Ontario Moose Hunting

The Province of Ontario is world famous for having the best Moose Hunting and is the top big game hunting destinations in Canada. Almost every outfitter listed in this website has outstanding guided or unguided adult tag Bull Moose hunts with many trophy Bulls over the 1200 pound mark being harvested.

All the hunting camps in Moose Heaven are reporting close to 100% success rates. If you have been thinking about an Ontario Moose hunting vacation or a hunt in Quebec or Saskatchewan, don't miss this fabulous opportunity because now is the time to book for next year's hunt. Adult Cow Tags and Bull tags are limited.

Lodges with Outpost Camps and Spike Camps are offering Ontario non-resident hunting vacations with adult Bull Tags & Cow Tags for both rifle & archery (Bow). Many camps are offering cabin rentals for residents with their own tags. Some outfitters can convert one adult rifle tag into two adult bow tags. There are hunting lodges offering both American Plan & Housekeeping Hunting Trips in Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Ontario.

Moose Biology & Research

The scientific name for the Moose found in Ontario is Alces Alces. They are the largest member of the deer family and found all across the Northern Hemisphere but their greatest concentrations are in North-eastern Russia and all through the boreal forest that stretches from Alaska, across Canada to the southern tip of James Bay, and then across Quebec into Newfoundland. There are two highly identifiable genepools known as the Alaskan Moose and the Eastern Moose. In Ontario a genetic merge is hunted. They are bigger than the Eastern strain and smaller than the Alaska Strain. In Ontario the cows generally grow to a maximum of 1000 pounds while the bulls can reach 1300 pounds or more. Once in a while their genes remember the west and giant Bull in the 1500 to 1800 pound range are seen and harvested.

The odds on hunting a 1800 pounder in Ontario are next to zero but we do list all the best hunting lodges in Ontario. Some have non-resident tags for archery, Rifle and Black Powder while others just supply accommodations for hunters with their own tags. Please take a look through my Ontario hunting site. I think you will find what you are looking for.

The Non-resident Moose Hunting in Ontario starts around late September, depending how far north the outfitter is, and ends everywhere in Ontario on November 15th. In some regions Archery / Bow hunters can start earlier than Rifle and Black Powder / Muzzleloader hunters. A non-resident Ontario Moose hunting license is $460 and the export fee for the meat is $35. Non-resident hunters can only get Adult Moose tags through a lodge or outfitter. Bull Moose Hunting Tags and Cow Moose Hunting Tags are limited. If an outfitters has run out of adult tags you can still obtain a calf hunting tag as they are plentiful.

Moose Meat

Moose is the most prized wild game in Canada. Moose meat taste absolutely fantastic and has been compared to lean organic free-range beef and has prime cuts as well as meat that should be ground. It is very important that when you harvest a Moose that you find the animal as soon as possible and get it off the ground. The last thing a Moose does before dying is urinate. Moose urine is extremely acidic and if you leave the Moose on the ground in its own urine it will be absorbed through the skin and can contaminate the meat and make it taste terrible. Dropping a Moose in Water or on a slope will allow the urine to drain away thus protecting the meat. Hopefully you down the moose near trees where it can be hanged for field dressing. Proper shot placement and field dressing is very important in maintaining the quality of the meat. I have tips for this in the menu above.

If you have been dreaming of an Ontario Moose Hunting vacation and can't find enough information about hunting lodges in Ontario then I can help. Email me at gary@mooseheaven.com

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