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Testimonials - Telkwa River Outfitters

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Aaron Bowes

Aaron Bowes

Spring 2020 - Smithers BC

I recently had the experience of having a spring bear hunt provided by Freedom Hunters which was graciously executed by the fine establishment of Telkwa River Outfitters. Right from the first moment when Jordan linked up with us and took us to the lodge where we met up with Rob, until the last morning where we packed up, we were treated with excellence. The atmosphere, the scenic beauty, the abundance of wildlife, the top notch home cooked meals with a few drinks and laughter were over the top. A big thanks to Rob, it was like hunting with family and life long friends and I will cherish all of the memories. I look forward to having an opportunity to come back and strongly recommend this outfit to anyone.

Jody Hartling

Jody Hartling

Spring 2020 - Smithers, BC

On the first day, we arrived in Smithers, BC and we were greeted by one of our guides, Jordan. Within a short drive up to the Telkwa River Outfitters lodge, we spotted our first bear and knew it was going to be an exciting hunt. Once we arrived at the lodge, Rob and Jordan made us feel welcome and at home. On the second day of the hunt, Rob and I had multiple encounters with black bears, grizzly bears, and mountain goats. That evening, Rob and I spotted a mature boar at 500 yards; we managed to stalk the bear to within 50 yards and make the shot. The bear was 7'1" with a 20" skull. The accommodation, hospitality, and meals provided to us were outstanding. The evenings were full of comedy, good food, and great company. Thank you, Rob and Jordan, for providing an amazing experience and supporting our military and veterans. I look forward to the next one!

Jeff Eno

Jeff Eno

Spring 2020 - Bear Camp

I just got home from a black bear hunt with the guys at Telkwa River Outfitters and it was unreal. The area is beautiful with snow capped mountains, old growth forests and roaring rivers. The area is teeming with wildlife as we routinely saw moose, grizzly bears and lynx. Now...the black bears. They are without a doubt the biggest I have ever seen and I hunt bears a lot. I was fortunate to take my biggest black bear to date: a huge boar that squared 7’5” with a beautiful white blaze on his chest. We turned down bears that would be shooters anywhere else. It was amazing. Rob and his crew are top notch. After only a few minutes you’ll realize you’re hunting with true professionals. Experienced and easy going, these guys make the entire hunt a real pleasure. Camp was great and I felt at home in the modern, comfortable cabins. Real spot and stalk, fair chase hunting at its best in beautiful surroundings, this is definitely the continent’s best black bear hunt. I can’t wait to come back. JE

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Winter 2020 - Smithers, BC

Big shout out to Robert Brown of Telkwa River Outfitters for an unforgettable hunt, with a great guide Darrin, deluxe accommodations and 5-star meals. Where I wasn’t able to connect on a wolf, I did have an opportunity but just like all hunting this time it just didn’t work out. I’ll be back next year for sure. If your looking for people who know what they’re  doing and have the location and tools to get it done you should give Telkwa River a call!!

Lee Krantz

Lee Krantz

Winter 2020 - Smithers BC

This was my second wolf hunt with Rob. Over 10 full days on stand in areas with obvious wolf sign kept me coming back every sit. On day 11 We stopped short and glassed like the other days. Only this day Rob was thinking we needed to change something up and it showed. After a short wait we headed to see what the camera showed only to cross a lot of fresh tracks which sent us back to the blind. Once in the blind we heard a pack howling. Rob got out of the blind and howled back. After that he explained how the whole game had changed based on the howling. About 1/2 hour later he got out to see if they were on either end of the lake and they started howling again right out in front. Rob answered with his howl and returned to be blind. Again enthused with placement of the pack and the vocalization. After a short wait Rob noticed a wolf on the opposite shore line and quickly had me prepare for a shot. His statement through the entire hunt was “don’t wait for me! If you get a shot take it..”. As I was getting into my gun Rob whispered 412 yards. After all this time on stand I was dialed in for 330 yards which most likely would have been a disaster. I quickly changed my turret and got settled in rock solid into the shooting bench built into the blind. I never imagined taking the Alpha male or such a unique color wolf. It was a hunt I will never forget and after all the time in the stand Rob forced the situation which allowed this to happen. What a hunt and what an experience. Thank you Rob!!!

Todd Claiborne

Todd Claiborne

Jan 2020 - Smithers, BC

Had a Great time again this year ! Thanks Rob and to the crew for making us feel at home. I was able to harvest the elusive Wolf and a Lynx while on this trip. I was very pleased with the accommodations and The cooks fine vittle’s. Lot’s of snow made it just like a winter wonderland and the Moose were everywhere! got some good videos of them trudging through the snow. I’ll definitely be back and now I’m looking at Bear in the spring looks like some great habitat for them as well.

George Kuntz

George Kuntz

Winter 2020 - Lynx Hunt

Wow! This was my second time hunting with Rob, I hunted for just wolf last year with insane cold weather in Alberta, this year I hunted in beautiful Smithers B.C.

Don't expect to loose weight here! I had a wonderful cook, beautiful/clean lodging, and absolutely excellent equipment some of the best I’ve seen actually. My guide Justin was as good as they get. I was lucky enough to take a beautiful lynx, so where will I be January 2021? That's right, back with Rob and the crew. No matter what species you want to hunt, my experience of this outfit and the team is that they will do everything within their power to help you have a unbelieveable hunt and overall experience. Do not hesitate if your thinking of a hunt with Telkwa River Outfitters. Rob and the knowledgeable team will take care of you. Pick up the phone and book your spot you won’t regret it!!

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