Valid Outfitters is owned and operated by Brian Everett and Bryant Bowtell and we offer some of the best hunting in Western Canada! We offer premier and personalized big game hunts in the surrounding areas of Hinton Alberta. Our hunting areas, nestled in the Eastern slopes and foothills of the beautiful Canadian Rockies, are bush wilderness at it's finest.
Our areas feature Boreal forests with unique combinations of heavy woods, poplar groves and cut lines planted with timothy, alfalfa and bromegrasses. The animals are abundant, healthy, and big!
We have both hunted across western Canada sharing our passion for the outdoors both as good friends and hunting partners. When the opportunity became available to own our own outfitting operation we were ready, excited, and the results have been incredible.
Our goal is to grow Valid Outfitters into one of the finest operations in Alberta with Elk, Moose, Deer, and Black Bear hunting as our specialties. To ensure success we both personally attend every hunt and oversee every aspect of our operation, ensuring the kind of personal attention that results in great hunting experiences for our clients. We are very proud of our operation and we do everything in our power to offer a superior hunting experience.
Valid outfitters is an extra-ordinary hunting operation in a province with incredible hunting opportunities. If you are interested in unspoiled wilderness, hard working guides, great meals and trophies that you will never forget, we are the outfitter for you!
About this trip
- ARCHERY/RIFLE RUT HUNT -
Late September to Mid October
6 Day Hunt | $9500 USD
* NEW IN 2019 * REMOTE WILDERNESS CAMP RUT BULL MOOSE HUNT
Our new Alberta Moose Hunting-Fall Rut program is based from our remote camp bordering the WORLD FAMOUS Athabasca river River. This is a REMOTE area, and the bulls in this expanse of wilderness grow to OLD AGE & GIANT proportions. This is an expansion fall program for us here at Valid Outfitters, and to say that we are excited about securing the only moose permits in this WORLD CLASS AREA, would be a SEVERE understatement.
There is minimal resident hunter pressure here, and there are no other outfitters in our area with moose permits , WE OWN THEM ALL!!!. As of the last F&W aerial moose surveys conducted in this area, the bull to cow ratio was 85 per 100 cows, with a calf to cow ratio of 60 per 100 cows. These represent outstanding values! Couple this with the fact that our MASSIVE AREA is bordered by the Athabasca River , you can quickly paint a picture of the constant supply of wildlife that inhabits the area.
Our camp is nestled along the banks of the Wildhay river a tributary that runs into the Athabasca river. Here we hunt areas that harbor breeding grounds for KRANKER, territorial bull moose. This is a region and area of pristine wilderness habitat that is dominated by Giant Canada Moose, Elk, Monster Black Bear, and Deer, and our remote Camp is the doorway to this outdoor adventure mecca.
This moose program is once again, a REMOTE ADVENTURE in a TOP TIER AREA. These are UNHUNTED Moose, and these Bulls are dying of old age. If These Giants of the North are what you've been dreaming of, you need to call or contact us for more info. These hunts are offered with EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, and we will be taking merely 3 bulls per year out of this massive remote area. 2019 kicks it all off, and while we are just now able to pursue these bulls in this hunting area, this area has consistently produced sightings of these giant northern ghosts, abundant sign as well as some MAGNUM sheds.
These PEAK OF THE RUT MOOSE HUNTS may be combo'd up with our GIANT Fall Black Bear, Bull Elk, Mule Deer as well as Northern Timber Wolf. Fishing license can be added and when time permits our hunters can fish for Grayling and Bull Trout. Calling in a randy, 1,000-pound bull moose is one of the most exhilarating of all hunting experiences, the resulting adrenaline rush is among the main reasons hunters love to pursue these beasts during the rut. Transportation utilized for this Calling Season Rut Bull Moose Hunt will be via watercraft as well as all terrain vehicle/trailer combo units. These Moose Hunts will be conducted during the last 2 weeks of September and first 2 weeks of October.
Hunters are responsible for arranging their own pre-hunt/post-hunt food and accommodations while in Edmonton. VALID Outfitters has negotiated excellent accommodation rates with hotels in the vicinity of the Edmonton International Airport providing complimentary airport shuttle service. All hunters will be provided with a list of these Valid Approved accommodations, along with rates and amenities, well in advance of their respective hunts.
All meals and accommodations during our hunts are included in the cost of the hunt.
VALID Outfitters accommodations are top-notch and range from modern Outfitters Tents complete with propane heat and wood stoves, to mobile trailer campers, to the full-comfort of remote lodges and rural cottages. Select local hotel/motel accommodation is also used during certain hunts, depending upon availability and suitability.
Our hearty, stick to your ribs meals are plentiful and expertly prepared. Beverages will be supplied, alcoholic beverages are not included in the cost of the hunt but you're welcome to bring your own (we'll bring the mix!) and we're happy to procure supplies upon request. If you have dietary limitations please contact us in advance to discuss.