Drinkall and his new partner, Dan Stobbe, have established a new operation in British Columbia called Tracks BC. They are operating near their homes in Chetwynd, west of Dawson Creek. The area has not been commercially hunted since the late 80s, but more noteworthy is that this general area made hunting news in the 1970s and 1980s when outfitting brothers Terry and Mac Cooke produced a number of trophy whitetail bucks for their clients here. While there was some controversy at the time about their operation, there is no disputing that the genetics in the area produced monster whitetails.
On Drinkall's own ranch, family and friends have taken a number of trophy deer over the years. In fact, just two years ago his father killed a young, nontypical buck that scored 218-2/8 points. Drinkall showed me photos of plenty of other record book whitetails, as well as several mule deer in the 170s and 180s. The largest mule deer taken grossed 197 points.
In the 1990s, I hunted near Chetwynd several times and found big whitetails and signs of big mule deer. I have pictures of a mule deer shed found here that challenges the best ones I have from any other area in North America. It is a typical rack, but the tines are exceptionally long, and it is massive! As I recall, allowing for a modest inside spread, it came from a 215- to 220-class buck. Needless to say, I concentrated on hunting this buck while I was there. I never got him, but I did kill a good 10 x 10 nontypical whitetail buck.