We self limit the number of hunters we have per week and the number of hunters we have for a season. We will take no more than 8 hunters per week and no more than 30 hunters per season. If we reach either of these points, we will close the week or the season to any more hunters.
Your adventure begins by picking you up lakeside in Whitefish Falls on a Saturday. We will transport you and your party via speedboat out 15+ miles to our island. We will off-load your gear and let you get settled into your groupís cabin. We donít mix groups.
Once you get settled and draw your boat, we give an in-depth orientation on how the hunt works, bear movement patterns, knowledge of bears, and judging size. We also have an extensive question and answer session. We will pair you up with someone in your party. We take you to your stands and give you an in-depth area recon.
We offer a full 7 Day Hunt; so you will be on baited stands Saturday through Friday of the following week. When you get a Bear, you will hail us on the radio. We have several guides out on the lake system that monitor the hunt by boat to avoid getting more human scent into the area. The guide will go directly to your stand and assist you with your Bear. Unlike a lot of lodges / outfitters we take a more hands-on approach. Our guide will help you track and retrieve the bear, field dress the bear, and transport it back to camp. We will then, skin the bear out, prepare the trophy, package the meat, and freeze it for your trip home.
This is all included in the price of your hunt.
Fall Bear Hunt
Fall bear hunts are in my opinion are better than spring hunts. You donít have to contend with black flies and mosquitoes. The weather is very pleasant and the bear hide is much better.
The biggest difference is bear behavior. In the fall bears are less territorial and are apt to travel quite a bit. They are looking for food like berries or something sweet to add weight for the long winter. We use baits that appeal to their cravings, sweet baits with vanilla, honey, and caramel. It may sound a bit odd, but it is a proven winner. If you can smell it, imagine how far the scent carries!