Perhaps your plans include some hunting this fall? Well, the season is fast approaching! Luckily, there are plenty of outfitters in the RCM of Vallée-de-l’Or and their services can make a big difference in your hunting experience. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a novice, here are five good reasons to hire an outfitter.
A Guide Makes Life Easier
As far as I can tell, of all the benefits an outfitter provides, a hunting guide is top of the list. A guide really makes life a lot easier.
Outfitting guides know the terrain like the back of my hand. They are readily able to get you to the hunting grounds, either by vehicle or boat. Guides are skilled at adapting their service style and approach to each and every hunter, veteran and newbie alike. A staff member at Fournisseurs du Nord, an outfitter specialized in bear-hunting, talked to me about hunters’ various different intentions and goals as they head out. Some want to head home with a hunting trophy, others with the first bear they see. Guides can help them to reach their objective, whatever that may be.
High Success Rate
Another great part about an outfitter is that everything is geared to maximize your chances of success. No one wants to come home empty-handed! Luckily, outfitters are based in areas that are ideal for hunting.
The hunting areas are usually baited. Fournisseurs du Nord does this with bears and so their success rate is 100%. What more could you ask for in a hunting trip?
Accommodation and Meals Included
It is customary for outfitters’ hunting packages to include room and board. Two things to take off your to-do list! Clean, comfortable chalets are easy to find through outfitters in the area. There is something for everyone, from rustic cabins to fully-equipped chalets. If you’re more of a camping type, a number of outfitters also offer campgrounds. And with meals included it’s stress-free! Makes for a much more pleasant hunting trip.
a Cabin at the Matchi-Manitou outfitter
Meeting Kindred Spirits
During hunting season, many of the outfitters are full. It’s an ideal opportunity to meet other hunters who are also enjoying the benefits of dealing with an outfitter. You may even learn some tricks of the trade or be drawn to share a few of your own hunting tips.
It is also a great way to celebrate your success with others. Many outfitters, like Fournisseurs du Nord, celebrate hunters who got their animal. Your hunting trip could very well end on a high note, in a festive atmosphere.
With an outfitter, you’re always sure that someone is tracking the comings and goings of each and every hunter. At the Matchi-Manitou outfitter, there’s a staff member assigned to making sure that everyone has come back safely from their day hunting.
Outfitters’ hunting areas are protected. No squabbles, no other hunters on your turf (aside from other clients with the same outfitter). You can hunt with complete peace of mind.
Top view of the Fournisseurs du Nord outfitter