Alberta Canada Hunting Outfitters
If fair chase hunting for whitetail deer, black bear, coyotes and world-class waterfowl hunting is your “thing”, then hunting Northern Alberta at MC Outfitters is where you need to be.
Recently myself and 5 other friends went on a whitetail deer hunt at MC Outfitters in Cold lake, Alberta, Canada. We were hosted by Kerby & Stephanie McMann owners of MC Outfitters. I would recommend to anyone their services and guidance for deer hunting. We stayed at their lodge/home and were treated like good family. We stayed for 7 days and each gained at least 6 pounds! Stephanie’s cooking was the reason behind that. The food and accommodations exceeded expectations! Between Kerby, Stephanie and their guides they keep ALL of us on deer everyday and in the evening would keep us laughing with jokes and just plain cut up! Which we all liked making us all feel at ease. Kerby got our group some very nice deer that week and we are looking forward to returning next year.
My first hunting trip to Canada was a blast. Had a great time at MC Outfitters. MC Outfitters has a very exclusive Hunting Area. All the blinds were great to hunt out of, they had plenty of room so you could move around and stand up if needed. Loved the small heaters so you could stay warm during the hunt. I saw deer every day that I was in the blind. All the guides were very knowledgeable. They keep very close contact with you while you are in the stands hunting. We had three meals per day along with desserts. The food was awesome!! They made you feel like you were part of the family. Thank To Kerby & Stephanie McMann for all you do. It was a pleasure getting to meet you all. And THANK YOU for helping me harvest my first ever Canadian whitetail Deer!! Hope to see you all again.
It starts from the moment you arrive you are greeted by two wonderful hosts Steph and Kerby, who along with their guide Daniel run a first rate operation. Attention to detail is top priority. Wonderful meals homemade, not pizza in a box or left over from a church pot luck. But meals made with care! Hunting is second to none, great time is spent scouting fields to insure hunters experience top notch waterfowl hunting. Everyone associated with this outfitter work so hard to ensure all guests have the time of their lives. 5 stars are not enough to rate this operation, I’ve been to other Alberta outfitters that just do not come close to MC Outfitters. Thank you for a wonderful experience can’t wait till next year!
Wow! What an amazing experience with such great people!
I’m new to waterfowl hunting and was looking for an opportunity to experience my 1st hunt, but I was not sure where to start. After my initial chat with Steph as to my background, available dates and what I was looking for in my 1st hunt, I knew right away MC Outfitters was going to be the perfect fit.
Even though I’m from Alberta, MC Outfitters took care of all required licenses / permits that I needed for the 3 day hunt - they made it super easy. I had many questions, being new a hunter, but no question was too small or silly. And trust me I had tons of questions! There was lots of communication leading up to the hunt and they were quick to respond every time.
When I arrived to their working family farm (Cold Lake Alberta) and met Stephanie & Kirby, I knew once again I made the correct choice. Dan, my hunting guide for the 3 days, was right there to greet me also and helped me to get settled with my gear and room for my stay. I felt at home right away. Do not worry about being hungry as Steph is a great cook and makes sure you are a happy hunter at all times. She make a killer cheese biscuit that you need to try. They are good people!
I was lucky enough to book 3 days of hunting with MC Outfitters. Every morning, before daylight, we were up and ready to get started. The morning coffee was always ready and they even made sure we had more for later that day as needed- it’s the small things like this that made the hunt even better. Once we arrived at the local farm fields for that mornings hunt, the whole crew got started right away unloading all the gear that was required. They had all the tools (dozens of top shelf duck / goose decoys and blinds -sit in & laydown depending on the hunt) and know-how required for a set up that was world class and made for an amazing hunt each day. I tried my best to help where I could, but they are pro’s and knew what best actions were need to be successful for that days hunt.
And amazing it was – for all 3 hunts! Dan is a guide like no other and knows more about waterfowl hunting then you could ever imagine. His skill set is amazing! He can call in birds that are super far away or have no thoughts of coming in. At times, I could not even see what he was telling me to get ready for, the guy has eyes like a hawk – but Dan makes sure you are aware where the birds are before the true excitement begins. Leave your duck/goose calls at home, because Dan is an artist and truly knows what he is doing to bring in huge amounts of birds. Dan called in birds so close to you, that at times you felt like you could reach out and grab them. He was always there to answer all my rookie questions and shared a lot of info into the sport of waterfowl hunting. His knowledge and excitement for the sport is very contagious and I could not have asked for a better person to learn from. He is a great person to hang out in a duck blind with!
