Big Game Hunting in Newfoundland

About Us

dean caribou 2013 editedA family owned and operated Newfoundland Moose Hunting outfitting service, Sou’wester Outfitting has been providing world class hunts in Newfoundland since the early 1990’s. Sou’wester Outfitting operates three modern remote fly-in lodges on the island of Newfoundland and offers fully guided single or combination hunts for moose, Woodland Caribou and black bear for the serious big game hunting enthusiast. The lodges are among the most remote in Newfoundland and are situated in a wilderness and ecological reserve on the Buchans Plateau. The sites have healthy big game populations and offer the hunter the opportunity to take the animal of one’s choice and the potential of making that once-in-a-lifetime kill which may qualify for Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young recognition.

Newfoundland has long been recognized for its hospitality and the ability to provide its visitors with a cultural experience that is not soon forgotten. Sou’wester Outfitting strives to maintain this tradition and provides its guests with the distinct pleasure of experiencing some of the most enjoyable hunting that Newfoundland has to offer.

Sou’wester Outfitting captivates and promotes the spirit and character that is associated with the proud legacy of its name. A sou’wester is a traditional style waterproof hat worn at sea during stormy weather by fishermen who first settled Newfoundland. These legendary seafarers have provided Newfoundland with a rich heritage that can now be experienced directly through Sou’wester Outfitting. Sou’wester Outfitting is extremely proud to be able to offer its guests the unique opportunity to be guided and entertained by descendants of the courageous men who have shaped our history. These guides have continued the ways of their forefathers and have inherited and developed a prowess for big game hunting that is not easily matched.

Types of Hunting – Sou’wester Outfitting’s Hunts are Spot and Stalk in Nature

All hunts offered through Sou’wester Outfitting are spot and stalk in nature. This method of hunting requires the hunter to hike the terrain while keeping a lookout for the quarry of one’s choice. Sou’wester Outfitting’s wilderness lodges are located at Caribou Lake, Little Lake and Indian Pond.  The terrain in the immediate vicinity of the three lodges offers habitat for all three animals.

While Woodland Caribou and black bear are mostly found and hunted in open areas, moose on the other hand enjoy a more wooded habitat. The terrain in which Woodland Caribou and bear are hunted is an open tundra-like setting with many knolls from which a vast amount of area can be surveyed. The terrain does offer sparse vegetation and this along with the features of the physical landscape offer optimal conditions for stalking game. The conditions are ideal for the ultimate rifle, bow or muzzleloader hunting experience.

Although moose can be found anywhere throughout the area, most of the hunting takes place in the wooded areas where there are bogs and other open areas.  Moose are often spotted at or near a tree line.noname