Meet The Owners …
With co-owning & operating his own Northern Ontario fishing and hunting Lodge for a few years, Gary then moved into managing and consulting with new owners of lodge businesses. For the past 16 years, he has dedicated much time and effort into designing Fishing Packages to enhance every Guest’s fishing experience. Hands on advice and Guiding was also in Gary’s arsenal, knowing that not every fisherperson has the same knowledge or skills.
Gary’s speciality was personally tuning Bear Hunts with the Lodge he was associated with at the time … and much success and respect followed. Trophy Black Bears have been harvested, many over 300 lbs, under Gary’s guidance. Now with Thunderstock Outfitters, Gary has dedicated a lot of time to developing his own professionally guided Black Bear Hunts – with great success.
Moose Hunting was, and still is, a passion of Gary’s. Living in the North for the past 15 years, it has given him the opportunity to study the movements and preferred habitant of Moose. Fine tuning fall rut calling techniques to bring the Bulls in close, is nothing short of exciting for any Outfitter, but calling in a great Bull for an archery Hunter to harvest, is just a feeling of great accomplishment for Gary and his Moose Hunting clients.
Kim and Gary were both raised in rural Ontario, with fishing and hunting being a family lifestyle. Fishing rivers and lakes, along with hunting family farms and wood lots for both small and big game, was not only a favourite outing for members of the family, but a necessity at times for that special family meal.
2014 marked the beginning of a new era and a new Lodge operation for Gary & Kim … and after 4 years of owning it, the future looks very exciting for them.
Please join us for some great fishing, hunting and that special getaway !
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Your Hosts …
Gary Stocking & Kim Chappell