Nanika Lake Outfitters is located towards the west end of Francois lake in North central BC. The nearest town is Burns Lake, the nearest city is Prince George. Our 1250 square mile (800,000 acre) guiding territory is a diverse landscape of rolling hills and mountains with excellent numbers of huntable game. Within our territory are 4 provincial parks protecting 35% of the territory. NLO cater to the sportsman looking for a quality hunt, and most importantly a great and memorable experience. We are a 3rd generation outfitter in this territory, our territory has remained within the same family since 1949.
Your hosts Myself (Chad) and wife Naomi Hanson have worked our entire working lives in the guide outfitting business. We are serious about the details and logistics that make outfitting a true profession. We take pride in providing each client with a great hunt and memorable trip. We are passionate about our territory and business and it shows in the quality of equipment, staff and game we produce year after year.
I have been guiding fisherman and hunters since finishing highschool. Before becoming Outfitter of this area, I had the pleasure of serving as a assistant guide for 13 years in this area under my father in-law and former Outfitter Jim Tourond. Jim's uncle Barry Grainger was the original outfitter of this area dating back to 1949. Currently this is my 18th year guiding in this area and I personally lead and guide all hunting trips, when another guide is needed we hire assistant guides with the best qualifications we can find.
My wife Naomi Hanson grew up in the guide outfitting business, as her father Jim was guide outfitter of this territory for over 25 years. Naomi is well known for her delicious home cooked meals and tireless work ethic. Currently raising 3 young kids, Naomi is very busy but still makes time to come and cook at camp once in awhile but also ensuring all hunters are comfortable and have what they need to make their trip a success!