I want to thank Dean Crocker of Newfoundland as he was the Guide and host for this hunt. He and his crew of guides and staff showed us a fantastic time and some wonderful country. Not only did our group harvest two moose with chances at many others one of our hunters harvested a woodland Caribou as well. The caribou was another successful trophy hunt, but provided us some incredible meat. Dean also ensures that the animal is not wasted as I only returned with 1/3 of the meat while the rest is distributed to local residents. These residents are elderly and those that did not have opportunity to hunt for their supply of moose meat for the year. The people of Newfoundland are hard working folks and they act as a community in that they support each other when needed.
Their attitude is similar to an American Blue Collar worker, work hard and play hard. Everywhere we went people were extremely friendly and courteous to myself and our group.
Newfies, as they refer to themselves as, have a strong accent that is somewhat difficult to understand if you fail to actively listen. They speak as if their jaw is frozen, similar to when you send to much time in a zero degree day with the wind howling in your face. One guide in particular was Stan, a man with great skills and a quiet personality. When he did speak I had no idea what the hell he was saying, I eventually told him he was the Boomhauer of Newfoundland, he chuckled… I think.
All and all Dean Crocker and his band of Merry Guides were extremely professional and had an excellent knowledge of the area and the available Moose. If you are interested in doing this hunt contact Dean and will provide a week of great enjoyment. Just do not ask to drive his Argo.