The lodge is situated on a property of about 75 hectares, directly at Highway 29 North at number 1728 in the Moberly lake district, just at the north-west point of the Moberly Lake, where the highway turns up north to Hudson’s Hope. The lodge has its own electricity supply by means of a generator set, while for heating there is a gas operated heating system.
The lodge has more than enough facilities to host up to 10 hunters at the same time. When female hunters are present, they have the possibility to use separate facilities!
The manager and chief guide Tom, together with some helpers, prepare the breakfasts and dinners by using the meat of the game that has been captured by the hunting guests.
Plans for building a hunting camp on the property with cabins in which the guests hunters can stay on their own, will be realized during the next years.
As you can see on enclosed map we have three hunting areas (printed in red) in outfitting management unit 7-31, west of Chetwynd.
The biggest, most eastern part, in which the Moberly Lake is situated, has Highway 29 as a border to the east. The property with the lodge is situated at the eastside of this highway, so directly touching to the hunting area. This part is located in the lower parts of the Rocky Mountains.
The other two more western parts are situated in the higher parts of the Rockies, of which the most northern part has its northern border at the Williston Lake. The other, most western part is also located on the eastern slopes of the higher parts of the Rocky Mountains.
In these two western parts we are going to build hunting cabins in which up to 5 people can stay overnight in the hunting area, without having to turn back to the lodge. Two cabins are planned to be built in the most western part and the most northern part respectively. The possibility to stay in these cabins will be possible just for one or more nights, but even for the whole hunting period for the guide and the guest hunter(s).
At the moment we have 8 stands ready, but all situated in the eastern part. Also in the eastern part we have already two hunting cabins where up to 4 people can stay during the night, or even for some days.
However the plans are to build another 5 stands divided over the two western hunting areas, so these can be used during fall hunt. All new stands will be of the size that at least the guide with up to two guest-hunters can stay in it overnight.
The new stands will be placed of course near to a lick or to a well used game-trail, so there will be a very high chance to have a successful hunt.
For transportation of the hunting guests to the hunting areas, we of course have available some 4×4 pick-up trucks with some trailers, so we can transport the guests together with the available atv’s or skidoo’s to the area’s where the hunt will take place.
As far as the ATV’s concerns we have three Bombardier CanAm quads that easily can handle two people in the rough environment. The new ATV’s are having three different engines; 500, 650 and 800 cc, while both the new skidoo’s are having engines of 800 cc. Also the skidoo’s can easily carry two people, even into the fresh fallen snow.
To get an impression of the transport means please have a look at the pictures in the gallery.
Shooting distances are in the range from 30 to 300 meters. Larger distances we prefer not to take a shot. At shooting ranges up to 80 meters we are often obliged to shoot very quickly and free standing. Before starting the hunts the accuracy of the rifles and the shooting capacity of the guest hunters are checked at our shooting range. We advise the guests to bring their own rifles with quality scopes (as long as they bring sufficient result) since these are familiar in the use, and to bring at least 40 pieces of ammunition with the same charge number.
Rifles with calibers 7×57, 7×64, 8×57, 30-06 or .308 Win. normally are sufficient with their results regarding the impact energy at 100 meters. A magnum caliber does not automatically give a better result if one is not used to these heavy recoils. As a preparation to the hunt we advise to practice the free standing shooting. For guests who prefer not to bring their own weapon, we will provide one of our rifles with required ammunition free of charge.
Non-hunting accompanying persons
Not hunting accompanying persons are very welcome. Especially during the spring hunts it is no problem at all to take part in the daily hunting tours and often an extra pair of eyes is very welcome.
During fall hunts the situation is rather different. When hunting by foot every extra person is a disadvantage. However, there are of course some persons who can move through the forests without making any noise! Also when hunting from a stand an accompanying person would not be any problem in most of the cases. If the accompanying person(s) are not taking part in the hunt every day, a separate program can be offered in agreement. The cost for a non-hunting accompanying person is Can $ 125,= per day.
- Transfer from and to airport at Fort St. John.
- Lodging including all meals, non-alcoholic drinks etc.
- Guided hunting
- Personal care before and after the hunt
- Selection of taxidermy for preparation of the trophy
- Personal advice by planning and preparation of the hunting trip
- Personal advice for possible touristic activities before or after the hunt
Reservation, booking and payments
If you have become interested in the given information and the offered hunting dates in our outfitting area, we would be very glad to inform you in a personal meeting.
Half of the basic price of the selected hunt has to be paid as a first down payment at the booking. The second half of the basic price, together with the license fees should be paid in cash or by means of a credit card at arrival in Canada. Trophy fees and eventual extra costs, not included in the basic price, have to be paid at the end of the trip in cash or by means of credit card in Canada.
All mentioned prices on the website are all excluding 12% Canadian GST.