At all times I felt safe and comfortable and you can tell MC Outfitters makes this a priority. Each day I was able to shoot my legal daily limits for ducks and could have done the same for geese, if it were not for my poor shooting – I need more practice I guess. And there were tons of birds! MC Outfitters owns and has permission on thousands of acres of farm land and work hard to set you up for a great hunt. The Cold Lake area is world class for waterfowl and MC Outfitters knows the area like no other. Being local, they work hard to take care of their hunting areas and community. Every step and detail was taken care of and made for a hunt that I will never forget. I’m already day dreaming about next year.
I will be forever grateful for their hospitality, passion for the outdoors and new friendship. If you have ever dreamed of hunting in Canada for world-class waterfowl (they also offer hunts for huge deer and bear BTW) then you need to contact MC Outfitters! They are in the biz of making hunting dreams come true. Thank-you to the great team and family at MC Outfitters!
Kerby and crew were fantastic we had a great fall bear hunt with these guys last year and it was an exceptional experience; as well me and my hunting buddy learned a great deal from Kerby. Can’t say enough about them great people, we are looking forward to ducks and geese this fall!
My Brother and I have hunted with MC Outfitters in 2014 & 2015. Kerby and his wife Steph are wonderful and treated us like family. Stephanie is a great cook. Kerby knows the area well and works hard to put you in a good spot. I have taken nice bucks off this property in the 140-149 class but saw bigger that I turned down or didn’t get a shot at. I looking forward to the hunt in 2016!
Dan – Clio, Michigan
Just wanted you all to know that I had a wonderful time at MC Outfitters. Great food and comfortable beds!! Lots and lots of deer. I will be back.
I have hunted whitetail my entire life but until recent years have never had the opportunity to participate in a guided hunt. After the first few, my expectations of an outfitted hunt dropped dramatically. That was until I met Kerby & Steph with MC Outfitters. Steph worked her butt off the entire time. Having hot breakfast ready in plenty of time to eat and get ready for the day. Preparing & packing lunch/ hot coffee to be able to have in the stand, having supper ready for when you return from a day in the woods, as well as she baked cookies, pies, cakes, and somewhere she even found time to run guys back and forth to their heated elevated blinds. Kerby was always helping with breakfast and did everything he could to put me on a big deer. Checking in periodically throughout the day for updates, taking me to the stand, and always on-time to pick me up in the evening. I saw ALOT of deer and I was able to get a true trophy in my sights on two separate occasions. I just couldn’t get the big bucks to close the distance to make a shot. Saw several bucks that were a little smaller then what I was looking for. Can you imagine what those deer will look like next year!! All the ingredients are there to continue to produce MONSTER BUCKS!! The lodge is literally their home and they truly make you feel like family. Very nice accommodations. And did I mention the food??!! You CAN NOT go wrong with MC Outfitters. Hope I get a chance to return soon!
I`ve been on over 50 guided whitetail hunts, and can honestly say this was probably my most satisfying hunt. Even though I did not harvest the buck I was looking for and passing on a few nice 150+ bucks, it did not put a damper on things. What impressed me most about your operation was having 8 days to hunt with only 6 total hunters for the season (not all in camp at one time), your attention and care to my needs (checking in every 4 hours for updates), private 10,000 acres to hunt with no disturbance from local hunters, never late for evening pick-up, delivery to and from the stand was either side by sides or a truck (no 4 wheelers), no longer than 15 minute ride to the stand, fully heated box blinds, and oh yes lots of deer!
Often one element taken for granted is the meal preparation. I`ve been in a lot of camps where I was responsible for making my breakfast and lunch. What a welcome surprise to have a hot fresh breakfast and your lunch prepared for you. I found the warm conversation and excellent suppers prepared by Stephany was the icing on the cake after a great day in the bush. Again, thank you for a great hunt and am looking forward to next year!
Mark Preseau, Michigan
I’ve hunted White-tailed deer my entire life, and always dreamed of hunting in Alberta, Canada. MC Outfitters helped my dream come true. The first glimpse at huge bucks that Kerby and Stephanie have on their land was truly amazing. I killed my largest buck to date. The stands are heated box stands and on cold Canadian winter days they are more then comfortable. The lodge is a home away from home. By FAR the best lodge that I’ve stayed in. And the cooking is the Bomb!! They really know how to treat you. If you are thinking of booking a Canadian deer hunt look no further. I know I will be back!!
Bret – Texas
Family run operation with excellent facilities! Great food and personal attention that you don’t get from larger outfitters. Very nice hunting blinds set in BIG buck country. You will feel like family and they work very hard to get you a Whitetail buck of a lifetime.
Sam Syring, Pleasanton, TX
Fall Bear Hunt Testimonial - Aaron, 2018
Kerby and Stephanie were outstanding hosts! Stephanie’s cooking was excellent and I felt like we were old friends the whole time; much better then other outfitters I have hunted with. Kerby has more hunting blinds than you will be able to sit at, so take your pick. Kerby also went out of his way to put us in position to get great deer and ensure we had a successful hunt.
Jeff Beeler, Texas