Elk Hunting in British Columbia
There is nothing quite like hearing the bugle of a mature bull elk as the first rays of light break over the horizon. Elk hunting during the rut is extremely addictive and one of the most action packed hunts you’ll ever experience. Our area holds a good number of elk and seeing multiple bulls in a week is not uncommon.
Elk hunts are 10 days in length and can either be conducted 2 on 1 or guided 1 on 1. The season runs from Sept 1 to Sept 10 in our area so the elk see very little pressure. Elk must be 6 point on one side and we target mature bulls in the 280” to 320” range.
The days are fairly long at this time of the year so hunting is done primarily in the mornings and evenings when the elk are most active. Accommodations for the hunt will either be the main lodge or a remote cabin. Transportation and recovery of harvested animals during the hunt will be by ATV.
If you fly into Fort Nelson you will arrive the day before your hunt is scheduled to begin. You will then be met by a representative of LRO and transferred to base camp. (Make sure you have your camera out for the drive) Once you arrive at base camp all the necessary paper work and a safety orientation will be completed. Depending on where your actual hunt is going to take place you will fly out that evening or the next morning. For those transferring out by ATV you will likely leave first thing the next morning.
If you choose to drive up to the base camp you will be given a detailed map and directions. You are also asked to be at the base camp no later than 2 p.m. the day before your hunt is scheduled to begin.
Method of take is rifle, muzzleloader or bow
If you’re looking for the heart pounding thrill of chasing big elk in peak of the rut, please contact us for available dates and get ready to experience everything Liard River Outfitters has to offer.
Please note that we cannot control the weather. We will do everything possible to get you out hunting on schedule, but please be patient if adverse weather conditions delay charter flights. The pilots are only concerned with your safety.