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Big Game Territory - South Chilcotin Mountains
Big Game Territory - South Chilcotin Mountains
The oldest Hunt Territory in BC is now being offered for first time in 30 years. It is game stable with high success & highly valued animals. Species cross section within the territory is excellent with the opportunity in all 3 distinct hunting seasons to take trophy game.
  • Size: 4,500 km2
  • Area: SWBC
  • Price: $1,400,000
  • Listing Agent: Robbi-Layne Robertson - RLR@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-457-7603
Size :
  • Guiding Territory: 3,650.6 km2
  • Park Use Permit: 1,247.7 km2
Approx. 644 km2 overlap between the two coverage areas.
Description :

Turnkey Guide Outfitting Business
30 years of operational history with well-established operational systems, including International Marketing System - booking agents, mail list, clubs and chapters, past guests, inquiries etc.

An operational system including Seasonal Maps for each species seasonal use, travel route and hideout areas and favourite spots, road access routes, trail heads, high country trails and best camping locations.

Wildlife Management Units (WMU)
3-32, 3-33, 5-03, 5-04, 2-1

Game Species in Territory
California bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, blacktail deer black bear, grizzly bear, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, wolf, coyote, upland birds, waterfowl, fishing. Eco-tour options available.

Hunts Conducted By Vehicle, Foot, Horse

  • California bighorn sheep: 1.5 months from Sept. - Oct.
  • Mountain goat: 2 months from Sept. - Oct.
  • Moose: 2 months from Oct. - Nov.
  • Mule deer (whitetail and blacktail deer): 3.5 months from Sept. - Dec.
  • Bear: spring bear 2.5 months from April 15 - June 30; fall bear most in Sept.
  • Cougar: 4.5 months from Nov. - Mar.
  • Lynx/bobcat: 3 months from Nov. - Feb.
  • Wolf/coyote: 12 months year around
  • Duck/geese: 2 months from Sept - Oct.
  • Grouse: 2 months from Sept. - Oct.

Operational Cycle
12 months a year: 10 months hunting; 2 months maintenance - improvement program

Conservation and Stewardship of Territory
The area has been heavily managed by the outfitters for the last 150 years with game management, access management, logging management and mine management. Road access management, burns for predator control, winter range, wildlife. Collection on all species, regulation and management input to government annually.

Conservation projects - the outfitter participates in conservation, stewardship and research projects including:

  • DNA collection of Californian bighorn sheep, mountain goats, canadian moose, black bear, grizzly bear and upland birds
  • Mule deer and moose winter habitat enhancement
  • Feasibility study into mountain goat transplant
Access : The region has access by two main highways - Whistler and Vancouver to the south, and Lillooet leading to the interior of British Columbia. Access by road is 3 hours from Whistler, and 5.5 hours from Vancouver. It is 1 hour by plane from Vancouver International Airport, and a half-an-hour from Whistler by helicopter or plane.
Recreation : By foot, horseback, mountain bike, or vehicle you can experience unlimited wilderness adventures, from lakes such as Carpenter, Gwyneth, and Spruce Lake to mountain peaks such as those of Mount Sheba, Eldorado Mountain, and Castle Mountain. Escape the heat with a fishing trip to the nearby Pearson Pond where a quick refreshing swim will be almost as exciting as snagging an impressively sized rainbow trout. Or, if you enjoy the heat that is promised by the endless sunny days of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains, you can find yourself the perfect alpine meadow of the South Chilcotin Mountain Park to share with the wildlife for an afternoon nap.
Vegetation :

Located in the rain shadow, the South Chilcotin Mountains are in a biogeoclimatic transition zone and because of this the South Chilcotin Mountains have 13 of the 29 big game species in North America. The area is referred to as the Serengeti of BC.

The Chilcotin Mountain Provincial Park is referred to as British Columbia's flagship Park (the Serengeti of North America). Located on the lee side of the Coast Mountains, this “Rain shadow” is recognized as an ideal climate for wilderness tourism activities: sunny skies, low rainfall, no bugs, mild temperatures, distinct seasons and some of the highest bio-diversity rating found anyway in the province. The mountains are glaciated, so they are friendly and accessible with rounded tops. Valleys are U shaped, with lush alpine basins. The bio-diversity is concentrated because of the convergence of four climate zones ranging from Alpine tundra to old-growth fir. This creates diverse and abundant wildlife species and plant species (a paradise for naturalists). This area has hosted international guests for over 130 years and the lure is stronger now than ever before. The product is the natural resources found in the Chilcotin Mountains, providing an experience that is not available anywhere else in the world.

Area Data :

South Chilcotin Mountain Region
The region has a mild four-season climate nestled on the lee side of the Coast Range Mountains in the Chilcotin Mountain Ranges. These are unique glaciated mountains rising to 9,500 ft elevation, and averaging 7,500 ft. These are hospitable mountains, with easy access. The tree line is approximately 6,500 ft. The alpine is the most valued area with over 1,000 Alpine Basins, each carpeted in lush wildflowers and each with its own big-game species. These mountain ranges are referred to as the “Rainbows” because of the mineralization that produces more colors than that of the rainbow.

Trading routes through mountain passes were created centuries ago. The prospectors and guides developed the area and many activities are a repeat of history. Travel the same trails, camp in the same meadows, and view grizzlies feeding on the same white park pine nuts on the same mountain.

History : For over 150 years the South Chilcotin Mountains have had a steward for conservation, insuring stable wild life populations, managed wild life habitats and controlled human development in the South Chilcotin Mountains, Bridge River Water Shed and surrounding areas.
Zoning : SLRD, Squamish Lillooet Regional District
Legal : Guiding Territory Certificate 300711
Park Use Permit No. 108890
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 50°50'39.59"N and 122°47'34.19"W
Listing # : 19101