N.W.T. Outfitters Ltd. and Vancouver Island Hunts Ltd. are owned and operated by Eric and Lorna Mikkelson. For the past 16 years outfitter Eric Mikkelson has dedicated all his efforts to the outfitting industry and his guiding business. N.W.T. Outfitters Ltd. and Vancouver Island Hunts Ltd. have the exclusive right to guide hunters in two locations.
Both guide areas are in Western Canada: one in British Columbia on Vancouver Island and the other in the Mackenzie Mountains of the North West Territories.
These areas are 1000 miles apart, are operated at different times of the year, and offer different species using different hunting methods and gear.
Our Coastal Black Bear hunts on the coast of Vancouver Island are not particularly demanding physically, especially with some of our custom designed equipment, although some walking will be involved.
The Roosevelt Elk hunts are more a mental than a physical challenge because of the dense forest habitat in which elk live. In the North West Territories, regardless of the species or all the equipment that we have at our disposal, there will be some physical effort and walking required.
The remoteness of our guide areas coupled with sudden weather changes and unexpected animal movements make challenges inevitable. Guide Outfitting is an art not a science and as such, real fair chase hunting involves lots of strategies and plans that are likely to change at a moment's notice. From the true sport hunter's perspective, this is more about mental conditioning than physical stamina and will always require some flexibility.
- Alaska / Yukon Moose Hunts – Mountain Caribou Hunts – Fannin / Dall Sheep Hunts
- Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada big game hunting guides for trophy hunters
- Rifle hunting – Archery hunting (Bow hunting)