I can’t say enough about the experience I had on my hunting trip with Total Outdoor Adventures. I hunted out of Bull River Outfitters’ north camp. I did not take any animals while in British Columbia but this did not distract from the pleasures of the trip and was not the fault of anyone connected with Total Outdoor Adventures. Due to my physical conditioning, I limited myself but my guide hunted at my pace and did everything he could to make the hunt successful getting me within shooting range of two nice bulls that turned out to be five points. During the hunt, I saw at least one of every animal that I had a tag for along with many other species of big game. In a weeks time, I saw grizzly bears, black bears, 5 bighorn rams, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, wolf, elk and approximately 25 mountain goats. My hunting partner, Terry Gaither, took a large 6 x 5 bull along with two other successful hunters in our camp who harvested nice 6 x 6 bulls. A 50% success rate is pretty good. The scenery was beautiful, the food was excellent and the guides were all professional and fun to be around. I left there feeling like I had made many new friends and I would recommend both TOA to anyone. In the future, I plan to return and make another trip with Total Outdoor Adventures. Sam Sneed Conway, Arkansas
This was my third trip to B.C. to hunt with Vince and Total Outdoor Adventures. I keep coming back because I know Vince and the TOA Team will do everything in their power to make my hunt successful. I arrived in Kalispell, MT and got picked up at the airport. This time I was going on a black bear hunt with hounds and felt that I was prepared both mentally and physically. As any houndsman knows the chase is very rarely easy, especially with big B.C. bears on dry ground. I met Vince and Nate at V-Bar Ranch and we then packed up and headed to hunting camp where we met another guide/houndsman Dusty. On the second day of my hunt the strike dog sounded. It sounded like the scent was hot so Vince and Dusty decided to turn out the pack and the chase was on! Many miles later the dogs sounded like they had finally treed so Dusty and Nate headed in first as Vince and I were a few mile away. They arrived at the tree first, Vince and I arrived shortly after to find a big beautiful black bear in the tree. I was able to arrow the bruin with a good kill shot and it was dead when it hit the ground. This black bear measured out to 6 feet 6 inches and was estimated between 500 to 600 lbs. The skull has yet to be officially measured but should have no problem getting entered into Pope and Young book. I then expressed my goal of taking a colored phase black bear. Three days later after some long and grueling chases everything fell into place. The dogs treed a medium sized brown phase black bear. I again was able to arrow the bruin and harvest a 200 lbs. bear. As any houndsman knows, the dogs deserve all the credit. Vince has some of the best I’ve ever hunted with ! thanks again to Vince, Nate and the TOA Team. Sincerely, Gerard ‘Jerry’ Devine Leraysville, PA
Elk Hunts in British Columbia!
The East Kootenay Region of British Columbia is one of the few places sportsman can hunt Elk during the rut in the archery and rifle season and is home to some of the very best wilderness elk hunting in North America. Our Elk population is strong and increasing due to the six point regulation B.C Fish and Wildlife has in place. This allows bulls to reach full maturity, trophy quality and has resulted in a steady increase in the number of trophy bulls in our hunting area. September and early October is the best time to hunt elk as this is in the prime rut when the bulls are bugling. True Elk Hunter’s will appreciate this experience in hopes of a big bull coming in to investigate. You will be hunting country that is wild as it is beautiful in search of these majestic trophies.
We have permanent structure spike camps located in remote areas of our territory that are well maintained and comfortably accommodate hunters and their guide. Horses are very useful in this rugged terrain and highly recommended for transportation into our remote hunting areas. It is in the hunter’s best interest to be prepared both physically and mentally for challenging stalks as big mature bulls are often found at high elevations.
Mature bulls in our area average 280″ to 330″ class with 330″ plus class bulls always a possibility. Hunters can combine their Elk hunt with Mountain Goat, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Black Bear and/or Wolf. This hunt is a wilderness experience you will cherish and not soon forget so join us for the hunt of a lifetime.
So give us a call now at 724-316-3584 to book the Ultimate ELK HUNT that you’ve been dreaming about!