, often times only taking a couple of hunters at time, guided 1×1 for seven hunting days. The hunting area is some 300 square miles, just north of the Montana border, in some of the most breathtaking country in North America. Bulls have to have at least six points on one side to be legal. So, at times it can frustrating when you have to pass up a big mature 5×5! Rifle hunts are conducted during the rut in September and October. Main camp consists of a log lodge and guests cabins. It is accessible by road and has wood heat, generator power and hot/cold running water. Hunting here is done from 4×4’s and then on foot. Remote spike camp cabins are also used and can only be accessed by horseback.These are a 1-2 hour ride from main camp. Hunting here is off horses and then on foot. Spike camps consist of primitive cabins with wood heat. This is big, rough country so hunters should be in the best physical shape possible.
$7,200 (1×1 guided)
Purchase upon arrival.
Airport pick up, lodging, meals, guide services.
Airfare, license, gratuity, personal items.
Day 1 – Fly to Kalispel, MT where you’ll be met and transferred about two hours to base camp. Plan to overnight there.
Days 2 – 8 Hunt.
Day 9 – Begin return trip home.
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.