Accommodations in Camps
Our main base camp in the Skeena region is located off a forest service road and consists of a well established lodge with sleeping rooms. Some guests may be in adjacent cabins with comfortable beds and wood stoves or electric heat. The lodge also serves as the cook house and gathering area to plan your hunt for the next day. At our Skeena lodge there is electricity, landline telephone, running water, hot showers and free unlimited wi-fi. Cell phone reception can be spotty.
For remote wilderness stays the camps are typically cabins with wood stoves or in some instances wall tents. Please bring your own sleeping bag. We use satellite phones, a satellite-based messaging system, and radios for any necessary communications when cell service is not available.
All meals are provided during your time with us. Meals at base camp and remote camps are home cooked. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs or allergies that you may have so that we can accommodate you. When your adventure or hunting activity takes you away from base or remote camp all day, we pack a lunch for you.
Licenses and Tags
All hunting licenses and tags are guaranteed available and you do not need to apply for any species tags prior to your hunt. If you have booked and paid for your hunt, license and tags, then we will have them for you upon arrival at camp. You must carry your hunting license and all species tag on your person at all times while hunting.
Expectations of Guests and Hunters
Safety is our top priority for all our guests. For hunters, we expect you to be proficient, safe and practice with your firearm before arriving in camp.
Communication is extremely important, both before your trip and with your guide during your hunt, to ensure you receive a great experience. If there is a problem or concern, let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to resolve the issue quickly.
Please be flexible to increase the enjoyment of your trip. You are in wild country and plans and weather conditions often change.
If hunting, consumption of alcohol during hunting hours is not permitted; if you choose to drink your hunt is over for that day.
We expect all guests to practice ethical and responsible hunting. All must strictly adhere to BC Wildlife Regulations, which we will provide you with when you arrive. If you have any questions please ask one of our guides. Hunters must carry their hunting license and species tags with them at all times while hunting.
During hunting trips, our guides do their best to get you as close as possible to your animal and only ethical shots are to be taken. If an animal is wounded every reasonable effort is made to retrieve that animal in accordance with the Wildlife Regulations.
Care and Transport of Harvested Game
If you have driven up you can take all your meat back with you. If you have flown it is not possible to take all of your meat home with you. After your hunt you can purchase coolers in town and take the best cuts back with you on the plane in the cooler as extra baggage. Any meat left with us will be donated to the Meat Donation Program of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia or to a local food bank.
It is possible to take some species back with you immediately after your hunt. For U.S. residents your license and species tag act as an export permit for transporting your meat and hides out of BC. Any hides going outside of North America will need to be left with a taxidermist to be tanned. All hides will be properly caped, salted and dried or frozen at base camp.
Some species (e.g., mountain goats) require further permitting before leaving the country. Compulsory Inspections are done by government biologists by arrangement.
Our guides are passionate about what they do and work hard to make your trip the best experience possible. Gratuities are greatly appreciated, with 5-10% being typical in the industry.
We offer payment terms intended to make these trips affordable to our clients. An initial non-refundable deposit of 25% at time of booking secures your trip and holds your dates. For spring bear hunts this amount should be brought up to 50% by March 1, 2020, and the balance by May 1, 2020.
For fall 2020 hunts the deposit should be brought to 50% by May 1, and the balance paid by Aug. 1. Final payment must be certified bank cheque (US funds), or wire transfer (US funds). Licenses, tags, and taxes should be paid in advance with your final payment. Your account must be paid in full prior to the beginning of your hunt or stay with us.
Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred to a subsequent year with at least 6 weeks notice. We often recommend trip cancellation insurance.
All prices quoted are in US funds except for licenses, tags, HCF and GST.