Moose Hunting

The town of Dryden is known for lumber, as well as fishing and hunting. Where trees have been cut down, forestry companies plant millions of saplings to replenish the forest. Before these young trees grow to any size, the land grows grasses, berry bushes and softwood trees with incredible speed. These plants become a banquet for Moose, as it's their favorite food.

There are four species of Moose found in North America. Moose found in the Dryden area are Eastern Canadian Moose, Western Canadian Moose and hybrids between the two. Bulls are common over 800-pounds with many reaching as big as 1300-pounds. On occasion Moose as big as 1500-pounds have been harvested in Northwestern Ontario.

Because of the availability of grasses, buds and bark from softwood trees, the meat from Moose in our area is spectacular. It can be compared to high quality free-range beef. Moose that are located in deep pine forest are harder to hunt and their meat tastes gamy. This may explain why our area is such a popular destination for Moose hunters. The MNR gives us a limited amount of non-resident adult Moose tags each year so it's best to book your Moose hunt early. We still have unlimited calf tags. If you have your own tags for our area, please contact us for availability of accommodations. We have 1 bull moose rifle or 2 bull moose archery in WMU #8.

Resident Moose Hunting Details

Sorry, at this time there are no Non Resident Adult Moose Hunting Validation Tags available.

$1050.00 CDN Per person

Moose Hunting Dates

  • We still have unlimited calf tags. If you have your own tags for our area WMU #8, please contact us for availability of accommodations. Other WMU’s can be accessed within a short drive. Moose Hunting Dates:
  • WWe run our Moose hunts from Saturday to Saturday from September 22 to mid December.
  • Check in is 1:00 pm, check out is 8 am.


  • Lakeside cabin for the week, fully equipped for housekeeping
  • Orientation on hunting area
  • Retrieval assistance
  • Freezer service

Not Included:

  • Guide
  • Residence hunting license Fee
  • Taxes
  • Food & Drink (Housekeeping Accommodations)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Boat & motor

What To Bring:

  • Warm Clothes (Never know what the temperature will be)
  • Ontario Outdoors Card
  • Hunter Orange hat and vest (camo orange is not acceptable in Ontario)
  • Previous hunting license CN or US
  • Weapons of choice, gun or bow
  • Soft guncase or bowcase (legal requirement)
  • Bug jacket and repellent
  • Rain Gear
  • Extra Footware/Gloves
  • Flash lights (Batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Coolers & Freezer Bags for meat
  • Hunting knife/sharpener
  • Fishing rod and tackle
  • Food & Drink

ResidentMoose Hunting Notes

  • Rifle should be at least a 270 or larger. A 300 WIN MAG is recommended.
  • Bow hunters must use a bow with a 50-lbs. pull or better. 60-lbs. pull or better is recommended.
  • When taking a shot, rifle hunters should be 65 yards or closer. Bow hunters should be 20 yards or closer.
  • By law, all guns must have a trigger lock and be locked and in a transportation case within 1/2 hour after sunset and 1/2 hour before sunrise
  • Hunter orange must be worn at all times while hunting or transporting to-and-from the WMU.
  • Hunters need to bring their old hunting license and proper personal identification.

Canadian Firearms Declaration Form:
You will be required to fill out a temporary gun permit to bring firearms into Canada (Firearm Declaration Form). The fee is $25 payable at the border crossing.

Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Forms are available by emailing, or by calling (807) 323-3839 (Canada and U.S.) and from all Customs offices across Canada. Visit the RCMP web site for more information

Please Note

Do not sign your declaration form until the customs agent asks you to.

Here is the link to the 2020 hunting regulations: 2020 Hunting Regulations Summary