Venku | 6-Day Fair Weather Bison Hunt

6-Day Fair Weather Bison Hunt

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0, OTHER

Accommodates
1 to 4
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

THE EXPERIENCE

For most hunters, woodland bison is the pinnacle trophy. These majestic creatures are so large, you will surely be stunned when you see them up close. These are native, free ranging woodland bison in their natural habitat. Fortunately, they are not a pure wood bison – which means you are allowed to export your cape and horns to the United States.


The bull may weight up to 3000 lbs. and a cow 1500 lbs. Studies have shown that many of the bulls in this area are ancient, and trophy potential is very high. There is also the satisfaction of having hunted a rare and awesome trophy – a true free ranging woodland bison. The very elusive timber wolf inhabits the same area as the woodland bison and can be hunted with reasonable success at any time during the hunt.


Most of the hunting will be done on snowmobiles and quads, and it’s common to travel up to 80 km (50 miles) in a day in snow 1-3 feet deep. Your days will be filled with excitement tracking down the legendary woodland bison. The hunt can be long and difficult, but for the avid trophy hunter it is the thrill of a lifetime.


Our fair-weather season includes the month of October and the last two weeks of May.


The 6-day hunt is Monday through Saturday.

Check-in 4:00 pm Sunday and check-out at 12:00 noon the following Sunday.


ALL PRICING IS IN US FUNDS BASED ON TWO PERSONS IN A PARTY

Non Hunters are welcome at a daily charge found below.

If you would like to turn your hunt into a 1-1, please see that additional charge below.


KILL RATIO: 65%

FRESH SIGN: 100%


MORNING

We’re up early and it will be a long day with lots of travel and sometimes extensive walking if we’re tracking.

We’ll stop to eat a bag lunch, drinks and snacks. You may be travelling through 3 feet of water or 2 feet of mud and winching your way out when stuck.

EVENING

When we return from the hunt, you can wash up and relax while your home-cooked meal is prepared. It’s a great opportunity to share your hunting stories or talk about the day.

What's Included

All Accommodations

Expert Guides

Lodging & Meals

Full Shower Facility

Firepits with seating

TV / Internet

Kitchen

Your Host

Call Us

Hi! We're your hosts, Kevin and Patti! Long before we became owners, we were adventurers just like you. We started our outfitter in 2000 to share our love of outdoors. We began with waterfowl and have grown our trip offerings to include moose, bison, wolf and coyote. After that growth, a tempting opportunity presented itself. That opportunity was purchasing a lake lodge in the beautiful Northwest Territories. This remote fly-in lodge is the newest jewel in our crown – and it has already brought anglers from all over to enjoy the best fishing anywhere.

McLennan, Alberta, Canada

Member since August 2020

Call Us

Hi! We're your hosts, Kevin and Patti! Long before we became owners, we were adventurers just like you. We started our outfitter in 2000 to share our love of outdoors. We began with waterfowl and have grown our trip offerings to include moose, bison, wolf and coyote. After that growth, a tempting opportunity presented itself. That opportunity was purchasing a lake lodge in the beautiful Northwest Territories. This remote fly-in lodge is the newest jewel in our crown – and it has already brought anglers from all over to enjoy the best fishing anywhere.

McLennan, AB T0H 2L0, OTHER

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Trip is run by local, vetted guides

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Rules & Guidelines

DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION

Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking. In case of cancellation, please contact me and we can work out the details.


ACCOMMODATIONS

You will normally be housed in a cabin, wall tent or hard wall trailer – it is dependent on weather and the hunting area chosen by your guide. Amenities will vary by location.


WHAT TO BRING

Your clothing and gear are extremely important on this hunt, more so than any other expedition. Your equipment will “make or break” this trip. The wrong clothing can jeopardize both your trip and your life!

Northern Outfitters (http://www.northernoutfitters.com/) is highly experienced in outfitting winter hunters with proper clothing and gear if you need to purchase gear before you come.


