Aaron and I fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning and operating a hunting outfit. Over the winter break from my regular teaching job I began reflecting on our amazing first waterfowl season and realizing how fortunate we have been to work with and for our guides, clients and landowners. It also got me thinking about our other lifelong dreams –in particular our dream hunting excursions. Mine would be to travel to picturesque New Zealand with its “snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests, golden beaches and dramatic geothermal areas,” to harvest a Red Stag; with its unique red coat, large and distinctive antlers. We had bandied about this idea as a once in a lifetime honeymoon but we opted instead for a little salmon fishing at Duval Point Lodge in Port Hardy, B.C. and sturgeon fishing on Fraser River just outside Hope, B.C.
What is your dream hunting excursion? Comment below, we would love to hear from our readers. Maybe Venture North Outfitting can fulfill a dream hunting excursion for you!