South Nahanni Outfitters operates within the safe boundaries of our own hunting concession in NWT; on 9 000 square miles, or 2 million hectares. The hunting area is so vast it swallows Yellowstone National Park twice and more, larger than a small European country like Slovenia. Flying over this area in a bush plane will take you one and a half hours from east to west or one hour from north to south. Endless northern Canadian topography undulates under the wings of the plane or the blades of the helicopter, forming a mosaic of perfect habitats that allow for excellent big game hunts in an untouched land.
South Nahanni is incredibly remote
There are no roads, no people, no towns in this part of Northern Canada. There is no trace of humans, just space, hundreds of thousands of acres of space. Space to hunt in; following game trails, which have scribbled their lines over the mountain sides for thousands of years.
We are alone in that space – in the hunting concession of South Nahanni. No other outfitters, guides or clients are allowed to hunt within our area. Resident hunters can hunt here, but the difficult and expensive access keeps this a remote wilderness.
Base camp – also called Wernerville – provides a lot more than the bare necessities of spike camp and will be full of unexpected luxury after your successful hunt – especially the shower and the beer cooler…
Our little village of guides, pilot, outfitters and family will welcome you warmly with clean, solid and above all heated cabins. You will sleep on a real, full-length mattress! Our camp shower house is a bathroom with the amenities of town life, and a little attached sauna is bliss for some, while the washing machine is utilized by almost all.
The kitchen staff will be waiting to serve you delicious home cooked meals with fresh vegetables and home baked breads and cakes. After-dinner get-togethers take place by the fire pit, or later on in the cozy kitchen. Little snacks and drinks of your choice, including sodas (pop), beer, wine and hard liquors are part of the enjoyments.
During your time in base camp you are welcome to use the ATVs for little excursions or day trips. A nearby fossil canyon lures a lot of hunters for a peek. The fishing is on the poor side but you can hire the helicopter for a fishing trip, a soak in a nearby hot spring or to view the spectacle of Canada’s highest waterfall – Virginia, in South Nahanni National Park.
We warmly welcome non-hunting companions – in base camp or out in the field. You will find basic but cozy accommodations, great food and the best of company! Come and enjoy it!