CANADA: Northern British Columbia Moose Hunt With Horseshoe Creek Outfitters October 2021

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I am sitting at home tonight, instead of flying to Vancouver, British Columbia. American Airlines cancelled my flight today, I am guessing due to the severe weather in the Dallas area. So along with my two hunting buddies who are going on this hunt, we spent several hours today rebooking flights and hotels. A few text messages back and forth with the outfitter and we'll try it all over on Thursday. We have to get another COVID PCR test and then redo the ArriveCan app and also the VeriFly app that American Airline uses.

A couple of years ago, I went to the Houston Safari Club expo and that is where I met Ray Jackson, with Horseshoe Creek Outfitters (https://www.horseshoecreekoutfitters.com/ ). After discussing with Ray about his hunts, I checked out several references and had a few more questions for Ray. During one of the phone calls, we figured out that one of Ray's long term, repeat clients was a guy I worked with a few years ago. I checked with that guy and he gave Ray and his operation a glowing report. So together with a good friend of mine, a guy I have done several elk hunts with, we booked a moose hunt with Ray for Oct 2021.

With all the COVID related issues, I wasn't sure this hunt was going to happen this year. When we got about a month away from the hunt, Ray told me he had several cancellations, as many US hunters weren't willing to get the vaccine, which is required to enter Canada. I got the J&J shot and my buddy got the Moderna shot, so we are good to go. With all the cancellations, I asked Ray if I could see if another one or two hunters might be interested in coming, as long as we could keep the 1x1 guide-hunter ratio. Sure enough, another friend of mine jumped on the opportunity. The real attraction to this hunt is we'll have moose, elk, black bear, deer and wolf tags. I had originally booked this as a 10 day hunt, but one of my daughters decided to get married the end of October and it would be cutting it a little close for me getting back. Regrettably, I cut it back to a 6 day hunt.

Two of us are flying out of Shreveport, LA and the other out of New Orleans. We will meet in Dallas and then fly to Vancouver, BC on American Airlines on Thursday night. The flight options are terrible, so we are overnighting at the Vancouver airport and then continue onto Fort St John the next morning, Friday, on WestJet. The lodge is a little over an hour west of FSJ, near Hudson's Hope. The weather forecast looks like 45F for the highs and 30s for the lows. A few days of rain/snow in the forecast too. Good hunting weather!

Full report when I return.


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375 Ruger Fan, this sounds like it has the makings of a good hunt. What kind of "iron" will you guys be "totin?"
 

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Good luck sir! Looking forward to a successful report when you return-
 

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375 Ruger Fan, this sounds like it has the makings of a good hunt. What kind of "iron" will you guys be "totin?"

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All 3 of us just got another COVID PCR test and redoing the ArriveCan forms. Major PIA
 

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Good luck on your hunt. I know that area very well, taken a few moose, elk and 2 wolf myself there. Being a resident its much easier. A 6 day hunt would worry me, being with an outfitter he should know where the bulls are. Good luck. Waiting for a report.

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