Agassiz Outfitters-Manitoba Moose Hunting

Agassiz Outfitters-Manitoba Moose Hunting

Pictured below is Pat from Wisconsin and our youngest son Jordan who guided Pat on his moose hunt last fall with Agassiz Outfitters. This was Pat’s second moose hunt with us. On Pat’s first moose hunt with us, Pat shot a 45″ inch bull which is the average size bull in our areas. On this same hunt, Pat had the opportunity at a “bull of a lifetime” but unfortunately things did not work out and the big bull and the cow he was with, walked off to live another day. However, on Pat’s second moose hunt with us, Pat made up for this, as he took this magnificent bull that was 55 inches. Weather conditions were perfect on that September morning as Jordan and Pat spotted this huge bull that was with a cow and calf. Lets just say the rest is history! Congratulations Pat on your trophy bull moose!! (Jordan and Pat also saw 10-15 other moose on this hunt which ended on the 4th day of Pat’s 7 day hunt).

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Agassiz Outfitters-2018 Manitoba Spring Black Bear Hunt With Hardcore Pursuits

We are extremely excited and pleased to announce that Mike Pelletier of Hardcore Pursuits will be hunting black bear with us this up-coming spring! We cant wait to host Mike on one of our “world class” Manitoba black bear hunts!! We will be posting the dates,times,etc. on when Mikes hunt with us will air in the near future. Please stay tuned!

Agassiz Outfitters-Manitoba Bear Hunting

Pictured below is just one of several monster black bears taken with Agassiz Outfitters during the spring of 2017 with hunter; Terry from Oklahoma, guide Brendan Liske and Terry’s son Caleb who also shot his first black bear ever. Terry passed up several bears on the first evening of his hunt which paid off big time. Terry shot this gigantic boar on the second evening of his hunt when a big sow worked the bait with him right behind her. The rut was on! Terry’s monster bruin should go in the top 5, hopefully top 3 in Manitoba for non-residents in 2017. Congratulations Terry!!

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Pictured below is re-peat guest and avid bear hunter; Wayne from Pennsylvania. Wayne saw several other bears before pulling the trigger on this huge boar. Congratulations Wayne! Another Manitoba spring bear season is just around the corner and we cant wait! We look forward to seeing all our guests real soon.

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Agassiz Outfitters-Fishing

The below pictures are just some examples of the big fish and great fishing our spring black bear hunters get to experience during their bear hunt with us. We look forward to seeing everyone this upcoming spring!

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Agassiz Outfitters-2017 Waterfowl Hunting Review

The 2017 Waterfowl Season was excellent as usual and all of our guests experienced “World Class” waterfowl hunting at its finest!  The non-resident waterfowl season opener is September 24, but we started this year at the beginning of October and went to the end of October.

The first week saw lots of local Canada geese around mixed with migrating birds as well. However, the migration was still slow at this time as temperatures remained warm.  Our first group started off their hunt the day they arrived by taking advantage of the great walleye fishing our area has to offer.  Nothing like catching good eating size walleye all afternoon/evening and then getting ready and anticipating a great goose/duck hunt early the next morning.  And that they did, as our awesome group and re-peat hunters did.  As Pat and Dales group from Wyoming witnessed some great field hunting.  Pat also brought along his two your sons Liam & Duncan who are both excellent little waterfowl hunters and I think at times, showed up both Pat and Dale making incredible shots at both geese and ducks,lol.  Great seeing those young hunters out in the field!  During their hunt, abundance of snow geese were still around and they also got into them one morning as limits of Canada geese and lots of snow geese worked this particular field.

By October 10, some cooler weather and strong north winds pushed some new birds down just in time for our other groups arriving.  The Hughes party from Minnesota was arriving.  This group has hunted with as for over 15 years so it is always a pleasure seeing them all every year.  Excellent guys and a lot of great shoots and memories over the years, and this year didn’t disappoint.  The first morning saw the Hughes party limit out on greater Canada geese and 2 that were banded birds.  That evening out in the barley field a great shoot of mallards occurred as it rained ducks!  Nothing like field shooting mallards out on a grain field or just watching them work the spread.  The rest of the week saw some more amazing shoots as most groups got into some amazing goose shoots, both Canada and snows, out in a corn field.  The Hughes party also had a couple good shoots over water for a variety of ducks.

