Canada has a rich and storied tradition of big game hunting. From its subsistence origins to its fundamental role in shaping the identities of Canadians from coast to coast, our ability to provide for our families and immerse ourselves within the wild landscapes of this earth is unmatched. Here, you will hear from people just like you, who live and breathe the outdoor experience in pursuit of the great bounty this country has to offer.
Choose Your Big Game Species
A full-grown bull elk can stand as tall as 9 feet, with antlers extending 4 feet above their head. Don’t underestimate the sheer size and weight of these beautiful giants. Hunting elk can be a challenging, but intensely rewarding experience, provided you have the gear and the know-how to get the job done.
A bull moose in full spread is one of the most imposing animals in the Canadian wilderness. Taller than a saddle horse, large bulls can weigh over 1300 pounds. Hunters who are brave enough to take down a full-grown moose are often rewarded with a large and impressive trophy.
Of the five deer species found in Canada, White-Tail Deer are the most sought after by hunters. They are typically found in fields and meadows, relying on clusters of brush and trees for shade. During the winter, they usually prefer forested conditions to take shelter from the cold Canadian climate.
Whitetails get their name from their trademark snow-white tails, which they raise in the air when sensing danger. They are extremely cautious animals with a powerful sense of smell, sight and hearing. This makes them one of the more challenging animals to hunt. The allure of a rare beast, combined with the impressive antler mounts they promise to yield, make them a popular choice for venison lovers and big game hunters alike.
One of the most difficult animals to hunt, big-horned sheep are among the most prestigious targets in the Canadian Rockies. In hostile, high-elevation environments, where the weather can change on a dime, physical fitness and preparation are a must when hunting these regal beasts.
An apex predator of the Canadian wild, black bears can weigh up to 600 pounds and boast impressive speed, agility and sense of smell. Take extra care when hunting these majestic, yet potentially dangerous creatures. Those who succeed are awarded a beautiful pelt, and a good story or two.