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Canada Hunting Trip Day 3

Peter (Our guide and co-owner of Kap River Outfitter) got us up and we had breakfast and got dressed. He gave us the run down of how things were going to go as well as covered the local hunting laws. Some of the laws we had to adjust to were keeping our rifles in our rifle bag until we were placed at our hunting positions/blind/tree stand. We were also not allowed to have ammunition anywhere in or loaded in the rifles until placed. Which we understood for safety reasons but also concerned we may miss an opportunity, but the law is the law and we did not want to have any problems or accidents. So we left and started our day.

We followed Peter around to his bait sites in my truck. We got placed a couple times. On the last stop of the day, George and I were placed along the road. Peter told us to have one person look one way and the other person look the other way. A few times we both heard whimpering/crying from a wolf near by but was probably within 30-45 yards. We could not see it though through all the trees. After about two hours of waiting Peter called it a day. Nothing ever came out and no other signs were found while the trackers were trying to flush something out. It was actually a nice day weather wise. We had a high of 36 degrees. No wind or bad weather.

A wolf that a previous client let them keep. The story is the client shot it but didn’t care to keep it and did not realize how big it was tell he returned the next time. This wolf was on the stairs leading to the kitchen and living area for Peter and his wife. This was one of the first things you see when you first walk in. It kinda freaks you out at first because we thought it was a real dog at first tell we realized it was not moving once we were in the house.

Another wolf they had in the basement. The basement is where we stayed.

Other parts of the basement. This was the living room in the basement. Quite large for three people.

Canada Hunting Trip Day 1 and Day 2

My father in-law, his friend George and I went on a hunting trip to Onatrio, Canada. The town was called Kapuskasing in Ontario. It is a fairly good size town. We were going there to hunt wolves. The drive was 1200 miles from Kansas City.

The first day we drove to Two Harbor’s, Michigan. Most of the drive that day was really good. Tell we hit the Michigan border or at least the southern border. The roads were packed with ice and made it hard to drive safely on them. But we powered through. When we went to dinner I slipped on some ice and banged up my left arm pretty good. It was swollen and had a big gash on in. We were worried that it may bruise or get worse as the trip went on.

The second day of the trip was quite interesting. We were maybe three hours from the border and left my passport in suite case and that was in the bed of the truck. So, I pull up to the window which reminded me of a drive through window. The border agent gave me a little attitude.

Border Agent: “You didn’t know you were coming to Canada, Aye?!”

So we were off to a good start! We pulled around and parked and went inside. Took our paper work and started the process. We were told to sit down and we did. A number of people came in and left after us which started to concern us since we had been waiting for a little while. Finally, they finished our paper work, but some other lady border agent finished our paper work. She was not any more friendly than the first agent. This agent told us to bring two copies of our paper work next time. Of course as we were standing next to a copy machine! They told us to have a nice day… So we left. Never bothered to look at our rifles we brought or check for anything else in the car.

We drove for a few more hours tell we got to a decent size town. The border agent told us we could get our hunting licenses and tags at a place called Canada Tires. Which, to us was weird buying those things at a tire store. So that set us back about an hour to an hour an half.

Originally, we were planning on getting to get to the outfitter (Kap River Outfitter) between 6-7pm Canada time. We arrived about 8pm.

When we arrived we got have Sheppard’s pie. It was really good especially after the day we had.