The daily temperature kept getting warmer by the middle of October and the migration slowed down to almost nothing.  Fortunately we had enough birds down that provided us with some great shoots.

One of the next groups arriving was other excellent repeat guests of ours for at least 10 years, the O’laughlin party.  Kevin and his group have also seen many good shoots over the years.  The first morning saw a good goose shoot and mixed bag of Canada and snow geese out in a corn field.  That evening we split the group of 8 up so 4 would hunt over water for ducks and 4 out on the field for mallards.  Both groups had a great shoot for ducks as a variety of ducks worked the slough and mallards worked the field.

The next day was a lot slower as we witnessed a “Blue Bird” day.  Lots of birds left their roost much later in the morning but would see something and most didn’t want to decoy that particular morning.  However, the next day made up for it as limits of greeters were had once again.  Good shooting guys!

As we approached the end of October the migration was still slow and spread out.  Most birds coming down were coming down through the night.

Our last 2 groups would see good friend and repeat hunters from Minnesota, the James party and another new group which was good friend Paul Carnes from Virginia and another father and son from Minnesota.  All avid bird hunters!  So fortunately were lucky to still have enough birds around for some good shoots.  The first morning saw the James party have a good shoot of snow geese mixed with some mallards.  By now it was getting a little tougher to find new birds and the next day was a little slower, however in the evening both groups had a good duck hunt.  One group over water and one group out on the fields had lots of shooting.  Towards the end of the week and hunt, limits of greaters were shot by Carnes & Stagnes party and to top of the day, limits of gadwalls over the water were taken.  Anybody who has hunted gadwalls knows how fun these ducks are when they decoy over water.  What a way to end our Waterfowl Season!

All in all, every day except the odd “Blue Bird” day saw limits of Canada Geese and ducks even snow geese the odd morning.  The migration was extremely slow as the whole months of September and October were warm.  In fact, at the beginning of November I witnessed huge flocks of greater Canada geese as well as Northern Mallards coming down.  Finally, a big thank you to all of our waterfowl guests for hunting with us, all of our hard working guides and last but not least, a huge thank you to all the landowners/farmers for letting us hunt your land.  Much appreciated!

Happy Hunting,


Agassiz Outfitters-2017 Moose Hunting Review

During the spring and summer of 2017, water levels where we hunt in Northern Manitoba were extremely high and the highest recorded in modern history.  During spring bear, I received a call that some of our moose camps were under water.  I was finally able to fly into all the camps by the beginning of August to access any damages as the water finally receded and we could finally beach the planes and walk on land.  Unfortunately, we lost a lot of equipment and supplies which had to be re-placed but thankfully all of our camps remained in good shape besides some minor damage and shifting.  The whole time since I received the call back at the end of May till August when we could access camps we worried that we might not be able to run our moose hunts in 2017 and have to move everyone back.  Thankfully by the middle of September, the water receded back to normal levels and we knew we would have a hunt after all.  Thank god!!  When I flew in to access the camps in August, I saw some good moose from the air including one huge bull by our “Broken Horn” camp.  A definite shooter!

September 13 finally arrived and all the guides and I flew up to the camps for our set up and to check out areas for sign, etc.., once camps where ready to go.  When we were ready to fly into the camps, the pilot had mentioned that he was seeing lots of moose from the air which is what I always like to hear.  Set up of all the camps went extremely well as we couldn’t have asked for better weather.  All 5 days we allowed this year for set up, etc.… were sunny and warm which makes it much more pleasant setting up and doing everything else to get ready prior to hunters arriving.  As per the norm, setting up “main camp” was the priority then guides Bob Hyshka and Bryan Minnis would go set up their “Down River” camp and my son Jordan and myself would go set up Jordan’s “Up River” Camp where he would be guiding.

