About Us

mitchell lakeChris Franke

This year marks my 35th    in the outfitting industry.  Throughout those years I have gained a vast range of knowledge and through my guiding skills several trophies have been entered in the Boone and Crockett Book, SCI and the BC Mountain Hunter Record Book, including caribou, grizzly, black bear and whitetail. My extensive years of guiding and familiarity with the outdoors is not just limited to successfully filling tags but offering the greatest gift of all…an unforgettable wilderness adventure. My greatest joy is not only for you to leave with trophies but also with experiences to treasure that will be cherished and shared with friends and family, stories that will remain for generations to come.

Artemis (Arte)

It is with the deepest sorrow and broken heart to tell you that my beloved dog, Artemis (Arte) died of lung cancer.  She was named after Artemis, who was the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, protector of young children and women.  The most loyal, independent, and stubborn ass of a dog, one who entertained so many people: family, friends, and clients.   She witnessed 10 years of my life, giving me much laughter, companionship, loyalty and so much love.  At nine months Arte tracked her first wounded moose, and from then on was hooked, and became an incredible tracker and hunter.   She loved the outdoors, but only if the temperature was warm.  Her favorite place in the off season was Arizona and Mexico.   Arte grew up in BC, loved boat rides, ATV rides, played with the horses, and ran all over the place smelling everything she possibly could.   She climbed many a mountain with me, her last one in 2019.   It was me who packed her food though, because when I pulled hers out, she ran like hell.  Never letting my lifestyle interfere with having her, Arte travelled with me everywhere I went, even as far as Europe, Mexico, and the US.  Rarely were we apart.

She will be missed by many, most of all myself.