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GRIZZLY BASIN OUTFITTERS

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing for you hunt – including location and travel

FAQs - Preparing for you hunt – including location and travel

For your travel options, click here. Detailed driving directions to our main camp are also available once you register to hunt with us.

You should be prepared to have a pack that weighs 50-60 lbs (excluding gun/bow) that you can take with you for anywhere from 2-7 days in an outpost cabin.  You can then have another pack which you can keep at the main lodge (along with hard gun case, etc.) - this can be an additional 50-60 lbs.

For a recommended list of things to bring, click here

Here are the historical high and low average temperatures by month. Generally, the high temperatures occur at midday, the lows at night. There is usually a fair amount of rain in the month of September.

 

  Average Temp Fahrenheit Average Temp Celsius
Month High Low High Low
January 24 6 -4 -14
February 32 12 0 -11
March 40 17 4 -8
April 56 29 13 -1
May 66 38 18 3
June 71 44 21 6
July 82 47 27 8
August 79 46 26 7
September 70 39 21 3
October 54 31 12 0
November 36 21 2 -6
December 26 12 -3 -11

Source:  Environment Canada

This is really a personal preference – and, in our experience, it is more important to be accurate, than have the "optimal" caliber of weapon. Also, a big factor to consider is the effective range for the weapon you will be using. A 30-30 or 270 is fine as long as you limit the distance of your shots. The 300 magnum class calibers are our personal favorites and are good for any game animal we offer and can maintain killing power out to considerable distances. In addition to the 300 magnum calibers, other commonly used calibers include the 7mm magnum, 30-06, and 338 magnum.

We recommend 170-200 grain bullets

Here are suggestions on hotels – in order from very nice – to good

Prestige Inn - Cranbrook
209 Van Horne Street South
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R9
1 250-417-0444
www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Heritage Inn - Cranbrook
803 Cranbrook Street North
Cranbrook, BC V1C 3S2
(250) 489-4301
www.heritageinn.net

Sandman Inn - Cranbrook
405 Cranbrook St,
Cranbrook, BC V1C 3R5
(250) 426-4236
www.sandmanhotels.com