Anvil Mountain Guiding

- Big Game Hunting in British Columbia, Canada -
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Welcome to Western Canada, Welcome to Big Creek, Welcome to Your Hunting Adventure!

Have you always dreamed of hunting in Canada’s untouched wilderness for that trophy of a lifetime? Then you came to the right address!

Be assured, our guides are professionals in what they do. They have been in the business for years and know the area by heart, just like where exactly the game is concentrated at each time of the year. Depending on how many hunters there are and the species being hunted, we will either be hunting from the Big Creek Lodge or our remote hunting camp.

Mule deer and whitetail deer have a high concentration around the lodge, so you can enjoy day-long hunts and the comfort of our cozy log home at the same time. Black bears are even more likely to be spotted around the lodge than the camp these days. Moose, wolf and cougar seem to appear rather around our outdoor camp, which also provides more comfort than one might think.

Arrival Information & Accommodation

You will arrive at Williams Lake the day before the hunting starts, where we will personally be waiting for you. With our assistance, you will buy your hunting tags at the government building. Then we will take you to the Big Creek Lodge. The 2-hour drive to the lodge is a possibility to get to know your hosts/guide as well as to hear a bit about the area and days ahead of you.

The 4-star lodge, including the ranch with about 20-25 horses, is beautifully situated over the Big Creek. All lodge rooms and the suite are cozy and comfortably furnished. Shower / WC, laundry, hair dryer and underfloor heating are standard. King size, queen size or twin beds. Most rooms have balcony / terrace, some have large panoramic windows. Free Wi-Fi is available. Cable TV is in the living area of the lodge. Full board (3 meals daily & certain non-alcoholic drinks) included. Cabins with bath and terrace are bookable on request.

Our outdoor hunting camp is situated beautifully next to a little creek just at the foot of 2482m-high Anvil Mountain. It provides basic facilities, running water, an area for cooking, a table to gather around in the evenings as well as comfortable beds and mattresses. Still, it’s an authentic hunting camp with only basic comfort.

Itinerary

The hunting begins at Big Creek Lodge the next day when everyone gets his own horse and tack. We either explore the trails around the lodge or head out to our hunting lodge, which 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 the trail starts. There we load the horses 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 the accessibility of the game.

Based on the type of game you which to hunt, we can offer different methods of hunting – rifle hunting, spot and stalk or bow hunting to name a view. This will be discussed closely before the actual hunt. Hunting days usually tend to be rather long, so be prepared for an exciting experience. When you hunting days are over and we successfully harvested some game, we return to the Big Creek Lodge for the last evening. We will enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal together before taking you back to Williams Lake the next day. Our guide will help you take care of the trophy, bring it to a taxidermist with you and assist in preparing it for shipping.

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. You will love the views of the mighty Anvil Mountain. As the terrain is very versatile, some hunts will be done by horseback, on foot, ATV or truck.

CHOOSE YOUR HUNT!

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Our hunting area is about 450km² in size and 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 do our best that you will be too.

 

10-day Moose Hunt

- usually done from our hunting camp
- success ratio: 99%
- quota got cut back to only one moose per year

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 years, however, the government cut back the quota to one moose per year as this species became rather rare.

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. Nonetheless, we offer different packages up to several hunters or observers at once 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.

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 harvested per group. Each hunter will also receive a mule deer tag from so that everyone can take a deer.

For example:
1 group of 3 hunters = 1 moose and 3 deer.

6-day Mule or Whitetail Deer Hunt

- usually done from the Big Ceek Lodge
- success ratio: 70%
- unlimited quota

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 (availability on request) 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.

6-day Black Bear Hunt

- usually done from the Big Ceek Lodge
- success rate: 60%
- unlimited quota

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.

7-day Wolf or 6-day Cougar Hunt

- usually done from our hunting camp
- unlimited quota

Nice winter hunts for those you want to experience the harsh conditions apparent in this part of British Columbia. Good, warm and water-proof clothes are an absolute must. Weather and snow conditions always define the nature of these hunts. But snow can also be of an advantage, especially when locating animal tracks. We head out to our camp and then usually hike from there. As cougars, also called mountain lions, usually reproduce rather slow we treat that species with utmost respect, as we do with all other game as well.

 

 

Looking for an adventure in the Wild? You got it!

rates

Hunt

Season

Duration

Price 2:1 per hunter*

Moose

01.10. - 15.11.2020

10 Days

11 500 CAD

Mule Deer

01.09. - 30.11.2020

6 Days

5 500 CAD

Whitetail Deer

01.09. - 30.11.2020

6 Days

5 000 CAD

Black Bear

01.05 - 30.06.2020 / 01.09. - 31.10.2020

6 Days

6 500 CAD

Wolf

01.09.2020 - 31.03.2021

7 Days

5 000 CAD

Cougar

01.09.2020 - 31.03.2021

6 Days

6 000 CAD

* 1:1 hunts are available and observers are allowed (= a person accompanying the hunt without hunting him-/herself). Rates upon requests.

Included:
- transfer from/to airport
- all transportation during the hunt (truck, ATV, horses, etc.)
- accommodation at Big Creek Lodge
- accommodation at hunting camp if applicable
- all meals
- all non-alcoholic beverages
- professional guide
- all taxes
There are no hidden charges.

Not included:
- flights from/to Williams Lake (YWL)
- gun rental / permit & ammunition
- alcoholic drinks
- paperwork such as firearm license, species license/tags, royalties & 
  NRHPF (Non-resident hunter preservation fund)
- trophy preparation / taxidermy
- trophy shipping/permits
- insurance
- gratuities.

Please note:

Information and conditions can change. A minimum number of hunters per hunt may apply. So please contact us for rates, dates, openings and more detailed information in advance!

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If you want to go ahead with your booking or simply want to inquire more information, then contact us:

office@bigcreeklodgebc.com

+1 778 784 4803