By Tim Jones, Editor
In January, we told you that we would be drawing one report at random from all the subscriber reports submitted each month. Each of those 12 winners gets three free months tacked onto their subscriptions. At the end of the year, we'll draw from all the reports submitted in 2017 and give that winner a one-year Ripcord Medical Evacuation membership.
Our winner for January is G. Green, who submitted a report (10772
) on a recommended Shiras moose hunt in BC with Silent Mountain Outfitters (http://silentmountain.ca
; 250-464-9565). This is our first report on this outfitter; Green discovered them in a magazine ad, did his own due diligence, and booked the hunt after failing to secure a Utah Shiras auction tag. "Initially, I was told I'd have to book for 2017, but he called me back a few days later and said a hunter had cancelled and the whole thing came together quickly."
Green told us, "Even though I didn't take a moose, this was a great hunt. We had 18 inches of snow (in late October!), which made things more difficult, but the outfitter delivered everything he promised. Normally, we would have accessed some backcountry terrain on foot, but because of the deep snow we hunted by driving the extensive network of logging roads in the area. We saw a number of mule deer, several cow moose and two sets of bull moose tracks, but we weren't able to catch up with them due to the snow. My guide, Hidde Vander Kamp, was excellent....