Dear Doug & Roxann,
Thank you so much for helping us have the honeymoon of a Lifetime! Our hunts were amazing, the fishing was great, the lodge and scenery were beautiful and the hunters here were a blast to get to know! We had fun from day one! We are already thinking about coming back in a couple of years for round two! We are also planning on having you cook for us, from what we hear, your meals were spectacular! We will definitely be telling everyone about Moose Horn Lodge and all of the memories we have made here!
Thanks so much for everything and we hope to see you again soon!
Levi & Melissa Pitford
Doug and Roxann
Thank you so much for an incredible week. I have hunted Whitetails all over the US, but I now learned that hunting Black Bear is nothing alike. Thank you for your knowledge and your seemingly tireless support. Weather baiting a site or cooking the most incredible dinners you guys were always there to help.Between this and the cabins I can't think of any better way to spend a week. Thanks again, and by the way, That was the MOST incredible blueberry pie I have ever had. When I tell folks about the hunt, I talk about all the bear I saw but then I give every intimate detail about that bluberry pie. Hope to see you again next year and God Bless
I thank you for the great hunts. I have hunted bear at Moosehorn Lodge with Roxann and Doug three times and each time was great. If anyone is interested in hunting black bear, then I would recommend that you hunt with Roxann and doug. Each time I hunted I saw a good black bear. The accommodations are great and do not skip eating dinner with Roxann, it is always great. As you see I feel I got a good deal from Roxann and Doug and I highly recommend this hunt to everyone.
Last year was my first adventure in hunting black bear. I joined a friend who had previously been to the Moose Horn Lodge and we drove to Chapleau, Canada. Once we arrived, we were guided to our hunting locations and set up our blinds for the hunt. Each day we departed by 2:00 p.m. from the lodge to hunt our location until dark shortly after 9:00 p.m., and then walked the trial back to the main road to be picked up. Each day I sat patiently at the bait sight waiting to encounter a black bear. Everyone else was having success in seeing and harvesting a black bear and I listened to their stories and sought their wisdom. I learned that that you have to remain still and that you will not hear the black bear as they approach, they just show up. If they get spooked they will probably return.
Each day, I sat quietly in my blind 14 yards from the bait sight hoping to harvest a black bear with my bow and arrow. Nothing seemed to be working. The bear were not coming to my bait site. Doug continued adding bait each day and I was encouraged to hang in there. On the last day of the hunt, I sat quietly. As the hours passed by, I began to doubt that I was going to see a bear. With 10 minutes left of hunting light, I gave up. I removed my release, put the arrow in the quiver, and placed my bow in the soft sided case. I began to zip the case close and looked up and saw a large boar (male bear) 25 yards from me. With my heart pounding, I hurriedly got the archery equipment back out of the case. By the time I was ready; the bear had approached to 14 yards and was standing next to the bait site, facing my direction, cautiously sniffing the air. I waited for the bear to turn towards the bait and was going to draw once it stopped at the bait. He turned and passed behind the bait, quickly disappearing into the woods. The last five minutes of my hunt I waited for him to return. My hunting buddy arrived and signaled for me. I gathered my belongings and departed. I learned that you need to have confidence in your hunting location and never give up hunting until it is time to leave.
I returned this year with excitement. On the way to the lodge, we spotted several bears. Doug guided us to our hunting locations and we set up our blinds. The bait sites had already been hit at each of our hunting locations. On the third day, I experienced a close encounter of the furry kind. A large boar (male bear) approached my blind from behind to check me out. When I began moving slightly he quickly ran away and returned immediately back to the bait sight that was 14 yards away. As he stood sideways at the bait, I drew back and placed the arrow behind his front leg for a double-lung shot. He ran twenty yards and dropped. There laid my first black bear; a seven foot - 300 pound bruin. What a trophy.
Thank you Doug and Roxann for hosting a memorable hunting experience. I would greatly recommend this hunt to anyone interested in a black bear hunt. The accommodations and meals are excellent.
In Christ's Service
Keith Mack - Fort Worth, Texas
"Very warm & friendly welcoming. The accommodations had everything needed for preparing your own meals. Doug had worked very hard in baiting the bears in which I had seen plenty on the bait stands which in turn made my hunt successful. I hope to return to Moose Horn Lodge next year for hunting bear.
Thanks Doug & Roxann for the great time.
