The Quest for a Bull Moose

My trip to Newfoundland and Labrador started just after my 65th birthday. After 50 years of hunting white tail deer, I wanted a big game hunt someplace with different terrain. Some good fortune put me on my way to Newfoundland and in pursuit of the bull moose. I would finally be able to cross a guided hunt off my bucket list.

Travel to Newfoundland was easier than I had anticipated. People were very friendly and courteous throughout the trip. My guide picked me up and we began our quest for a bull. After travelling into some remote country, my guide spotted two huge bulls off in the distance which we passed on. Sleep was tough that night and I was filled with anticipation for the next day.

We left the lodge in the dark for an area where the guide had seen some impressive bulls. Again, the guide spotted some moose on the hillside. He told me to only move when he did and not to make any noise. We worked our way to 120 yards and he told me to get ready. The first bull stepped out and he told me to wait. 

After several minutes, the bigger bull stepped out and the guide gave a call; the bull stopped and he told me to shoot. Much to my surprise, the moose dropped in his tracks. A life long dream was fulfilled and I was blessed with the trophy of a lifetime, some terrific meat, and a mount that takes up much more room than my wife is happy with.

Many thanks to my fantastic guide, I can’t wait to go back. If you are a hunter, make arrangements to visit Newfoundland and Labrador to experience moose hunting at its finest.

The scenery and diverse terrain makes a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador one you will never forget.