Field and Stream writer takes his “bucket list” bull moose with a Winchester XPR.
“(The XPR) shot sub-MOA out of the box, and fed smooth as silk.”
“Northwest Alberta is bleak and beautiful—a place where wolves and bears and beavers live alongside tough Canucks like McInnis,” Brantley began. “The countryside is a mix of dark Canadian bush and rolling crop fields, and it’s teeming with whitetails, mule deer, elk, and Canada moose—including some good bulls.”
“Northwest Alberta is bleak and beautiful — a place…teeming with…Canada moose…”
“But this isn’t a trip you can do yourself,” Brantley continues. “Alberta requires nonresidents to hunt with a guide for big game. Moose hunts here average $5,000 to $7,000…Unless you’ve been pricing moose hunts lately, that doesn’t sound cheap. But if chasing a bull moose in the northern wilds is your idea of a dream hunt, I’m not sure there’s a better value to be found.”
Original article copyright Field and Stream 2017. Photos are copyright Will Brantley, Field and Stream and/or are used with permission and/or attribution or are in the public domain. Review written by Winchester staff writer, Scott Engen. Copyright Winchester Repeating Arms, 2017.