All the other camp set ups went great also; as the nightly call ins would indicate.  During set up, some moose sightings were reported as Bob and Bryan saw 2 different cows and 1 big bull that we never saw again during the hunting and is around hopefully for next year.  While Jordan and I set up his camp, a wolverine walked right by us and didn’t seem to care we were there.  After set up, Jordan and I went and checked out a couple of good calling spots.  Lots of sign was evident everywhere and we knew it was shaping up to be a good season just by the moose sign everywhere.  Other camps were reporting seeing the odd moose and seeing lots of sign also. Things were looking great!

Finally camps were all ready and first group of hunters were set to fly in on Monday, September 18 first thing in the morning pending weather conditions.  Prior to this, on September 17 we all watched another good size bull walk the shores at “Main Camp”.  This bull raked the willows and was very vocal as he looked for cows.   Things were heating up!

Weather was perfect for flying and all guests arrived into the camps by 9:00 a.m. which was perfect.  As hunters and guides got ready and came up with a plan, the hunting started.  It didn’t take Bryan and Dan from Michigan long as on the first evening, Dan shoots a nice grey wolf on the way to their calling spot.  Only 3 moose were seen between all camps on this first evening.  Bob and Keith from Michigan spot a young bull and cow at their calling spot which Keith passes on as it is way too early in the hunt.  Meanwhile, guide Jordan and his hunter Byron from Wyoming spot a huge cow bedded down along the river and watch her for a while hoping a bull was in the area.  Everyone was reporting seeing lots of fresh sign.

The next day saw light winds out of the south-west, sunny with slight cloud cover, a great morning for moose.  Joe and George from Pennsylvania spot a small bull today which George decides to pass at one of the camps to the north.  Bryan and Dan see 5 moose including one big bull that was with a cow and calf and wouldn’t leave the cow alone.  They also see 2 other small bulls. Jordan and Byron see no moose today.  The only other camp to see moose was “Broken Horn” as they see 7 moose in total, 3 cows and 4 calves.  No bulls with any of them yet.  Bob and Keith see 3 wolves in the morning and later that day see 2 smaller bulls and a cow that didn’t want anything to do with the 2 bulls.  The northern lights the last two nights have been unbelievable and are putting on a show.

On September 20, we all wake up to very strong winds out of the east and heavy cloud cover.  Heavy rain started at 11:00 a.m. and continued all day with strong winds.  Jordan and Byron have a cow and 2 calves walk by them at a mere 20 yards.  Paul from Iowa who is hunting with guide Daine sees a monster bull but can’t get a good clean shot at him.  This bull was never seen again and is also there for next year amongst many others.  Bryan and Dan spot 7 Moose; 3 bulls, 3 cows and a calf.  Over the next several days, Bryan and Dan have a number encounters with smaller bulls, both from the boat and from calling positions.  They get some great video at 20 yards on several bulls that came to the call.  Vey windy and raining hard all day.  Surprised 11 moose were seen today considering the ugly weather, and already 30+ moose seen in total!

The next day was very windy too but sunny.  This day Bob and Keith break the goose egg, as Keith shoots a big 50” bull at 10:15 that was coming to Bob’s call.  What a bull!  Paul and Daine over at “Broken Horn” pull the trigger on a 43” bull.  Brian and Dan see another 7 Moose.  5 different bulls and a cow and calf.  Dan decides to be patient yet.  Jordan and Byron see a cow and 2 calves once in the morning at 7 a.m. and again at noon.  Scott and Eric from Minnesota see a small bull and Joe and George to the north shoot a 42” bull at approximately 5:30.  Cloud cover and light rain moves in for the evening.  Bob and Keith also see a wolverine today.

