Hi Happy Campers,  we are only a week away from the US Thanksgiving and Happy Camp is closed for the 2016 year!  Thank you to all for yet another successful season.

As we look to the future, we are still waiting to hear from the MNR on our Bear Hunt for 2017.  As of now, we have many people interested in hunting with us and as I look back at our hunts, they certainly have brought us wonderful times, hunts and yes many special Bears seen, harvested and most of all the memories that we have made and I thank each and every one of you for that!

In addition, we are waiting for the Moose Season dates to be finalized, and we again have many people interested, with weeks already filled.

Finally, fishing weeks are starting to fill up with some already spoken for, so if this is your cup of tea, don’t delay, shoot us an email or phone us today to save your spot at Happy Camp Ontario.

Thanks again for a wonderful season and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017!  Take care and whatcha waiting for, Come and Catch the Good Life with Us at Happy Camp Ontario!!

Hi everyone and happy fall!  With Grouse season upon us, the first frost has hit the Happy Camp Region, but good fishing still continues.  Lots of Walleye, Perch and Pike filled the guys coolers from Michigan in the past week.  The fishing should continue until it gets cold in October for Moose season.

Magoo and I are busy working on the prairie and as I have told our Moose hunters, we shall miss each and everyone of you this year!  Some old friends, Gaetan and Peter will be hunting again at Happy Camp, hope the Bull finds its way through the bush to their call!  As with all of you hunting at Happy Camp this year, we wish all of you the best season ever and enjoy the adventure!

As we look to the future, we still have no clue what will transpire with the Bear season and tags, the Moose Calf season will be only 13 days in 2017, and hopefully the fishing will be kept the same?  As any of you know who have Bear hunted with us, we work extremely hard to give you the best opportunity possible and I guess it shows as if we get the tags, we already have enough hunters waiting in earnest to come up for another adventure!

Fall is slowly inching its way to the prairie, lots of ducks and geese in the area.  Crane season starts tomorrow and while we have seen a few, we will not be hunting for a few days.  Magoo has set goals for us to get after Pintails and Specklebellies this year, hope we can find some of them?  If not, we will get after the other birds that fly our way.

We want to thank you for making our first 5 years at Happy Camp Ontario seem like it was yesterday when we opened our doors and guess that Time Does Fly When You Are Having Fun!  We are starting to fill some fishing spots for 2017, so if you are looking to save your spot, shoot us a message or give me a call at 715-630-4444 to reserve your spot today to Come and Catch the Good Life with Us at Happy Camp Ontario!  Take care Happy Campers.

Hello everyone.  As Jeff arrowed the last of Happy Camp’s bears late Monday night, it brought a close to our 2016 hunting season.  After many hours of hard work, we were able to have a spectacular hunt.

Early this morning, Jeff, Bing and I left Happy Camp Ontario to gather their stands and I cleaned up the bait sites.  As I drove out of the hunting area, I slowed and thought for a moment about all the wonderful memories we had this year!

Henry wandering down the trail looking for me as he started out our season!  Donna saying, bring the sled as she brought her beast to its knees!  The sweat, hornets and group track and drag on Tim’s enormous Bear!  To have the many laughs, talks, sweats and cussing that make Bear Camp special, it is over so fast!

As Henry and I traveled out Sunday night talking about Bing’s bear, Henry said, you know it is not all about the hunt, but the people, nature, wilderness and all that encompasses us when we descend upon Happy Camp for Bear Camp is what is all about!  Well said Henry, well said!  As Henry, Bonnie and Buddy loaded the truck on Monday morning, the sadness came over their faces and even Buddy was somber as he said goodbye!

So as we close our 4th Bear season, I have to stop and say thanks to all of you who continue to make our hunts so memorable.  I also have to say Thanks to my Dad for instilling the drive to continually strive for perfection and Never Giving Up!  After all, who knows what is right around the next bush, tree, log or under that cedar tree, right Henry!

As we look to the future, we do not know what the MNR holds for our bear hunts, they have not given the go ahead for anything in 2017.  But if we go ahead as we have, then we have our spots already filled and a couple on the waiting list, so if you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, whatcha waiting for, shoot us an email or call us today to save your spot to Come and Catch the Good Life with Us at Happy Camp Ontario!!

