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Hunt Report 2012

December 30 / 2012

A Bruiser Buck, harvested by Richard, Guided by Sandy!!!
This buck has everything!!!

 December 29 / 2012

We will get this guy next season!!!!

 December 29 / 2012

Greg with his nice heavy 4. Guided by Ryan (Hawkeye)

 December 28 / 2012

Will be a HUGE buck for 2013!!!!

 December 28 / 2012

Awesome Double Saskatchewan Whitetails.

 December 24 / 2012

September 4 / 2012

Getting all prepared here for a very busy Fall season!! Collecting some very interesting and exciting trail cam pictures! First up is our archery Roosevelt hunt, followed by Fall Blacks and the always exciting Coastal Grizzly!!

September 4 / 2012

Our Thoughts, Prayers and best wishes to Taylor and the Ellis family.
Taylor is an avid hunter and fisherman. This 18 year old was involved in a bad vehicle accident this weekend. He is a very strong kid and will pull through this time of struggle but the family needs many prayers from all.
Sean

 August 23 / 2012

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 August 23 / 2012

As we start adding to our collection of trail cam pics again, I found myself flipping through our existing albums. Posted a few of my fav's here.

 August 22 / 2012

 August 22 / 2012

Busy times here...I have all our Roosevelt Elk cams out scouting for some big bulls for our upcoming season, Bear cams out starting to get prepared for our Fall Coastal Grizzly / Coastal Black Bear hunts on the rivers and streams... trails cut and getting ready to put our stands up. We will also be hunting some of our Coastal Blacktail deer this Fall. We have been finding some extremely good quality bucks that I am hoping we can find this fall. Check out these absolute giants that Bob caught on film this past Spring. Every one of these bucks will now be trophy quality. Absolute Giant Blacktails!!!

 August 01 / 2012

Matt was last as he was first shot the last hunt we had there for goats. He harvested this big old heavy antlered buck!!

 August 01 / 2012

Stephanie harvested this giant the second day of the hunt.

 August 01 / 2012

Taylor with her great Axis Deer. A very Happy Girl!!

 August 01 / 2012

Following one of the best Spring Bear seasons ever, our family took a quick get away to Maui, Hawaii and while there we spent some time hunting with my good friend Rodney and his family. The Perriera family run an amazing hunting area on the Island of Maui, Maui Goats, Axis Deer and Big Hogs, all free range. If you are visiting Maui, I would definitely recommend you give this a try!! "Maui Hunting Safari"

 July 24 / 2012

The newest addition to our Sitka Guide Gear!! Awesome stuff!!!

 July 24 / 2012

Mark from Kalama Washington with his great bear!! Mark won this trip through the Union Sportsmans Alliance and the Brotherhood Outdoor TV series. I also had the opportunity to spend some more quality time with my good friends Daniel Lee Martin Country Music star / TV host and Julie McQueen TV Host. What a great way to end the season, with my good friends.

July 24 / 2012

2 Father / son groups Jeff, Will, Don and David from Texas all took giant bears with Oli and Ryan...what a week!!

 July 24 / 2012

Eddie with his absolute giant Island Bear!! They don't get any bigger than this!!

 July 24 / 2012

What a great week this was!! GREAT PEOPLE...great laughs....and 4 Huge big boars down the first day of the hunt, one more on day 3. Life is great!!

July 24 / 2012

Tom from Mexico with a huge bear over 7 Feet with one of the nicest coats I have ever seen in the late season!! A beach bear.

July 23 / 2012

Jim from Texas with his giant bear 7 ft 10 in. An hour before this picture we had an aggressive boar come within 5 yards from trying to eat Jim.

July 23 / 2012

July 23 / 2012

The Beautiful South Lodge

July 23 / 2012

The Cape Cook at anchor.

July 23 / 2012

The Float lodge, one of your three choices for accommodations.

July 23 / 2012

Life at the Float lodge!!! Meal put together by Hannah!!!

July 23 / 2012

Took a few minutes off bear hunting to pull the traps!!

 July 23 / 2012

Scott with his 7 Foot + giant bear. Guided by Ryan!!

 July 23 / 2012

Justins Dad Bill with his giant over 7 Feet. 2 Giant bears in 2 days!!

 July 23 / 2012

Justin came along with his Dad Bill from Maryland. Justin always dreamed of taking an old warrior Black Bear and look what he got. Was missing an ear, his whole eye was ripped out and his chest crushed. This bear was over 7 feet, wonder how big the other was? We will get him next season!! Guided by Perry, great Job!!

 July 23 / 2012

Steak and fresh crab for dinner!!!

