Growing up on a small farm in Southern Manitoba and being blessed with having thousands of acres of prime hunting land to hunt on, I (Darryl) have always been an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Starting my bear hunting (guiding) career over 25 years ago in Northern Manitoba working for another outfitter, I have always been passionate about this sport. Then, getting into the waterfowl approximate 20 years ago I realized the great opportunity that came along with this business. It’s all about meeting great people (now great friends) and creating all the memories for both the clients and myself that resulted in DOA. I live where I grew up and know the area like the back of my hand. Our lodge is “smack in the middle” of some of the best bear hunting North America has to offer and our Saskatchewan waterfowl is second to none.
PRIME MANITOBA BEAR HUNTING
Our bear hunting area (exclusive outfitter) covers most of the Southeast corner of Manitoba, Canada. Boreal forest, swamp, farmland, rivers and creeks make up this area. The area boasts a ton of huge black bear and is where the Sandilands Provincial Forest borders rich farm land producing ideal area for bears to grow BIG and have lots of cover.
At DOA, we work extremely hard to ensure you a hunt of a lifetime. Every bait is baited over a month in advance to ensure activity. We don’t “cheap out”. We use the best bait possible to get the big bears. Every bait has a trail camera to monitor activity and a 2 man ladder stand. We have all the equipment to get you to and from the baits. ATVs, 4-Seater Razer, Argo with tracks and 4×4 vehicles. At DOA, we leave nothing to chance. We work hard to ensure you see bears…and lots of them!
Our waterfowl area is second to none. We will show you some of the most heart stopping action North America has to offer. Mallards, Pintails, Canada’s and Snows fill the skies, and the endless grain fields, lakes and potholes give the birds all they need to stick around.
We have exclusive rights to over 100,000 acres of prime waterfowl habitat. We have been in this area for over 22 years and have formed great relationships with all farmers.