The quality of both the Red Deer and Elk at Laurentian are unmatched at any single location in the world. No other hunting venue can boast ever holding the record for both the world’s largest Elk and largest Stag. Laurentian not only accomplished this historic feat, but has broken both records in a single year. In fact, Laurentian claims the most top 10 Elk and Red Deer in the SCI Record Book. Along with Elk and Red Deer, Laurentian provides chances for enormous Plains and Wood Bison and European Fallow. (Whitetail are available at our sister property in New York State).
MANITOBA & ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK
There are three primary ingredients necessary to grow impressive trophies; genetics, age and nutrition. The primary genetic present in the herd at Laurentian, stems from the Swan River region of Canada. This sub-species has historically produced large elk, with massive antlers. No bulls are harvested until they reach a minimum of six years of age and our herd is provided with exceptional nutrition through natural and supplemental food sources. It is only through our stringent management and intense selection practices, we are able to continually offer superior trophy class animals, to our clientele.
Elk are only hunted once their gross score is estimated at 300” or more (SCI) and at a minimum six years of age. Our average Royal Valley bulls score 360-370”, with the potential of finding a bull scoring up to 380". Our Monarch Mountain hunters are assured bulls scoring a minimum of 380”. For those elite few who are only seeking a “once in a lifetime” trophy, to me immortalized within the record books, Laurentian offers a very limited number of Super Record Class hunts, which guarantee placement in highest tiers of the record book. (per Quote)
Throughout history, no game animal has commanded more notoriety than the majestic Red Stag. This deer species resembles an elk, yet with a definitive crown atop his antlers. In medieval times, royalty would pursue red deer on horseback, only being allowed to harvest a mature stag, known as a “hart of ten.” (10 points or more). At Laurentian, we continue to honor this tradition, with the ability to pursue our trophy stags, which are adorned with between 14 and 40 total points. Although we have been known best for our Manitoba elk, it is our impressive and stately herd of Stags, of which we are most proud. A single species hunt may be booked for these regal creatures or many clients often choose our Elk and Stag combination hunt. We have created a special pricing for this unique package.
The fallow deer is considered the most adaptable of all deer species. It has been compared to a cross between an Asian Axis and Northern Moose, with it’s limited points, long beams and unmistakeable palmation. The fallow is clever and a challenge to hunt, with an attitude not often seen in deer. Fallow buck have been known on rare occasion to “lock antlers” with his cousin the red stag, when territories overlap in the rut.
(Fallow bucks may be harvested on a trophy fee basis, during any hunt and fallow doe hunts are available as part of our youth hunts – based on availability)
The Plains Buffalo is the most common and prevalent species of Bison in North America. The lesser known cousin is the Wood Bison, found primarily in the Northern most reaches of Alberta. These bison are larger in size and have adapted to the harsh conditions of their winter climate. The rugs produced by these trophies are both beautiful and enormous. Bison may be harvested on a combo hunt with Black Bear in the Spring as well.
(Plains and Wood Bison may be harvested on a trophy fee basis, during any hunt, based on availability)
Although we do not offer Whitetail hunting at Laurentian, we can arrange for a great whitetail hunt, at our sister property in New York State. The operation is located approximately two hours North of Manhattan and easily accessed from JFK, Laguardia and Newark airports. This hunt may be coupled with Sporting Clays and Wingshooting as well. Repeat Laurentian Wildlife clientele are given special pricing
Contact us for more specifics, complete pricing, corporate packages and available dates or ask about combining with a trip to Laurentian Wildlife Estate
A Family Adventure:
Laurentian Estate is a perfect place to introduce youth to the outdoors. We have created a special package for Youth and Companions to hunt trophy Elk or Stag. This could be that "first big hunt" or a very memorable graduation or birthday present. At Laurentian, family is always welcome as either hunters or non-hunting guests! FISHING
Hart Lake is situated in the middle of the Laurentian Estate, provides a tranquil setting to wet a line. Resident Brook Trout and acrobatic Rainbow Trout make for both great spin casting and fly fishing. Fishing at Hart Lake is included with all hunts and offers an enjoyable midday option for hunters who bag their game early.