A Memorial Day to remember!
Long Lake Adventures Spring Bear Hunt 2015
We started our 2015 New Brunswick Spring Black Bear season here at Long Lake Adventures with our first four hunters of the year taking fine Bears the first evening of our spring hunt! ( on four shots total no less! ) Spring arrived late again this year due to heavy winter snowfall but the bears are out and about now with hits on most of our baits already. The elevation (and extended winter) in our area means our bait locations aren’t accessible until mid-May but we work diligently to prepare and monitor our bait locations on a daily basis to insure we have several active baits working when our first group of hunters arrive. For more information on spring black bear hunting in New Brunswick visit our bear hunting page. Congratulations again to Jason, Ryan, Bucky and Joe!
The New Brunswick government announced today, May 1st that the 2015 New Brunswick Moose hunting season dates will be from Tuesday September 22 through Saturday September 26. This ended speculation that the season might be returned to the old 3 day season which was the norm prior to 2014, however after analysis of data the government elected to continue with the 5 day season for 2015. Application dates for the New Brunswick RESIDENT Moose Draw will be May 19 through June 12. The Non-resident Moose draw entry dates ended yesterday, April 30 and the results will be available on May 19. We wish all of our friends both resident and non-resident best of luck in the draw and invite you to check out our Moose hunting page for more pics and information to guide you when choosing your outfitter for your New Brunswick Moose hunt.
source (press release)- http://goo.gl/fsLrN1
The Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum 2015 provided a great chance for us to talk to all of you in the Moncton area and “parts beyond”; we’d like to express our appreciation to those of you who stopped by to chat with us during this event and we hope you enjoyed the Forum and the NB Sportsman Show. We enjoy this event ourselves and it’s become truly a “don’t miss” show when we plan which events we’re going to attend over the winter months. Following with that thought, we still have some great dates left for fishing and naturally, as opening day draws closer and the weather warms more of us get that “fishing fever”-so we encourage you to contact us to plan your excursion(s) while there’s still some degree of flexibility as far as date ranges go. We remind everyone that all of our packages include your own cabin and access to our leased waters. Fully guided trips are available, however if you are new to Lake Trout and/or Landlocked Salmon fishing and would just perhaps like to hire a guide for a single day out of a multi-day stay, just to “show you the ropes” we will do our best to accommodate you.
The second part of our “Fishing With Friends” video we shot last July with Steve Clapperton and crew is now available on our Youtube channel at https://youtu.be/5PrG0TGqkrM (courtesy of Eastlink TV who produced the video-thanks to them for sharing) This video features fly fishing for Brook ( Speckled) Trout and Landlocked Atlantic Salmon in and around Mud Lake, which is one of our leased lakes that is set aside for catch and release fishing only. Shot in one evening just before dark, we hook several wild Brookies and salmon.
On a final note we remind our non-resident friends the countdown is on to get your applications in for the New Brunswick non-resident moose hunting lottery (more info on our Moose hunting page) The deadline is down to 4 weeks away (April 30) so if you’re considering a New Brunswick Moose hunt be sure to get those applications in.
Canada In The Rough will be visiting us this spring to take part in a New Brunswick spring bear hunt as well as experiencing our great fishing for Lake Trout and Landlocked Salmon!
Canada in the Rough is one of North America’s most popular outdoor television shows, hosted by the Beasley Brothers- Keith, Kevin and Paul, they’ll be joined here at Long Lake Adventures by Darren Hasson of Graywood Sporting Group. We’ll be pursuing some big Black Bears in the late afternoon/evenings and spending the rest of our daylight hours on the water in search of some Landlocked Atlantic Salmon and Lake Trout. This will be Canada In The Rough’s first trip to Long Lake Adventures and we look forward to hosting them!
