Recent Announcements

Sealed the deal on a Shiras Moose

posted Apr 21, 2013, 6:13 PM by Holly Bilton   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 9:37 AM ]

Congratulations to Pat on a successful archery hunt for his Shiras Moose.  Pat has successfully completed his Grand Slam and has achieved his North American 29!
"It took us about 6 stalks to finally harvest my archery moose but after a 45 minute calling battle with the bull I finally sealed the deal." Pat said.  What a great animal to have "sealed the deal" on!
Congratulations on your many successes!  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sam's Moose

posted Oct 29, 2012, 4:47 PM by Holly Bilton

Congratulations to Sam!
Sam is one of our youngest hunters.  Recently, he was successful in a crossbow hunt for a fabulous moose! 
Well done Sam. 
We look forward to having you at Wildhorse River again soon and wish you continued success in future hunts.

September 2010 Moose & Elk Hunt AVAILABLE!

posted Sep 2, 2010, 9:10 AM by Holly Bilton

A hunt just opened up for Moose and/or Elk starting as early as September 10th!  If you are interested in a hunt during the month of September, call Jim Schmidt at (403) 786-0060.  He will get back to you as soon as possible with open dates and options that would work for you.
Good Hunting!

Game Spotting for the 2010 Season!

posted Jul 31, 2010, 9:59 PM by Holly Bilton   [ updated Jul 31, 2010, 10:09 PM ]

Game spotting has started for the 2010 fall season.  Already keeping a keen eye open throughout the area, our guides are preparing for many successful stories throughout the season.

We look forward to the upcoming posts showcasing your adventures at Wildhorse River with Pilgrims Bighorn Outfitting

Southern Guides Association Update

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by Holly Bilton   [ updated Aug 15, 2010, 10:51 AM ]

British Columbia's Southern Guides Association is composed of members operating in the notably abundant and productive Kootenay area. This region is renowned for its high concentration and variety of big game species. Game in this region is plentiful and includes elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, Shiras moose, and cougar.

The majestic elk is the most common game species in the region and the local guide outfitters take great pride in their ability to provide trophy quality hunts with high success rates. Mountain goat hunting is also very popular and some populations are found in record concentrations.

Both grizzly and bighorn sheep are on tightly controlled quotas which ensure high success rates and superb trophies. There are Boone and Crockett rams taken every year by outfitters in this region. Mule and whitetail deer are hunted exclusively by many guiding operations in the area; and incidentally on elk hunts by almost everyone. Deer populations are stable and increasing and certain outfitters produce splendid trophy bucks.

Safari Club International recognizes the moose in the East Kootenay as Shiras and a number of these hunts are available annually. Black bear are hunted in the spring as a primary species and in the fall on mixed-bag hunts. The Kootenay area has a two bear limit with several colour variations occurring. Many of the guide outfitters in this region are expanding their business services to include other segments of wilderness adventure tourism; with fishing trips, pack trips and cross country ski excursions available.

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