Chase Gallagher
Chinchaga River Hunts 2016
Chinchaga River Hunts offers some of the finest Moose hunts in North America.  

The moose that we hunt have both Yukon or Alaska style racks, as well as some of the southern styles.   Our Moose are some of the largest bodied in all of Canada, with some weighing in excess of 1400 lbs. 

We provide the ultimate experience in hunting these big game.

Chinchaga River Hunts has produced Boone & Crockett class moose with several of our trophy moose scoring very high in Alberta. During the past 12 years our success rate for moose has been consistent at 70%  - 80% with an opportunity rate of 90% - 95%.

Early season rut hunts are concentrated near lakes and creeks with calling being the preferred and the most exciting method of hunting big moose.

Methods of travel to our remote hunting areas are by all-terrain vehicles. Late season hunts in November are by snow machine or all-terrain vehicles.

Professional caping and skinning of your trophy moose is done from start to finish. Our field preparation is second to none. We take our meat into camp wrapped in shrouds free of any hair or debris. The meat is hung immediately even if we are working into the night and covered with game bags the next day after final inspection for cleanliness.  Some clients think we are a bit overboard but they always appreciate the effort.  Our experienced staff also looks after the arrangements for your moose meat from packaging to obtaining export permits.

The Chinchaga moose season starts around September 10th and lasts until about the end of November. We only book a maximum of 4 hunters per camp for a 10-day hunt. If you prefer a longer hunt with your own guide we can provide this for you with your choice of a rifle or archery hunt.

Remember you will be hunting in a Northern Wilderness area of Alberta where all species of wildlife are abundant.
Our hunting camps are located on the scenic banks of the Chinchaga River in Northwestern Alberta, Canada.

We have two camps: Main Camp and East Camp.

Our camps consist of cabins that are clean, heated, well lit,  comfortable and most important, have shower facilities.  

Typically we have 4 hunters per camp for the rut hunt, and 6 hunters per camp for the fall hunts

Kitchen cabins at all camp locations have great cooks. We take great pride in our home cooked meals and will do our best to accommodate any special dietary requirements due to medical or religious needs. Just ask when booking your hunt.  All of our camps are traveled to by all-terrain vehicles.
We suggest that all of our hunters be prepared for a hunt that will feature different terrain and depending on the year, varied climate conditions.  Be sure to bring:
All of our hunts begin the day before your actual hunting starts.  Activites on the first day include;

unpacking your gear

sighting in guns or bows

meeting your guide

sorting your hunting gear

hunting area orientation / familiarization

settling in and relaxing before the hunt

Rates Include
  • Services of a qualified guide or guides
  • Meals, and lodging during contract days
  • Transportation in the field.
  • Trophy preparation and the use of camp equipment

Rates DO NOT Include
  • Airfare
  • Shipping of trophies or meat.
  • Achoholic or soft drink beverages
  • Hotel rooms before or after the hunt.
  • Taxidermy.
  • Licence or Tags
  • Gratuities for the Guides or Cook.

  • All deposit cheques (checks) payable to Cinchaga River Hunts
  • All funds in (USD) Dollars
  • 33% deposit to hold the booking
  • Additional 33% 120 days prior to the hunt date
  • Deposits are bonded and Insured by the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS)
  • Balance plus tag cost must be paid upon arrival
  • Deposits will be refunded in full, if for some reason we must cancel a hunt
  • If a hunter must cancel his/her hunt, the deposit will not be refunded (it may be assigned to another hunter in the current year)
  • Contracts itinerary and information package will be issued upon receipt of deposit

2017 Rates

Spring Black Bear
$3500/$500 for second bear
Moose Hunt at Main Camp
Moose Hunt at East Camp
Moose/Black Bear Combo at Main Camp
Moose/Black Bear Combo at East Camp
Non-Hunting Guest
Spring Black Bear hunts are 10 days and all Moose and Bear Combo hunts are 10 days
All Prices in U.S. Dollars, Licences and Taxes extra
All East Camp hunts are by Helicopter!
(We send all of our hunters a detailed itinerary when they book with us)
Rut Hunt - What to Bring - Download
Fall / November Hunt - What to Bring - Download

Non Resident
Alberta Wildlife Certificate (License)
$71.63 (CAD)
$325.82 (CAD)
$110.27 (CAD)
$28.77 (CAD)
2016 Licence and Tag Rates

Hunting Area Current Weather
Main & East Camps
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Bear Hunts