Update May 19, 2015- For the NB non resident Moose draw results click here and enter your draw number
The dates for the 2015 New Brunswick non-resident moose draw are coming up soon; non residents can apply between February 9 and April 30. Interested hunters can apply online; to apply online visit http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200853.html For more information on New Brunswick Moose Hunts check out our page. Here at Long Lake Adventures we offer ready access to some of the finest habitat anywhere in Canada. We select the best areas starting in early summer to put our guests in locations with fine bulls. Check out these photos from 2014 of successful hunters who made Long Lake Adventures their chosen outfitters.
Non Resident Bull 2014 hunt-Jimmy
Patty’s 2014 Bull
2014 Bull- Jeff
Yesterday the province of New Brunswick released numbers regarding the the 2014 Moose hunting season. As expected ,with the new 5 day season kill numbers were up province-wide (but not quite as much as biologists predicted). 2014 saw a total harvest of 3690 Moose which was a 10% increase over the 2013 season total. Projections had put the final 2014 kill at 3940 (which would have been about a 16% increase) due to the extra 2 days of hunting this year, however the last 2 days of moose season were unseasonably warm with temperatures topping 26 C (about 80 F) in some parts of New Brunswick which likely had a negative impact on hunting during those 2 days.
There were 4612 resident licences issued for 2014 along with 100 non-resident licences making the total 4712, with 3690 Moose taken for an overall success rate of 78%. The New Brunswick DNR estimates the moose population province wide to be about 30 000 animals.
Here at Long Lake Adventures we had a 100% success rate with our non-resident hunter Jimmy bagging a fine bull the first morning and we also had 3 residents with licenses using our facilities as their base and each of them had Moose by Friday.
Less than 3 hours into the “new” 5 day 2014 New Brunswick Moose hunting season our non-resident guest (and long-time Long Lake Adventures bear hunter) Jimmy filled his tag taking a fine 14 point New Brunswick bull after passing up on a smaller (10 point) bull earlier this morning. Clay called him out to an old forest road where Jimmy promptly dispatched him with a 375 H & H Magnum. Our well-experienced Moose hunting guide team of Clay and Andy once again showed how Long Lake Adventures offers an unmatched outdoor experience in the most remote areas of New Brunswick. We’ll post more photos as soon as they are available but for now here’s a pic of our happy hunter with his handsome bull. Congratulations to Jimmy and thank you for creating another memory here at Long Lake Adventures!
Monster New Brunswick Black Bear June 2014.
NB Bear 2014
We ended the last week of our New Brunswick spring bear hunting season a couple of weeks ago capping off a great spring 2014!
Our guests here at Long Lake Adventures took several large black bears this spring upwards of 300 pounds with a bear about twice that size taken by a member of the last group of hunters we had in camp.
We left our trail cameras out on some of our bait sites after the last group all got their bears and still had several bears visiting the baits. We’ll be updating our hunting gallery within the next few days with pics of all of our lucky spring bear hunters. For more info on both spring and fall bear hunting be sure to visit our New Brunswick bear hunting page.
Our second group of spring bear hunters had a great week with four of our six hunters taking fine New Brunswick black bears over 300 pounds and all of our hunters had opportunities to fill their tags. We continue to expand our network of bait locations throughout the season and have numerous trail cameras deployed to keep our hunters on active bait sites.
These 3 bears were taken the first day (May 26 ) of our spring bear hunt 2014
We kicked off our New Brunswick spring bear hunting season for 2014 here at Long Lake Adventures yesterday evening, May 26 and we started off with a bang- literally! Three of of hunters took fine black bears. After an unusually long winter here in northern New Brunswick (there’s still a bit of snow in some places) the bears have been out and about with lots of activity around bait sites. Weather remains on the cool side but on the bright side the black flies and mosquitoes haven’t come to life yet in much in the way of numbers; of course we expect that to change within the next few days. The weather forecast for the rest of the week shows temperatures warming up with only light winds and very little rain so this should make for pretty good hunting conditions for both the hunters and the bears for the balance of the week.