Moose Hunting Info
Washington has excellent Shiras Moose hunting and Bearpaw Outfitters
are based in right in the center of Washington's moose hunting areas.
Bearpaw Outfitters have been guiding hunters in this area for over
40 years with dozens of successful moose hunts to their credit. They
are the most experienced moose hunting guides in Washington and have
an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau.
Moose Hunting Fees
5-Day Bull Moose Hunts
3-Day Cow Moose Hunts
Guided Hunts: Include lodging, meals, an experienced moose hunting
guide, 4x4 transportation, field dressing, skinning, and game retrieval.
Semi-Guided Hunts: Include lodging, meals, a map and directions for
you to hunt on your own, and a guide will help pack out your game.
Unguided Hunts: Include lodging, meals, a map and directions for
you to hunt on your own, and you will pack out your own game.
DIY Hunting Map: At least four good hunting areas that we know in
your moose unit are marked on a map and it is sent to you. This map will
save you a great deal of time and fuel. Spend all your time hunting good
areas rather than wandering wasting time. No outfitting or guiding
services are included.
Indoor lodging and meals are provided at our home/lodge and cabins.
Guides provide transportation for guided hunts, semi-guided and unguided
hunters need to bring a 4x4 auto for their own transportation.
Location & Terrain
Most of the moose hunting areas are in northeast Washington north of Spokane.
Elevations vary from 2500 to 6000 feet, the terrain is rolling mountains
and drainages with dense evergreen forests and logging cuts.
Most bulls taken have 38” to 48” wide antlers and numerous record book bulls
have been taken in these northeast Washington moose hunting areas.
Season & Best Time
Moose seasons run from Oct 1 to Nov 30. Archery is best in early October
when rutting bulls can be called in close. Rifle hunting is also very good
in late Oct or Nov after leaves fall and snow offers better visibility and
Depending on your weapon and time of the season, hunt methods may include
using a 4x4 vehicle for access, glassing logging cuts and hillsides,
watching water holes or feeding areas, calling, and tracking.
Success & Weapons
Shot opportunity has been 100% most years. Rifles should be .25 caliber
or larger and zeroed at 200 yards, most shots are 50 to 250 yards.
Archers should practice from 10 to 60 yards.
Moose tags are issued through a draw, apply from March to May. Get on
the Bearpaw email list for reminders when to apply. Moose applications
are $13.70 resident, $110.50 non-resident, or $3.80 youth. If drawn,
licenses are $332.00 resident, $1652.00 non-resident, or $57.00 youth.
Hunters born after Jan 1, 1975 must have Hunter Ed. At least 400 square
inches of hunter orange must be worn during rifle deer or elk seasons.
What’s Not Included
Your personal gear, state sales tax, licenses, gratuities, meat
processing and taxidermy (available locally), and any items not
listed as being included.
Travel and Itinerary
Driving directions to Bearpaw Outfitters will be sent to you, arrive
the evening before the hunt. If using an airline fly into Spokane, WA
and rent a car, it’s less than a 2 hour drive to Bearpaw Outfitters.
Email with any questions or to
book a hunt. If sending a deposit by postal mail, use the
to verify your hunt details.
"We look forward to meeting you and hunting with you soon."
Dale, Tara, and The Staff