Waking up today to heavy fog and light rain which ends up being misty all day with heavy cloud cover and winds out of the north.  As Bob and Keith are bringing Keith’s moose meat to “Main Camp” they see 2 white wolves amongst their travels.  One wolf was on Keith’s carcass already and the other was walking the shoreline.  After all the meat is hung and taken care of, Bob goes back to kill site(carcass) and builds Keith a ground blind so he can hunt over it with his un-used bear tag.  Over at “Broken Horn” Scott and Eric shoot a 42” bull at around 2:00 p.m.  “Broken Horn” is done already! Eric and Paul both have their first bull moose and couldn’t be happier!  Jordan calls in a small bull for Byron which he passes up for another year also.  This bull walks past them at 20 yards.  Byron and Dan see another 4 bulls and called in the same bull twice.  Corbin and Scott from Ohio hear both a cow and bull call today but no luck.  Paul missed a big white wolf on his carcass at 300+ yards today over at “Broken Horn”.  Long shot!  Paul also sees a wolverine on his hunt.

Today we see a high of +5 Celsius with a light North-East wind and cloud cover.  Bryan and Dan saw a bull from far away.  Couldn’t tell how big though.  They also get a bull to approximately 20 yards in the willows grunting and thrashing but don’t see him.  Keith misses a huge white wolf on his carcass.  After his first shot, the wolf ran then came back and grabbed a piece of the moose hide,and takes off.  One lucky wolf!  Keenan and Rich from Pennsylvania to the north see a cow on North end of the lake all by herself.  They watch her for 20 minutes hoping a bull would be with her.  Jordan and Byron have a slow day as so does Brendan and Chad and Corbin and Scott.  When Bob was picking up Keith from hunting his moose carcass for a wolf, he sees a cow walking into the willows on the island but couldn’t tell if a bull was with her.

September 24 saw light wind with cloud cover.  Low was -2 Celsius.  Great day for hunting!  Geese really have been flying south the last 6-7 days and lots through the night.  Keenan and Rich from Pennsylvania see a young bull today.  Same area where they saw cow the night before.  Jordan and Byron see 9 different moose today, all in the afternoon /evening over at the “Up River” camp.  5 cows and 4 calves but no bulls with any of these cows which is rare for this time of year. Bryan and Dan change calling spots again because of the wind change.  2 bulls were close by as they could hear them but had them pegged and the 2 bulls moved off.  Bryan then calls for about 3 hours and got a bull coming from way off.  He hung up at 150 yards and a quiet call got him in.  Dan mad a couple of great shots and the big bull went down in sight!  Dan also caches a 41 inch northern today and again most camps reporting lots of moose sightings and tons of sign.

Cool, frosty morning today and Bryan is bringing Dan’s moose meat to “Main Camp” today.  Jordan and Byron pass up another bull today.  So far they have seen 21 moose in that camp.  What a week for most camps!

Change over today, September 26.  Waiting on new groups but most flights delayed due to weather.  Finally everyone in safe by late afternoon, so no hunting occurred in this first half day.

September 27, pilots coming in to get rest of the moose meat out today from last week.  Rained all night and stopped early morning.  Very windy out of south-west.  Jordan and Pat from Wisconsin have a good start to the week as they see a cow and calf west of camp.  Reporting tons of sign in some new areas they checked out too.  Bryan and Paul from Quebec see 4 cows.  Bob and Paul’s son Adam saw a cow and calf.  They also see a big white wolf on one of last week’s carcass but Adam decides not to shoot.  Pretty slow day everywhere else due to howling winds and most moose would have bedded down till weather breaks.

The next day, saw a very windy morning and finally died off around 5:00p.m. which made for a great night from calling.  Bryan and Paul saw 4 moose in total today, 2 small bulls and a cow and calf.  Also see a white wolf.  Bob and Adam also see a small bull today.  Jordan and Pat see 3 moose today, 1 a small bull and 2 cows.  Joe and Earl didn’t see anything today but did lots of walking and saw lots of sign.  Keenan and Rich also find lots of fresh sign.  Brendan and Corbin finding lots of sign also to north, but no luck yet.  Joe and Earl see a wolverine on last week’s carcass.  Lots of wolverines being seen this fall.  Scott and Sam from Georgia over at “Broken Horn” missed a good bull today clean.  Daine and Mike from New Jersey see a cow and calf today and so far seeing lots of other moose too.

