OPPORTUNITIES

Moose Hunting
Moose hunting is our forte. Our moose management areas (Area 25, 26 and 37) boast high hunter success rates, as well as phenomenal trophy opportunities. This area has an excellent moose population which has translated into a 90%- 95% shot opportunity across our camps. Each year, our hunters take bulls in the 30” to 55” range, and our remote areas help to sustain the herd for optimum trophy potential.

Hunting from any of our camps, we typically hunt moose by two main methods, each varying by guide/hunter style.

  • Spot and stalk: offers tremendous opportunities and can cover a large area of terrain by foot, boat (or ATV at our drive-in lodge). Spotting from high points or “look-out’s” allows us to get to a great vantage point, spot the game, and make a plan to get close.

  • Moose calling: when the call is on, this is by far the most exciting way to hunt moose. You’ve never experienced anything like a bull moose swaying into range, grunting with every step! We typically reserve true aggressive calling techniques to during the rut, when bull moose are on the move, looking for the next receptive cow.
Woodland Caribou Hunting
Newfoundland is currently the only place in the world where these magnificent animals can be hunted by non-residents. The Woodland Caribou is the most regal of the Caribou species. With huge bodies, white manes and magnificent, cinnamon colored antlers with lots of mass and points, they make phenomenal trophies.

We prefer to hunt caribou when they begin the rut in October, although they can found around our camps from September – November. Once in the rut, the caribou will form small herds of 12-40 animals and these herds will usually contain several large trophy bulls.

Hunting from our caribou camps in area 64, we typically spot the Caribou from a look-out and glass them to determine trophy quality of the bulls, and then plan a stalk.

Woodland Caribou can be combined with Moose hunts and both species can be sought after from the same camps. You can even go after the “Newfoundland Slam” by adding a black bear tag!

Woodland Caribou licenses are very limited and we fully expect to be booked years in advance, so hunters are encouraged to book early.
Black Bear Hunting
Black bear hunting is excellent in Newfoundland. We have the highest density of black bears in North America. The areas that we hunt provide great opportunities at spotting black bears and the terrain provides the ability to stalk in close for a shot opportunity. Typically, when our hunters do take bears, they are trophy classed animals, weighing well above 300lbs, with many encounters and successful bear hunters connecting on the coveted “500 lb’er.”

You can choose the right hunting time for you. We offer a limited number of baited spring black bear hunts during the months of May and June. The fall bear hunt starts the second week of September and can be in combination with the moose, woodland caribou, or both.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our hunts generally follow a standard schedule, unless otherwise specified. You will arrive at either the Drive-In camp or the launch site to begin your hunt. Day one consists of traveling into camp and getting settled. There are places for you to sight in your gun or bow to ensure it wasn't bumped during travel. Hunts begin on Monday morning, where you will hunt all day with your guide and return to camp each evening for a home-cooked meal. Our lodging and amenities are first class in this remote wilderness, offering you all the comforts of home. Most of our hunters hike countless miles each week, and go home weighing more than they did when they showed up. That is a true testament to our camp cooks, and the phenomenal meals they provide each day!
Hunting
Day 0 - Arrive in Newfoundland
Day 1 - Travel / arrive at Conne River Outfitting (Drive-In Lodge OR Float Plane Launch) and complete your journey into camp
Day 2-7 - Hunting
Day 8 - Depart from camp in the morning by Float Plane
Lodging
All of our main lodges have first class amenities. Hot showers, power, spacious sleeping and living quarters. Each camp is heated with a wood-stove to make sure you're as comfortable as possible.
Meals
Home cooked breakfast and dinner are provided each day. Wake up to the smell of bacon and eggs before each day's hunt. Bagged lunches are prepared each day for a full day of hunting. Return back to camp each night to a full course dinner that is sure to leave you loosening your belt. Special accommodations can even be made upon request.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We offer two types of packages, fly-in and drive-in. All of our lodges are located on the island portion of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our fly-in lodges are accessible via float plane. We utilize our own aircraft to carry hunters, guides and supplies to our lodges. This means less waiting around for a third party air charter to fit you into their schedule. Our drive-in lodge is accessible via Truck or SUV. Preferably something with 4WD and decent ground clearance.
Getting Here
You can travel to Newfoundland any way you like. If you prefer to drive, the Trans-Canada Highway will take you right to the turn for either the drive in lodge or the float plane launch site. Air Canada flies regularly scheduled flights in and out of Gander Airport, where you can rent a car, or we can arrange a pick up for you to get to Camp. Either way you choose, travel is easy to the island, and surprisingly affordable.
What to bring
Newfoundland is known for it's ever changing weather. In the fall, you will hunt temperatures from 30 F through 75F, depending on the weather pattern. There is a good chance that you will experience rain during this time period as well, so high quality rain gear is a must. Your hunt will consist of a good amount of walking and hiking, then spotting from high points, so good moisture wicking clothing, with quality, light weight insulation layers to put on while glassing are a must. The hunting terrain is primarily water soaked bog and wet forest land and we recommend a quality 18" rubber boot made for walking and keeping your feet dry.
Meat Care & Shipping
After you connect on that trophy of a lifetime, Conne River Outfitting offers options for you to get your meat butchered, packaged, frozen and prepared for shipping/travel. You can have your animal processed at our local butcher, where they cut, package and freeze your meat for travel. If you drive here, most likely you'll take your trophy back with you. If you fly, you can choose to ship your meat via Central Newfoundland Shipping or bring it back with you on your commercial flight. In the end, depending on what and how much you take, you will end up saving a little money on shipping vs. bringing on the flight with you.
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Conne River Outfitting
Attn: David McDonald
P.O. Box 10
Conne River, NL A0H 1J0
CANADA
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Telephone: 709-882-2470
Mobile/SMS: 709-538-7532
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