Welcome to the Yukon! I have been guiding here in the north over forty years. At the tender age of sixteen I began working for my grandfather, George Dalziel, one of the pioneer outfitters in Northern British Columbia. As with most young guides I started at the bottom of the pecking order, wrangling horses and learning from those with more experience. Many seasons were spent polishing my guiding skills in the Cassiar Mountains, looking after horses in the winter, running a trap line and becoming a proficient bush pilot. People were starting to wonder when I might grow up and get a “real job”…
Time marches on, but the horse trails we ride and the mountains we glass largely remain the same. Global warming, addiction to digital devices, negative media images of hunting, and political turmoil are new challenges we face every day. After 32 seasons in my remote outfitting concession I greatly appreciate the peaceful calm of intact wilderness! The classic horseback experience we offer has become a rarity in our “argo centric” hunting culture.
We played host to a diverse group from the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Russia, Argentina, Germany and Australia. They were fortunate to take thirty-six animals, including 10 dall sheep, 11 caribou, 12 moose, 2 grizzlies and a black bear.