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    Outfitter recommendations

    We are four Finnish guys planning a Goat + Black Bear combo hunt for Fall 2020. I live in WA/US and the three other guys in Finland. Finding a reputable outfitter that supports the type of hunt we are looking for doesn't seem to be straightforward and thus wanted to ask for recommendations. Here's what we are looking for:

    • Mountain Goat as the main species. Opportunity to hunt Black Bear after Mountain Goat done.
    • Adventure hunt primarily. Back-country and the rugged places where Goats live are interesting. Good hair is second priority, however we don't want to do a winter hunt. Horn size is lowest priority.
    • Weapon: Rifle. I'm personally a passionate bow-hunter and might choose to stalk Black Bear with bow.
    • 2x1 client/guide ratio, i.e. we would need two guides. Would like to hunt from the same camp.
    • We have been inclining towards BC but would be open towards Alaska options as well. Draw units are not feasible except if odds are 100%.
    • Outfitter cost preferably around $10k ball bark (assuming 2x1 and Black Bear included).


    Based on preliminary research it seems that most outfitters are doing 1x1 hunts. We did find this outfitter that offers 2x1 Goat hunt (Black Bear + Wolf included) with $11k - which is in the upper end of our scale:

    Hunt Prices | Big Game Hunting Rates at Stone Mountain Safaris in BC Canada

    All recommendations/pointers are welcome - thanks in advance!!

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    Lonesome Dove Outfitters
    Dennis zadra. Awesome goat area, black bears right there as well. I have personally guided for him and would highly recommend him for what your looking for.
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    I went with Elk Valley Bighorn Outfitters. I highly recommend them. It would be an easy drive for you as they are just north of Cranbrook in southern BC. I have also heard good things about Lonesome Dove as well, but have no first hand experience. Good luck!

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    Stone Sheep | Big Game Hunting BC | Horseback Hunts at Stone Mountain Safaris in BC Canada is an outstanding place. I have not personally been, but a friend has guided for them for many years. May be just a bit over your price range, but 2-1 guide is 11k for 10 day hunt. I would give them a call to negotiate. With a group, you may be able to work something out. A dream hunt for most people.


    SORRY, just realized you already linked this place. Cant go wrong here !
    Kenny Hollingsworth
    ELK HUNTING IS HARD!

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    Babine Guides and Outfitters in BC checks off most of those items on your list. I've hunted with them a few times and have nothing but good to say about them.

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    Thank you for the great recommendations! I was able to have a chat with Stone Mountain Safaris - feels like a solid option. The other's didn't respond yet. I will keep you posted!

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    Others might be guiding. It is goat season after all.
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    Yes, it's understandable - considering the time of year.

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    I'll 2nd Babine Guides. Had two great hunts with them.

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    Babine Guides was full until 2021. They recommended to contact Clint Larson and Kispiox Valley Outfitters. Any experience from them?

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    Also try Robson Valley Guide Outfitters, pm and I can give you Danís phone number. Their website is BC Guided Hunts, Big Game Hunting for Bear, Moose and Goat - BC Hunting Robson Valley Outfitters great guys and a beautiful area.


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