Ken Holme has been guiding and outfitting
for over 12 years in the south-east corner of Manitoba. Ken's
operation, K.C.'s Outfitting, is located just north of the
United States border, near the junction of Minnesota, Manitoba
and Ontario. The nearest town is Sundown, Mantioba.
Ken is a meticulous operator. This is very
apparent in his hunting methods and success, the quality
of his equipment, his lodge and his attention to the little
details that make for a great experience. In fact, Ken's
wife Judy could be considered at LEAST as meticulous and
professional. Judy takes great pride in the appearance of
the lodge and in the wonderful home-cooked meals and desserts
that she makes for clients. Judy is a great cook and a fine
hostess - those words are the bottom line!
Several years ago Ken and some talented family members
built the K.C. Outfitting lodge. Located on a rural farm
property, this rustic log building says one thing - HUNTING!
The lodge has that "look" - somehow you know it
is the base for some fine hunting and outdoors experiences.
Inside, the building has been designed for comfort and convenience.
K.C.'s Outfitting welcomes six clients per week, experienced
hunters know that is an excellent number of people for a
camp. Archery ranges are right outside the porch so clients
can practice whenever they get the urge. As a matter of
fact, there is excellent hunting within easy walking distance
of the lodge.
Manitoba regulations require that the rifle and muzzleloader
hunter wear a blaze orange (blaze orange hat and 400 sq.
in. of blaze orange) to the blind Archers can wear full
camo. For late season hunts Ken has heated stands with full
canopies and propane heaters.
Bear and bucks are brought back to a special handling
facility at camp that is setup for hanging, skinning and
freezing. A large scale is also available so that the critters
can be weighed accurately. Ken's objective is to get his
clients onto the biggest bear that they have ever seen.
For whitetail deer, he likes to set a standard of at least
four points per side and racks wider than the ears. Most
bucks significantly exceed those guidelines.
Since Sunday hunting is not allowed in Manitoba, Ken
uses Sunday as his arrival day for hunts. Bear hunters arrive
Sunday evening - Whitetail hunters Sunday afternoon. The
hunt week ends the following Saturday morning, or earlier
if they are tagged out! Since the lodge is located so near
the U.S. border many hunters drive to K.C.'s Outfitting.
Ken and Judy say, "We are very proud of our hunting
operation. Our primary concern is ensuring that every client
has a great experience, takes home a trophy to be proud
of and memories that will last forever."