Free Range Wood Bison Hunt in Alberta
If you have a love for free range hunting and like the idea of doing something a little different, then you are sure to be blown away with this Wood Bison Hunt in Northern Alberta!
- Northern Alberta, Canada
- Spring, Fall and Winter Hunting Seasons.
- Your guides are committed to a policy of 100% “fair chase” and stress principles and ethics above all else.
- Remote, fly-in base camp.
- Combo up on a wolf.
Over-the-Counter, Free Range Bison Hunt
Shooting a trophy bison is not uncommon, in fact it’s the best opportunity on Earth to shoot a free range wild Wood bison. Many of the bulls in this area are positively ancient, and trophy potential very high. You’ll be hunting crown land for free range bison averaging over 62″ SCI with huge skulls!
This hunt can be fairly difficult, but for the avid trophy hunter it is the thrill of a lifetime.
You’ll rise before breakfast, and then head out early to go hunting. Most of the hunting will be done on snowmobiles and quads. Clients either double on a machine or ride their own machine. It is common to travel up to 80 km (50 miles) in a day. The snow is generally 1-3 feet deep. After a day of hunting, you’ll travel back in evening have supper.
It takes nine hours for a guide to process a woodland bison. If the client wants to sit and watch it is his or her choice. If they help, then it is four hours to process the bison.
Lodging and Accommodations
- May and October hunts are run out of a travel trailer very limited internet, they can watch a movie or play cards.
- Winter hunts are run from a bed and breakfast as night time temperatures can go as low as -50F at this place we have good internet, laundry, movies, TV, and games to play.
- You will be eating home cooked meals with a bagged lunch.
Travel the day before your hunt starts leave the day after your hunt ends.
- Airport pickup is included in the hunt.
- 6 Day hunt is 8 total days
- 9 day hunt is 11 total days
Suggested Gear List
Here’s an example of what to pack for clothing on a 6-day winter bison hunt:
- Expedition weight long underwear (synthetic or wool)
- Expedition weight socks (synthetic or wool)
- Light long sleeve shirt that wicks moisture
- Expedition weight long sleeve shirt or turtleneck (synthetic or wool)
- An extra heavy fleece shirt
- Down or primaLoft insulated jacket
- Heavy Fleece pant
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Waterproof shell pant
- Waterproof insulated gloves
- Waterproof insulated boots
- Heavy fleece toque
All our guides will be equipped with most of everything you’ll need however there is some recommended gear that you should have with you on your hunt. Obviously your rifle is a no brainer but please remember to pack enough spare ammo with you in case life happens and you lose some along the trail somewhere, or you need to re-sight your rifle. Also we highly recommend bringing a set of shooting sticks or a bipod/tripod to help you steady your shots… and please practice with them before your hunt. Standing tripods/bipods work very well. Good optics are important as you will spend a great deal of time glassing for your trophy, and a small day pack that you can keep your lunch, liquids, camera and extra clothing in is a must.
Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.
- Hunter pick up at specified destination.
- Guiding service for duration of hunt.
- Food and accommodations
- Field dressing, skinning quartering, and caping of your trophy.
- Goods and Service Tax of 5%
- If you decide to leave early those costs are yours as we have planned dates for leaving.
- Shipping, crating, and handling of trophy.
- Taxidermy (We can provide names of taxidermist).
- Meat cutting, meat freezing.
- Trip Insurance
- Gratuities for Staff
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When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing. If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you.