Wade and Angella Maynard own and operate Lost Creek Outfitters, offering Whitetail and bird hunts from their lodge near Carrot River. Wade has been involved in the outfitting industry, guiding hunters seasonally for the past 18 years, prior to starting Lost Creek outfitters in 2002. In the off-season, Wade works as an electrician at the local saw mill and as an electrical contractor for his parents' company. Angella does the administration, booking and cooking for the camps and works as a independant beauty consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics. Wade and Angella have three children: Adrian, Jorja and Kendall.
Ken and Sharon Maynard (Wade's parents) own and operate an electrical contracting business in Carrot River. Ken also keeps busy doing taxidermy work specializing in small game. Ken has guided hunters for whitetail and bear seasonally for the past 17 years. Sharon has been the camp cook, working with Ken at various camps. Ken and Sharon have worked with Wade and Angella at Lost Creek Outfitters guiding, cooking and babysitting during hunting season. In the off-season they keep busy cheering on their grandchildren in their activities, working with their son Shane in his taxidermy business, Tru2Life Taxidermy, and their involvement with their church, family and friends.
Art and Ghislaine Enns (Angella's parents) live in Carrot River. They owned and operated a third-generation family farm for over 30 years. Their son, Marcel and his wife Charlene have now taken over. Art keeps busy where he's needed, operating machinery in the farm, picking up hunters from the airport for Lost Creek Outfitters. Ghislaine has owned her own business as a hairdresser for over 40 years continues to enjoy it today. Ghislaine also helps Angella with food prep before the hunting season. They keep busy with their grandchildren, helping the kids with their businesses, and involvement with the community and their friends.
Loren Yurkowski and his wife Tracey own and operate a farm near Carrot River specializing in grains, oilseed and Leaf Cutter Bees. Loren is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Loren is a very experienced guide that we are proud to have on our team. Loren and Tracey have a daughter, Lexi.
Fredel Trew and her husband Larry grain-farm near Lost Creek Outfitters. Fredel also works casually at the nursing home and is a busy mom of Albert, AJ, and Ella. With Fredel's housekeeping, the Lodge is squeaky clean and ready for the next group of hunters arriving in camp.
"Lost Creek Outfitters has be one of the best camps that I have ever hunted. My deer stand was very accommodating and I always saw plenty of buck. I hunted there for six years and got six good bucks. The accommodations are excellent and the food is homemade everyday from main course to dessert. I would recommend this camp to any hunter."
"I would like to thank you for opening your home to me and for your genuine efforts in making the weeks stay with you the most enjoyable and very comfortable. I felt right at home and had a great time. Your accommodations are spacious, clean and very relaxing. All of the meals were a culinary delight and the desserts were a touch of class. Angella, I was not joking when I said you could easily compete with Rachel and Paula. I really appreciated your personal touch in preparing the lunches as well. A special thanks to Ken and Sharon for their friendship and their efforts to accommodate us. It was a pleasure to share the warm and gracious family and the company of such a fine group of new friends. By far, they were one of the nicest and most congenial group of fellows I have shared camp with in a long time."
"I’ve dreamed about coming to Canada to hunt big whitetails for 20 some years and my hunt was everything I dreamed of and then some. Thanks for everything! I hope this trip was the start of a yearly tradition for me. I can see making this a regular trip every year. The accommodations and food were out of this world. Thanks for helping to make my first show something to remember. Thanks."
“I just wanted to let you all (Wade, Angella, Ken, Sharon, and Loren) know how much I enjoyed my hunt! That's the first time I have ever gone on a guided whitetail trip and I am so ready to be back. You all made me feel at home and were willing to do whatever needed to make it a wonderful trip. Wade and Angella you are blessed to have parents who support you in your activities and who are willing to help in whatever capacity needed.... And thank you very much for 6 days of great cooking! Wade, thank you for all you did this week and putting me on a great deer. Ken and Sharon, it was a joy for me to see the relationship you two have with Wade and Angella and just being there for them. I will be in touch with you guys! Thank you so much.”
“Hello Wade & Angella. I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I think you all run a top notch outfit. I have hunted with three other Canadian outfitters who apparently felt that they had to tell a lot of tall tales to book hunts. You guys were honest in all your dealings with me, and that was a refreshing change for me. Although I did not fire a shot, I did see upwards of twenty bucks during the week. Since I have taken a few nice Saskatchewan bucks, I am at the point in my Saskatchewan experience that I am holding out for a real buck of a lifetime. While I did not see him this year, I do believe that I have as good a chance with Lost Creek Outfitters as I would with any other fair chase operation.... As for the accommodations, the lodge was roomy and comfortable. Angella, your culinary skills are superb. The food was great and plentiful. The whole atmosphere at the lodge was really great. I felt at home away from home. Although four of the six hunters in camp were repeat hunters, as a first time hunter with your outfit, I believe I was treated equally in every respect.... The hunting area was beautiful and accessible, and the stands I hunted were comfortable, well-situated, and well baited. Wade did a fine job of organizing the hunt. I particularly enjoyed having Ken as my guide.... I just cannot say enough about the people that make up your outfitting team.”
“Thank you again for all your accommodation……….and especially the no onion dishes you prepared for me…it was most appreciated! Wade and Ken do an excellent job trying to help their hunters get a buck. Wade is a good guy and I told him he would fit in fine up here in the U.P. of Michigan. Thanks again for everything; you made the trip very enjoyable….room…food…bath….blinds….all good!!!”
LOST CREEK OUTFITTERS
Wade and Angella Maynard
PO Box 1046
Carrot River, SK S0E 0L0
Phone: +1 (306)768-3834
Fax: +1 (306)768-3837