Washington Moose Hunting

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Washington Moose Hunting

Bearpaw Outfitters are the most experienced moose hunting guides and outfitters in Washington. All of Washington's Shiras Moose hunting units are located in Northeast Washington, right where Bearpaw Outfitters have conducted hunts for over 30 years. Past hunters have taken some very nice moose and success is almost always 100% because Bearpaw Outfitters live in the local area, they know the moose areas extremely well, and they are always scouting throughout the year.

License Applications

 Moose licenses are issued through a lottery-draw. Purchase the moose application and then apply for the specific units over the phone or online. If you draw then you purchase the moose permit and tag. Two moose permits are also issued by raffle tickets on the Fish & Wildlife website and one governor's permit is sold at auction to the highest bidder. If interested in the governor's tag Bearpaw can assist you with bidding. Hunter Education is required in Washington if you were born after Jan 1, 1972.

Hunting Areas

Apply for Permits Apr 20 to May 20....Three Forks, Huckleberry, Selkirk, 49 Degrees, Mt Spokane, Kettle, and Hangman are all great units, Bearpaw Outfitters have hunted all these units and know them well. 

Online Hunt Applications:  https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/

Trophy Quality

Northeast Washington has produced some record book heads and there are plenty of big bulls to be found so there's no reason for anyone to shoot a small bull. Shiras Moose in these areas average about a 40 inch spread. Most Bulls taken with Bearpaw Outfitters have had between 36" and 50" antlers. There are a few big old bulls in the area that will measure over 50".

Best Time

Season is open from October 1 to November 30. Hunting is best the first week of October when the moose are vocal while rutting or in late November after the leaves fall off and snow makes it easier to spot more moose. Deer, Bear, Elk, Turkey, Coyote, or Grouse can also be hunted during their respective seasons. 

Hunting Methods

Moose hunting is best in logged areas with plenty of new young forage. Bearpaw Outfitters know which areas consistently hold the most moose and will hunt these areas so you get the best moose possible. The key to finding a good moose is to cover a lot of ground in the right areas until you find the right moose. You don't want to waste time hunting areas with little or no moose.

Shot Opportunity

Shot opportunity on the moose hunts is 100% nearly every year. Bearpaw Outfitters know the moose areas well and scout well in advance. Shot distances have varied from 30 to 250 yards. Sight your rifle dead on at 200 yards. 

Hunt and Guide Options

Moose hunts are normally guided 1x1. An extra guide may be used to help with spotting and packing. Three days is usually enough time to find a good bull, but hunters wanting the biggest bull possible may want to choose the 5, 7, or 10 day hunt. You can book the 3 day hunt and switch to a longer hunt if needed, as long as Bearpaw Outfitters schedule will allow the extra time. 

Guided Hunts:  Several guide ratios and pricing are offered that include your accommodations, guiding, and game care.

Unguided Hunts:  These are unguided hunts that include your meals and lodging, hunting advice, and maps where to go.

Moose Info:  This is an Info Packet for hunters who want to hunt on their own and provide their own accommodations. You are provided with a marked map showing where to hunt and details about how to hunt your permit area. You would waste hundreds in fuel and time off work trying to find the right areas and then figuring out how to hunt them. This info will save you much time & money.

Accommodations   (choice)

Lodge & Cabin:  The facilities are only minutes from most hunt areas and include meals in the dining room, pool table in the den, indoor bathrooms, bunk beds in the cabins, and a lighted game cleaning area with water for cleanup.

Spike Camp:   Stay close to the hunting area in a spike camp. Camp includes a small tent, cots, lantern, and gas cook stove suitable for a couple persons. Meals will be simple easy to prep foods. Bring your own favorite daytime snacks and drinks.

Motel “Town Hunts”:   Stay in town near restaurants. Bearpaw Outfitters will provide a shared room and transportation to the hunt area each day. Meals are not included with the Motel “Town Hunt”, budget an additional $30 per day for your meals.

Taxidermy and Meat Processing

Both services are available locally for a fee, or you may choose to transport your trophy and carcass home. Meat processing is usually done in a day or two.  

What’s Not Included

Taxidermy, meat processing, licenses, gratuities, and any other items not listed as being included. Bring your personal gear, snacks, drinks, and a sleeping bag, and pad if camping. 

Booking a Hunt

Dale & Tara invite you to come and experience one of the best hunts of your life, just as many past hunters have. Please review the info for your choice of hunts, check out the Photo Galleries, and watch the Online Hunting Videos. Call Dale, Tara, or Anthony to discuss your hunt details or feel free to send Email or fill out the Contact Form for a list of references or for more hunt info.

"Call us with any questions you have, we look forward to helping you organize your next exciting hunting trip."
Thanks & Good Hunting,
Dale & Tara Denney


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Cheryl's 2010 Washington Moose

Nice 48 Inch Washington Moose

46 1/2 Inch Shiras Moose

 3-Day Budget Moose


Guided 1x1...$2250
5-Day Trophy Moose



Guided 1x1...$3250


Extra Guided Days $500

Moose Map $275
Marked Map & Hunt Details
Shows you where to hunt. Will help assure your success and will save you hundreds of $$$ in time and fuel trying to learn how to hunt the area.
Application Fees
WA Res Adult..............$5.48
WA Non-Res Adult...$54.75
WA All Youth................$3.29

Permit Fees
 (If Drawn)
WA Res Adult.........$109.50
WA Non-Res.........$1095.50
WA AllYouth............$54.75

Nice Bull Taken By Archery Hunter

Email:  info@bearpawoutfitters.com           Phone (509) 684-6294           Request More Info

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