 

Good Evening from Sultry Happy Camp Ontario, Happy Campers!  Catfish Chris with a brief update with whats going on in the region.

The heat is back, after some rain Friday and Saturday, it was cooler on Sunday, but today, the heat is back on and should last for the rest of the week, enough already!  This summer has been nothing short of hot and dry, we need rain.  The rain we got Friday made berries ripe and what is out there is being gobbled up by the Bears!

This week we have Bernie and his son Joe from Edmonton, Alberta in camp.  They have been spending time fishing and hanging out.  They have had some luck with smaller walleye, a few Jumbo perch and Pike.

Mike from Toronto stopped in on Saturday for coffee then he and I went for a drive.  We took his Jeep down the hill to Hillsport Lake, and after many tries, he roared it back up the hill!  What a sigh of relief that was as with my shoulder in the shape it is, there is no way I would have pushed that beast out of the sand!  Anyway, after that we tooled down toward Mann Lake then up South Pincers and found some Rasberries and lots of Bear sign.  After that we rode down to Bound Lake, checked on the boat and headed back home.  Mike and I chatted lots and it was nice to see my old friend again, sometimes an old friend stopping in is just what one needs!!

Bear hunting is on the horizon and the baiting is keeping me busy.  Just yesterday I saw a nice sized Sow with twins, sure were looking healthy with their plump bellies.  As I walked into a bait called the ROCK, I noticed a hole in the ground about the size of a baseball around.  I looked into it and walked past to the bait.  After filling the bait, I walked back down the trail, and looked into the hole.

As I got closer towards the hole, I noticed one, two, seven, thirteen and then like 742 of them, a whole SWARM of hornets were buzzing around in the hole working hard at something!  Oh my I thought they must have something sweet to chow down on!  Interestingly, I did not spend much time at the swarm and quickly got back to the Jeep!  As I baited the spot today, I looked again, and sure enough the SWARM was alive and well doing whatever they are doing in that hole!

With Bear hunters starting to come in tomorrow, we will be extremely busy until we end our hunt in late August.  We are looking forward to all of our old hunters as well the new who are coming from all over to have an adventure with us!  It will certainly be a wild ride and come August 15th, Bear Hunt 2016 will be upon us!

As I try to often, we can not thank you enough for choosing to come and spend time with us at Happy Camp Ontario!  Each and everyone of you brings something special to Happy Camp and we are truly grateful for each of you, thank you!  Also, thank you to our partners, RayoVac, ThermCell and now ScentLok Enforcer for working with us to make our Hunts the best they can be!

That’s all for now folks, take care, keep in touch and whatcha waiting for, give us a call or shoot us an email today to save your spot to Come and Catch the Good Life with us at Happy Camp Ontario!!!

 

ObamaLog

Good Morning Happy Campers!  Catfish Chris here at Happy Camp Ontario with a late July update.  Where has July gone, it seems like a blur, but then again time always seems to fly at Camp! The sun is shining brilliantly …

 

Big Muddy

Good Morning Happy Campers!  As many of you know, I teach music and soon will be returning to North Dakota to keep building our music program in Rolette!  Big Muddy is a Jazz festival in southern North Dakota that I aspire to …

 

To Mom and Dad!

Good afternoon Happy Campers, this is Catfish Chris with an update.  Before any update, it is the eve of the passing of my father back in 2001.  So often I am reminded of how I was raised and I can’t …

 

4th Update

Hi everyone, Catfish Chris here at Happy Camp Ontario!  The fishing still has its ups and downs with heavy Mayfly activity and hot and cold making it tough to figure out a definite pattern!  Yesterday we had a tough time …

 

Partner

Hi folks.  A short update on the partner that has joined forces with Happy Camp Ontario!  Late this afternoon we reached a deal with Scentlok Enforcer to provide the opportunity for our Bear hunters to try the Scentlok Enforcer, a …

 

Wild Ride!

Good Morning Happy Campers, Catfish Chris here with an update from the Happy Camp Region!  The wild weather continues to raise havoc with the fish, bugs and of course the Campers!  We have gone from highs in the 90’s to …