North America big game hunting by Pat Garrett of Garrett Bros Outfitting. In 2011 Pat finished the super slam of North America successfully harvesting all 29 animals in north America at the time making him the youngest person in the world to ever do so. With the extensive knowledge of the hunting camps and logistics Pat teamed up with all the outfitters he hunted with and began the consulting side of the business in 2014, specializing in north America for all animals especially the mountain sheep goat’s caribou and moose.
Having lived in Alberta my whole life and harvested many rams in know what it takes to be successful on a bighorn sheep hunt. Defiantly the hardest of the 4 north American rams to harvest as they live in remote areas and in the most unlikely spots as they do not like to be bothered, they have eyes like an eagle and a sixth sense like no other animal alive.
Your hunt will begin by riding horses into certain areas here in Alberta which usually takes a day or two of your hunt and once you have arrived at your base camp you will relax and get settled in for the day, for the next 14 days you will ride horses to strategic glassing areas where usually many hours are spent in one spot locating mature rams. The use of the best binoculars and spotting scopes in the business are a must, Hunting bighorn sheep takes extreme patience and determination.
Being in great physical shape is a must if you’re in search of these rams as practically every day you will be hiking also, these are typically back pack hunts once the rams are spotted, A good old heavy ram can be considered the pinnacle of sheep hunting by many.
Mexico and desert sheep go hand in hand, Sonora has been a great place for us to operate in for the last 7 years as many clients have achieved there grand slams with a desert sheep with us, usually in the past the deserts sheep was always the last of the 4 rams that we would all harvest but with the rising cost of the Stone Sheep and Bighorn the Desert Sheep is actually the second ram people harvest for there grand slam of sheep as our tags are guaranteed and there is a very good abundance of rams in Sonora now. This is a very enjoyable hunt coming back to the ranch house to a home cooked meal and soft bed every night after glassing and stalking these majestic rams, Rams can be harvested in the 160-175-inch range on these hunts and are a guaranteed opportunity to see rams.
First, we will get to base camp by vehicle and usually access the areas by cut roads through the cactus then the final stalk will be by foot. It is a great hunt to get out of the cold winters and head to Mexico is search of a big old ram. We accompany all our hunters on these hunts so there is never any problems or confusion, I speak Spanish, so communication isn’t a problem either, make sure to call me as I only work with the best outfitters in Sonora and I have a great reputation on these hunts and in Sonora.
The Northwest Territories and Yukon is where we offer most of our Dall sheep hunts. The hunts begin on July 15. Helicopter and super cub hunts are offered, once the chopper or airplane has positioned you in your areas you will set up a small tent camp and from there backpack up the mountains. These northern areas are so big that you simply cannot hunt all the areas, so rams are able to achieve old ages and grow big horns, an 8-year-old ram or full curl is usually a rule, but a huge old heavy broomed off ram is taken off the mountain also.
The Dall sheep are an easy animal to spot as they are pure white but being in good physical shape for stalking and hiking is a must also on these sheep hunt, you also will be able to combo up your sheep hunts with mountain caribou tags wolf and moose if wanted. The Dall sheep is the cheapest of the 4 rams and usually the first ram to be hunted for the grand slam of sheep, we have been super successful with all our clients for years on these hunts so give us a call as we only work with the best outfitters in the business on these hunts.
Stone sheep live in British Columbia, all stone sheep hunts are deep in the Mountains of British Columbia, so the use of horses is a must, British Columbia is the only province in the world to hunt a stone sheep so the pressure on these rams is high and that’s why booking with the proper outfitter and area is a must. We have teamed up with 4 of the very best outfitters in British Columbia and are extremely happy with the success on our hunts. You will only be able to harvest a full curl ram, or an 8-year-old ram.
Hunting begins in August and runs through September and sometimes first week of October but by then the weather can play a huge factor in the hunt, but this is when the pre-rut begins, and rams show up that have never been seen before.
Sometimes we move camp numerous times on these hunts to find the biggest oldest rams we can find, in 14 days your will see a lot of country and have a hunt of a lifetime for what I consider the most gorgeous ram of all 4. The dark blue color or salt and pepper rams just catch your eye and are the most majestic ram in my opinion, these tags are super limited and not easy to come by , usually sold out years in advance so if stone sheep is a ram you want to pursue contact us and we will get your set up right away for a hunt of a lifetime.
