Outfitter/Guide, international hunter and author, Bryan Martin, has been outfitting and guiding hunters in BC, Canada since 1999, through his company, Canadian Mountain Outfitters and since 2002, he has arranged and guided many hunters in Central Asia, through his Asian Mountain Outfitters business. He specializes in Marco Polo and Ibex hunting in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. An avid hunter himself, he has a real passion for hardcore backpack hunting and is always looking over the next ridge for that animal of a “lifetime”. Between guiding clients and doing his own hunts, Bryan partakes in 7-9 multi-day backpack hunts each year. He is a hunter first and puts himself in the hunters’ shoes when organizing hunts. Some people might say that he takes his hunting too seriously, but he cares about the success of his clients’ hunts, as if they were his own.
In 1991, Bryan got his start in the hunting industry, as a wrangler/packer while attending Oregon State University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Management and a Business Minor in 1995. Upon Graduating, he guided many Governor/Auction tag permit holders through well know outfitters, for Rocky Mountain, California and Desert Sheep in 5 different Western States.
Bryan was raised on a farm/ranch in Central Oregon and moved to Montana in 1996. He now resides in Kamloops, British Columbia and is a dual Citizen of the U.S. and Canada. During the 4-5 years he lived in Montana, he worked as a real estate salesperson/consultant, specializing in hunting properties and working ranches. Bryan is a hands on, working guide/owner who has become well know for hunting hard and providing “real hunting adventures” for his many outfitted clients.
Many hunters and industry professionals enjoy reading his informative, Extreme Gear articles, in the “Huntin Fool” magazine: www.huntinfool.com. People who know him well often refer to Bryan as the “Gear Guru” or the “Gear Guy” because he has tested and used so many different types of gear and equipment and is always searching for better, stronger and more efficient products. He is passionate about sharing his hunting and equipment knowledge that has worked for him on the many Extreme hunts he partakes in, both as a Solo hunter and with clients/friends. He has backpack hunted from sea level to 16,300’ and from -40 to 105 Degrees F. In these Extreme conditions, choosing the right equipment and knowing how to use it, is very critical.
Jerry Geraci, from Smithers, BC, is the owner of Upper Stikine River Adventures. Originally from the US, Jerry moved to Canada when he purchased his guiding area in 1985. Now, in his early 60s, he is one of the most experience mountain guides and outfitters in the industry and is proficient with both horseback and backpack hunting. Bryan has known Jerry since 1991 and has leased part of his area since 2003. Jerry is definitely one of the nicest guys in the industry.
Blair and Rebecca Miller, from Vanderhoof, BC, are in their mid-20s and have been married for 4 years. Blair has worked with our company for over 7 years. They make a great team and will be helping manage the hunting area this fall. Becca is the “organizer” and Blair is the “muscle” and our top/head sheep guide; he is good with horses, but his expertise is with backpack hunting. Both are extremely enthusiastic and hardworking and are a huge asset to any company.
Randy Weibe, from Vanderhoof and in his early 20s, will be returning for his 5th season. He is an incredibly nice and hardworking young man with years of hunting experience and lots of enthusiasm. We call him “Handy Randy”, as nothing ever gets him down, even when a horse is stuck in a swamp and he has to wade in to get it out. Randy just married Monica; like Randy, she is tough and will be helping Randy with his clients, in addition to doing some camp work, cooking and packing.
Scott Miller, from Vanderhoof, BC is 21 years old and the brother of guides, Blair and Chad Miller. Like his older brothers, Chad and Blair, he is extremely hard working and tough. This will be his 4th year working with us – he will be primarily backpacking, but is good with horses too. Like his older brothers, he is very tough and willing to do anything asked of him. He guided his first solo sheep hunts in 2009 and did a great job.
Bill Regner, Naksup, BC has been guiding for many years and is an avid resident BC hunters. This will be his third season with us. He is a very likeable and hardworking guide. He is the “old guy” amongst the guides, but this is a good thing, as he doesn’t let his age hold him back, plus he is very clean, organized, tough and fun. He is experienced with both horses and backpacking.
Mark and Tally Neudorf, from Vanderhoof, BC, were married about 1 year ago. They are in their early 20s and great people. Tally came to work with us for 4 seasons, before she met Mark. Her brother, Dawson, was our head guide for 9 years. He is one of the best guides in the industry, but because of his young children, he is unable to leave for extended periods. Tally grew up in the wilderness with her 4 brothers and sisters and is very capable at all aspects of the business. Mark is very personable and a passionate hunter and is quickly becoming a skilled guide.