I'm please to submit this report recounting a fantastic mix bag big game hunt I just returned from in Northern BC.
After a disappointing MT Goat and Bear hunt from a mother ship in Prince William Sound, I've been searching for a quality MT Goat hunt before my age and knees prevented me from making the required Climb.
Greg and Fay Williams of Golden Bear Outfitters provided me that opportunity a few weeks ago. They operate 8,000 square mile concession in Northern BC with diversity of terrain to support Goat, Bear, Moose, Caribou and Stone Sheep . Operating out of 3-4 base camps Ward Air in Juneau flies you into, Hunters are moved by horse, foot or Super Cub to spike camps in areas rich with the game your targeting.
Flying in to base camp I counted 100 + goats as we flew the 75 miles from Juneau to our first base camp. If Goat is your focus this is the outfitters for you. Depending on the time of year and luck your climb to a quality goat is 500'-2,000'. I had my choice of three Billy's from our lake based spike camp and choose the more manageable climb. This proved prudent as it save my legs to climb 2,000' after a huge black bear bear that alluded us only because we moved Lakes to focus on Brown Bear.
I hunted four days on a beautiful lake that was the terminus of the salmon run and bringing bear's to the shore line who were foraging on beached dead salmon. This gave us a great opportunity to glass the shore line and choose an area to set up our hide and wait. After glassing 10+ bears we collected a golden colored 8 footer .
Fay and Greg are the perfect hosts, offering great food, accommodation's and company. An added surprise was the presence of WIFI satellite allowing for email and texting.
I left camp early as I'm not one to linger, but had I stayed , I could have easily added Moose and Black Bear success to this report.
Having traveled around the world to hunt one experiences joy an disappointment. Hunting is expensive and time away from family and work eclipses dollars.
If you book with Golden Bear you will have allocated both wisely