Jesmer Outfitter • Laurentides, Quebec, Canada

Moose Hunting

Jesmer Outfitter was created and launched for the enjoyment of the general public in the fifties. It is also the story of a dreamer, who wanted “mankind” to have the benefit of this natural wilderness where trout fishing and moose hunting were of phenomenal grandeur. Alike the territory at Tiberiade Outfitters, it is a rather mountainous terrain also divided by a river. In fact, Blueberry River flows in an uproar from north to south and runs into Bazin River, which is the south boundary of Jesmer Outfitter. Oddly enough, on the west side of the river you can fish for speckled trout, while on the east side you cast mostly for northern pike and pretty large specimens too.

Moose population…

The density of the moose population is very high, obviously due to the outstanding wildlife habitat. Old-fashioned traditional hunting, on foot by way of trails, is also practised. Tree stands are built in strategic places and watercrafts are at the disposal of hunters.

The black bear, the wolf, the fox and the bobcat are frequently seen

Of course, the territory harbor many other species. Black bears, wolves, foxes and bobcats are often sighted, but contrary to popular belief, they do not expose themselves to humans long enough so that you get the chance to watch them. On the other hand, beavers, otters and American martens are aplenty throughout the territory, and comes sundown, if you keep very quiet you can observe their comings and goings.

Bird-watching buffs are well served as there are many bird species to be seen, none less interesting than the mighty “bald eagle” having its huge nest just a few kilometres to the south. It often flies high over the Jesmer territory. Different strains of ducks come to rest on our lakes for the hatching period and some great morning you wake up to the melancholic wail of the loons.

The Jesmer territory shelters an array of fascinating and uncommon wildlife. To stay there is to attune oneself to the pace of animal life.

Jesmer exclusive territory is subdivided in SIXTEEN (16) individual hunting territories where hunters are on their own. Each cabin is housekeeping style. Lightning, oven, refrigerator and hot water system are propane working equipments. Running water is provided through a gravity system powered by a gas pump easy to use.

For your safety, propane equipment using rules must be followed as described in the brochure available in each cabin.

Boats, motors and gas are available at each cabin.

A clean and well maintained trail network gives access to some adjacent lake and marsh where boats and/or canoes are available to hunt. Three stands or towers are already installed to specifics spots to hunt.

Support equipments are available into each cabin to help moose hunters to handle moose quarters especially when the animal must be pulled out from water. It is important to take great care of these equipments so next groups can use them as well.

As soon as the moose is killed, the yellow side board must be placed on the dock with the head beside so we can be informed that a moose has to be carried back in our cold room at the main seaplane base. Several groups rent a satellite phone, we ask to these groups to call to advise us.

A Red and Yellow side board is hung in the cabin. It is used on Red side for emergency and Yellow side for assistance of any kind. Red, we will be near you within thirty minutes the latest and Yellow within two hours.

Pleasure and Comfort for your hunting activities!

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