Temperature has warmed up to +15 Celsius and the low tonight +7.  Wind out of south-west.  Jordan and Pat call in a huge bull to about 50 yards but he too hangs up in the thick brush at around 8:30 a.m.  He was grunting heavily.  All of a sudden, a cow called in the distance which got his attention and he left.  Bryan and Paul saw 2 small bulls and 2 cows with calves this morning.  Paul shoots a 47” bull at 4:45 p.m. Saw 7 moose today.  “In a howling wind, we set up in a nice spot and were able to get a reaction.  It went from quiet to full blown action in about 15 seconds.  Two big agitated cows came running in, followed by a real nice bull.  Paul made a couple nice shots and put the bull down within sight”, says Bryan.  Bob and Adam saw a white wolf but no shot.  Few more moose sighted at “Broken Horn” but haven’t heard whether bulls or cows.

First thing in morning, headed down to help Bryan & Bob with Paul’s moose.  Saw a cow and 2 calves going to “Down River” camp.  When I arrived at camp, guys said they just watched a cow swim across the river in front of camp.  Then we all watched a small bull walk out and along the island shore across from camp also. Getting Paul’s bull went great.  When we were hanging Paul’s moose meat at “Main Camp” Jordan and Pat arrived as they needed a hand with a 53 inch bull that Pat shot at 7:30 a.m. that was with a cow and calf also.  Then after Pat shot this bull they watched and took video of a 35-38 inch bull that didn’t care they were there.  What a perfect day, sunny and calm.  Over at “Broken Horn”, Sam and Scott shoot a young bull which was Sam’s first bull ever.

Towards the end of the week, another 44 inch bull went down at “Broken Horn” as Daine and Mike from New Jersey pulled the trigger and saw another 3 moose before that.  Bob and Adam shoot a nice 46 inch bull on the last morning of Adams hunt.  Adams bull has great character and was chasing a cow at 7:30 a.m. What a way to finish off the season!!

To sum up our fall, it was another great fall considering we didn’t even know if we were going to have a season due to the high water event.  But thanks to all the hard work of the guides fixing, cleaning and putting a lot of hard work to help assure all hunters/guests got a quality hunt and a great experience, greatly paid off.  Like every other past fall, most hunters were successful and we ran at 80% opportunity and a 60% success rate.  This is usually the norm, however some years even higher.  In any case, this is excellent when talking moose hunting. Again, a huge thank you to all of our moose guides for your hard work, dedication, and commitment!  Also, we want to thank all of our valued moose hunters who chose to hunt with us and congratulations to those successful and hope to see you all again real soon!  Lastly, we want to thank all of the workers/pilots at Wings Over Kississing and the hotels our guests stay at for all of your great service and treating our guests and guides first class!

In closing there were 147 moose sightings throughout all the camps and over the 2 week hunting period we run our hunts.  Some huge bulls were seen and are still out there spreading their genes.  Most importantly the reports and sightings of all the young bulls, cows and calves.  A lot of cows had twins which proves what great genetics are in our area.  Having said this, this is great news, speaks highly of future prospects and shows that our future moose hunts look bright!

Happy Hunting,


**We look forward to seeing everyone at the sport shows during the upcoming Sport show Season**

Agassiz Outfitters-2017 Spring Black Bear Hunting Review

The spring of 2017 arrived early.  By April 1 we were able to drive into camp already which is rare up in our area.  Usually by the middle or third week of April we can access camp, so this told me that our spring was about 2-3 weeks early compared to a more normal or average spring.  However on Friday, April 14, light rain started and continued all into the next day and by Sunday turned to snow which saw accumulations up to 3 inches of the white stuff.  This did not slow us down, as most baits were out and stands up.  By April 23, we were noticing some sign amongst our travels and some baits were already being hit.  By April 28 and to May 6, most baits were being hit and getting real active, which was great as our first hunters arrived on Sunday, May7 which is when we like to start the hunting.

