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For many people, hunting and fishing trips are on their bucket lists. However, these trips can be costly and challenging to complete. Despite their numerous advantages, many people still find it challenging to complete these trips due to the time and resources required. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable and accessible hunting trips that can be done in North America. These include hunting moose in Canada and hunting blacktail deer in the wilds of Alaska. Check out the first installment of unique hunting trips you can take in North America!

1. Elk Hunting in Montana

One of the most iconic hunting experiences in North America is a horseback elk hunt in the Rocky Mountains. This is done from a tent camp. Montana is an excellent state for this hunting trip due to its expansive mountain ranges. This hunting experience is ideal for people who love horses and want to experience a grand adventure. They can either book a guide or do it themselves. During this type of hunting, the horses allow hunters to cover vast areas without getting trampled.

Carry a rifle with a 6.5mm round-up or better through the 338 Magnums for this type of hunt. This will work fine most of the time if placed in the vitals. However, if you are serious about hunting big game, use a 7mm or .308 rifle instead. The best time to hunt elk in Montana is when the animals are most active in the September rut. This is when they are most likely to show their true colors.

2. Moose Hunting in Newfoundland

Newfoundland is a great place to hunt because it has one of the highest densities of moose in the world. It has an estimated population of around 120,000 moose. Although it is not known for its massive bulls, hunters in Newfoundland can still get a good shot at these animals.

A guided moose hunt in Newfoundland can range from around $4,000 to $7,000. Fly-in hunts are also available for hunters who want to explore remote areas. Most of the time, successful hunts are conducted by experienced guides. Bowhunters in Newfoundland can hunt moose from mid-September to early October when the animals are most active. The province also has an archery season in August that lasts for two weeks. Starting in 2020, crossbows were allowed during the firearms season.

3. Pronghorn Hunting in Wyoming

While not technically an antelope, the pronghorn antelope is considered the second-fastest land mammal in the world. This animal was hunted by explorers, Native Americans, and cowboys during the 1850s. Wyoming has the largest population of pronghorns globally and is also known for its vast public lands ideal for hunting. This is a great way to start hunting big game in western regions. Before heading to Wyoming, check out the state’s Game & Fish website to find out the dates of the hunting season and the locations of the public lands where you can hunt.

Aside from being easy to hunt, pronghorns are also known to live in the open. Follow the country’s wind direction and look for white rumps and black horns to find them. Start your stalk slowly and carefully. The high-speed bullets used in pronghorn hunting can reach velocities of up to 400 yards.

Check out part two for three more unique hunting trip experiences!