Read all about us in the December issue of Ontario Out of Doors Magazine! Last year we were happy to host Great Lakes Editor Bob McGary and his friend, Bob Boychyn. That day we had them out on the shores of the Bay of Quinte for a diver hunt. It was a fun hunt in which Bob B....Read More
Ever dreamed of hunting Black Bear? Now is your chance! County Outfitters is offering a limited number of exclusive bear hunts this fall. Only six hunts for four are available. Hunters stay in a first-class chalet on the scenic Beaver Creek River in Hastings County. Contact us...Read More
O wner-operator, Frank Dunlop, is a born and raised County boy with deep roots in the area. His ancestors were Loyalists that settled here in Prince Edward County in the late 1700`s. Frank began early in life hunting with his Dad on his own family farm and, as time went on, was granted permission to hunt neighboring farms in his community and beyond. Known throughout The County, he has built an excellent reputation with the local farmers.
Acting as steward of the lands he is entrusted to hunt, he maintains strong relationships with each and every landowner; a life-long pursuit.
Frank’s wife, Tanya, was born into a family with a long history of farming and outdoorsmen as well. Her family came to Canada in 1804 and settled in the Rouge Valley near present day Markham. From a very young age she was encouraged to pursue outdoor adventures. Learning to hunt and fish with her Dad and brother, Tanya took her interests to new levels by learning to bow hunt. Together with Frank, she has taken up turkey hunting and waterfowling. It is a passion they both share equally. So much so, when they were married, they did so after a morning hunt in a tree stand with their families and friends there to share the experience.
Golden opportunities present themselves rarely in life but for Frank and Tanya 2011 was a year for positive changes. On February 14th, 2011, County Outfitters came to be; half of a joint husband and wife team venture. The other half, Loyalist Cottages on West Lake, followed closely and was officially opened May 1st, 2011. As with their owners, the two companies work together, hand in hand, side by side, to bring people to the County who share their passion for the outdoors and provide them with a place to stay. A marriage made in heaven.Our Guides
Our first season we were thrilled to host Ontario’s own Angler & Hunter TV. Show host & Executive Producer, Mike Miller, and his crew put us all at ease as his camera crew filmed a few diver hunts. The weather wasn’t ideal but Mike and the guys made some great shots and put together a terrific episode that aired that fall.
Our nephew, Kurtis, came away from the show with the gift of a lifetime from Tyler Cuppy, the Browning rep that also joined us on the hunt. For his “superior” calling techniques he went home with a brand new Browning Maxus! Talk about an excited young hunter! He was almost speechless as he accepted his new gun. Something he will treasure for many years to come.
In November of last year, it was our pleasure to host Corey Cook and his crew from Fall Brawl TV. Corey and the guys were here to film a diver duck show showcasing the amazing Lake Ontario opportunities we are blessed to have here in The County.
The FBTV show featuring County Outfitters is expected to make its debut on WILD-TV later this year.
Since joining the Prince Edward County Chapter of DU a few years back we have met a wonderful group of people. We have enjoyed each and every moment helping to raise funds so that this fantastic organization can continue to conserve our precious wetlands.DUC website
When the NWTF was founded, there were approximately 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After 40 years of dedicated work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. The National Wild Turkey Federation is an incredible success story with awesome programs to get people out there enjoying all that our natural world has to offer. Outreach programs include Jakes, Extreme Jakes, Women in the Outdoors, and Wheelin’ Sportmen for those with diabilities that inhibit them for getting out it the field. Fantastic organization that we hope to grow with here in The County.NWTF Canada
CLOSA is primarily a Lake Ontario salmon fishing group. They have monthly meetings and also host various fishing derbies and social events including a Spring Salmon Search and Spring and Fall Walleye Derbies. They are located on the Northern shore of Central Lake Ontario in the Trenton, Brighton, Carrying Place, Wellington communities.
CLOSA meet on the third Wednesday of the month in the United Church Hall in Carrying Place. Anyone mayattend these meetings. Drop by and see what the club is all about!CLOSA