2004 Hunting/Sportfishing Report and 2007
Sport Show Schedule
2004 was another successful year for Expeditions
We started our season with our bear hunts. It
was questionable if we would have a hunt on the
second week of June due to a lot of snow still
on the ground. I was pulling bait barrels out
of the snow the first week of June. Needless to
say flies were not an issue. Our fears were soon
laid to rest when our first baits were hit immediately.
As a matter of fact we were driving black bear
from the barrels on our second go around. Again
this year we maintained our 100% success rate.
Our first 2 hunters saw a total of 25 bears and
each hunter harvested a lack bear. The next 2
hunters, a father and son team, both took Pope
and Young black bears on their second night.
The fishing season was productive in spite of
unusually high waters. Record high snowfalls during
the winter created a huge run-off that lasted
until late July. High waters seemed to create
conditions that saw more large brook trout being
As always, late August to the end of the season
was a phenomenal time for lake trout and Northern
Pike. Guests wore themselves out catching and
Even though migrations were slow for most of the
season, our caribou hunt was very successful.
We had occasions when extra flights were required
to get to caribou on the Remote Hunt but has we
promise, we flew hunters to where the migrations
were. Schefferville was good throughout the season
with some weeks better than others. Our first
hunt was the worst. Three guests went home without
caribou. They left on Friday morning at 9 o'clock.
Before noon on the same day the 8 new guests had
11 animals on the ground and tagged out the next
day. With caribou hunting you never know. One
day there is nothing the next there can be thousands.
Our Winter Hunt was great. We had to travel a
bit further than usual but the results were exceptional.
100% kill !!!!!!! The timing of the hunt, when
migrations first arrive, and the willingness of
hunters to wait for the best time to come in contributes
in a large way to our success. Of course the fact
that we do not bring in a pile of hunters (a maximum
of 8 per trip) helps as well.
With the strength of the Canadian dollar and
the weakening of the US dollar, exchange rates
made for an anxious 2004. Consequently some adjustments
have been made to remain competitive. Ruby and
I appreciate your business over the past year
and we look forward to seeing you again in the
If you are visiting any of the following shows
please drop by our booth and discuss any hunting
and fishing plans you may have.
2007 Sport Show Schedule
03 - 11
Cervantes Convention Center
Good hunting and fishing for 2007
Wayne and Ruby Watkins
HERE FOR 2003 HUNTING/FISHING REPORT
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