My moose was huge the elk where there but rough terrain
Didn't get my bear but going back in spring
British Columbia is a province rich in wildlife and hunting history. The province is almost one million km2 (385,000 miles2) and home to 18 of the North American 30 big game species. Since the mid 1800’s, the world’s hunting fraternity has known that BC was home to some of the world’s most magnificent big game populations. From mountain-tops to valley bottoms, rivers and lakes to grasslands and lush forests, BC has quality habitat for wildlife in which to thrive. This helps produce quality big game populations throughout the province. In BC guide outfitters are licensed with the exclusive rights to guide non-resident big game hunters in their specific territory. Therefore, they have immense knowledge of the wildlife populations where they guide. All outfitters are insured and bonded. Most outfitters are members of the Guide Outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) and follow a Code of Conduct. We hope you “Book Your Hunt” with a GOABC member and your hunting dreams come true.
I have been hunting moose with Ken since 1991. Always a good time, always great scenery, always interesting ways to get on game. We see wolf, black and grizzly bear, lynx, and deer on our hunts as well. We have come home with spectacular moose, good moose, small moose, and a very few times, no moose. Still, it is hunting, and there are no guarantees. The food and hospitality are excellent, the accommodations are dry, comfortable and warm. The ability to shower and clean up at camp make the trip enjoyable as well.
This hunt was my first experience in British Columbia. They met and in most areas exceeded my expectations. We hunted hard all 12 days and experienced success in harvesting 3 animals, success is experiencing the outdoors of British Columbia, and success is being around a genuine, fun, and very competent hunting guide. I would do it again.
This is a real hunt and Ken worked harder to make it successful than I would have. He literally did not stop for lunch, we would leave at 10:00 AM in his truck and do the spot and stalk from the pickup, ATV and a little bit of walking if he thought the amount of sign indicated it was worth the time. Lunch was in the truck while driving to the next location. I give Ken all the credit for setting me up with a close shot (about 40 yards) and making the hunt successful.
The outhouse, I respect people's property so I would make the walk to the outhouse at night (100 - 125 feet) to use the bathroom. It's not convenient but it didn't stop me from booking another hunt with Ken.
Ken and Crystal are awesome people that do their very best to make you feel at home and be successful in your hunt. Great accommodations and meals. Well experienced guides especially Ken! I am picky about who I hunt with but I enjoyed hunting with each guide I spent time with. The topography was relatively gentle sloped. The cabins, hot shower daily and great meals in the lodge were wonderful.
This is tough! In my experiences, I did not see an abundance of bulls, although I was successful on two out of three hunts. My unsuccessful hunt was a terrible weather late season hunting experience. I didn't like devil's club and the black flies that fed upon me in during a unusually warm pre rut hunt.
My first time to hunt moose, and first time to hunt in BC. Enjoyed EVERY MINUTE OF IT! Ken and Crystal are wonderful hosts, and Crystal's home cooking, the camp, cabins, vehicles, guides, EVERYTHING was excellent. I really had no idea how GOOD moose meat is. I used the butcher in Prince George that Ken recommended, (also excellent) and drove back home with all the meat, cut, wrapped, and frozen. EXCELLENT!
Food/accommodations are super! Staff is friendly and knowledgable They know their area very well!
There isn't anything we didn't like about this camp!
I've been on over 25 guided hunts over the years. I haven't hunted with an Outfitter who has worked as hard as these guys to get you on your animals.
How could I not like the Trip. I went on this hunt three tags and was hoping to fill one or possibly two. I came home with a Grizzly, Wolf, and Black Bear on a ten day hunt!!
Daniel and Paige done everything possible to make our hunt a successful trip. They went out of their way being great hosts and professional guides. They kept us hunting from daylight till dark trying to give us every opportunity at harvesting an animal. Everything from riding the jet boat to hiking into the hunting areas was a great experience. We are planning on going back to hunt with them again in the near future.
The Outfitters, Ken and Crystal have a great friendly camp and will do everything they can do to make this a memorable trip. Our guide Kelly was awesome, very friendly and very accommodating. Kelly has great eyesight and hearing for figuring out where old bull winkle is coming from. He, also, did a great job of calling. My hunting partner and I both shot good moose, mine on the eighth day and my buddy got his on the ninth. Our cabin was good, with a wood burning stove for heat. Opatcho Lake was literally a few feet from the cabin door. Extremely quiet and a great place to stay. Make sure Ken gives you very detailed driving instructions. It is a bit off the beaten path.
