“I had a fantastic week hunting black bear with Shan & Sali from Ursa Major in Nova Scotia.
Their professionalism and knowledge along with the fact that nothing was too much trouble to make our stay comfortable, made for a lovely experience!
In this instance, I didn’t come home with the black bear I wanted but Shan still put me in front of a mature boar which was the aim, but through no one’s fault, the bear wasn’t in a position for me to take a clean & humane shot, however the other hunter who was out with Sali that week harvested a nice sized bear, then Shan (who’s a qualified meat handler with some serious skills!) patiently showed me the finer details of breaking down a bear to all the specific usable cuts which I really appreciated.
The hotel accommodation was lovely, and as much as I enjoy camping, coming back to a comfy bed and a hot shower after a frosty night in a tree stand was a really nice treat.
The food options on offer from the local restaurants which they provide via a custom menu to order from (and then hand deliver to your door!) should satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed absorbing their knowledge on the local fauna and flora as much as I did the physical hunting side of things.
I can’t wait to visit again and bring back some friends next time as it truly was an experience I’ll never forget!
Shan & Sali, thanks again, you’re both superstars!” – Adam O’Neill, Australia.
“Only been home a few days and I am ready to go back. You won’t find an outfitter that works harder to put you on the bears. It doesn’t hurt that Sali and Shan are also some of the nicest people you will ever meet. If you don’t book your bear hunt with Ursa Major you are missing out.” – Chris Stoddard, South Carolina. Fall 2017
“If your looking for outfitters that are personable and dedicated to your hunt you’ve found them. They put in the work LONG before you even book a hunt with them. Both guides have the knowledge and skill to give you the best success for your hunt. I have already booked my hunt with them for next year!”- Tarra Stoddard, South Carolina. Fall 2017
“Our hunting day was just perfect! Sali and Shan did everything to make it an absolutely impressive experience! Thanks a lot! I hope we will meet again soon!” -Jan Franke, Germany. Fall 2017
“Have to say a big thanks to Ursa Major for getting me out. They were AMAZING in explaining from start to finish what/why things needed to be done for my first bear hunt. Couldn’t have had anyone better to help make it successful in every way. Thanks guys!” -Lynn Countway, Halifax. Fall 2017
Jeremiah Hale from Washington harvested this healthy fat male at 25 yards with his bow! Fall 2017
With our first official season under our belts here at Ursa Major Outfitters, we just wanted to thank all of our family and friends for your continued support. We set out this year to only host a handful of hunters to allow us to work out any kinks in operating a successful outfitting business. We are very pleased how things went, and we are definitely learning as we go.
We hosted 6 hunters, with 4 of them here for a week, and 2 others here on single day hunts. Out of those 6 hunters in the stands for 12 days combined, they saw 24 bears, with 4 bears being shot.
We’re already booking into next year, and look forward to some of our guests returning as well as getting to host new folks. Hunting is a passion for us, and getting to make lifelong friends in the process is just an added bonus. We keep our groups small for that very reason. We want each of you to feel like you’re hunting with a friend, and not just a stranger.
We look forward to hunting with everyone in 2018!
Sali & Shan