After an outstanding year last year guiding the majority of over 450 individual guests’ back lake and fly-in fishing adventures, serving up some 250+ shore lunches, and a successful bear hunt program, Sam returns for 2017 more eager than ever for another busy season.
Sam has made himself an invaluable part of the MRL team, working tirelessly to study and learn our waters, hunt down new fishing holes, tracking fish behavior and marking structures in order to optimize guests’ productivity for every trip. And despite the many “mine fields” in our lakes, he has yet to eat a prop!
Equally enthusiastic about our bear hunt program, Sam yearns for every minute he can spend in the bush. He built three new stands last year and repaired others, brushed new and existing trails and maintained a rigorous baiting protocol that delivered our highest activity rate yet.
Two things we’ve learned about Sam – his passion for the outdoors is limitless and, don’t give him a challenge unless you’re prepared to see it through with him!
Sam grew up in Gananoque, Ontario and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age. He spent many years fishing local waters chasing large and smallmouth bass, pike and walleye becoming a proficient and avid angler. His intrigue and passion for the outdoors led him to also take up hunting in his youth, pursuing both large and small game including waterfowl and upland birds, deer and moose. Today he is a knowledgeable outdoorsman, equally comfortable in the bush and on the water and eager to share his experience helping others enjoy, learn and succeed in their wilderness pursuits.
Sam also guided successful whitetail deer and black bear hunts in northern Saskatchewan. There he attended to all aspects of hunt operations including clearing and brushing, sighting reports, baiting, transportation, tracking and retrieval and processing of game. He worked closely with hunter guests ensuring their safety, providing guidance and advice and ultimately meeting their needs for optimizing their experience and success.
Sam has also trained and worked in the resort hospitality industry in various roles including maintenance, grounds keeping and food preparation. He possesses a strong work ethic, positive demeanor and commitment to customer service.
Needless to say, we are thrilled to have Sam back for 2017. We love him and our guests love him. Welcome back Sammy!