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Storm54January 29, 2014 at 9:19 amPost count: 5
Being from Denmark, planning a moose hunt in 2014 on New Foundland.
I have searched the internet, forums etc. to find a outfitter in NF. (NF because it is a childhood dream come through)
I think I will use my Cascade Whitetail #55 and arrows around 500 grains and a 2-blade. Max distance should be 25 yards.?
Thinking 22.-29. september because the rut is on?
Outfitter (name removed by Storm) Ouitting who most kindly answered my question?
The hunting is more important than the size of the antlers. What to do with the meat, not allowed to bring it back?:cry:
So, comments are very velcome, since Denmark is like a different planet compared til NF 😀
Doc NockJanuary 29, 2014 at 1:34 pmPost count: 1150
Sounds like you’re doing the right thing in careful choice of outfitter. Buddy and a large crew drove up from USA to hunt NF. Ferry and all that…was a gun hunt. They “road” hunted and bounced around in ARGO’s all the time…thick, thick, thick swampy areas… no way to stalk and hunt, or get critters out without road or Argo hunting. He enjoyed the people there, but said it wasn’t “hunting”.
As for meat, what a bummer! I’d plan an extended stay and eat as much as I could!!! That is some fine, fine victuals!
I know once you pick an outfitter, based on not just their say-so, but references of those both who scored and those who didn’t, you’ll have a wondrous time! I’m sure the locals would be delighted for FREE meat!
brucMemberJanuary 29, 2014 at 1:39 pmPost count: 476
Glad to have you coming to visit Canada !! I live in Manitoba and have not visited Newfoundland but have heard that the moose hunting there is very good.
It is unfortunate that you cannot take the meat back but I’m sure that it could be donated to a food bank or similar group that would make good use of it.
Hope you have allowed a little extra time to tour Newfoundland and enjoy the people and the sites .
Have a great hunt and trip:!::!::!:
Storm54January 30, 2014 at 8:33 pmPost count: 5
Thanks you for the comments. Would like to stay and eat the moose, but the vife says NO:lol: (I should be happy I guess)
I find it almost impossible to find any information re the chosen outfitter? I have mailed the references and the says it a nice place. Do any have a advice?
Looking forward to september.:D
Doc NockJanuary 30, 2014 at 11:39 pmPost count: 1150
I’m a poor one on ferreting out OUTFITTERS…never used one…
But all the reading done (and dreaming) would make my BS detector go off that for the money, the references said it was “NICE”
The outlines for checkin always say to demand names of those who were unsuccessful.
I related the outfitter who was very “nice” to the guys who drove up to NF, but the hunting was road hunting… no other way in that marshy expanse…Drive around, jump out and shoot! They did get a bunch, and many are going back…
But as Bruce said… you need entirely different type hunting w/ a bow and if that’s not a specialty… well…. 😯
David PetersenMemberJanuary 31, 2014 at 12:12 amPost count: 2749
Welcome here Storm. In some very ancient marginal way we may be related. I understand that Petersen is the most common name in Denmark. 😀
My only comment on your otherwise excellent plans is that you are way under-gunned for moose. 500 grains is below standard for deer and off the scale too light for moose. Seriously, you owe it to yourself, because you owe it to the animal, to get the total arrow weight up to at least 700. I would want more like 900. Don’t expect to hear this from any outfitter, even the best, as their income depends on clients so they are all professional optimists. Two-blade is a good choice, depending on the weight, MA and FOC. If you’re unfamiliar with those abbreviations, check out the Ashby Library on this site. The best and most successful and most admirable hunters always are pessimists. Best luck.
Storm54February 1, 2014 at 11:37 amPost count: 5
You are very right. The outfitter mentioned have been very kindly and answered alle question, but for bowhunting I will have to search more.
@Petersen : If there was a slight chance we where family, I would call on you to go back country with you:lol: or have you here to inspire us and hunt roedeer.
I am familiar with MA and FOC. The 500 grains is what I am using at my #43, entirely my fault. I will go as high as it take, owe it to the animal. The largest game to take with bow and arrow in Denmark is roedeer, fast moving but rather small.
If I find the outfitter, I will have time to experiment with different arrows.
Stephen GrafModeratorFebruary 1, 2014 at 11:55 amPost count: 2400
I hunted caribou in Newfoundland a few years back. It was the best hunting trip I have taken.
The outfitter had cabins in the tundra. There are no roads or runways. The planes always land on water. This is what you want.
The road hunters hunt clear cuts and are just lazy gun hunters that take very long shots. To assure that you get a close shot in a real hunting situation, you need to get into the tundra.
So if the outfitter you are talking to talk about flying into the bush, that’s what you are looking for. Of course that ads cost to the trip and unpredictability due to weather. In my case we were late getting into camp and late getting out. But luckily the whiskey didn’t run out.
But I have to say that in my case I would not hunt moose if I could not take the meat home. Especially in the case of moose where you will get upwards of 500lbs of meat on a big animal and you must work your a@s off to get it out of the tundra. It may sound good now, but when you are doing all that work and carry all that meat, you may think differently.
Killing, and packing out a moose in the back country of Newfoundland is probably the hardest thing you will ever do physically. The ground is indescribably hard to walk on. Best I can describe is walking on greased bowling balls.
If you can find a way to keep the meat, and find an outfitter that flies into a camp you will have a really great time, I am sure. Newfies are great people.
Storm54February 3, 2014 at 7:24 amPost count: 5
Thank you all for comments.
Due to your comment I told the outfitter I was concerned, whether or not I could deliver my part in the hunt.
The answer was, as long I could shoot consistently up until 50 yards and wear comuflage, it would work out.
Maybe, somebody can with a recurve in hunting situation. I am not one of them:wink:
Guys, I think you saved me a less than perfect hunting trip. Call in next time you are in Denmark, and I will buy you a beer.:D
brucMemberFebruary 3, 2014 at 2:14 pmPost count: 476
Did you consider trying for caribou and use the same outfitter that Steve used ? They are a beautiful animal and are maybe a little easier with a bow. Might be an option especially if you are not able to take the meat back to Denmark .
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