Dear Mike, Kelly, Brooke, Trigger and, of course, The Big Chief,

  I wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the great experience we had on our trip to Cantrap’s Northern Adventures.

  Over the past years I have published many articles in Bowhunter, North American Hunter, North American Fisherman, Sport Fishing, Salt Water Sportsman, Pennsylvania Sportsman, Pennsylvania Game and Fish, Pennsylvania Game News, Tide, The Fisherman Magazine (Mid Atlantic and New Jersey additions) Fur-Fish-Game, The American Hunter, Wildfowl Magazine, Wing and Shot Magazine, Delaware Beach Life and other magazines.  In addition I have written and continue to write weekly fishing columns and articles for The Reading Eagle, Milford Beacon, Milford Chronicle, Delaware Coast Press and The Wave newspapers.  These experiences have allowed me to have a wide range of exposure to outfitters and guides across the country.

  The prospect of actually shelling out your own money and, more importantly, finding a place to share with family and friends makes the search for an outfitter a little more daunting than merely conducting interviews. Finding a place to kill a bear is easy.  Finding one that you can take your family to where each and every one is made welcome and feels comfortable is much more difficult.

  By this measure, I can’t express how fully Cantrap’s and the people that we met there measured up beyond our wildest expectations.

  Sure, the bear hunting was great. I mean, who shoots a bear in five minutes?  It’s obvious that great care is taken choosing stand locations and baiting them daily.  Mike and Kelly spend countless hours scanning camera shots and times to determine the best stand selection for the time of day and wind direction.

  In addition we particularly appreciated the fishing, as Kat is an avid angler.  We caught more pike that you can really believe up to the low forty inch range without really trying.  There were many large yellow perch, and the one day the weather let us walleye fish provided an easy limit.  No doubt Capt. Rich will never live down the day! Kat also bagged a nice lake trout on an evening trip.

  But, bear hunting and fishing aside, the most important facet that we came away from the trip was the knowledge that we had found new friends way up North, and that’s worth far more than any trophy bear or fish.  Hope you like us guys because now you are stuck with us and our friends and family!




Capt. Jack and Kathy Rodgers



I would like to take a minute to personally recommend Cantrap Northern Adventures bear hunts.  Its obvious to see Mikes true passion for the outdoors his attention to detail and his knowledge of the bears issecond to none.  The accommodations' were very comfortable and the time spent with Mike and his family after the hunt was truly cherished.  We (my friend and I) were Mikes first archery clients. Mike put us up close and personal for what i considered relative chip shots both about 15 yards,  even i can make those shots LO.L We took a chance on Mikes inaugural year and boy were we glad we did.  A class operation and classy people equals the time of your life.  If you have any questions I would love to tell you why this is one hunt you must do I can be reached at or give me a call (716)523-3942 

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