Ogoki fly-in Moose hunt a success

My long time hunting buddies and I decided this would be the year we opted for a fly-in moose hunt in the far north of Western Ontario.

A long 17 hour drive from Sudbury area followed by a 45 minute flight with pilot Don Elliot of Mattice Outfitters. This family operation of over 25 years hosted us for a self guided moose hunt on the Okogi Reservoir.

Outstanding accommodations and 14 foot Lund boats with quiet 4 stroke 15 hp Yamaha motors made our ten day hunt a once in lifetime trip.

Greg our master chef prepared meals every night that left us stuffed. Wacky-Pat ensured the main cottage was well heated for those cold nights. Big-O scoped the shorelines for possible moose signs. Timmy kept us entertained with a nightly chorus of campfire dinner music.

The Ogoki is a long lake with bays and inlets so inviting to moose. Tamarack and Black Spruce crowd the shore line in most places. Using quality binoculars while skirting shorelines was one of our most productive methods for locating moose.

Weather changed about every half hour so we had to be prepared for dead calm to white caps on the lake. Scouting the numerous bays indeed paid off in the end.

Ogoki -bull moose

 

Our island host Austin ( Don’s son) showed us how just versitile a LUND boat could be.

He helped us load my almost 1000 pound bull into 14 -foot Lund and transported it back to the island dock (12 kilometers away) to gut and quarter it there.

I never thought it would even fit inside the Lund never mind float!  

Two days earlier Poco had shot a hefty cow. We gut and quartered it and then  loaded up into the  14 foot Lund with no problems.

Big kudos to those reliable Lund boats and Austin for all his help.

To book a great moose or awesome fishing trip on the OGOKI contact Yolanda at 1-800-411-0334 or online at www.walleye.ca

 

About Peter Wood 1192 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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