Moose Hunting in Zone 4 of the Cape Breton Highlands

It was 5 years ago that Grant and I first walked the land that we would later purchase and build Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins on. That fall Grant was taking me out hunting, an activity I had never participated in before. We would quietly tip toe up the mountain at daybreak in the truck, looking for any sign of deer in the frosty morning dew. After a few mornings we took notice of a small driveway with a gate. We had been looking for a place in the country with some land for years, so when we figured out this spot was for sale, we pulled in to have a look.

The rest, as they say, is history!

Ruffed grouse on tree branch in Whycocomagh on Cape Breton Island
Photo Credit: Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins

Now that we have had our cabins open for 3 years, other hunters coming to the area are noticing our convenient location that puts them at the edge of the back country in the mountains of the south western Cape Breton Highlands. Last year, we had one moose hunting party, this year we have two moose hunting parties, and that is the way it goes, as we steadily build our business.

We are looking to build a very long term sustainable business, and word of mouth and repeat customers are our best marketing assets! We get a thrill of especially hosting young guests, who we hope will be back many times as they grow up, one day we hope they bring their own children here to hunt.

I don’t really get romance. Bring me fish or moose, not flowers.

Eden Robinson, Canadian Indigenous Author

Blogger is pictured smiling, standing in front of a river in autumn.

Make Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins your basecamp for hunting adventures in the southern Cape Breton Highlands

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