John's Journal... Entry 225, Day 1
CANADA'S BEST DEER HUNTING
Enjoy Monster-Buck Hunting in Manitoba
Editor's Note: At the first of November 2003, I went to Manitoba, Canada, to hunt with John Nixon and Doug Grantham of Whitetail Outfitters, headquartered in Stonewall. On this my second trip to hunt with Whitetail Outfitters in the deserted Interlake area near Winnipeg, I had just as much fun as I did the first time. During my first trip a couple of years ago, I saw more monster bucks and met more people who had taken the biggest bucks of their lifetimes than I'd ever met before. I also saw some unbelievably big bucks on my return trip in November of 2003. I interviewed the sportsmen who had braved this wilderness area so far removed from civilization that in a week's time you wouldn't even see an airplane fly over.
If you've ever dreamed of hunting where few other hunters go, then you need to visit this region between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba. This wilderness area, which burned in 1989, has no human population but homes a big-deer population across its 1200-square miles. To hunt here, you'll have to commit to exciting rides on snowmobiles and 4-wheelers, walking through snow that's several feet deep and staying in hunter's cabins where you'll remain warm and dry and enjoy good food. You'll hear no road traffic, telephones, radios or any of the sounds of civilization. The still, quiet silence is so unusual that it's almost deafening. In this section of Canada, the temperatures in November will hover around 0 degrees or below with a wind chill factor often minus-20 or minus-30 degrees. Hunters go to their stands before daylight and usually don't come out of their stands until well after dark. These trophy-buck hunters often will pass-up bucks that most of us will eagerly take at home that will score from 90 to 110 or 120 points on Boone & Crockett. There's often opportunities to take big-bodied bucks scoring from 150 to 160 points B&C. Even a runty-looking deer in the Interlake region will weigh 200 pounds. Most of the bucks will weigh more than 250 pounds.
In November 2003, hunters took eight bucks that weighed 300-365 pounds in less than two weeks. These bucks were so big they'd scare you with such huge body masses. Their heads appeared to be jammed down into their shoulders, which made them look like giant toads. The hunters with Whitetail Outfitters met and hunted with some of the best guides who lived in this area and had hunted this wilderness region all their lives. These guides understood that the deer here wouldn't be spooked by hunters. Some hunters had the opportunity to take the same trophy buck two or three times. Here's what some hunters had to say about their hunts who just returned from their wilderness adventures in Manitoba's Interlake region.
Case Takes 5th Big Buck:
Case Hunts With Whitetail Outfitters:
For more information on hunting the buck of your lifetime under extreme conditions, contact Doug Grantham or John Nixon at Whitetail Outfitters, Box 70, Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada ROC 2Z0, phone toll-free (888) 398-3459, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the Web site www.whitetailoutfitters.ca.
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Day 1 - Enjoy Monster-Buck
Hunting in Manitoba