Manitoba Big Game Trophy Association Awards Banquet

The 2013 & 2014  46th Manitoba Big Game Trophy Association Awards Banquet will be held on this April 11,2015 @ the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, Mb.

For tickets contact Sandy @ Telesky’s 1-204-775-6796

Agassiz Outfitters 2015 Spring Black Bear Update

With the spring black bear season set to open on April 27 this spring, that means we are only 104 days away! And the countdown has begun!! As of right now, we have approximately 12-16 inches of snow up at camp and with the very late fall we had in 2014, all of the bears denned up in excellent shape and are wintering real good. We hope everyone is having a good winter and cant wait to see you this spring!

Swan Valley Taxidermy

For those guests that want all the contact information of our taxidermist here in Manitoba, all you have to do is go to the bottom of our “Home Page” and click on the link: “Swan Valley Taxidermy” and Carl will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Happy New Year to everyone and here’s hoping that 2015 brings you good health and best of luck out in the field or out on the water from your friends at Agassiz Outfitters!

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!!

We just want to take this opportunity to wish all of our family, friends and valued hunting/fishing guests a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015!!!

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings from Rick, Colleen, Brendan and Jordan

2014 – Agassiz Outfitters Waterfowl Hunting Review

The spring hatch up in central Manitoba during the spring of 2014 was beyond exceptional therefore the local birds and the start of the migration made for quite a site by the time we started our hunt which is always September 24th.  So as you can imagine and as all our guests who have hunted with us in the past can testify, I was pretty pumped and excited for the season to begin!

On opening day it was extremely warm with a high of +28 Celsius.  The hunting was still excellent as groups saw excellent mallard and goose hunting that opening day.  The next day also, saw limits of greater Canada’s which where had by 8:30 a.m.!  The high that morning was +30 Celsius which of course really put a hold on the migration, but nonetheless, plenty of birds where around to make for some “world class” hunting!  On September 26, all groups shot their limits of mallards and greaters on the fields in +30 Celsius temperatures but the next day finally a cold front really saw the temperatures dip to +7 C with a low at night of +2 C.  Sitting by the fire that night with the guests, we could really hear the snow geese and greater/ lesser  Canada geese  coming down from the north.  That next morning, our good ole buddy the `General ‘ was back in camp with his crew and they had all their birds by 9:00a.m.!  Even the next two days the `General ‘and his party had their mallards and greater Canada’s out in the grain fields!

With the cold front that lasted the next several days, birds littered the fields and marshes.  The one morning even our husband and wife parties from Alaska and Minnesota saw some snow  flurries in the morning but also saw `World Class Waterfowl Hunting` with it!  They told us; `that they had never seen bird hunting like this before, as they too have hunted birds all over North America.  On October 7th, 10 inches of snow hit parts of the north which really pushed the birds down.   From here on in the hunting was unbelievable and stayed good to the end.  It stayed extremely warm till well into November and lots of birds were still around till November 10th due to the open water yet!”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for hunting Waterfowl with us this fall and hope to see you all again real soon!!

 

Happy Hunting,
Rick

2014 Fall Black Bear Hunting Review

Just posted our 2014 Fall Black Bear Hunting Review to our “Hunting Review” Page. Hope you all get a chance to check it out! Working on the 2014 Waterfowl Hunting Review and will have it posted soon.

Also, “New” is our MEDIA Page and we have slowly been adding to it. Lots more to come and please check it out too!

 

Agassiz Outfitters – 2014 Fall Black Bear Hunting Review

This past fall all our bear hunters saw what you always want them to see while they are up here in Manitoba’s Northern Interlake Region hunting black bear.  Lots of bear action and excitement!  It was another one of those falls that you dream of as a black bear guide as the stories going back to camp and at camp that night of bears wouldn’t end.  In fact, even “new” baits I was test baiting already had bears all over them that where just put out on August 20-25th.  I had started baiting this fall on August 15, and noticed that the berry crop in most areas was next to nil due to the fact our spring in 2014 was extremely late and that we also had extremely late frosts and a really wet spring/summer didn’t help.

The areas that I decided to hunt this fall, as when I was getting to the baits for the first time to open up, bears had already been at the sites.  I was seeing some good bears and tracks too along the trails and amidst my travel.  So to no surprise, ALL baits where being hit hard by August 25.  By August 30, baits where crazy hot!  The highs where around +20 Celsius and lows around +10.  Perfect for fall bear hunting as our first groups where starting on September 1st.

