We operate out of six different base camps equipped with cabins, wood heat, propane lights, and outdoor facilities. Rustic showers are available at a couple of the base camps. Your hunt will start and finish from these base camps, and may also involve some of our spike camps which consist of Wall tents and wood heaters, along with army style cots and sleeping pads.
As we strive to improve on the quality of our trips, we are adding new cabins each season. So campsites where once there was only a wall tent and poles, will now sport a new 16x16 cabin! These are ongoing improvements and we expect to keep adding to our facilities annually.
Gear list (From a Hunter, for a Hunter!)
Equipment list for horseback hunters from a 2010 client... What I brought, needed, used or wished I had!
- 1) Passport.
- 2) Canadian firearms importation form (Canadian Government).
- 3) US custom form to bring firearm back into US (signed by US Customs).
- 4) Rifle - one that you are familiar with & comfortable shooting from several positions, out to 200 yds, * cleaning rod, patches & oil, * scope covers (it's gonna rain)
- 5) Ammunition - 2 boxes.
- 6) Waterproof duffle bag - Something like Cabela's Boundary Waters II - regular should be big enough.
- 7) Sleeping bag - warm (even the cabins get chilly at night - something like Cabelas' Alaska Guide Model or 3-D, mummy if it works for you (saves packing space) with compression sack (can double as a pillow).
- 8) Day pack that you can carry while on horseback (Cabela's "Transporter fanny pack" worked well for me), with: * flash light & spare batteries, * small head light that fits on your hat * any needed meds & Aspirin/Advil - trust me, you'll want this!! * knife & steel, * small 1st aid kit (Quick Clot from Duluth Trading), * matches in weather proof container, * sunglasses, * space blanket (Cabela's has several), * water bottle (16 oz), * parachute cord or similar 3/8" rope - always handy, sometimes critical! * TP & "wet wipes"... I hope I don't need to elaborate! * Couple of large ziploc's - to bring out the tenderloins!
- 9) Rain gear - quality counts - LL Bean & Cabela's offer several - it will rain, snow, sleet and blow... They don't call it Windy Camp for nothing!! * needs to be able to handle pretty heavy brush (walking & riding) and stay quiet - I hunted every day in mine from LL Bean and while a tad noisy, I stayed dry and warm! * Wind proof is also nice!
- 10) Hat(s) - weather proof & ear flaps is a plus!
- 11) Gloves - several pairs, at least one that you can shoot with, * you'll also want a pair for riding.
- 12) Boots - expect rain, maybe snow, marshy tundra and more than a little mud... * Muck boots (16") work well and can fit in stirrups - this is important, esp. if you have big feet!!, * Also a pair of slip on camp shoes are nice.
- 13) Binoculars - minimum of 10X - quality glasses are worth the investment and you'll use them a bunch!
- 14) Clothing - think layers but you'll need less than you might think, two changes should suffice as you likely end up wearing rain gear most days - cameo is good, but not essential.... comfortable on horseback is essential * long underwear (2 pair, I like the zip-up mock turtle neck) * socks - lots! * 2 flannel, wool &/or chamois shirts * pants - same... * suspenders, belt,...
- 15) Camera & extra batteries... its unbelievable country you can shoot a lotta pics!!
- 16) Game bags - a Moose is a very big critter! - - old sheets (queen size) sewed up on the bottom & up one side work great.
- 17) If you like an after-hunt drink, you'll need to bring your own & selection in northern BC is not huge!
- 18) Coolers for meat - for trip home.
- 19) Good ears - that will "listen to your guide" - they've done this before!
- 20) Sense of humor, optimism - you're gonna have a great trip!!