The rocky mountain Billy goat that makes its home in British Columbia is one of the most beautiful animals you can ever have the pleasure of pursuing, they live high up in the alpine on top of cliffs and in deep bowls, there pure white coat makes them an easier to locate but that doesn’t mean they are easy to hunt. The Billie’s are smart and have eyes like an eagle so being in great shape to climb up the mountain after them is a must.
Mountain goat hunts start in august and September and will be for 10 days and can be combined with a variety of animals on the trip, specifically moose or caribou or elk. And of course, always wolf. Horses will be the main means of transportation to get deep into the backcountry, then we will backpack up for the final stalk. Harvesting a true mountain Billy is ranked as one of the most rewarding adventures the mountains have to offer.
The antelope or pronghorn are found in Alberta and all through the united states, running in huge herds the antelope is a very inexpensive hunt and can be combined with a big group or family to enjoy, basically a 2-3 day hunt is all you will need to harvest a good antelope, Arizona or new Mexico or Alberta is a great spot to hunt these animals, If your looking for a good antelope hunt look no further as we will hook you up with some of the best in the business for antelope.
We hold some of the most sought after whitetail deer hunting tags in all of the province, 1/2 hour south of the famous bow zone in Edmonton. You will be hunting whitetails in November when the deer rut is in full swing. This area holds a huge amount of whitetail deer giving you a great chance at a buck 150 or bigger.
Our whitetail deer hunts are done out of tree stands in agriculture fields bordering bush, ground blinds, pushing bush, or stalking. We have a limited number of tags so the guiding will be done by us personally. You will get a close and personal hunt when you book your Alberta whitetail deer hunting trip with us. We do year round scouting and track whitetail deer activity with trail cams. This has allowed us to put our hunters on some nice Boone and Crockett bucks.
Our outfitters for Southern Alberta mule deer hunts are among the best in the business, harvesting big old mature mule bucks is nothing like any other deer hunting, these are the biggest of the 5 species of deer and can weigh up to 250 pounds, and score in the 180-200-inch Boone and crocket range.
Glassing river bottoms and fields is the best method to hunting mule deer, having big wide long tines, drop tines and non-typical racks makes for a hunt and adventure for any hunter.
Once you book you first mule deer hunt with us usually you will reserve your spot for year after year. Alberta mule deer hunts are half the price of a Sonora hunt but are also hunted in November when the rut is in full swing.
Coues deer are found in a variety of states but specially in Mexico, they are considered by many to be the ghosts of the desert as in an instance they can just vanish in the cactus and choy bush. They are the smallest of the 5 species of deer and are challenging animals to harvest. The best time to hunt the Coues deer is in January when the rut is on. So, it’s a perfect way to escape the winter and head to Mexico in search of the elusive Coues deer.
The use of 4x4 vehicles with high racks is a great method to use in Mexico as you can get high enough above the bush to see the deer. High hills are also a great way to hunt the Coues and locate them, many hours of sitting and glassing for them on these trips. On these 5-day hunts Usually we stay in ranch houses or tents on these hunts and can be combined with mule deer or desert sheep.
Northwest British Columbia and the Yukon Territory
Our mountain caribou hunts are in British Columbia NWT and Yukon, on these 10-day hunts Usually the mountain caribou is combo up with a sheep, mountain goat, elk, or moose hunt on trophy fee but can be hunted as a single animal also.
The heavy horned big bodied animals usually are in herds with a couple bulls and are the pinnacle of caribou, heavy mass and long tines are an embracing sight. The dark chocolate coats with long mains make for a unreal shoulder mount also, in NWT the use of helicopter to access certain areas are the means of transportation and in BC YUKON the use of horses will be used, Not many people will ever walk away from a big old mountain caribou bull once they see them, so make sure we put a tag in your pocket on this hunt.
The North American elk is the most popular animal and get the most attention of the specie for sure, they are in a ton of states, British Columbia and Alberta, these are guarantee tags no drawing is necessary. The elk are always in the backcountry, so the use of horses and outfitting tents are necessary on this hunt. This hunt is great for archery hunters who love the up and close in your face hunt, the bulls are located by bugling the called to within range by cow calls, a good bull for our areas is 300-350 range which is a good 5x5 or 6x6. You will hunt the elk in September-November on these hunts.
