Hunting Diary

  • Short and Tall - Manitoba

    This trip to Ken Gangler's Canadian Sub-Artic started this past spring when we flew into our camp and there was Marsh & John waiting to get us all set up and ready to start bear'n down. It was a good day, calm and sunny, and that was good since we had two passengers who never flew in a floatplane before. We all were filled with anticipation since it had been a couple of years since Vicki… read more »

  • Wilderness Fun - Manitoba

    Ralph and Vicki have given me many opportunities to harvest animals and go on hunts that I would have not been able to do. When I received the phone call from them back in April asking me if I would be interested in a Canadian Sub-Arctic “Wilderness” hunt I about fell over. Vicki immediately started describing the hunt and what she meant by wilderness. She said sleep in a tent with a sleeping… read more »

  • One for the Books - Manitoba

    As soon as I got off the phone with Vicki I thought to myself, “Can I really handle this?” A week in the Canadian Sub-Artic with no running water, limited electricity, tents, and a hole in the ground with a piece of plywood as a washroom, I questioned if I was capable of a wilderness hunt. During the months leading up to my Manitoba bear hunt, I practiced with my Vicxen everyday. I simulated… read more »

  • Kaye’s Bear - Manitoba

    My son, Robert and myself had planned a black bear hunt with Adrenaline Outfitters almost 1-½ years ago. With our dates locked in we counted as the months went by. When the time got close, we let Russ, Joel, and Rod know we wanted to take our bears off the ground using our recurves. We practiced and practiced from different positions and angles. Finally it was time to leave and as we drove from… read more »

  • Big Bear Country 2 - Alberta

    Well Timmy and I were down to our last day of hunting in Northwest Alberta with Big Bear Country Outfitters. The week had already been a huge success, with Tim and I both tagging seven footers, but our Stealthcam had taken pictures of another monster bear on a bait and we were determined to make him famous. We loaded our gear and headed toward the Bootie Hills, yep that’s right the Bootie Hills,… read more »

  • Severe Bear Disorder - Quebec

    After months of anticipation it was finally time to leave on my first bear hunt. I had never been to Canada so it was an exciting day for me, having two first-time adventures on one trip—believe me, I was ready to go! The first night out on the stand at Domaine Le Pic Bois, I was the one with the bow. Joe and I settled in at about 2:00 p.m. full of anticipation. The timed passed quickly as we… read more »