Arriving was one of our good guests and re-peat hunter Richard Price and his party from Wyoming.  Bear activity was slower the first evening but still should have had two bears down but unfortunately both were missed.  A total of 7 bears were seen this evening.  The next evening avid bear hunter and repeat guest Josh pulled the trigger at 5:30 p.m. on a beautiful black bear. After waiting for a good hour up in his stand, Josh decided to get out and start walking out to meet myself.  As Josh stated to leave his stand, another big black bear started walking towards him and stopped at a mere 10 yards.  Josh had enough of this, yelled at the bear which eventually disappeared into the thick, dark spruce.  Wednesday afternoon/evening saw a wicked cold front come through which slowed down the bear activity as only a few bears were seen.  On Thursday, I decided to move whoever was left to new bait sites.  And it paid off as Richards’s good friend Chancy shot a huge 450-475 lb black.  What a bear and heck of a first bear ever for Chancy!  Finally by May 12, the sun was back out and it looked to be a perfect day to bear hunt.  Baits were really heating up now by this time. Richard waited to the end to finally take a good boar.  Passing on some other bears throughout the week paid off too as Richards bear pushed 400 lbs.  What a start to the season, some big bears down and 100% opportunity.

The second week we were 100% opportunity again.  This week saw some re-peat guests and first time bear hunters from Wisconsin and also our long time guest and avid bear hunter Mr. Earl Olaughlin and son in law.  It didn’t take husband and wife team; Greg and Terry from Ohio long to shoot their first bear as Terry pulled the trigger on a beautiful boar at 8:15 the first night.  Terry made a great shot and the big boar only ran 20 yards.  Steve and Tammy, another husband and wife team from Wisconsin watched and passed up 3 bears the first night.  Steve was sitting with Tammy until she got her bear and then would hunt on his own.  The opening of the Fishing season was also this week and it was absolutely crazy as everyone was catching tons of fish.  Meanwhile, it didn’t take Tammy long either, as on the second night after passing on some good bears, decided to squeeze the trigger as well.  Tammy took a gorgeous 250 lb bear which is an excellent spring bear especially being her first bear ever!  On Wednesday, May 17 we had light snow flurries and strong north winds, however Earls son in law John watched and passed up 5 good bears.  Steve from Wisconsin saw 3.  Ryan from Missouri had a slow evening and didn’t see a bear tonight.  On May 18 we had a perfect day for bear hunting.  Light breeze and sunny with some cloud cover.  The “General” Mr. Earl Olaughlin pulled the trigger this evening at 7:30.  Earl has shot some big and beautiful color bears with us over the years and this was another.  Earl couldn’t of been happier with this 350 lb boar.  Earl’s son in law John of Minnesota saw a couple other bears, Steve saw 5 more bears and Ryan saw some bears and couldn’t get a good clean shot at 400+ lb boar that worked his bait just before dark.  By Wednesday this week we were already 100% opportunity and everyone was seeing lots of bears.  Finally on Friday both Steve and Ryan got their bears.  Steve took a nice 275 lb boar with his bow which ran about 30 years and Ryan took a nice 250 lb boar, his first bear ever too.

