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Outfitter Review Lock n Load outfitters site sponser
« on: December 28, 2016, 03:50:26 PM »
Having drempt  about hunting giant bucks in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan since I was old enough to remember, pawing through my dads Petersons Hunting and Outdoor Life magazines, I finally took the plunge. Last winter I noticed one of the site sponsors here posted a year in review in the sponsor classifieds. I contacted owner/outfitter Kevin Loades and with a few phone conversations, decided to book. I originally planned on rollin up solo until my fishing pard wanted to book as well. a phone call to kevin and he was able to accommodate Kirk and I. Throughout the year Kevin would call, and/or text game cam photos, letting me know what was going on, scouting reports etc, which I appreciated. Kirk and I's hunt was a 2 on 1 7 day hunt Fast forward to November 23rd 2016. Kevin guided us through, and supplied us with all paperwork, firearms declaration, license's, Alberta hunters card, etc. This made for a very smooth easy border crossing.  After a long assed drive, we arrived at Kevins place in Viking around 10:30 pm.  Several guys were up, guides, hunters and of course Kevin. Kevin immediately offered kirk and I dinner they had saved for us, but we declined. After some small talk we were off the bed. First morning early get up, breakfast, lunches were made off to the blinds.  First time I have ever hunted out of a blind, thank god I had cell service!! I saw a few deer, several moose, but no shooters. Kirk and other guys in camp had several buck sightings but no shooters as well. Blinds were really nice, carpet, chairs, sliding windows, heaters with lotsa country to view. I sat for 2 days with the feeling that at any minute, the next world record could appear!! Just desolate, huge country that is perfect habitat to grow huge deer, perfect combination of agriculture fields and brush patches, what they call "bush". Day 3 rolls around, and my guide Jody could tell sitting in a blind was starting to take a toll on me so he says lets go spot n stalk and look over some country. Day 3, that's what we did. Lots of deer sightings, some great muleys and lots of moose. Like most of the west Alberta was experiencing above average temps, and a early October snow storm covered up a ton of crops, there was literally feed everywhere in all the ag fields. The combination of those 2 things had deer movement down to a minimum. Bout 10;30 we came to area with lotsa deer sign. after a little investigation we pushed a nice 3 by 4 plus eyeguards out that Kirk decided to ghost. Damn nice buck, pics don't do him justice but he's 23' wide and nice heavy mass.  After taking care of kirks buck we drive into town to fuel up and hit er again in a little different are. Bout 1:30 we pull up to a big brushy hillside and start glassing, Jody immediately spots a deer. I look it over, he's standing in the brush making a scrape, doing the licking branch, I see all I need to see and tell Jody I'm killing him. Bout a 200 yard shot through a basketball size window in the brush, my 6 mm AI delivered the 80 gr nosler where it needed to be....

Lock n Load is a top notch outfit, great accommodations, really nice comfortable house/lodge, everyone had there own bedrooms, big family room for everyone to BS and watch football at the end of the day. Skinning shack with electric winch, bunkhouse for the guides. Kevins mom and dad would come over everyday and cook dinner, meals were amazing, and his mom and dad were great company!! If anybody is looking for the hunt of a lifetime with great folks, hit Kevin up. Kevin and his guides are hunters, they know how to find game. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.       
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 04:01:53 PM »
nice, lets see some pics!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 04:07:16 PM »
My buck

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 04:07:45 PM »
 :yike: :tup: Is that the Cabelas wool/fleece pants you're wearing in the pic?
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 04:13:24 PM »
Great buck right there.  :tup: Congrats.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 04:15:25 PM »
Pards buck

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 04:16:45 PM »
:yike: :tup: Is that the Cabelas wool/fleece pants you're wearing in the pic?

No they're weatherby wool, bought 2 pairs about 10 years ago, they quit making them, love em....
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »
:yike: :tup: Is that the Cabelas wool/fleece pants you're wearing in the pic?

No they're weatherby wool, bought 2 pairs about 10 years ago, they quit making them, love em....
I've been shopping around for new cold weather gear
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 04:18:08 PM »
Nice,
how long was that drive?

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 04:19:24 PM »
Another shot of mine when I walked up on him...
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 04:20:02 PM »
Nice,
how long was that drive?

19-20 hours.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 04:22:39 PM »
One of the blinds

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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2016, 04:24:49 PM »
Lotsa moose
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2016, 04:26:08 PM »
Another pic of mine, they are absolute tanks...
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2016, 04:28:24 PM »
Kevin's dad with a absolute giant Muley killed prior to our arrival. Think it was a 22" spread....
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2016, 04:30:01 PM »
Sweet and Congrats on a dandy whitey!! Looks like a heck of a time :tup:

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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »
Had 1 Muley hunter in camp from California, he ended up with a solid 180" buck

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2016, 04:33:42 PM »
Cool buck one of the Utah boys killed
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2016, 04:34:47 PM »
A good buck Stuart, one of the Texas brothers killed
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2016, 04:37:33 PM »
Nice buck the other gent from Utah killed
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2016, 05:53:11 PM »
Some pics of the country...


One of the guides scoring a buck during the nightly bull session...
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2016, 07:02:00 PM »
Looks like a hoot!! I would love to do a whitetail hunt up there!
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2016, 07:29:46 PM »
Nice buck. You going next year?

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2016, 07:37:50 PM »
 Nice whities, congrats.
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 08:35:14 AM »
Was a great season with the perfect mix of guys in 2017. With the mild winter we had again this year looking forward to the 2017 season!!

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2017, 09:12:02 AM »
What a awesome place!! There's not a day that goes by I don't think about that camp numerous times!! Huge deer and great folks. Win/win....
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2017, 11:16:05 AM »
Hows that 257 Wby shooting Jud?

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2017, 09:40:27 PM »
My boy is now making it famous, I hear the smithsonian wants it....
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2017, 09:03:11 PM »
Nice review man, some good info and picts :tup:

 

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