Spring is not even here, but the “off-season” is already over for us. We enjoyed visiting with many of you at the Dallas Safari Club and Sheep shows last month. As always, it’s great catching up with past and future hunting clients! But now, the work has begun to get ready for the 2017 hunting season in northern British Columbia.
We actually begin hauling gear into our camps and doing camp maintenance in late February. Using snowmobiles and large towing toboggans that can pull up to 1,000 pounds, we are now beginning the process that will take us the next four weeks.
With the help of three or four of our guides, we are now running loads into camps with all horse feed for the season, including compressed hay bales, grain and salt. We also take this opportunity to do maintenance on the cabins and stock them with any other dry goods and materials that are needed. Additionally, we are able to haul in much of the aviation and generator fuel that will be needed throughout the hunting season.
Snow conditions will dictate which camps and cabins we are able to reach during these snowmobile runs in February and March. It’s nonstop work and it’s a lot of time to spend on the sleds, but this effort gives us a big jump on the season and it limits what we have to haul in by air or by packstring later. Best of all, we get a chance to take an early look at the country as we begin preparing for the upcoming hunts!
Here at Kawdy Outfitters, we offer outstanding combination hunts for moose, mountain caribou, mountain goat, grizzly and stone sheep. Our 2017 season is now booked, but we still have some openings for 2018. If you’re interested in a hunt, we recommend reserving as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact us or call us at 250-306-8624.
Written by Ryan McSparran
Ryan McSparran is an outdoor writer, a hunting and fly fishing guide, and very proud to be a part of the Kawdy Outfitters team.