Yeah they have some unreal deer, don't quote me on this but I think Otter Creek, which is south of them has the highest whitetail ave gross score for an outfitter in Sask. and I think Timberlost was just a little behind them. They definately manage for trophy bucks.
I met Deven on a Sunday along with the other hunters, we took care of license, sighting in, drew for stands, basically general house keeping issues that day. Hunts are Monday-Saturday, I tagged out on Friday but with the remoteness of the camp I stayed until Saturday and left when everyone else did. Deven said that he would get me back out the day after I shot my bear if I tagged out early, as I went alone not with a group.
eubackpacker - I think your profile stated you were form NC, Deven was actually at two sport shows this summer in NC as he gets quite a few deer hunters from your state. While I was hunting this past spring, 3 other hunters there were from NC, Chuck and Charlie (brothers) and Jim.
I'll have to make a note about his guide biz. The summer shows are usually in Greensboro and Raleigh, Charlotte may have one, not sure. The biggest show that gets most of the attention from hunters and outfitters looking them occurs in March every year. The Dixie Deer Classic, as it is called, brings hunters from across the state to visit with outfitters from across the country. They also have a 3-D bow shoot and each paying customer can have their deer head scored. It's an event I look forward to attending every year. I'll have to see if he is there next year. Thanks for the info.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.