Warren & Colin Fink
We have been involved in Blackstone Outfitters for most of our lives. Our parents, Jim & Adrienne, have owned and operated the outfit since 1999. We have recently taken over management of the operation and we are continuing to run the outfit as a family business. It is with great pleasure that our parents see us continuing on with our family’s passion!
We are third generation outfitters. For many years our grandparents owned and operated a world-class fishing lodge on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. Our grandfather was also a passionate hunter who loved Bighorn sheep hunting in the Alberta Rockies. Our parents, who met at the fishing lodge on Great Bear Lake, spent the greater portion of their lives guiding, flying and outfitting in Canada’s north.
We both have a passion for the country and the game that it holds, which was acquired by growing up in the north with hunting, fishing and trapping. We started our careers wrangling horses and as packers on backpack sheep hunts. When we were eligible to hold a guide license, we were well on our way to guiding at Blackstone Outfitters for sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly. We both also have experience guiding waterfowl, whitetail and spring bear hunts.
Warren is the Outfitter and Manager of Blackstone Outfitters. “In the offseason, my girlfriend, Bailey, and I live at our cattle ranch in Saskatchewan. We run a herd of 200 and farm 1500 acres of hay and grain. I have a great deal of knowledge throughout the outdoor, hunting and shooting world. Through my years of experience guiding at Blackstone, I should be able to answer any questions about the hunts that we offer as well as questions about guns or gear.”
Colin is the Assistant Manager and Chief Guide of Blackstone Outfitters. “l am a very experienced horseman, and really enjoy our backpack hunts as well. I am also the Manager of Nahoni Air Ltd, the air charter company that services and is vital to the operation of Blackstone Outfitters. I have been flying for 5 years throughout the mountains of Canada’s North and spent a winter flying in New Zealand. Being a Commercial pilot both in fixed wing and rotary, my experience is well-rounded! In the offseason I am working as a commercial helicopter pilot on Vancouver Island. My girlfriend, Haylee, and I have both fallen under the spell of the Yukon!”
With 20 years of Yukon hunting experience at Blackstone between us, you can rest assured that you will be provided with a memorable adventure and have the highest opportunity for success!
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Blackstone Outfitters operates in a region of approximately 10,000 square miles located in Northern Yukon. We hunt the north slope of the Ogilvie Mountains along the Blackstone, Ogilvie, Hart, Miner, Porcupine, Peel, and Whitestone River watersheds. The area encompasses a wide variety of terrains, with rugged mountains, beautiful river valleys, and vast tundra flats.
Wilderness in the real sense of the word, hunting this country can be an incredible experience. Our area has yet to be hunted throughout, and each year we explore the exciting new territory. Our established areas produce many high-quality trophies as well. We take a limited number of hunters to ensure our clients are provided with top quality hunts.
We ultimately strive to provide an outstanding crew, from seasoned, skilled professional guides to experienced horse wranglers and mountain cooks. Our guides are qualified, knowledgeable and have a keen interest in hunting. They strive to provide our hunters with a memorable, exciting and successful experience. It is quite common to gain a long-term friend after as little as a 10-day hunt with your guide.
Reliable Equipment, Communication and Quality Camps
We believe in upgrading our equipment to ensure our clients’ success. From our fleet of airplanes to our solid, sure-footed mountain horses and mules, we assure you that our equipment is top of the line. Blackstone is continually upgrading Base and Mountain camps. We use quality equipment and gear and we’re always researching new products, which is one of many reasons that we’re a step ahead of competitors.
Our guides communicate with base camp via Garmin InReach satellite text units. The true 2-way communication they provide is extremely valuable.
Zodiak, Zebek and Metzler are float boats we use for their safety and durability. Quality tents we provide are: Big Agnes, North Face, Sierra Design and Beckel. We regularly upgrade our camping gear and tack.