California is the only place the Tule Elk live making that a unique and pricey trophy. Tags for this certain specie of elk are extremely hard to obtain and we are super happy to be working with one of the best outfitters there is for Tule Elk. We have installed many watering systems and have a great hunt able population of elk, so everyone gets an opportunity on this hunt.
The Tule elk is considered by Boone and Crocket as the smallest scoring specie of elk so a minimum of 270 points is book, we try to maintain this level and well above it for the past 5 years. The elk are rutting heavy in late July into august and is the best time to hunt the bulls, the hunts are all on private land so everyday will consist of a full day of bugling bulls and excitement, the tags are extremely limited so call us for more information and availability on this hunt.
Roosevelt elk are the largest of the specie of elk and are found in British Columbia and Oregon, Our hunts in Oregon are a fraction of the cost of the British Columbia hunts and are just as good just not as big of bulls in Oregon, We have had very good success in Oregon with our hunters for Roosevelt elk and work with two of the very best outfitters Oregon has to offer.
Hunting for these bulls will be in November and will be on private leases and in huge cut blocks where the herds of elk will be feeding. A good 5x5 bull will always be harvested once located and usually score around that 260-290 range.
We have around 3-4 hunts available every year for the Roosevelt elk and for anyone chasing the super slam or slam quest pinnacle give us a call as we will hook you up with the very best outfitters for the elk.
Moose hunting takes place during the rut in remote areas of northern Alberta Canada. To begin your moose hunting trip, we will take you to the most pristine wilderness 6 hours north of Edmonton to Fort McMurray. We will then board our jet boats and head up selected rivers into camp. We will be calling and grunting the moose down to the river banks and off the river using the boats to access the areas. You can expect to shoot moose in the range of 40-50 inch in this area.
There is no other animal in the world that can leave you in a state of awe as when you walk up to an Alaska/Yukon moose and see the shear size of the animal, being the largest of the 3-moose specie and the most remote these bulls can grow to be 1400 pounds and be the size of a small car.
The use of Argo or side x side or helicopter is our main means of transportation on these September bull moose hunts, there is a strong population of moose in NWT and Yukon and with the 5 outfitters we book with for moose you are sure to have an opportunity at a great bull. The massive moose is always a hunt that every one talks about as you can easily call these bulls into archery range and ranked as one of the most exciting close up hunts, Make no mistake like everyone says the work starts once the animal is down and that is never so true as with the Alaskan/Yukon moose, be prepared to drink a lot of coffee and allow 2 days for your guide to properly cape and quarter and haul your moose back to camp to be flown out, definitely a must hunt in my books as you will never regret booking a hunt for the monsters.
Our cougar outfitters operate here in Alberta where most of the highest Boone and crocket cougars have come from, this stealthy animal is a true killing machine of elk deer and moose and must be hunted to the full quota every year to maintain its population, Alberta has the highest density of cougars anywhere in the world and that is why our cougar hunting is so good.
These hunts are usually in January or February when we have a good amount of snow and the dogs can cut a track and begin the chase. The dogs are highly trained and very efficient once the tracks are found, the hounds man will release the dogs and the chase is on, once these true giant cougars are treed the dogs will bay it until the hunter catches up.
Many times, the cougar will jump the tree and the chase is on again, it’s an unreal adventure with a pile of excitement, and many hunters are in simple awe once their cougar is harvested as to how big the cats truly are, cats can grow to 15 inches plus and be in the 180-pound range at there peak.
The use of trucks and ski-doo are a must on these hunts as a sometimes it takes many miles of searching to cut a track.
Muskox have been around since the ice age and are one of the few animals that survive all winter in the artic in herds, we book our hunts in different areas all over the arctic as the 3 outfitters we work with virtually have 100% success on these hunts, the use of the komatiks for riding in behind snowmobiles is the best way to access these areas to find the big herds, although we highly recommend on these hunts that you rent your own ski doo and have a front row view of all the action, these hunts can reach temperatures well below zero degrees Celsius the harvesting a true muskox bull is breathtaking and the meat is considered some of the best in the world, other animals like wolf and central barren ground caribou can be harvested on these hunts also.