July 23 / 2012

Good times on a boat hunt!!

July 23 / 2012

Robbie with his bear loaded up.

July 23 / 2012

Wyatt with a one eared old warrior bear. We saw it the day before with no opportunity and found it the next day. Dan and Robbie still figure it was deaf and blind!!

July 23 / 2012

Dan from Texas with his giant Coast bear with Bob

July 23 / 2012

Barry from Texas with a well deserved bear!!!

July 23 / 2012

Just a sample of some pictures of our Spring 2012 Bear season. It was the best ever!! Larger, older and more bears than ever before! Special thanks to all my crew. You are the best there is!!!

July 23 / 2012

A Happy Hunter!!!

July 23 / 2012

Matt and I snuck away for a quick Bighorn hunt. Matts first Mountain Sheep!!

July 23 / 2012

July 23 / 2012

A Giant!!!

July 23 / 2012

Good times!!!!! Brett and Aaron in Grizzly camp. 

July 23 / 2012

Brett watching some grizzly fishing.

May 20 / 2012

Back at the South lodge Ryan, Ole and Aarron, had three bowhunters in camp this week. Jake, James and West all from Texas, harvested BIG bears with their archery gear!! What a week they had!! Congrats guys...always a bit tougher with archery gear but you all did awesome!! Seems the rut is starting to kick in now and the boars are starting to leave their favorite feeding spots and roaming looking for their new love. This is when these big old bears start to get aggressive....Stay tuned... SL

May 19 / 2012

This was our last week up in the North Coast camp. We have Tom and Sue from Cancun, Mexico on the boat with Bob and I, and Perry is with Bill and Justin from Maryland at the Float lodge to finish up. Tom harvested a huge bear on the beach with one of the nicest thickest coats I have ever seen!! Meanwhile back at the float lodge Perry and Bill were on a giant 7 footer the first day, while son Justin filmed. The next day it was Justin's turn and it didnt take long!! What a whopper of a bear!! Bill told me later that his son Justin had always dreamed of harvesting an old ancient bear, with some scars on its face.... Well...he did even better, not only was it old and ancient, not only was its face covered in scars from battles over the years, it was clawed down the side of his head missing a whole eye, and ear and when the guys rolled him over and exposed the chest his chest was crushed and pushed over to one side! I really want to find the bear that did this damage to such a big old boar. great work guys!!....SL

 

May 13 / 2012

Gave Ryan a call today at the South lodge. They harvested some more giants. They had Ryan and Scott from Utah, Jack from Las Vegas and Ken from Texas. Ryan, Ole and Aarron guiding, They got some whoppers!!! Great work guys!!,,,SL

   

May 11 / 2012

We just finished off a week of bear hunting in the North area. We had JB, Maryan, and Gib with us, all from the great state of Texas. What a great time we had! This is the first week we hunted off the 65 ft Cape Cook. This boat takes us into some of the most remote inlets in our North Coast area. Big Bears...more fresh seafood than you can imagine and great people!!! and no shortage of laughs!! I really have to thank Bob, Sam and Dan for all their hard work on the boat here!! First time I have worked with Dan and I must say, there is never any shortage of superb cooking, stories and for sure laughs, when he is on board!!! ...SL

 

May 6 / 2012

Just got off a call with Ryan at the South camp. He said they had a great week. Ryan and Ole had Jim and son Ryan, as well Sean and wife Stacy with them. They harvested some huge and very old bears. Ryan said a couple of them were bears we were trying to find last Spring. I am up here in the North camp for a couple more weeks so while I am gone Ryan, Ole and soon to join them Aarron are all holding down the fort for me there and by the sounds of it, doing an awesome job!!...SL

     

May 5 / 2012

Just finished off our first week at the North Camp and it went fabulous!! This area provides a different method of hunting these giant bears than our South area does. This coast area is mainly boats and shoreline for the most part, an exciting way to hunt!! We had Wyatt, Robbie and Dan sharing this first week of hunting with us. Three great guys!! Bob was up there with me, as well Perry, a new addition to the team who we will have more on in the Guides profile very soon. To sum up the week, no shortage of laughs, more fresh prawns and crabs than you can imagine, great company and 4 Huge Bears!!! Wyatt's was missing his ear, so Robbie and Dan are still convinced it was deaf, which is the only reason he got so close!!! Also a Huge thank you to Hannah for the wonderful job she did with the delicious meals we enjoyed this week and Chris for being handy around the lodge!!...SL

 

