Grinnell pioneered the bison hunts near Wentzel Lake in the Caribou Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, which borders Wood Buffalo National Park. He still hunts this same area, but outside the park boundaries. He has been outfitting for the last 18 years and has one of the highest success rates for bison in the region, nearly 100 percent. Grinnell says he usually manages to find ample numbers of animals for his hunters.
In an article from 2007 (Article 1856) and another from 2001 (Article 813), Canadian correspondent Ken Nowicki gave Grinnell a thumbs up as one of the outfitters to call for Alberta bison. We have no subscriber reports on hunting with Grinnell or Silvertip Outfitters, but our sister publication, The Angling Report has two positive reports on fishing trips on the Bow River with them. When I spoke to Grinnell he had just returned from an archery bison hunt for Bow Hunter Magazine TV. The hunter took a young bison with his bow, all captured on video.
Grinnell told me his is truly a wilderness hunt for free-ranging bison. He limits the number of hunters he takes each year but still has half a dozen openings for the 2013/14 season. All of his hunts are 1x1 unless two hunters specifically want to hunt together. An eight-day hunt costs $10,000. Everything is provided once you arrive........(continued)