At Fraser Canyon, Now known as Guide's Eye Outfitting we offer common mule deer and central canadian moose hunts. Our specialty hunts are giant colour phase black bears with hounds and the Three cat predator hunt for cougar, lynx, bobcat. We also do strait lynx hunts or lynx and bobcat combo's. We do not take many hunters in this operation and focus on hunting quality cats and bears. Our moose and deer sizes are comfortable and sometimes we take really good bucks and bulls. Our numbers are high and so is success. We have several guides that put lots of effort into every hunt. Wyatt Gentles 250-303-0910 firstname.lastname@example.org is my main guy for helping run the legistics of the area. I have been the owner of this area for 16 years at the end of 2013. We look forward to making your hunt a success in the future. cheers Bart Lancaster 250-847-3068 email@example.com
Hunting business started by brothers Cam and Bart Lancaster, now operated by Bart since Cam’s passing August 21/2008. Bart is 36 years old in 2009.
Spot and stalk hunts for mule deer, California bighorn, moose, wolf and black bear. Hound hunts for black bear, cougar, lynx and bobcat.
Most hunts for deer and bear are 6 day’s, cats and sheep are mostly 9 days. Lengths of hunts can be negotiated.
One third of they way up the province of and just left of centre. Closest town is Williams Lake BC. We are west of there.
Owned this guide concession since 1996, but have grown up in the guiding profession.
Via one hour flight north from Vancouver B.C. to the Williams Lake airport. We meet you at airport, no hotels required.
Camp takes one hour and thirty minutes drive heading west. Half an hour drive on highway and one hour of dirt road.
We have a very nice 2000 square foot lodge, 3 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, kitchen and sitting dining room combination. Amenities also include satellite TV, satelitte phone and internet system. Camp is powered by generator battery reserve system. We have a well for drinking water and hot showers.
October is usually 32-65 degrees. 0 to12 celcius. End of November into December is from 0 to 45degrees, -20 to 8 celcius. Spring bear is from 50-90 degrees, 10 to 30 celcius.
We get up every morning between 5-6am and head out by pick-up truck to the location where we will spot or hike from. Cat hunts we drive roads until we locate tracks and then head out after them with hounds. Clients always stay with guide. An assistant usually runs with the hounds. Days end by dark or late afternoon depending on how guide and client are feeling or weather provided. Some days end early because of dire weather conditions equalling poor hunting conditions.
Our area is 1500 square miles. We have 70 miles of road less massive river breaks country and the rest is rolling timbered plateaus and small mountains witch are patched by re growth logging blocks spider webbed with roads.
A group of no more than 4 very experience wilderness guides who make their living as guides. ***Gratuities to these guides is appreciated.***
Our goal is always 100% of our clients to successfully hunt 100% of what they came after. This goal is not always reached though we do come very close and some years achieve 100%. What we do promise is 110% fare honest effort on your behalf.
Then the extra two guides will help the remaining two clients and guides find success. We practice 100% team effort right to the last day and last light.
Yes but quite often change fees are costly. Recommend discussing that with your travel agent before arrival.
We are all positive attitude guides. We like to get along with ourselves and have all clients leave knowing our friendship.
Yes I do, except please understand this is not a party vacation hunt. We are all hunters and care about our hunt as much or more than our clients. We are out there guiding because we love to hunt and we expect the same from our clients. Celebrate in the evening as much as you wish but you better get up in the morning! If drinking impedes your hunting ability, I will ask you to slow down or stop. No drinking is allowed until after sunset or your day is officially completed.
Only outside and all butts must be brought in and place in the garbage. This includes out in the field. We like to respect the fellows around us and our countryside.
No you do not. We have bedding and blankets. We also have towels. Some moose hunts require sleeping bag.
Hiking boots, binoculars, rifle (if not pre arranged), day pack, 1 medium warm gloves, 1 warm gloves, wool pants, layered shirts (example: shirt, heavier shirt, vest, jacket), 1 warm jacket, camera, slippers, water bottle (guides don’t share because of colds), spotting scope (optional), snow packs (winter only) remember all airlines have a 50 pd weight limit. If you are over 50 pounds they will charge you. Spring bear hunting pack for 5-20 degrees celcius temperature and have ankle support hiking boots.
Stop at customs and state you have a rifle. You will then be required to fill out a firearms declaration and pay $25 Canadian. Carry your bolt in you duffle bag and not your rifle case, if you don’t, you can have your rifle taken away. Recommend 40 rounds or 2 boxes of ammo. Please try and bring ammo with 180 grains or larger bullets.
Unfortunately the airlines will not fly capes, antlers or meat. We will have to ship your cape trophies to you. Average cost for one animal is $400. We take your animals to a taxidermist who will then contact you. International shipping is more. Group shipping is cheaper rate.
Yes, then your licence and tag acts as an export permit for 60 days. Except if the animal requires a CITES permit, we are then required to ship the animal to you.
We take most bucks between 160-170 b&c. Our biggest ever grossed 239 non typical. There is timber ridges that do hide some big ones. You just have to hunt hard and have faith when you are only seeing 5-10 deer a day compared to seeing 20-30 on the river breaks.
Yes, if you want a trophy buck and hunt the last week of November, chances of getting what you want I feel are really good. But remember you have to let good bucks go to kill great ones!
Yes we have great country for glassing. We like to be on vantage points when daylight is breaking. Have your walking shoes on though. When we spot a big buck way off in the breaks we have to go!
Yes we have a 36 square mile ranch we hunt in out area. This ranch is best in October where we see 1000 plus deer a night. They are feeding on alfalfa fields and bed up in the river breaks and timber ridges. We like to take 8 deer hunters a year in October. Dates are Oct 14-21, Oct 21-28. We hunt this ranch a little the end of November but the deer disperse and it is not quite as good as other country in our area.
End of November can be physical, but October you can set up blinds in the stack yards and wait for the deer.
They are done in October the same dates as the deer. We only have 2 tags a year for moose. They are more of a meat hunt but we can shoot a good trophy bull. We glass logging blocks and walk meadows for moose. The early morning is best. 40-45 inches is our goal but any bull is legal. We prefer if you drive up and take your meat home. If that is not possible we give the meat away to people who can use it.
Yes you can. Concentrate on the moose first then the deer.
We use hounds in the morning. The hounds strike from the pick-up truck. We try to find a track before we let go or hunt the areas bigger bears hang. That time of year bores walk the roads looking for sows so 60-70% of the time we strike bores. We then let the dogs go and use the logging roads to keep close. We wait to hear the dogs start baying up the bear on the ground and then move in for a shot. It is difficult but you get chances on big nocturnal bores this way. We shoot a lot of 7 foot plus black bear this way. If we tree them and they are big we will still take them but if they are smaller we let them go. In the evening we rest the hounds and do spot and stalk. We have great success both ways. Our guide area is arid so the hounds do help a lot since our visuals are not as high as some areas but we seem to have above average big bears. Hunt dates are flexible between May 10 to June 2nd. These are 6 day hunts but once again dates and lengths are negotiable.
They are done in December. Sometimes we can combine a lynx with an end of November mule deer. Hunt dates are December1-11, December 11-21, we take 2 predator (cougar, lynx, bobcat, wolf, coyote) and 1 lynx, bobcat, wolf hunter per hunt date. Our cougars average 155 pounds plus, lynx 20-26 pounds, bobcat 25-35 pounds. We focus on cats and wolf and coyote are incidental though we are fairly successful on them.