CHILANKO FORKS OUTFITTERS
Spring Bear Hunts
"I've hunted with dozens of Canadian outfitters and Al Tew is right at the top of the list. He's honest, has enthusiasm, integrity and plenty of quality game. I intend to hunt with him as much as I can "
Allan has had great success this way and nothing is more exciting than harvesting a bear by this method. We hunt rifle or bow on approximately 3,700 square miles of area, in central British Columbia, Canada, giving us plenty of habitat to find bears. We like to keep our groups small, booking four hunters at a time, but will make exceptions for larger groups, if requested by the hunters. Bowhunters can arrange to have a bowhunting-only camp.
Hunts are based on two hunters to one guide. One-on-one hunts or longer hunts are available. Please contact us to discuss your options.Spring Season
Black Bear: 7 day hunt. 1 day in/out, 5 days hunting. Season runs May 1 - June 30.
Early hunts for mule deer bucks run September 1 - October 31. Late hunts run November 1-10. We consider this a trophy hunt, with the opportunity to harvest heavy-antlered bucks, with scores ranging from 130 to 190 Boone & Crockett.
Our hunts are 7 days: 1 day in/out, 5 days hunting
Cougar hunts are available December 1 through March 31.
There are lots of moose but only a limited number of spots available, so book early. Our moose average 40" to 45" but there's always a chance to encounter a big one, like the one on our Home page, taken by our good friend Tim Fair in 2003, which measured 56 inches.
Moose hunts are done on horseback. Our main camp is situated in prime moose habitat, surrounded by chains of meadows and swamps in every direction. Most of our moose have been taken within a couple of hours ride from camp. During the pre-rut and the rut, hunts can be incredibly exciting when the bulls answer to the call.
"I've hunted with Al Tew several times. As my guide, he led me to the first seven-foot black bear of my life, and two nice bull moose. Al outfits in game rich country and provides a comfortable camp with good food and accommodations. I wouldn't hesitate to hunt with him again." - Jim Zumbo
This is a 7-day Moose hunt (1 day in/out - 5 days hunting)
Mountain Caribou Hunts
We head for the high country for caribou. Hunting in spectacular country for these majestic animals is something all hunters should experience.
Early in September, these caribou can be found in smaller groups through out the mazes of swamps, natural meadows and spruce and pine forests. Later in September these smaller groups start to band up into larger herds as the rut period approaches.
Cooler, unsettled weather should be expected. Brief, severe winter storms are not uncommon at this time of the year.
This hunt is done entirely on horse or on foot. A minimum of 8 - 10 days hunting should be considered for this trip.
Wolves inhabit the area and are occasionally encountered. A hunter may purchase a wolf tag (cost $40 U.S.) and is welcome to harvest a wolf at no additional charge, if the opportunity arises.
Hunters can book flights to Williams Lake, BC, where they will be picked up and driven to one of our camps, a two or three hours drive from Williams Lake. Or they can drive, the trip taking approximately nine hours from the Blaine, Washington border. MAP
RESERVATIONS & ENQUIRIES
Chilanko Forks Outfitters
Phone or fax: 250 296-4773