April 26 / 2012

I got back to the south lodge in time to meet up with Al and Eddie from Mississippi. Great guys...I am really glad I got a chance to get back and meet them. Both Eddie and Al took great bears with Ryan, Oli and Aaron!! A real pleasure having you guys hunt with us!! I now will be heading back to North Camp where we will be starting our first group of hunters next week. Things are looking great up there and everything is ready to go!!...SL

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April 19 / 2012

Well I was able to be at the South lodge to meet up with my very good buddy Barry from Tennesee and Jay with his son Jack from Texas. Barry has hunted with me in the past but with just a little bad luck wasnt able to harvest one of our big bears, not that he didnt work hard and put his time in, he hunted hard  and we saw plenty bears, just always wrong place at the wrong time, so he is back and it didnt take him long this time. The very first day Barry, Ryan and Oli spotted a great big boar that we had seen the spring before in the same spot, and with a bit of a tough stalk and a longer shot than we normally take (250 yards) the first bear of the season was on the ground!! Barry really deserved this bear!!! Also just before I had to leave the lodge again to head North, Jay, Jack and Oli had some luck and Jack took down another awesome Boar!!! Congratulations guys!!! I dont have all the pictures collected yet so I will make sure they are all posted in my main photo gallery!! ...SL

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April 9 / 2012

First week of hunting just around the corner!!!  Starting the first week in the South area from the big lodge. Ryan and Oli will be guiding there to start and then Aaron will be stepping in within the next couple weeks to guide for the rest of the season. I will be heading to the North camp for a few days to get  some things ready for the starting week there, but will help out at the South camp when I get back. We are all very excited, some boars out now starting to feed in both areas North and South, going to be another awesome season!!....SL

March 31 / 2012

We are getting very excited about this upcoming Spring Bear season. This year with the addition of the North Coast area, we now have an extra 4000 sq miles of untouched territory to hunt as well as our southern area that has produced giant bears each year. The North Coast bear hunts will be operated mainly out of boats, hunting the shorelines and estuaries in many inlets and bays the area offers, as well later season there are hundreds of miles of roads that can be accessed only by boat and walked or driven by atv and small specialized 4x4 jeeps. Our accomodations are either a very nice cozy private lodge  with a bedroom and bathroom for each hunter or a 60 ft, very nice comfortable boat which can get you into some of the most remote areas in this bear hunting paradise. This area combined with our South area with the beautiful lodge many of you have had the opportunity to relax in, will be the perfect combination of different types of hunting we can offer for these absolute amazing bears, not to mention the huge Coastal Grizzly, Black tailed deer like I have never seen, mountain goats and a real true chance at seeing a wolf.....Sound exciting??  Stay Tuned!!!!!!........SL

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March 6 / 2012

One of the mildest winters we have had in a while. We had only a couple opportunities to get some hunters out in the bush after some cougars with any half decent snow conditions, we got cats the second day in both hunts. Then came the rain again. Ferrell from Mississippi came out and harvested a real nice cat his second day. Ferrell and Ryan fought the wet snow dripping out of the trees but managed to tree their cat. Late season we had a quick snow that didnt look like it was going to stick around long, Jim Pompei, my good friend from Pennsylvania was ready to jump on the plane the day after I called, showed up on the Island and two days into his hunt had a giant Tom on the ground thanks to Dean and Glenn!! Then came the rain again!! One of these years we have to start getting our winters back. When we do have snow on the ground, it is amazing to see how many cougars we have on this Island!! A huge thank you, to everyone on the "Call" list that have had huge patience in waiting for the right hunting conditions. I promise you, when we do finally get some winter it will be well worth the wait!! I really prefer to bring guests in when the weather is favorable to chase these big cats. This way there is a much better chance at treeing the cougar you have dreamed about, some great memories made and no disappointments....SL

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January 10 / 2012

Just got back from the Dallas show. I have to tell you...anyone that hasnt attended that convention, please take the time to go spend a day or two there. It just gets better each year!!! This show I had a double booth space, which gave me so much more room for not only the mounts but to be able to invite past and future guests in to sit and enjoy a good visit which is really why I love going down there every year. The booth looked so good,,,and I forgot to get a picture!!! Of course my main man Ryan came down again with me, as well for the first time, my beautiful wife Marnie came along to help out. A big thank you to all my good friends down there for all the many laughs, the great meals and most importantly our friendships......SL

January 02 / 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. I hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and happy Holiday season!!! From Canadian Guide Outfitters and our family we wish you all a very Safe and Prosperous New Year! Thank you to all that made our 2011 year so successful and enjoyable. We look very forward to spending more time with you in the future.

Now off to Dallas to attend the Dallas Safari Club convention. Looking forward to seeing all my buddies there and meeting many new ones!!....SL

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