Hunting

Hunting with GGO (Formerly Coal River Outfitters)

Our area has long been known for producing BIG Canadian Moose.  And we have a moose hunt for everyone: rugged mountain horseback hunts, remote backpack hunts for monster moose (you’ve got to be crazy), and simple, comfortable, fly-in, cabin-based lake hunts for those who don’t like horses or are interested in a less physical hunt.

We also have fabulous spring bear hunts – some of which are pretty unique.  And, in addition to Moose and Black Bear, we hunt Caribou, Goat, Stone Sheep, Elk, and Grizzly.  We recommend that all hunters pick up a wolf tag.

If you’re interested in a quality hunt with a small, family run operation, give us a call 250-500-2717, or drop us an email: info@ggoutfitting.com.  Hunt dates and descriptions are provided below.   We look forward to hunting with you.

 3 of our 2012 moose

Stone Sheep: (August 1st to October 12th)

We have very good sheep.  All Stone Sheep hunts are guided by the Outfitter.  Ask around – you won’t get that guarantee very often.  Please call for details.

Spring Bear: (May15th to June 15th)

We offer a fabulous Spot and Stalk package for bow hunters.  Stay in a comfortable lodge and hunt off of the Alaska Highway by truck or quad.  The Liard Hot Springs provide a unique twist on this hunt – there is no better place to relax after a day of hunting.

We also provide mountain hunts by horseback.  Glass the south slopes of the mountains where the bear are out on the first green shoots.

Mountain Horseback Hunts:   (August 19th to September 15th)

Hunt for Moose, Caribou, Mountain Goat and/or Bear

Fly into a remote mountain lake where your horses and guides will be waiting.  Hunt from a cabin or the lake, or spike out into the mountains.  This is a fun hunt: nice weather, beautiful country, long forgiving days.

  • Aug 19th to Aug 28th                    moose, caribou, grizzly, goat opening on 25th
  • Aug 28th to Sept 6th                     moose, caribou, goat, grizzly, black bear
  • Sept 6th to Sept 15th,                    moose, caribou, mountain goat, grizzly, black bear

Late Season Horseback Hunts:   (September 15th to October 12th)

Mountain horseback hunts: the frost is on the ground and the moose and caribou are in rut.  We hunt snow covered mountain basins from cabins or spike camps.  This is our most popular hunt: the game is moving, and with horses can you can cover some country.  But you’ve got to be prepared to ride.  This is rough country, and it’s not easy to get around - and that’s why the game is there.

  • Sept 15th to Sept 24th                    moose, caribou, goat, grizzly
  • Sept 24th to Oct 3rd                        moose, caribou, goat, grizzly (caribou close on Oct 1st)
  • Oct 3rd to Oct 12th                          moose, goat

Lake Hunts for Moose:  (September 15th to October 03rd)

These are hunts accessible to anyone.  Some lakes have comfortable cabins - others we run with just tents.  But they are all small camps that are only accessible by float plane.  We bring in just one or two hunters per lake, per year.  With virtually no hunting pressure, and being so close to the Yukon border, these hunts often produce our biggest moose.  We only offer these hunts during the ‘prime rut’.  You will hunt along / near the lake, doing some hiking, if you like, and call the big bulls to you.    Be prepared for a shot at a wolf or black bear.  Grizzly tags may also be available.  And if you’re interested in fishing…

  • Sept 15th to Sept 24th                 moose, black bear, wolf, grizzly
  • Sept 24th to Oct 3rd                     moose, black bear, wolf, grizzly

Questions?: Call Jake or Cecilia at (205) 500-2717, or e-mail jake@ggoutfitting.com .