I have gone fishing there a few times and can vouch for them. If they told you that their moose hunting is good, then it's good. They are very kind, hard-working, honest people (husband-wife team) who recognize that you're coming out on a "mission" so to speak. For me, it's catching large fish, for you its big game hunting.
Thanks Fishing Guy. Nothing speaks well of outfitters more than repeat customers. I appreciate you sharing your experience with them with us.
Hunter25 – I don’t know as I will book for THIS year, but this recommendation definitely raised them on the list of who to call when I do go.
I might go moose hunting this fall, but I have a car that needs significant repairs (like the cost of a moose hunt worth of repairs) or replacing the whole car. So I’m not sure of the hunting budget for this fall yet. Of course there is hope of a raise if things fall in line the way I hope that they will. That would make a moose hunt far more likely….. I might give up that idea this fall to go chase muleys out west though too…. I LOVE having more than one good option!
I've been there around 5-6 times (each time 4-5 day stays) and each time the road has gotten better and better. The first time I went, the area near the actual grounds had really rough roads. As loggers got closer, they fixed up the roads (gravel) so they are much better now (although I would still suggest coming in a vehicle that's larger than a "regular" car). Coming from Montreal, it's a good 5 to 5 and a half hour drive.
For people who go fishing, they have many cabins that they rent (where you bring your own food and fish all you want on your lake) but I have only stayed at the main lodge area. I think they call it the VIP plan (where they provide meals, boats, boat gas). You can take a boat to fish in the lake right in front of the main lodge but they also provide access to many different small lakes which you can drive to (for a day or half-day trip). Some of the lakes haven't been fished in a long time which is great (it adds to my excitement of potentially catching big pike). The largest fish I've seen there are two 20+ pound pikes and a 10 pound walleye (dore).
It's very quiet and the last time I was there (2008), cell phones didn't work that deep into the wilderness so some of my "city boy" friends got a little antsy. Still, it's a great place to relax and unwind and I plan to return this summer.
If any of you are interested in a great bear hunt or some fantastic fishing and great meals then this is the place!! I had a succesful archery bear hunt in June on my first day which gave me the rest of the week to relax and do some fishing. Yvon new what baits were getting hit and which times and wasnt afraid to show me where his honey hole was to catch some walleye and when I got back to the lodge Veronnica always had a delicious meal waiting. I am looking forward to my return next year to try my luck at one of there moose with my bow and also to say hi and talk hunting with my new friends.
We were there about 10 yrs ago fishing was great , good people roads were terrible, knocked a hole in the oil pan, bubble gum and then epoxy, got home all right. Good luck give heck, let us know maybe I'll go next year
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...