Frequently Asked Questions

In order to get the most out of your hunt experience, you need to be prepared. We take care of all the necessary supplies, camping gear, and logistical equipment, but you must provide your own personal gear.

Rain gear and waterproof footwear is essential. During our hunt trips we travel to elevations of up to 9,500 feet (2,900 metres), making snow, rain, and wind possible, so pack for all weather conditions.

Spring and fall temperatures vary from 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) during the day, to below freezing. Late fall and winter clients for moose, sheep, and cougar hunts need to be prepared for extreme winter temperatures.

To book a hunt trip, we need to discuss all of the variables, including details like age, experience, interests, and abilities. We then discuss trip types and dates. When you’re ready to confirm a date, we’ll send you a complete detailed agreement. A 50 percent deposit secures your spot.

Contact us today so we can customize your ultimate trophy hunting experience.

Because we are located in a favorable rain shadow, we typically have sunny, dry days during the summer. However, the wilderness is unpredictable and you need to be prepared. Spring and fall temperatures vary from 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) during the day, to below freezing at night. Late fall and winter clients for moose, sheep, and cougar hunts need to be prepared for winter temperatures.

If you require taxidermy service, we can transport your trophy to a quality, local taxidermist and arrange for your trophy to be shipped to you after it’s completed. Shipping and services provided by the taxidermist involve fees and may cause delays in receipt of your trophy.

Taking game out of Canada is not a problem, provided you have the right paperwork. We complete the necessary forms, but some species require a CITES that must be obtained from a government office during weekdays. Others may require an inspection permit, and we’ll assist you in obtaining this.

You receive a thorough guest agreement when you book a trip to ensure that both you and BC Trophy Mountain Outfitters are prepared for your trip. The agreement includes trip details, your abilities, what to bring, waiver and release of claims, pick-up and drop-off details, including accommodation we recommend in Vancouver, as well as general information on topics such as weather and cancellations.

Firearms

Before travelling to Canada, review the Canadian Firearm Import Permits at: canadianfirearms.com (you can download the form from here too). Handguns, automatics, and rifles with less than 18 inch barrels are prohibited.

You’re responsible for clearing customs, both as you enter and exit Canada, so we recommend that you contact customs regarding regulations on the locking of gun cases. We also suggest you contact your Canadian Consulate to find out the proper identification (which varies with nationality) required while visiting Canada.

Rifles

Bringing rifles into Canada isn’t a problem. Handguns, automatics, and rifles with less than 18 inch barrels are prohibited. We recommend large, slow caliber rifles for hunts. Most importantly, bring what you’re used to.

For deer, goat, and sheep, we recommend rifles with MINIMUM 1,600 feet/pounds of energy at 300 yards with MINIMUM 165 grain bullet.

For bear and moose, we recommend rifles with MINIMUM 2,000 feet/pounds energy at 300 yards with MINIMUM 200 grain bullet.

NOTE: For late fall and winter trips, rifles must be de-greased to prevent lock up.

Shotguns

Like any firearm, we recommend wing shooters bring the shotgun they’re used to firing. A shotgun using 12 or 16 gauge double zero buckshot is sufficient for hunting upland birds and waterfowl. A long barrel shotgun, with full choke, is best for geese.

About Bow and Arrow

If you seek an ultimate hunt, bring your compound or crossover bow for a truly traditional hunt up to 100 yards. Our guides are also familiar with shooting game with cross and compound bow.

If you don’t see your desired species on our site, we can set you up with a trusted outfitter who offers the specific hunt you’re looking for. For more information, check out our page for Even More Hunts.

Absolutely! Check out our Family Trips page for more information.

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