He says he can do this because his base camp lends itself to hosting non-hunters and is positioned so hunters can access hunting areas easily. Grinde says his base camp is one of the most comfortable wilderness camps available, with electricity provided by a nearby hydro-station, plus running water, hot showers, individual guest cabins, separate men's and women's bath houses and even washing machines. Grinde points out the place is not fancy (the privies are outdoors), but he says it is very comfortable for the family that likes to camp and do outdoor activities. He says non-hunting wives and kids can enjoy fishing, horseback riding, game viewing and hiking all from base camp while the hunter focuses on game.
Grinde says the family theme is an easy fit for the company, as most of his staff is composed of his own family members. Although most hunts require leaving base camp for a tent camp further into the concession, some caribou hunts can be done from the main camp, and hunters are encouraged to spend any leftover time with their family.
When we spoke with Grinde, he still had an opening for this season. His hunts are by horsepack or backpack, with hunters flying from base camp to drop-off points where they continue to hunt for Dall sheep, moose and mountain caribou. There's also the possibility of taking a wolf or wolverine. Sheep hunts start July 15, with caribou available after July 25. Moose opens on September 1, and mixed bag hunts are available through early September.........(continued)