Hunting for the biggest animal in North America is one of the most sought after hunts know to be offered, except there is very few places you can hunt a free range Buffalo and Alberta happens to be one of them, having guided and harvested these buffalo I know myself what kind of challenge it is to actually harvest one of the massive bulls, They live in extremely remote areas of northern Alberta and are only targeted by a certain few outfitters , and we happen to know them personally and work with them very close.
Your hunt will be 100% fair chase and free range in deep swamps and heavy timbered areas, Temperatures on these February march hunts can vary and be from -40f to +10f. we will hunt all day starting around 600 am and its usually dark by 6 pm. In May and June, the darkness usually falls around 11 pm which makes for very long days.
The use of snowmobile or quads is the best way to access these areas for the 2000-pound wood bison, sometimes we will even travel up to 50 miles a day in search of tracks or fresh scat. Once you cut tracks or know there is buffalo in the area that’s when the stalk begins, the buffalo have been hunted since mankind and don’t kid yourself there a very smart animal and always on the lookout, once one bull or cow spooks the rest of the herd is shortly behind, harvesting a true giant old bull is extremely rewarding as not many people get to cherish this moment, once again opportunities at openings are extremely limited so please call us to get on this adventure of a lifetime.
Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world and defiantly one of the most remote places to hunt a huge brown bear. Brown bears are thriving in Alaska and have a huge population of huge boars, There’s many ways you can hunt the bears in Alaska , one is the typical airplane ride deep into certain areas be dropped off and spot and stalk the massive bears, This sometimes can be a very physical hunt and can test ones will to the max, but the rewards are unmatched once you harvest the massive bruins. Weather is a huge factor in Alaska and can dampen your mood very quick, if your having a rainy day wait 5 minutes the whether will change. Most hunts in these areas are done out of bigger style tents but are portable and moveable which is a must for moving camps.
The second option for brown bear is a much easier and nicer way to hunt the brown bear but has a different aspect of hunting, You will board one of the big boats and head out into the chosen spots where you will anchor, set your crab and shrimp pots and enjoy a gorgeous setting every day, At 4 o’clock you will board your little boat and cruise the shorelines in search of massive bruins and black bears. Both hunts are extremely successful just a different way of hunting.
The hunts are booked for 10 days and spring or fall hunts are available.
Black bear is probably one of the most abundant animal alive to be hunted, they are found in almost every state and province.
As a outfitter for black bear here in Alberta I am no stranger to the black bear harvesting over 600 bears in our 15 year operation, we only work with the best outfitters for black bear and here in Alberta you will be given 2 tags for boars, so this baited hunt is perfect for all ages and family hunts, guarantee to see bears for sure and the opportunity to harvest a true giant black or color phased bear is high.
Usually on your 7 day hunt your hunt will begin in afternoon around 4 and hunt till dark, bears are in and around the sites all day long, be patient and wait for the right bear for you, late may and June is when the bears begin to rut so this is a great time to book your hunt, Contact us for your next black bear hunting trip and we will for sure hook you up with the best in the business here in Alberta.
The polar bear, is one of the greatest adventures and hunts available to hunters in the high arctic.
Eskimo communities and elders are issued a certain amount of tags and are responsible to running these hunts. Once you arrive at your certain destination of Grise Fiord you will be greeted by our expediter which will prepare any last-minute things we need for the hunt.
The polar bears are scattered across the Arctic coast region of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. You hunt with highly skilled Inuit (Eskimo) guides.
Grise Fiord is where our hunts will take place, these hunts as of today have been 100% success and have a great population of polar bears. On this 12 day hunt you will be guaranteed to have the time of your life, enjoy every minute of it as usually you only harvest one polar bear in your lifetime, You will utilize snowmobiles and dog sleds for transportation on this hunt and once a Huge mature Boar is spotted that’s when the true adrenaline kicks in and the stalk will start. These hunts are limited and sometimes priced as high as a trophy sheep hunt, so this gives you an idea of the type of once in a lifetime adventure it is, we highly recommend people to not miss out on this opportunity to not only see the north but hunt it also.
Polar bears now cannot be imported to the united states, but many people are having them taxidermies and left in Canada until President Trump makes the bears importable.