Wishing everyone a prosperous and joyful New Year as we look forward to improved times!
Now that we have finally got a hunting season behind as after borders being closed for and year and a half. We took approximately 1 1/2 year of clients as some cancelled late. We missed out on two spring seasons and one fall. With this covid scheme still playing out, I hope it ends before it is too late!
September 1-6th Started our season with repeat client for a Black Bear who drove across the country from Michigan and getting delayed at customs in Saskatchewan with a negative covid test, he finally made it and took two nice Black Bears. We learned to cross our borders in British Columbia.
September 19th-27th- Our September hunts started out at a Lodge at Bowron Lake. Our normal place in Wells BC sold to the Gold Mine, leaving us scrambling for accommodations. It was a little too far as it made for a lot of driving, therefore we will be searching for a new station for Hunt #1 next season. The rut was late this fall normally at this time it is going strong which made for tough hunting only taking 2 bulls out of the 4 we needed.
Back to our main camp for our October 1st hunt. We saw repeat and new clients, we had six clients on this hunt. The Moose were coming to calls in full rut, taking three bulls on this hunt, one missed bull, and one client not getting an opportunity. Most moose taken were freezer meat trophies which they preferred, the biggest was 48”.
Our October 14th hunt saw repeat clients, two with their wives, and one client on his own. Two fella’s took two nice bulls on the first morning, making a fun filled busy day. The other client had five opportunities shooting at two of them, seeing 23 moose on the hunt, and unfortunate for him failed to bag one. The Moose taken were in the 45" plus inch range.
November 1st hunt we had three returning clients, whom two of them had their wives, all bagged their Moose and one with a 4 by 4 Mule Deer as a bonus. The Moose taken on this hunt were low 40”s is size. Our oldest client on this hunt was 91 years young.
Our last clients left on November 10th, and our nephew and his son from Saskatchewan were excited to come out and hunt the remainder of the season which was November 15th. The weather changed to cold windy snowy days and the Moose were in the thick timber and they were not successful in bagging one. A great time was had none the less with family!
We could have bagged a few more Moose however there was some restricted mobility with some clients. We do encourage a small amount of conditioning prior to your hunt.
Our season does not go without laughs, great camaraderie, and many jokes along the way. I would like to thank our clients for choosing a hunt with us, and a big thank-you to our guides for making our season so great! We could not do this without our great team: Our guides Ian Nugent, Torrie Barclay, Curt Gassoff, Rob Cork, Geri Musson & Cindy Hoffman, our camp helpers, and everyone of our clients out there! Our team tries the hardest to make it all happen!
Wishing you and yours Health & Happiness in the New Year!
Keep your powder dry until next time you choose your Premier Outdoor Adventure! We welcome you with open arms and good food!
Brad and Lori Bowden
Unfortunately, we will not be attending our marketing shows in the U.S.
this winter. So please phone or contact via email.
All the best in 2022,
Brad and Lori Bowden
Cariboo Mountain Outfitters