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Outfitter Review - Silver Fox Outfitters

Submit Date: May 31, 2001

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Silver Fox Outfitters

Outfitter / Contact: Eric Rauhanen

Location: Alberta, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Black Bear, wolf

Game Quality: excellent

Game Quantity: good

Accomodations: good

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: excellent

Other Personal Experience: excellent

Review Information

Hunter: Mike Thompson

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Would Recommend: yes

Overall Impression: excellent

This outfitters main camp is located approximately 20 miles east of High Level, Alerta. He also runs a spike camp on the Chinauga River about 2 hours distance. Hunters are placed in canvas wall tents with wood floors and a wood stove. These were well used but kept us warm and dry. Cots were provided which were in very good shape and suprisingly comfortable. Elly, the camp cook, provided home cooked meals which were very good and one could eat as much as you wished. She also had the tent lights on and the wood stoves burning when the hunters arrived back at camp from the evening hunt. The guides were all very experienced, personable and know their bears very well. The hunt would begin at approximately 4:00 in the afternoon when hunters would be transported to their stands, normally by use of ATV's, which could be a very adventerous ride. We were normally in our stands by 5:30. The stands, which are commercially built and provide a 28" x 26" platform and padded seats, were placed 12 to 15 feet in the tree and 12-15 yards from the bait. We would hunt until approximately 11:30 when the guide would come and pick you up and we would be back in camp around 1am. Overall, I hunted 6 days and saw 7 bears and one wolf. I harvested two bears and the wolf with the first bear being a 6'6" sow on the second night and a 150 pound boar on the sixth night. The guides were all impressed with the size of the wolf which they said was a female which weighed aproximately 80 pounds. I saw bears three of the six nights I hunted including two very large boars which were obviouosly looking for sows but were extremely hesitant to come into the baits. Neither presented me with a shot. Of the five hunters in camp ten bears and the wolf were harvested including two hunters tagging out in two days. One hunter saw bears at his bait every day and reported 30+ sightings for the week. Most of the bears were of average size with one cinnamon colored bear being killed. The spike camp reported one hunter shooting a 400 lb bear with a 20" skull. Silver Fox is a very professional outfit and will definitely put you on the bears. Everyone was hardworking and sincerely interested in your success. I will not hesitate to return.

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