As we took hunters out that first day, we were walking into big bears already at the baits.  Scott from Ohio who had been previously to Ontario twice and never seen a bear, was done in less than an hour with his bow that first night.  Rolf from Illinois who was on a father/son hunt, saw over 15 bears and shot at 6:00.  Rolf has hunted all over the world and couldn’t believe the quality of bears and saw multiple 500 pound black bears after he shot as well as a couple chocolate color bears around 300-350 pound range.  His son Mike was hunting a couple large bears I had on trail camera but they didn’t make a mistake that night. Chad from Ohio was also archery hunting and saw 4 bears that first night, one monster right at dark and couldn’t find his pins. They get big for a reason!  However, Mike, Rolf’s son pulled the trigger the next night on a real good bear and saw several other bears and Chad shot a big 7 ½ footer with his bow that went 19 8/16.  All hunters where done by 7 p.m. on Wednesday night and saw 50+ bears in that short time span!  Awesome week guys!!!

By September 5, the nights where starting to cool off a little bit more and the leaves where really starting to fall which meant you could see a little more in the bush now around the baits, which is always nice when your bear hunting.  On September 8th, our next group started and same thing, walking hunters into fresh baits, we were seeing some real good bears already at the baits.  Always a good sign as both the hunter and guide are pumped!!  Jock another dad that brought his son both from Wyoming shot his big bear half an hour the first night.  His son Jake was snake bitten that night.  Mike and Chris, a husband and wife from Ohio, have hunted with us several times for bear where hunting too this week.  Mike shot a 7 ½ black that scored 19 5/16 and too saw bigger after and saw 2 chocolates after.  His wife Chris saw a huge 500+lb.  black with a white V on his chest that she video taped but wouldn’t give her a good shot as it laid behind the barrel for over an hour.  The next night she saw the same big bear and still no shot, as it once again stayed at the barrel till dark..  It didn’t come back the third night and she settled on another real good bear that dropped at the barrel.  Good patience Chris!  Jake also shot a real good black bear which was his first bear ever!  Congratulations everyone!!

What a great ending to a great fall!  100% success rate and everyone getting their bears and seeing lots.  As I took stands down and closed up sites, I was seeing lots of bears and getting some really good pictures.  If the quantity and quality of bears everyone was seeing this fall is any indication what our spring hunters are up for this upcoming Spring, they are in for a real treat.  As our black bears just start to den up (Nov. 8) let’s just pray for a normal spring; weather wise!

 

Happy Hunting,
Rick 

*Please watch for our ½ page Ads that appear in “Bear Hunting Magazine” which will be in the following issues: November/December, January/February and March/April.

**We look forward to hosting Mr. Bob Kaleta of Remington, Mr. Jim Ferguson of The Revolution Outdoors Radio Show and Mr. Don Pollanuf of Bowhunting Addiction TV on their upcoming 2015 Manitoba Spring Bear Hunts.

 

Agassiz Outfitters- 2014 Fall Black Bear Hunting Review

Wow, what a fall! Our guests this fall once again saw incredible bear hunting!! 100% success rate again and if the hunting this fall and what guests where seeing even after they where done are any indication to what we can look forward to this up-coming spring season, we are in for one heck of a spring!!!

I will have our 2014 fall black bear hunting review done shortly and posted under the “Hunting Reviews” section. Stay tuned!

Good luck to everyone out hunting this fall……Rick

 

 

 

 

Agassiz Outfitters – Birds, Birds and More Birds

Just a quick update to all of our new/current/repeat/pending guests on our past 2014 waterfowl season.  Everyone has been anxiously waiting for our report in our new/old area located in the heart of the central flyway!!! It was absolutely amazing and all guests who experienced the World Class Waterfowl Hunting in this area were in “AWE”!!  Greater and lesser Canada Geese, Snow & Blue Geese make it a waterfowl hunter’s paradise. Over pot holes, lakes, rivers or grain fields we can satisfy your crave for some excellent waterfowl hunting.

Accommodations were amazing with the convenience of Wi-Fi internet service at your finger tips while relaxing in the den or in the privacy of your bedroom.  While at waterfowl camp guests experienced home cooking at it’s finest with our own specialty dishes which are requested year after year.

Stay tuned for Rick’s full waterfowl report in the upcoming weeks.  We are currently taking bookings for the 2015/2016 Waterfowl Seasons and dates are filling up fast. We look forward to hosting you on your Upcoming World Class Waterfowl Hunt with Agassiz Outfitters in the near future!!

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