We offer Trapline Adventures in Northern British Columbia where trapping is still part of many people’s lives and for some their sole income. Trapping has played a key role in the history of
Canada, when people first came to Canada hundreds of years ago beaver pelts were the bread and butter of the industry, however the fur market fluctuates year to year so much. For the most part marten are now the bread and butter of the industry, prices are good for wolverine and fisher in the past years. Every year several of our marten will make top lot in the XL, XXl and XXXL category’s. Our trapline lies within our guide territory and is approximately 500 square miles. We trap marten, fisher, mink, ermine, squirrel, lynx, coyote, wolf, wolverine, beaver, muskrat and river otter. Access throughout the trapline is by truck, snowmobiles and via Argo. Since the trapline is too big to be covered in a single day we split it into three days. One day you will check all by sleds or the Argo, you will be checking box sets for marten, fisher, mink, ermine and wolverine, as well as killing snares for wolves, coyotes and lynx. On the second day it will be checking/rebaiting our wolf bait stations and snares in the morning and in the afternoon via the truck checking marten, and ermine boxes. You’ll also be checking footholds set for wolves, coyotes and lynx. Killing traps for beavers, muskrat and otters will also be checked. On the third day if we missed any parts of the line this will be checked and if we don’t often we will put in a few new sets if we see good sign in an area.
A person who comes on a trapping trip must be in good shape, you will walk several miles every day in short stints to get the traps. One must be willing to be out in the cold every day and have the right clothing for the weather. We recommend having two sets of winter clothing since you will be getting wet and temperatures will be below 0 Celsius constantly. You are able to take back any of the furs trapped during the trip for either a trophy fee (Lynx/Wolf) or the royalty for the furs.
So give us a call now at 724-316-3584 to book the Ultimate Trapline Adventure that you’ve been dreaming about!
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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 Nathan and Vince and their outfitting business 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 met Vince’s wife Lisa 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