Bredeson Guiding & Outfitting provide hunting opportunities in two different northern Alberta areas; one located in the lower Big Smoky River and Wapiti River junction (WMU F356) and the other higher in the foothills south of Grande Prairie (WMU F355).
The lower Big Smoky and Wapiti River area consists of sand ridges, river flats, swamps, beaver dams, blown down timber, spruce, alder, poplar areas, cut lines, and oil leases. This area provides an great elk, moose, black bear (black, carmel brown or cinnamon) wolf and coyote habitat.
The two rivers are also excellent for spring black (cinnamon, carmel brown) bear hunting. When the grass starts to grow on the side hills and the poplar trees start to bud out in May, hunters will see bear feeding in these areas while running the river, cutlines and oil leases in the interior, or while hunting with an argo
(all terrain vehicle).
Temperatures on spring bear hunts vary. Mornings tend to be cool, while the afternoons warm to 30 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Afternoon hunts can also be accompanied by rain.
During the month of September, hunters can expect cool to fair morning weather conditions. Temperatures usually warm during the afternoons with the possibly of rain. The weather gets much cooler during later hunts, as October and November temperatures typically dip below freezing and may be accompanied by snow.
Bredeson's Base Camp is located on the Wapiti River, close to the junction of the Big Smoky and Wapiti River. This camp consists of one log cabin which includes kitchen facilities, wood and propane stoves. The camp site also comprises of a storage cabin, a hunters frame tent with wood floor and oil heater complete with spring beds and foamies, as well as a 8x8 shower complete with wood heater. Home-style cooked meals are prepared by the Bredeson family and there is plenty of cut wood for wood heaters and propane lights.
Elk hunters are provided lodging at Spike Camp, which is located six miles from base camp. This camp consists of one 12x16 wall tent complete with wood stove, propane two-burner camp stove and cooking utensils. Hunters stay dry and warm in the 10x16 wall tent heated by a wood stove and comforted by hunting cots and foamies. Meals are prepared by the Spike Camp guide.
Bredeson Hunting Equipment Includes:
1 - 18ft Lund river boat c/w 115 hp Evinrude motor (jet powered)
- 1 - 19ft Misty
River boat c/w 25 hp Yamaha motor
- 3 head of horses c/w rigging,
- 1 - 2002 1-ton 4x4 Supercab Diesel truck
- 1 - 1998 8 wheel all terrain argo,
- 1 - 1982 Alpine double track 640 ski-doo (snow machine),
- 1 - 2001 440 Arctic Cat snow machine, c/w sleighs (for Dec, Jan & Feb. wolf/coyote hunts)
- Heated blinds (7x7x6).
Required Equipment, Clothing, etc. Hunter Should Bring: