Northwest Territories Woodland Bison Hunt
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For most hunters, woodland bison is the pinnacle trophy. These majestic creatures are so large, hunters are stunned when they see them up close. These are native, free ranging woodland bison in their natural habitat. Fortunately, they are not a pure wood bison – which means you are allowed to export your cape and horns to the United States. The bull may weight up to 3000 lbs. and a cow 1500 lbs. Studies have shown that many of the bulls in this area are ancient, and trophy potential is very high. There is also the satisfaction of having hunted a rare and awesome trophy – a true free ranging woodland bison. The very elusive timber wolf inhabits the same area as the woodland bison and can be hunted with reasonable success at any time during the hunt. Wolves can be added to the hunt with a trophy fee.


  • Species: Woods Bison
  • Average Classification: 2500 - 3000
  • Shot Opportunity: 65
  • Weapon: Rifle
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB20216-01
  • Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Classification details:

Mature bulls are targeted for this hunt.

Weapons description:

.375 or larger caliber gun is required for this hunt. Shots are 50-120 yards.


Timber Wolf

Option to add a Timber Wolf to the hunt.

  • Timber Wolf $1,500.00
  • Black Bear

    Option to add a Black Bear to the hunt.

    • Black Bear $1,500.00
    • Non-hunter

      Option for a non-hunter observer. Price is $250/day.

      • Non-hunter (6 day hunt) $1,800.00
      • Non-hunter (9 day hunt) $2,750.00
      • Additional Day of Hunting

        Option for an additional day of hunting. Price is per day.

        • Additional Day of Hunting (Price is per day) $1,500.00
        • Season Dates & Hunt Duration (required)

          Option to hunt a 6 day fair-weather hunt in October and May or for a 9 day winter hunt.

          • 6 Day Fair Weather Hunt $0.00
          • 9 Day Winter Hunt $2,500.00
          • 1:1 Hunt

            Option for a 1:1 hunt upgrade.

            • 1:1 Hunt $1,500.00

            • Available Dates

              October 15, 2022 - May 31, 2023


              • Price: $12,800.00

              *This price is for a 6 day fair-weather hunt. This hunt takes place October 15-31 and May 1-31. Hides are good this time of year and the weather is not challenging. Winter hunts take place November 1-April 30. 5% GST tax and license not included in the hunt price. Non-resident licenses are roughly $100.00 *FULL FOR 2022. *AVAILABLE FOR 2023.

              Group Options

              Option for a non-hunter. Option for an additional day of hunting. Option for season dates. Option for a 1:1 hunt. Option to add a Timber Wolf. Option to add a Black Bear.


              Northwest Territories, Alberta, Canada

              Refund Policy:

              Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.


              The 6-day hunt is Monday through Saturday. Check-in 4:00 pm Sunday and check-out at 12:00 noon the following Sunday. Hunter can expect to be up early and it will be a long day with lots of travel and sometimes extensive walking if tracking. Outfitter will provide a bag lunch, drinks and snacks in the field. Hunter may be traveling through 3 feet of water or 2 feet of mud and winching the Argo when stuck. If hunter books in for a winter hunt, hunters will be using snowmobiles a lot and the snow can be up to 6 feet deep. If temperatures dip below -40 C/F, it will be too dangerous to hunt. When returning from the hunt, hunter can wash up and relax while a home-cooked meal is prepared. It’s a great opportunity to share hunting stories or talk about the day.

              HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

              • Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge

                Lodging & Accommodations Scale

                5 - Cabin/Lodge

                4 - Bunk House/Trailer

                3 - Wall Tent

                2 - Backpack Tent

                1 - Client Provided/Hotel

              You will normally be housed in a cabin, wall tent or hard wall trailer – it is dependent on weather and the hunting area chosen by your guide. Amenities will vary by location. *PHOTOS COMING SOON.

              • Menu & Food: Full Kitchen

                Menu & Food Scale

                5 - 5 Star Catered

                4 - Full Kitchen

                3 - Field Kitchen

                2 - Backpack Food

                1 - Client Provided

              Outfitter will provide a contiental breakfast, bagged lunches (sandwiches, snacks, and drinks) and a hot supper.

              • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking

                Physical Conditions Scale:

                5 - All Vehicle Access

                4 - Light Hiking

                3 - Moderate Hiking

                2 - Heavy Hiking

                1 - Extreme Back Country

              Depending on what season the hunt is booked will determine the amount of hiking expected. Fair season hunts may will require more hiking but Argos will be used. Winter hunts will be preformed with snow mobiles. The hunt tactic is to catch bison in the parks and get them down before they go into the thick woods.

              Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

              Hunter will either fly into Fort Smith, NWT, or High Level, AB. Outfitter will pick up and drop off hunters from the airport. All field transportation is provided during the hunt by ways of an Argo or a snowmobile.


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              Clothing and gear are extremely important on this hunt, more so than any other expedition. Equipment will “make or break” this trip. The wrong clothing can jeopardize both the trip and a life! If selecting a winter hunt, outfitter will use snowmobiles a lot and the snow can be up to 6 feet deep. If temperatures dip below -40 C/F, it will be too dangerous to hunt. Hunters will need to be prepared with appropriate layerings systems for the season they hunt in. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.

              What Outfitter Provides

              • Transportation to/from the Airport
              • Trophy Care
              • Lodging
              • Meals
              • Field Transportation

              What to Bring

              • Pair of heavy wool pants and 2 heavy wool shirts
              • Camp Boots for Camp
              • Heavy Jacket or Ski-Jacket for around Camp
              • Extra Boot Liners
              • Hunting Boots designed for extreme cold with insulated liners
              • Thermal Base Layers (Wool Recommended)
              • Fur Hat with flaps that Tie Down around ears and back of neck
              • Face Mask and Tinted Snowmobile Goggles (To avoid frostbite and snow blindness)
              • Heavy Woolen Shooting Gloves
              • Warm Mittens, Large Enough for Inner Gloves
              • Down Wind Pants
              • Downed Parka with Fur Trimmed Hood


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