Moose Madness

October 8-14, 2018

Mid October is the time that the moose get a bit rambunctious during their rut, or mating season. The cows call out to the bulls with large bellows in the hope that they will come courting. The leaves have dropped so the views can be awesome. We have a variety of spots in the woods that the moose frequent for you to visit by foot, canoe, or vehicle.

This year we offer two options for those who want to experience this spectacle for themselves to best meet your schedule.

Moose Madness

If you have time to get away for four full days during the midweek, we offer two guided moose viewing sessions, including one in which your guide will go into the wetlands and call the moose in to get them to respond and come in closer for your viewing. Monday when you arrive you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy dinner in Justine’s at the Gunflint Lodge. Then Tuesday you’ll go out with a Naturalist to visit trails the moose frequent and get some tips on wildlife photography. With that knowledge under your belt, Wednesday an experienced wilderness guide will take you out for a half-day guided excursion to try to call the moose in by impersonating a female moose in rut. Thursday you can use the skills you’ve learned to track moose on your own. A complementary pass to Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, which often offers good moose viewing opportunities, is included with your package.

If you can’t get away for the full four days during the midweek, you can condense the entire experience into a weekend to remember. Arrive on Friday evening and participate in a wildlife photography primer with a Naturalist to get you ready for the next day. Saturday you’ll head out with a wilderness guide for a half-day moose-calling expedition. Armed with his tips, you’ll have the remainder of the day to explore some of the best moose-viewing trails on your own.

This package also offers hiking and canoeing as the spirit moves you, for day trips on your own. We review maps with you and make suggestions on where to go for the most likely viewing opportunities.

The Moose Madness Midweek Package Includes:

  • 4 nights (Monday through Thursday) accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • Breakfasts and dinners each day in Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge
  • Packed lunch each day
  • Half-day guided moose search
  • Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ticket
  • Trail maps and personal trip planning for your days of browsing and searching for moose
  • Canoes, kayaks, and all guided Naturalist activities

The Moose Madness Weekend Package Includes:

  • 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) accommodations in a lakeside fireplace cabin
  • Breakfasts and dinners each day in Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge
  • Packed lunch each day
  • Half-day guided moose search
  • Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ticket
  • Trail maps and personal trip planning for your days of browsing and searching for moose
  • Canoes, kayaks, and all guided Naturalist activities

Package Pricing:

  • $499 per person in a Classic Cabin
  • $529 per person in a Romantic Cabin or Gunflint Lake Home
  • All prices based on double occupancy, base cabin occupancies apply

Taxes and resort fee are additional

Suggestions:  Bring good sturdy hiking boots and binoculars

2018-07-16T21:53:25+00:00

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