North Coast Hunting Territory

#949
$995,000
Size: 

2100 square miles appr.

Location: 

West Coast - south of Kitimat

Game Species: 
Mountain Goat, Grizzly, Black Bear, Blacktail Deer
Fish Species: 
5 species of salmon, steelhead, trout
WMU: 
6-03
Quotas: 
2017-2021 - 5 year quota: 4 Grizzly, 33 Goat and 22 Black Bear within Kitlope Conservancy, Goat and Black Bear open outside Kitlope
Description: 

This 2100 square mile territory is absolutely spectacular and really shows off the true meaning of coastal British Columbia. For those looking for adventure and wilderness activities you've come to the right place; from the shores of the Gardner Canal where large bruin chase salmon in their spawning beds and rustle through the blueberry patches, to alpine at 3500' - 5000', where trophy Billy Goats graze and die of old age.  This is truly a diversified territory from saltwater flats gorged with driftwood and berry patches to ancient ice, meters thick hanging between the peaks.  This territory is not a place for the meek of heart, there's no jumping in your 4 x 4, not in this territory, it'll take more than that to hunt.

There are many interior territories, however there are only a few coastal territories and of these there are only 3 on the north coast. These 3 territories are renowned for their trophy class grizzly and goat along with some huge black bear.  It affords me great pleasure to bring you the opportunity to purchase one of these territories.  The territory takes in the southern portion of the Gardner Canal, which includes the Kemano River, Kowesas River, Kitlope River and the Tezwa River. These rivers and estuaries are home to some of the largest bruin in the province. Mountain goats in this area are unsurpassed with high populations and exceptional goats readily available.  Trophy goats begin at 4 years old and score 48” to 50” B&C.

The record books clearly show where the trophy grizzlies and old billies come from.  For those reasons you will not be selling the average hunt nor asking the average fee.  Your expeditions and your hunts will be sought after and cherished dearly by those individuals who want more; more than the average and wish to challenge the real British Columbia.  Your clients will take home exceptional animals earned with stories that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and lure new clients like a child to a forbidden candy store.

Access to this territory is very limited; only through the use of ocean boats, jet boats and/or float planes will the outfitter and clients be able to access different areas for hunting and other activities.  This is wilderness, real wilderness, there are no roads into this area, and with the Kitlope Heritage Conservancy (Park) this area defines wilderness.  Not much will change here in the next hundred years.

Many of the rivers within the territory are accessed using jet boat which also allows clients the opportunity to fish salmon or steelhead. For those of you wishing to fill in the time between spring bear and fall hunts there is ample opportunity for fishing and eco-tourism clients.  Many hunting clients express an interest in coming back with family members for summertime activities.

Kemano and the Kemano River are in the territory which is where Rio Tinto generate power for their aluminum smelter some 50 miles north.  The park is also fully within the territory.  Except for grizzly there are no quotas, except within the park.

This territory is the pearl of the coast!  High value animals, spectacular scenery, arm numbing angling.  These types of offerings seldom come to the market and are generally purchased and run by families for enduring times. 

Call Harry - 250-717-1100.

Area Data: 

The Gardner Canal is one of the principal inlets of the British Columbia coast.  Technically a side-inlet of the larger Douglas Channel, the Gardner Canal is still 90 km (56 mi) in length in its own right; total length of the waterways converging on the Douglas Channel is 320 km (200 mi) making it one of the largest fjord-complexes in the world. The entrance to the Gardner Canal is hidden behind Hawkesbury Island, and is accessed via Devastation Sound or Varney Passage which form the northeast and southeast flanks of that island.

The Kitlope Heritage Conservancy covers 322,020 hectares (795,700 acres) of coastal temperate rainforest, making it the largest such preserve in the world.  It lies at the head of the Whidbey Reach of the Gardner Canal, and encompasses the drainages of the Kitlope, Kalitan, Gamsby, Tsaytis, Kapella, and Tezwa rivers. During the spring melt, these rivers are subject to heavy flooding and carry large amounts of debris. Much of the park is mountainous; south of the Kitlope River the granite domes and ridges are part of the Kitlope Range, a sub-range of the Kitimat Ranges.  In the north, they form part of the Tochquonyalla Range, a sub-range of the Tahtsa Ranges.  Icefields and glaciers occupy the higher elevations.

The valley floors of the park are narrow, most being between one and two kilometres wide. Many, such as the Gamsby valley, are covered by braided channels of gravel deposited by the rivers. The park has one major lake, Kitlope, which is fed by the Tezwa River and enters the Kitlope River near its estuary.

The park is part of a large continuous area of protected wilderness.  TweedsmuirProvincial Park, which abuts Kitlope in the northeast, is the largest protected area in the province. The Fjordland Conservancy protects over 80,000 hectares of coastal fjords on the KHC's western boundary. Together the major parks and several smaller reserves represent over 2.3 million hectares of undeveloped land in a variety of ecological zones

Improvements Summary: 
2 tent frame camps
Improvements: 

Tent frame platforms

Equipment: 
  • 2001 Wilga 2000 Floatplane, 300hp 280hrs TT, fresh prop overhaul.
  • 2015 River Hawk 16' Jet Boat, twin Tohatsu Jets.
  • 2 x Northwest shelters tents with aluminum frames and covered porches

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53.347797°, -127.922058°
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