Williams purchased the Telegraph Creek concession from Dempsey Collins just last year and has not yet explored all of it. The area encompasses about five million acres of pristine wilderness, spanning four ecological zones. It's mostly roadless, requiring access by plane, horseback, or jet boat on 300 miles of navigable river. Williams is currently exploring large chunks of the concession that Collins never hunted because he used only horses and simply could not access all of it. Williams estimates that 75 percent of the area has not been hunted in decades. A pilot with two planes, he intends to access more remote areas.
So far, Williams currently has four camps with cabins, including a high-elevation camp for early season goat and sheep hunts and a lower camp for horseback hunting late in the season. He is still trying to locate some of the old historic camps that have not been used in many years. The Telegraph Creek concession is the oldest guide area in British Columbia, having been first hunted in 1884 by pioneer outfitter F. C. Galbreath and later by George Ball for more than 30 years.
During his first season in operation, Williams took about 20 hunters and produced a Boone & Crocket grizzly bear, two moose that field scored Boone & Crockett, three representative Stone sheep, and two Pope & Young goats.........(continued)