"To go to Canada from Australia and hunt black bear is like an American going to Africa to hunt lion," says Patrick Hill. "It is an exotic trophy and a long journey; 2½ days by airplane. It took two years to plan this hunt and three to save up for it. I made certain to get the most for my dollar." Both Hill and his traveling and hunting companion Alex Ertl have nothing but praise for Fredlund and his outfit. Says Ertl, "Excellent bear hunt, the best six days hunting I have ever had! The territory is loaded with black bear and grizzly. Aaron is an excellent guide and gentleman, and I can't recommend him highly enough. I'd go with him for any of Canada's big game."
Hill tells us that all four hunters in camp scored on good bears. "Bears everywhere. I must have seen two or three dozen. The three other hunters in camp had gotten bears, two of them just an inch short of 6½ feet. Because of my luck, I was last. The weather turned nasty on the second to last day, and I thought my luck had run out. But we got a window of opportunity on the last day, and I connected. My bear was over 5½ feet, with a fine spring coat. A beautiful animal."
Both Ertl and Hill mention seeing grizzly bear along with blacks, with Hill saying, "The only regret I have is that I did not have a grizzly tag. We saw two that I would have shot in a heartbeat."
Intrigued by these observations, we called Aaron Fredlund to get a clearer picture of what he offers. "We are........(continued)