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#1 Hipdiver

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

After going moose hunting with Parson's Pond Outfitters in Newfoundland, I thought I'd provide my feedback. I read brochures and asked many questions of many outfitters before deciding on Parsons Pond, but was unfortunately disappointed.

 

Brochure advertised separate bedrooms and showers, but were put in the common room and there was no shower at all. This wouldn't have been an issue if it wasn't for being put less than a metre from the wood stove (on a brutal bed)...talk about breaking a sweat!

 

Leftovers from dinner were brought the next day for lunch, which is not an issue except for the fact that there was just not enough when you've got hungry guys hiking for hours.

 

I didn't probe into how or what parts of the moose would be taken out because in their brochure it says 'Moose meat is delicious to eat, and you'll be sure to bring back every morsel...'. We hiked in and after I shot our moose the guide ended taking the four quarters and leaving the rest (neck, ribs, etc.). Turns out he covered the carcass with the hide before we left; after which I realised it was surely to return the next day to get.. After discrepancies with the information provided about butchering, we decided to bring back the meat to NS and have my deer butcher take care of it. 96 kg was about 50% of what we should have had from a 400 kg moose.....ended up short at least $1000 worth of meat. 

 

Even simple things like suggesting that I walk my rifle out from camp (not very far) instead of putting it in the quad trailer to be bounced around like I've never seen before!

 

If and when you search for a moose hunting outfitter, ask (the right) questions! Better yet, get good references or hope that your outfitters word is a lot better than the Keough's!

 

Cheers,

 

Stefan

 


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#2 Moose Magoo

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:34 PM

That sucks, Stefan especially paying big bucks to hunt there.  Over the last four years I have went to both Northside Outfitters and Mountain Top and both have been excellent. I will be going back to Mountain Top this year (already booked).  Both Outfitters are only a hour from the ferry (Codroy Valley). Again, both top notch Outfitters although Mountain Top is a little less costly.  You're right though the best reference is from those who have been to the Outfitters and not what the Outfitters say or advertise. 


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#3 beardogg

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

what does a hunt with mountain top outfitters cost? I am sorry to hear about ur bad experience on ur moose hunt sounds like they took ya big time well now u know never to go back to bad.


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#4 Moose Magoo

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

$3500 for Mountain Top-  most are $4,000 plus, plus  although you can find the odd one for cheaper but you generally bring your own food (which isn't all bad). I've talked to a lot of fellow hunters on the ferry after the hunt and most are generally satisfied with their hunt so I expect that most Outfitters over there do a good job for their clients.   


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......... and Trudeau says "the budget will balance itself" 


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:25 AM

mannn...the cost of moose hunts in Nfld are getting ridiculous. ! :blink:

 

...wait....they're not GETTING ridiculous....they ARE !!  

The prices nearly knocked me over at the RV Show....4-5 G's and MORE for a weeks worth of grub some gas and a J-5 to haul out yer moose. Caribou is even worse !! <_<

 It still P's me OFF that a Nova Scotia / CANADIAN....going to Newfoundland (( CANADA ))...has to pay in 'MERICAN dollars ....let the yanks pay in yank money. :angry:We should be able to use our plastic stuff.....on par :ph34r: !!!  


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:07 AM

You are right about that KELVIN, the price is at the tipping point for us, it's soon time to hire a good lawyer who can do some research and find my aboriginal roots so I can head up to Cape Breton like everyone else from this area lol....


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#7 Moose Magoo

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:59 AM

mannn...the cost of moose hunts in Nfld are getting ridiculous. ! :blink:

 

...wait....they're not GETTING ridiculous....they ARE !!  

The prices nearly knocked me over at the RV Show....4-5 G's and MORE for a weeks worth of grub some gas and a J-5 to haul out yer moose. Caribou is even worse !! <_<

 It still P's me OFF that a Nova Scotia / CANADIAN....going to Newfoundland (( CANADA ))...has to pay in 'MERICAN dollars ....let the yanks pay in yank money. :angry:We should be able to use our plastic stuff.....on par :ph34r: !!!  

 

You're right it is expensive but I pay at par with Yank $$'s  It is expensive so after this year's hunt I'll be going every 2nd year. Gave up on getting my ticket punched to hunt in CB. And you're right hassaracker -  a friend of mine is having his wife apply for "status" because there's native blood about 4 generations back and now plans on getting into this CB moose hunt racket. Talk about ridiculous ! -_-  -_-


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......... and Trudeau says "the budget will balance itself" 





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