The third week saw all great guys and repeat hunters of Agassiz Outfitters from many past years.  All from Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.  The first night saw real strong winds and everyone was being patient as everyone this week had taken big bears in the past.  By Tuesday, Brandon of Methodical Media took his first bear.  A real nice 300 lb. boar.  At this time, when walking hunters in we were seeing some real good bears at the baits.  Mark from Wisconsin who was seeing lot of bears too, took another good bear on the third night.  Wayne from Pennsylvania shot too which was a great decision as his bear was 350+lbs and biggest to date.  This evening, good friend Jeff from Minnesota saw 4 bears, Brad from Wisconsin saw 4 and shot a bigger boar with his bow and Brian a.k.a “Doc” from Minnesota shot a gorgeous reddish chocolate at 9:30.  Jason from Wisconsin was also having lots of action as he saw 9 this evening including a huge black, a big cinnamon and smaller chocolate and all wouldn’t give him a good shot with his bow. Great patience Jason!  What a week!!  The fishing remained hot and the biggest this week was a whopping 47 inch Northern caught by Mark a.k.a. “Killer” of Wisconsin.  For the most part, guys that fished this week couldn’t keep them off as 100;s a day were caught and released in short periods throughout the day.

By May 28, I was noticing lots of pre-rut activity around the bait sites and it was even heating up more and more with each passing day.  This week which was our fourth hunting week, saw good repeat hunters/guests from Missouri and new guest from Nebraska and a grandpa, father and son team from Oklahoma.  The first night most guests saw lots of bears.  Dana from Nebraska saw 5 including 1 big cinnamon and 1 frosted color bear.  Dana was hunting with traditional archery and couldn’t get a shot at either bear unfortunately.

Terry from Oklahoma first time/night bear hunting saw 4 bears which he decided to pass which would pay off big time later in the week.  Terrys Dad Spencer saw 3 bears the first night and shot a beautiful first bear.  Greg from Missouri pulled the trigger on Wednesday evening.  Greg and his guide walked into the bait site with a good sized cinnamon on the bait and would later see him again but decided to pass him which paid off too as Greg shoots a big 300 lb. boar that was with a sow.  Greg saw 5 bears in total that night.  Dana from Nebraska shot a big chocolate at 8:30 with his bow and Terry who was passing up tons of bears all week, shot a monster 500+lb. boar that was with a big sow also.  This monster bear squared close to 8’ and green scored 20 8/16 and should rank in the top 5 in Manitoba for 2017 Non-Resident.  What a bruin!! And what a night/week as Terry’s son Caleb pulls the trigger on his first bear that has a beautiful white V on his chest.  Grandfather, Father and Son all tagged out on big bears!  What memories!!  Mike from Nebraska unfortunately misses with his bow and sees 3 others after.  Lots of activity, lots of bears!

This 5th and final week saw more good re-peat hunters/guests from Ohio and the Hill brothers from Iowa who also brought Brian’s son Adam.  Well it didn’t take good guest and avid bear hunter Jason Kunkle from Ohio to tag out as Jason passed up 3 bear when suddenly a huge boar appears chasing a sow and presents Jason with the perfect shot. Jason’s bear tips the scales at 500 lbs and again makes the Manitoba record books.  Another monster takes a dirt nap!  George from Iowa also shoots a nice black bear with his bow.  Frank sees 6 bears and a gorgeous cinnamon.  Dave from Iowa shoots a gorgeous cinnamon way to the north at 8:00 and passed on 2 others before this.  The next night, Dave’s brother Brian shoots a beautiful cinnamon too.  Wow, two brothers, two color bears!  Again, what memories for these brothers!  George from Iowa also shoots a good black bear with his bow after passing up another.  On Thursday, June 8, Frank from Ohio sees 4 more bears and shoots one at 8:30.  Jason Pike from Ohio also shoots his first black bear at 8:45 and Adam sees 4 more but is still passing them up.  However, the next night Adam sees 3 more and decides to take his first bear ever.  After Adam shoots his bear, a big boar walks in which happens lots.  Again 100% opportunity during this week and for the whole spring season.

All in all, what a spring!  Great guests, great experiences and lots of more great memories in bear camp! Thank you to everyone who hunted black bear with us in 2017 and congratulations to everyone on your success!  We look forward, cant wait to see everyone again soon and look forward to hunting big black bear in 2018!

Happy Hunting,


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**Fall Black Bear Hunts were all a huge success and 100% Opportunity as well**