Make sure you take some great Water Proof rain gear. Even if it does not rain the brush you go through will be extremely wet first thing in the morning.
Facilities and equipment are well maintained. Food is excellent. And, the guides I have had are safe and experienced. Ken and Crystal (owners) go to great effort to make all of their hunters comfortable. And, their success rate is as good as any.
Nothing not to like.
I really enjoyed sitting with the guides at dinner time and listening to their storytelling. Hiking all day in the most beautiful country I have seen. And of course harvesting a bull of a lifetime.
I have no complaints. I actually wanted to stay longer and just hangout with Ken and Crystal.
Ken and Crystal couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. As soon as you arrive you feel like you have been friends for years. Accomodations were rugged, but very comfortable - perfect for a Moose hunt. Great evenings siting around the table talking about the days hunt ! Overall fantastic hunting experience!!
Ken and Crystal are two of the nicest people you will meet. They are great hosts, the facilities are amazing and feel like home. Ken worked hard to get us our moose, we filed 1 of 2 tags. I am to blame for not getting the second tag filed. The country is beautiful and shows lots of sign of big moose there. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could afford to go every year.
I was disappointed I only had the one chance at a moose but that's hunting and sometimes you don't get to bring meat home.
Friendly and honest. They know the management unit very well, and are able to get their hunters away from local pressure. I personally like the horseback/spike camp hunts. Accommodations and food are good. I have been hunting w/ Steven for over 12 years. Black bears, ram, goat, mountain lion, moose, elk, mule deer. Mostly firearm, but have also bow hunted. I have successfully harvested all species except a ram, which I only hunted once (pretty expensive for a guy of my means). Even though I did not bag a ram, Steven and Tyler located one, but the stalk was not successful (hunter error not the outfitter).
Loved hunting with Ken and Crystal, lots of laughs, lots of bears, and plenty of opportunity, which is important for a bowhunter. The accommodations were beautiful, food was great, and I'm going back in May 2017.
Can't think of anything.
Guides were excellent hunters and felt more like a hunting team as I was able to help plan the stalk on my goat. Their preseason scouting and prep was unbelievable.
Zero complaints other than I wish I could hunt here more often
Steven is an outstanding outfitter with years of knowledge of the area and the animals. He and his guides will do everything possible to put you on the game. The hospitality was great and they all made me feel like family. Delicious home cooked meals with homemade bread and buns everyday. The mountains are just gorgeous and are plentiful with game. They have very good horses and dogs. The friendships I made were an added bonus!
Having to come home!
#1 I enjoyed Kens company, so well I took my entire family up to fish with him. He is very entertaining. He has a huge area and knows it well. There is no shortage of bears and we experienced numerous stalks, some for experience, some to evaluate for size. I dislike hunting over bait, so this was perfect for me.
I disliked the hunt being over.
Guides, horses, accommodations and food exceeded all expectations. Hunt was physically demanding, yet rewarding. Not for the faint of heart and into territory most will never see. Awesome hunt. To have a 5x6 at full draw at 10 yards is incredible. On the first day crossing one of the three slides on the way to the hunting cabin, 320 yds up were a 6x7 and 5x6 just watching us cross. Had it been a rifle hunt, it would have been over before we reached the cabin.
Clint is extremely hard working and goes the extra mile to give his clients the best opportunity to be successful. He knows his hunting territory well and the animals that live there. He also recognizes the abilities of his client and will do his best to accommodate them while keeping everyone safe. This is why I've hunted with Clint 5 times over the last 7 years. Clint runs an honest, hardworking, and quality outfit. He is even a pretty good cook and has a few decent jokes from time to time. As a bowhunter, I appreciate an outfitter who understands the challenges of bowhunting. Clint gets it and has bowhunted himself.
Nothing - extremely impressed with the quality of Clint's operation. I wish it were closer to home. 16 hours of driving each way is tough on a guy.
