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Manitoba Moose

Manitoba is a province located at the longitudinal center of Canada. It is one of the three prairie provinces and is the 5th most populous province in Canada. Manitoba covers an area of 649,950 square kilometers (250,900 sq mi) with a widely varied landscape. The province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territory of Nunavut to the north, and the states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. Manitoba offers exciting opportunities for hunting a variety of big game animals.


In preparation for a career as an outdoors man spanning more than three decades, Colorado native Dan Harrison spent the majority of his youth fly fishing and hunting the mountains of his home state. He owned a timber and land management company in his early years, and through that earned notoriety with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for his sound environmental practices. As the years passed, his success managing wildlife grew and he took ownership of Harrison’s Hunting, among other ventures. His guiding experience earned him a nine-season hosting position on the Nielson-ranked The Best and Worst of Tred Barta, a role as an “elk expert” on Elk Fever, and appearances on many other outdoor shows. He now co-hosts the much-anticipated Remington Country TV.

Guides And Packers:

We work with an outfitter that has been in the area for the past 20 years. They have a great history of producing bulls that will tip the scales at over 50”. Their guides are very experienced in the northern moose hunting and calling. This is a boat hunt and the guides will be calling the moose to the shorelines. If you are looking for an experience of a lifetime this hunt is it!! Float plane s are included in the price from Thompson round trip.

The price is if hunter choose to drive to Thompson from the airport in Winnipeg. This is highly recommended if you plan on taking your meat home with you. Flying with your meat will be very expensive if you choose to fly. If hunter prefers, Outfitter will include all flight details for an additional fee from Winnipeg. All GST taxes are included in the hunt price. Licenses not included in price of hunt.


Base Camps: The base camp consists of Cabins that have wood or propane heat.  They are a warm, dry place to sleep and will be as comfortable as we can possibly make them.  There will be plenty of food and baked goods so you will have well-balanced, hot meals.

Spike Camps/Drop Camps: The spike camps consist of smaller cabins that have wood or propane heat.  All cabins have propane stoves, lanterns, cots, pots, pans, dishes and silverware.

Plan Your Arrival Early: We will meet you at the Winnipeg Airport two days prior to the start of your hunt.  We will drive to Gypsumville and overnight.  We drive to Thompson or Snow Lake the next morning and meet the Otter and fly to base camp. A mid-day arrival is essential to give us enough time to get you and your equipment gathered up.  This way you will be hunting for the full amount of days specified in your contract.

Departure: You will depart from camp the day after your scheduled hunt is over.  Make sure to allow yourself an extra day or two before your departure from Winnipeg in case of bad weather.

Clothing And Equipment Checklist: Experience has taught me the following list of clothing and equipment is essential for a comfortable hunt.  The weather in Manitoba can make drastic changes, you may start the day off with rain, by noon it may be 60 degrees, and by night it may be snowing.  It is best to dress in layers that you can add or delete throughout the day to make yourself comfortable.

Manitoba requires rifle and black powder hunters to wear 400 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange vest and hat.

We suggest that you use a duffel bag instead of suitcase, due to the limited space in the float plane that we will be taking you into camp.  And remember to PACK LIGHTyour bag must not weigh over 50 pounds excluding your rifle or bow.

Physical Condition: Your age and physical condition is of prime concern with us.  With this information I can plan a hunt that will fit you better.  We highly recommend that you start some exercise program such as jogging, push-ups, and climbing before your hunt.  We find that if you have done some conditioning prior to the hunt it will be much more enjoyable for you and you will go home a happy hunter, instead of an exhausted hunter.  The Mountains that we hunt range in elevation from 1,500 feet to over 3,000 feet.  The terrain we hunt varies from flat open black timber, to steep rocky mountainsides, to heavily wooded hills. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of your physical condition, and feel it is directly related to a successful, enjoyable hunt.

Float Planes:  Harrison’s Hunting, LLP. uses Wings over Kissising as our main source of travel.  Harrison’s Hunting, LLP will not be responsible for injuries that arise from flying to and from Thompson to base camps.

Client Information Sheet:  This information sheet will help us to plan a more comfortable, successful and safe hunt for you.  Please answer all the questions, then sign it and return it to us.  The more we know about you, your likes and dislikes, the easier it is for us to make your hunt more rewarding.

Contract: The contract we have sent is a legal and binding document.  It spells out all of the times, dates, equipment, payment for hunts, etc.  This contract is to protect you, as well as ourselves.  With this contract you can be assured there will be no hidden charges and everything for your comfort will be furnished.

Guarantees: The State law forbids us to guarantee success of taking any animal.  We do not guarantee you will even see a trophy.  However, we will guarantee that you will be hunting in some of Manitoba’s finest game country and we will do everything within our power to get you the trophy you want.

Bad Weather Days:  There will be NO extra charge for days spent in camp after your hunt is over, if these days are due to bad weather or transportation problems.  But, on the other hand if you are forced to stay in town due to bad weather at the beginning of your hunt there will be NO refund of lost hunting days.  However, we will make every effort humanly possible to get in and out of camp on time.

Rifles:  The rifles recommended for Moose and Bear are 30-06 and up. I would rather you use a caliber rifle that you are familiar with; than a new larger caliber rifle that you haven’t had ample time to familiarize yourself with.  It is essential that you practice shooting “off-hand”, as it will not always be possible to provide a rest.

Muzzleloading Rifle:  Manitoba law requires that Moose hunters use a .50 calibers or larger muzzleloader for moose.  Sabots, and pyrodex pellets can be used and is recommended.

Bows:  The minimum bow I would recommend is 50 pounds draw weight with razor sharp broad heads.  Again I would prefer a draw weight of 65 to 75 pounds but it is more important to use a bow that you can shoot proficiently.

Hide Care:  All hides are cared for in a professional manner. We will cape and salt hides in preparation to shipping to your taxidermist. Antlers will be split as requested for easy shipments and or left whole at your request. Skull’s will have to shipped and processed by a taxidermist at your own expense.

License Fees:  Manitoba requires all hunters to purchase a license for each big game animal hunted.  Be advised that once licenses are purchased, there are NO refunds.  These fees are separate from the cost of your hunt and will need to be paid for with a separate credit card or cash when you arrive.  2015 prices

Moose     US$ 500

Bear        US$ 300

You will also need to fill out a Manitoba firearms permit RCMP 5589 / CAFC 909 @ http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/index-eng.htm#f6

Non-Hunting Guest:  The cost for non-hunting guest is $100.00 per day at camp, plus transfers  or as determined at the completion of your hunt.

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