Anvil Mountain Guiding

Big Game Hunting in British Columbia, Canada
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Depending on how many hunters there are in the hunt, and the game being hunted, we will either be hunting from the Big Creek Lodge or our remote hunting lodge. This will always be the decision of our guide and depending on the area the game is concentrated at that time of the year. You will arrive at Williams Lake the day before the hunting starts and will buy, with our assistance, your hunting tags at the government building. Then you will come to the Big Creek Lodge using either your own transportation or we will come and pick you up in Williams Lake.

The hunting begins at Big Creek Lodge the next day. Here we will get everyone his own horse and tack, because our hunting lodge is only accessible by horse. The day on which the hunting starts, the horses and gear get loaded into a trailer and driven 12 km / 8 miles to where our wagon is located (it will be brought there the day before). There we load the wagon with all the gear and supplies for the hunt and ride the last stretch to the hunting lodge (16 km / 10 miles). Arriving there, you will get a warm home cooked meal and a good night’s rest. You can even take a hot shower if you wish to. From the lodge you will hunt either by foot or on horseback, this again depends on the decision of the hunting guide and how easily accessible the game is. 

The Hunting Territory

The territory consists of wild, heavily timbered country dotted with small creeks, swamps and lakes. One third of it lays in the remote and nearly untouched Big Creek Provincial Park with virgin timber and a lot of swampy creeks. The elevation ranges from 4000 to more than 8000 feet. Berries, grasses, young shoots in the spring as well as the willow, poplar and red osier which grow here are ideal for bear, moose and deer, but also for other game such as wolves and coyotes.

The Game

Our hunting area is perfect for moose and deer hunting, but also for black bear, wolf and cougar. The moose grow to be monsters ranging from as small as 30” to as large as 60”, but larger ones have been seen as well. All of our hunters have been satisfied up until now and we hope that you will be too.

Moose Hunting

The area around Anvil Mountain which our outfit is named after is some of the best moose hunting country in the Chilcotin. We offer trophy bulls averaging from 45 to 48” and larger. Our success ratio has been 99% in the last 5 years.

Some hunts will be done by horseback, on foot, ATV or truck. Depending on the hunt you are after we will use one of our many different camps.

We never take a high number of hunters which puts less pressure on the moose and gives our hunters more one on one time with their guide. We offer different packages to accommodate our hunters needs and dreams. 

Package 1 – 10-day Canadian Moose Hunt:

This hunt is for the hunter looking for that trophy of a lifetime and for some meat to fill the freezer. It can either be done from our mountain base camp, or our bottom spike camp. 

Package 2 – 10-day Canadian Moose Group Hunt:

This hunt is for those on a budget that still want to experience a true Canadian Moose hunt and give their families meat for the winter. With a minimum of 2 hunters and a maximum of 4 hunters per hunt we will have a chance to take a moose, but only one bull can be taken per group. Each hunter will receive a mule deer tag from us free of charge and each hunter can take a deer. For example: 1 group of 3 hunters = 1 moose and 3 deer. 

Mule Deer Hunting

BC is known for the best mule deer hunting around and our hunts are no exception. We offer many different hunts, from our early season high country alpine hunts which have produced some very impressive trophies to our late season low land migration hunts and rut hunts. Each one is different in every way and gives you the choice of picking the adventure that is right for you.

Our high-country alpine hunts are for those that like to get out and climb a mountain or two to find that big gnarly mule buck. Backpacking, horseback riding and spike camps are the norm during these hunts, so good physical condition is a must. The rewards are high with many bucks being taken in the 160 to 200 B&C. Shots out to 300 yards are very common, so come prepared. If you are looking for that wall hanger of a lifetime then this is the hunt for you.

Our low-country migration and rut hunts are for those who want a big buck or a nice meat buck, but would rather come back to a hot shower and a warm meal after a long day of hunting. We normally hunt by using 4x4 pickups and ATVs and cover a lot of ground during the day. Opportunities are high and the quality of the deer are also top notch. We will either spot and stalk or sit in blinds and tree stands during these hunts.

Black Bear Hunting 

Our area holds a high concentration of black bears and lots of color. We normally hunt the bears during the spring, but fall bear hunts can also be arranged. Hunts will take place in lush fir covered valley bottoms and open grass lands. These are spot and stalk hunts which can get the blood pumping a little as shots can range from 200 yards to a few feet. 

Our outfit has taken some very large bears in the past few years with skulls ranging from 18 to 21 inches. Colors can range from jet black, dark brown to even cinnamon. Typically, bear hunts are done either on foot or by ATV. 

Prices

Description

Season

Duration

Single Price

Moose

01.10.2019 - 15.11.2019

10 Days

8 000 CAD

Most profitable hunt, but quota for 2019 got cut back to one moose a year. Success ratio: 99%.

Mule Deer

01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019

6 Days

4 000 CAD

Very profitable hunt, unlimited quota (one deer per hunter, but no limit on the number of hunters).

Success ratio: 70%.

Whitetail Deer

01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019

6 Days

3 800 CAD

Very profitable hunt, unlimited quota (one deer per hunter, but no limit on the number of hunters).

Success ratio: 70%.

Black Bear

01.05.2019 - 30.06.2019 / 01.09.2019 - 31.10.2019

6 Days

3 500 CAD

2 seasons, unlimited quota. Success ratio: 60%

Wolf

01.09.2019 - 31.03.2020

7 Days

3 000 CAD

Unlimited quota.

Cougar

01.09.2019 - 31.03.2020

6 Days

4 000 CAD

Unlimited quota.

All prices are including the hunt, accommodation, food and all other services necessary for the hunt, as well as all taxes, but excluding NRHPF (Non-resident hunter preservation fund). Firearm License and tag(s) are to be paid by the hunter. Some hunts may or may not include specific tags. There are no hidden charges. Transportation from / to Williams Lake Airport from / to Big Creek Lodge ( 125 km / 85 miles) are available against charge of CAD 130 per hunter roundtrip.

PLEASE NOTE:

Information and conditions can change. So please contact us for rates, dates, openings and more detailed information!