Professional, friendly and great hospitality. I will never forget our barefooted bear hunt. I will always remember when we after the hunt "walked the dogs" by kayaking around the lake. The camp and the food were excellent and if you come here stay some extra minutes at the outhouse and do some reading. The signs on the walls are very entertaining.
Truthfully, I liked it all. Hunting, effort, friendliness, honesty, fantastic Territory, and a can do attitude.
I have zero complaints.
First owner Clint is a stand up guy. He makes you feel welcome from the first phone call after reaching out about the hunt. The county was amazing and the game (goats) were abundant he definitely knows his area and puts you in a spot for success. You need to not look any further for your mountain goat outfitter. This is the spot.
Thats the hunt was over on day 2 if thats a negative thing. I coild have stayed there all week
The atmosphere that you walk into when coming to camp. Quality and quantity of the animals in the area.
I enjoyed every aspect of this my first moose hunt.
There wasn't anything to not like.
The quality of game and the hospitality
having to leave at the end of the hunt
Denver is a highly professional, reliable, straight talking individual who provided the very best in a hunting experience. I could not have found a better outfitter or guide for a moose hunt. His equipment is top tier and well maintained, he has excellent knowledge of the hunting the area, and works extremely hard to ensure a memorable and successful experience.
Nothing comes to mind concerning what I may have not liked. Perhaps the fact the time went by far too fast given the great experience I was enjoying.
Accommodations! Huge area, beautiful scenery, quads, good horses, unbelievable guides! Lots of game! I've taken 2 Shiras Moose, Mtn goat(10"), Big Horn Sheep, Grizzley bear, black bears, Elk, 2mtn lions, Lynx , bobcat, Deer.... skunk from under the outhouse ; just a really great place to have a real great time with fabulous north of the border neighbors, Eh?
One young " spooked " horse! , one trip.... think he finally got his mind right!
I've hunted with Clint for 6 consecutive years with each proving to be a unique opportunity to experience a special place with truly amazing people. I'm continually impressed with Clint's ability to customize hunts to meet my abilities and goals. Clint does all he can to ensure each trip creates memories and works extremely hard to put me in the position to be successful. From his lodge hunts to remote fly-in experiences, I have never been disappointed.
Rustic lodging in a secluded area of southeast B.C. with an abundance and variety of big game animals. Outstanding and very helpful outfitter with years of knowledge of the area and animals, enthusiastic guides well mannered horses and hearty home cooked meals. Very little outside hunting pressure and beautiful big mountains. Have been there 6 times and looking forward to return in 2018 to hunt again.
Nothing that I can think of other than having to leave.
Ken and Crystal Watson were such fun. Crystal is a wonderful host and excellent cook. Ken hunts hard for your animal but loves to have fun while doing so. Their accommodations are rustic but very beautiful sitting on a quite lake. Our bears were nice bears but not huge. But because of our schedule we had to be there very early in the season so not Ken's fault. We enjoyed our time with them so much that we went back in August and spent a week fishing with them. I would recommend their outfit to anyone who wants to have a good time hunting with great people.
Having to leave!
The atmosphere, just was great.
GUARANTEED SHOT AT A BEAR Our bear hunts have been 100 percent successful for the last 13 consecutive years with 99% taking mature black bears along with 50 percent of them being coloured. Bear hunts are conducted in the spot and stalk method. We travel by Foot, ATV, or Truck. You are allowed two bears in our area. SPECIAL PRICE ON THIS HUNT.....Cost to you is $3,500 U.S. Dollars for your first bear, and $1,500 plus tag fee ($180. U.S.) and (180 US for license) for your second. 100% money back guarantee if you don't successfully harvest a bear however if you wound or miss your shot the money won't be returned
Trip duration: 6 days
Trip available on: 1 May 2019 30 May 2019
We have an excellent population of black bear, with many reaching trophy size. Spring hunts will be spot and stalk in the lower valleys. These are the first areas to "green up" and provide enough food to satisfy the hunger after a long winter hibernation. These will be done out of our main camp, with truck and atv and good old boot leather. Our fall hunts be in our high valleys and meadows which can be accessed by horseback or atv. Black bears combo very well with our Moose or Elk hunts.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 15 August 2019 15 November 2019
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