Hello to you from Nungesser Lake Lodge 2008 Ltd.
We had originally planned to take a trip to Missouri at the end of the 2009
season so Doug could go turkey hunting. Instead, we ended up heading to Big
Pine Lake in Minnesota to visit friends and then on to have a look around South
and North Dakota.
We checked out the Bad Lands, Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, Rushmore Caves, various other tourist attractions and of course a winery (or two) that offered taste testing. Beautiful area! On our way out of South Dakota we ended up in the middle of a snow storm so we felt right at home.
In January we attended the St. Charles, Illinois, All Canada show and it was great to see so many of you who come to visit us. Overall attendance at that show was dramatically better than last year, the milder weather may have contributed to that.
In February we went to St. Lucia and got married. After five years together and two years running the camp without killing each other we decided it was right.
Red Lake area has had record breaking (to as far back as 1968) temperatures for the beginning of the month of March – setting several new highs. The little snow we had all melted, but we got some back a couple of days ago. There is not enough snow left in the bush to use a snow machine. Temperatures are now more of what we expect for this time of year, right around 20 degrees.
There will be NO rate increase – the same rates from 2008 when we took over will still apply. Reservations are changing all the time so please feel contact us. There are still several bear hunting tags available and the price remains the same but now includes your bear license and export permit fee – a $235 value. The stands have been improved and the new trail cameras are part of the many upgrades for bear hunting.
If you have been fishing in Canada in the last two years you should have received your plastic Outdoor Card. Please remember to bring this with you as this is part of your fishing license. Licenses still need to be purchased prior to heading out to camp.
Also, if you happen to have a Pleasure Craft Operators card from your State, bring that as well. If you do not have one of these we will have to go over a quick form. Everyone who may be driving the boat will need that to be kept with your fishing license.
We have purchased five new Yamaha G3 V170 Guide boats to replace the aging Misty Rivers. They will still have the 40 HP Mercury motors on them, and you should really be able to notice a difference now.
The 16 and 18 foot boats have their floors and decks replaced.
There will be an array of new Logo items including T-shirts for men, ladies and children as well as jewelry and other items for sale this year.
The telephone system at camp is the same as last year as is the phone number: 1-647-478-2904. The satellite system provider assures us that the quality, sound and clarity of the phone has increased and any issues should have been resolved. This number needs to be called once you have gotten your licenses and last minute items and are ready to head out. Please leave a time that you called when you leave the message. Many businesses in town will be happy to phone us on your behalf to let us know you are on your way.
We are at the Northwest Sport show in Minneapolis from March 24 to 28, 2010. Quite a few people have indicated that they would be coming to visit us here too.
There are very few openings available for June and July, August and September have more for you to choose from.
Check us out on Facebook – we have opened a page off of our web site. Have a look around or add one of your photos. We welcome your input.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in receiving this newsletter please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or forward it on. We will be at our home number of 1-807-727-2028 until the beginning of May so feel free to contact us at that number. It won’t be long now . . . . Your adventure awaits.