Roxann & Doug
I have been a guide and outfitter---and have been in many hunting camps over the years---and I have never seen any outfitter treat hunters with more respect and with such genuine care for the success of the hunt. The bait stands were freshened every day, and the dinners at night were superb. My hunt at Moosehunt Lodge was the fulfillment of a dream that I have had for many years---to take a mature bear with my bow. A hearty thanks to you and Doug for your hospitality and very hard work that made this the best hunt of my life!
Dear Doug & Roxann
Just writing to let you know how much my son and I enjoyed our Bear Hunt. It was his first time to Canada, and first bear hunt so I was really glad that he got a bear the second day of our hunt. Since I had already gotten my bear the first day, it made for a memorable experience for both of us. Your accomodations are top notch and being able to fish after getting our bears finished out a great week for both of us. Also, the nightly food Roxann prepared was tasty and plentiful. Thanks again for a great hunt and lasting memories. If any future possible clients have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime, and I will respond promptly.
Doug & Greg Ferrell
My name is Bruce Goldammer and I stopped into your office last week to find out about your bear packages and moose. Thank you for your enthusiastic professionalism. I was one of 2 guys that were hunting with another local outfitter. You were nice enough to give me some good bear hunting knowledge regarding when we should be in the stand. I followed your advice and the last night we got a nice boar that weighed around 225 lbs. The next time I want to hunt bear you will be the outfitter I contact. Maybe even moose! I was completely impressed with your knowledge, friendliness, facilities and tremendous success with your hunters which is evident by your repeat customers.
Thanks again for taking the time to talk to me and it looks like you have a beautiful place to hunt and enjoy the Canadian wilderness. I will be keeping your information for future use and will pass it on to my hunting buddies. Have a great Fall moose hunt and I hope to see you in the future!
Roxann and Doug,
This was the first bear hunt my son Jeremy and I had been on, and we wanted to use bow and arrow. We had to trust that you would provide us with good accomodations and a great place to hunt bears. You delivered in Spades, my son seen 4-6 different bears at his bait site. I did not see any bears in 4 days ( bears were hitting the bait at night)and Doug moved me to a different site. On the fifth night of our hunt we both were fortunate to kill very nice bears. You are very knowledgeable of the bears and gave us very good instructions to have a successful hunt. I have been telling all my hunting buddies about your Lodge and we will be seeing you again to hunt bear. Please feel free to use me for a reference. Thank you for an awesome hunt, a wonderful place to stay, and lasting memories!
Dana & Jeremy Mellgren
PS-the bear meat is delicious, we slow cooked the roasts and stew meat.
We had a great time at the hunt last week. 2 of the 4 of us took bears. However John only saw one 5 minutes into the 1st hunt and that was it. And my dad hit one on the 2nd day but we couldn't recover it. At least everyone did see an animal. The cottage was all we needed and then some. I have to say Doug is much better at baiting and much more knowledgeable about bears than previous lodges we have been to. I've attached some of my favorite pictures. Thanks for putting on a good hunt.
We had a great time. It would have been nice if everyone had a shot at a bear, but 4/6 ain't bad. That's the way hunting goes. At least, we were 4/4 on shooting with no wounds. I had given everyone the exact same pictures you gave us several weeks before leaving. I had been stressing for months to wait for the right shot. Two of the guys watched their bears for 30 min before shooting. I did not want us to wound any bears. The accommodations worked out great for us. I found that I am not a very good fisherman. The scenery was beautiful. It is no fun being back at home working 80hrs a week again. All the guys had positive comments. We will certainly give a positive recommendation. I have already had two of my friends ask me if I am going back because they want to go next time. Please tell Doug thanks for all of his hard work. Again, thanks for a great week.
Doug & Roxann,
I just want to thank you for all your hard work and efforts at Moose Horn. The hunting and fishing was superb in both quantity and quality. Even though we didn't get a chance to sit by the fire as much as I would like, I still enjoyed the conversations we had.
Thanks for helping me fulfill two of my dreams (harvesting a Bear and landing a Northern Pike).
My stay will never be forgotten and I hope to visit you again.
I talked to my day about "Harvey" and he believes his last name was McCloud??? He hunted and fished Tunnel Lake among others in the area back in the late 1960's into the 1970's. Please let me know if this is the same Harvey.
Doug & Roxann
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful 1st time black bear hunting experience. Your country is beautiful and I look forward to visiting again soon.
Enclosed is a copy of the video for you of the big bear I was fortunate to have come in on my last night. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to bring him home but I can't wait to come back for another try.
The bear comes in on the video at about 4 minutes and my accidental punching of my release trigger takes place at around the 20 minute mark. People I have shown the video to can't believe how big he actually was.
Again, thanks for the memories,