This past September I had the opportunity to introduce a fellow co worker to a couple of my passions; Back country hiking and bow hunting for Elk. We decided to roll both into one and set off on an adventure into the mountains of SW Alberta in hopes to find a mature animal that would provide us and our families with some of the most organic and ethical meat possible. We chose to head into a “foot access” only part of the province and wound up hiking more than 30km over the next five days, the worst part being the 6km pack in and out from camp with roughly 60-70 lbs of gear each. We had an amazing time with many animal encounters including Black bears, Elk, Mule Deer and of course Grizzly bears. In the end, our hunt was unsuccessful as we didn’t manage to bring an animal home but we couldn’t have been happier with the trip, we learned about ourselves, each other, and for a few brief days we were able to experience nature and mingle with wildlife in a way few people get to, we are so fortunate to live in a country like Canada!
Blake R – Gemini Corporation