Last spring, I traveled to northern Alberta to hunt black bears with W&L Guide Services. If you read my article, you know that I didn’t kill a bear, but the experience was unforgettable. Well, as you read this, I’m back at W&L to see if I can find “Him”—a big, mature bruin that High Level is known for.
I just spoke with our outfitter, Wally Mack, and he said that spring has NOT arrived up north. There is 2 to 3 feet of snow in the bush and he had to bring a bulldozer in to clear the road to camp. More snow is expected tonight with a temp of -17C. The guides are out trying to get into the bait sites. The good news is that a warm-up is forecasted for later this week and next week. A few days of 50-degree temperatures and the snow will go quickly, leaving a very muddy camp.
That’s the e-mail I received from Mossberg’s Linda Powell, one of the hosts of the trip. It looks like the makings of another adventure. I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, check out this interview with Wally from last spring. Blizzards and bulldozers aside, the W&L folks will help us make the most of our time in “the bush.”
Editor’s note: If you’re unable to view the video, click here.