Hunting in the Mackenzie Mountains
hank You for inquiring about our hunting area in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories. We hunt in a designated area which is 9.5 million acres, or 15,000 square miles. The mountains are approximately 3,550 to 9,000 feet terrain, ranging from low rolling mountains to rugged peaks in the high mountains. Our area is vast with many untouched areas.
We offer 12-day and 21-day horse, backpack, helicopter and riverboat trips for Dall Sheep from July 15th to mid-September in conjunction with Mountain Caribou, mountain Goat, Wolf and Wolverine from July 25th and Moose from September 1st.
We had another exceptional year, our 31st year in the Mackenzie Mountains,with many repeat clients as well as new friends. We had cool, wet weather for most of the season, which made for great hunting. Both our rifle and archery hunters were very successful taking near 100% harvest. Our rams average 37" and 10 years old. Our longest ram was 44 inches. We took several record book caribou with both rifle and archery equipment. We were also 100% on our moose hunts with a 60" average.
Canada North Airlines and First Air fly everyday to and from Norman Wells and Edmonton International Airport. Hunters are met at the airport in Norman Wells and flown by light aircraft to base camp which is 120 miles to the Southwest. Make sure you have your Birth Certificate or Passport when traveling. Also make sure you have your Travel and Medical Insurance tocover your trip to Canada. This year you will have to register your rifles with Customs Canada.
The cost of crating and shipping from Norman Wells is the hunter’s responsibility. We can help arrange crating. Also, if you would like to take meat home, bring a cooler of some type and some large Ziploc bags, as well as duct tape.
Our base camps have log cabins, tent frames, plywood cabins and showers. When out in spike camp there will be wall tents to sleep in. We supply a guide for each hunter. All hunts are one-on-one. We arrange for the air charter to and from base camp and return to Norman Wells at the conclusion of the hunt, on scheduled flight dates only. If the weather is not flyable, contact the Heritage Hotel at 1-867-587-5000 where we will be in touch.
One third deposit is required to secure a booking; second is due on the 1st of March and the balance on May 1st. We will not accept personal checks for the final payment. Hunts are booked on the basis of prices in effect and availability at the time the deposit is received. Deposits can be used on alternate dates or can be transferred to an alternate client within a specified time.
We would like to thank our crew for all their hard work and determination that they put into the season. And a very special thank you to all our clients who enjoy hunting and the outdoors, making all this possible.