THE FOLLOWING LIST IS MANDATORY:

  • DOWN PARKA WITH FUR TRIMMED HOOD
  • DOWN WIND PANTS
  • WARM MITTENS, LARGE ENOUGH FOR INNER GLOVES
  • HEAVY WOOLEN SHOOTING GLOVES
  • FACE MASK AND TINTED SNOWMOBILE GOGGLES (TO AVOID FROSTBITE AND SNOW BLINDNESS)
  • FUR HAT WITH FLAPS THAT TIE DOWN AROUND EARS AND BACK OF NECK.
  • BOOTS DESIGNED FOR EXTREME COLD WITH INSULATED LINERS LIKE THOSE BY CABELAS, TIMBERLINE OR NORTHERN OUTFITTERS.
  • EXTRA BOOT LINERS!
  • HEAVY SWEATER OR SKI-JACKET FOR AROUND CAMP
  • CAMP BOOTS, EASY TO PUT ON AND PULL OFF, FOR AROUND CAMP
  • PURE WOOL OR WOOL/POLYPROPYLENE LONG-HANDLE UNDERWEAR
  • 4 OR 5 PAIRS HEAVY WOOL SOCKS, 4-5 PAIRS THINNER WOOL SOCKS
  • PAIR HEAVY WOOL PANTS AND 2 HEAVY WOOL SHIRTS
  • LONG UNDERWEAR FOR SLEEPING

Check In:

09:00 PM

Check Out:

05:00 AM

DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION

Please note, there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking. In case of cancellation, please contact me and we can work out the details.


ACCOMMODATIONS

You will normally be housed in a cabin, wall tent or hard wall trailer – it is dependent on weather and the hunting area chosen by your guide. Amenities will vary by location.


WHAT TO BRING

Your clothing and gear are extremely important on this hunt, more so than any other expedition. Your equipment will “make or break” this trip. The wrong clothing can jeopardize both your trip and your life!

Northern Outfitters (http://www.northernoutfitters.com/) is highly experienced in outfitting winter hunters with proper clothing and gear if you need to purchase gear before you come.


THE FOLLOWING LIST IS MANDATORY:

  • DOWN PARKA WITH FUR TRIMMED HOOD
  • DOWN WIND PANTS
  • WARM MITTENS, LARGE ENOUGH FOR INNER GLOVES
  • HEAVY WOOLEN SHOOTING GLOVES
  • FACE MASK AND TINTED SNOWMOBILE GOGGLES (TO AVOID FROSTBITE AND SNOW BLINDNESS)
  • FUR HAT WITH FLAPS THAT TIE DOWN AROUND EARS AND BACK OF NECK.
  • BOOTS DESIGNED FOR EXTREME COLD WITH INSULATED LINERS LIKE THOSE BY CABELAS, TIMBERLINE OR NORTHERN OUTFITTERS.
  • EXTRA BOOT LINERS!
  • HEAVY SWEATER OR SKI-JACKET FOR AROUND CAMP
  • CAMP BOOTS, EASY TO PUT ON AND PULL OFF, FOR AROUND CAMP
  • PURE WOOL OR WOOL/POLYPROPYLENE LONG-HANDLE UNDERWEAR
  • 4 OR 5 PAIRS HEAVY WOOL SOCKS, 4-5 PAIRS THINNER WOOL SOCKS
  • PAIR HEAVY WOOL PANTS AND 2 HEAVY WOOL SHIRTS
  • LONG UNDERWEAR FOR SLEEPING

Check In:

09:00 PM

Check Out:

05:00 AM

Additional Costs

  • Make it a 1-1 Hunt

    $1,732.50

    Per Person

  • Non Hunting Guest

    $346.50

    Per Person

Non-refundable Deposit

Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.

What to Bring

  • Personal Gear (Camera, Meds, Glasses, Toiletries)
  • Minimum 375 Calibre Firearm/Gun Cleaning Supplies
  • Ammunition
  • Sharp Knife / Sharpening Steel
  • High Quality Binoculars
  • Gun case for the Sled
  • Bow Hunters - Min 70lb Pull
  • Fixed Broadhead Heavyweight Arrows

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