By Miguel Belisle @TeamBTH
I have only been to the Bas-Saint-Laurent once for bear hunting, but it was an extremely memorable experience! During our stay with the outfitter, I was impressed by the number of bears in the area, which meant that the hunting sites were all very active. That said, as we only hunt bears in the late afternoon and evening, you should know that the outfitter also allowed us to fish during the day; being able to combine these two activities is a huge plus for a hunter-fisherman!
The first morning, when I woke up, I remember going for a walk on the shores of Mitis Lake at sunrise: it was breathtaking. At that moment, I heard a noise behind me, and turned around slowly to discover three beautiful moose drinking in the bay! It is an image that I will never forget. What a gift to connect with nature, surrounded by wildlife, in such an unforgettable setting!
I also have fond memories of this hunt because it was remarkably fast; I had never had such an experience. But above all, how can I forget that this is where I collected my first bear with a white chest? A rare occurrence in any hunter’s life!