We look forward to seeing everyone in Minneapolis at the Northwest Sportshow at the end of March and in Madison,Wisconsin at the Deer & Turkey Expo at the beginning of April.
Congratulations to 12 year old Chanz from Indiana whose 2016 spring black bear went #1 for non-resident youth hunters in Manitoba for 2016. Chanz was hunting with his mom and on the previous first few nights passed up several other bears. Finally, Chanz’s patience paid off as he got the opportunity at this monster bear. The wind was perfect this night and after a good clean shot, Chanz’s bear ran only 30 yards. What a bear and what a hunt!! The smile says it all.
The black bears in our allocated area up in the Northern Interlake went into their dens last fall in excellent shape. Due to the fact we had next to nothing for snow up until early December, most bears were still wandering around in the early part of that month. The berries were plentiful last fall too which obviously helps put on fat fast for the hibernation. And presently going into March we have next to nothing for snow which was the case for all of our area so far this winter and also mixed with mild temperatures. Everything so far seems to be falling into place and “mother nature” willing, are looking to have another incredible spring black bear season. If anything close to last year, all of our bear hunters are in for an amazing hunt! We look forward to seeing all our guests real soon!!
Also, we look forward to seeing some of our black bear hunters who are coming up to receive their awards in person for their bears taken over the past 2 springs, during the Manitoba Big Game Trophy Association Awards evening; Saturday,April 8/2017 in Winnipeg,Manitoba.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the following Sportshows this February:
Great American Outdoor Show, February 4-12/2016 in Harrisburg,PA AND The Deer & Turkey Expo, February 17-19 in Lansing,MI. March/April shows will be posted soon.
I can’t say it enough we have the best guests ever and it warms my heart when we receive notes like this. We have been outfitting for 25 years and receive so many of these heartfelt messages that I have shared over the years. Rick And I truly love what we do and appreciate each and every guest that we have had the opportunity to host over the many years!! Thank you Wally for the kind words, it is greatly appreciated!!
Pictured below is father and son; Travis and Josh Friend of Indiana. Both Travis and Josh shot these two beautiful black bears on the same evening during the 2016 spring season. Travis’s bear is the beautiful blondish color bear taken with his rifle and Josh’s bear is the big black that he shot with his bow which easily makes P&Y. What a night and what great memories for this father and son! Congratulations Travis and Josh!! Also pictured in the middle is our youngest son; guide Jordan Liske.
Pictured below is Garrett Souza from Colorado with his huge black bear from the spring of 2016. The wind was perfect that night where Garrett was hunting and when he saw this big black bear circle the bait, he new if given the chance, he was obviously going to take it. The big boar did make a mistake giving Garrett the perfect broadside shot with his bow. The huge bruin scored 19 4/16 easily making P&Y and qualifying for the Manitoba Big Game Trophy Awards. Congratulations Garrett, what a bear!!
We would like to take this time to wish all of our friends and guests a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017!!
Rick,Colleen,Brendan and Jordan