Life was never so good for myself as I woke up on November 9 in Alberta, Canada to hear about the Trump presidency win in the USA. That excitement never diminished throughout the month of November as our whitetail hunters hammered out one of our best ever seasons. Despite overly warm conditions, the only obstacle that slowed any form of success was the ability to access all of our traditional hunting areas. The real key to our success was up-to-date equipment that lasted daily, and allowed us to put our clients out. The other big game changer was an extensive amount of use with over 20 trail cameras that had us hunting particular areas harder than normal because we knew certain animals were in the area. I have always said the cameras are the real game changer with black bear hunts, but not until this year did they really prove just how effective they could be for whitetail. That is going to be changed even more so for our 2017 season.
Below are just a few photos, with more in next post, from the 2016 Alberta season. From top, then left to right, are:
Dave Kamysiak, Ed Haff, Mark Anderson and Gary Lijewski.
Just a few more photos follow from our 2016 season (with all in our upcoming newsletter). Below, from top then left to right, are: Chuck Fornari, Rich Stauffer, Randy Urban, Joel Styma, Kirk Martin and Frank Jester...plus of Erik Kauffman with another wolf taken during the whitetail season.
Despite the workload caused by the steady rain and mud, the 2016 waterfowl season never saw a poor day of hunting over the course of 23 days. It can be pretty tough to see consistent shoots day after day, but this year we nailed it every single time, and no matter what time frame our hunters were booked, they all saw above-average shoots. Plans are already in the makings for something new for the 2017 season that should we ever see another wet fall, we will be ready to tackle it with much better ease.