About Us


Amazing Fly-in Hunting and Fishing

At our Main Camp, you will sleep in a large rustic log cabin and hunt from your front door. It sits on the shores of Picket lake in the hill country. The cooks and guides stay in a smaller log cabin where you will be treated to delicious home cooking and good conversation.

Our Story

Three Generations of Guiding Experience and Pioneers of the area since the 1920’s. Our guiding business is a small family run business situated in the Central Northwest of Beautiful British Columbia. Our area runs along the north shore of Ootsa Lake in the southern portion, to Tahtsa Lake in the west to Francois Lake in the north. We offer winter wolf hunts, spring black bear hunts, fall hunts for moose, grizzly bear, mt.goat, mule deer, and wolves.  Most hunts range from 6-10 days.

Meet the Team

Here's a bit about our team members

Gary Blackwell


I have been guiding hunts in this area since 1973.  I learned a lot from my father and grandfather, both previous owners/guides here at Wistaria Guiding.

Julie Blackwell

The Real Boss

Julie is the heart and soul of our operation.  She cooks and keep us men focused.  She makes sure all our visitors are comfortable and happy in camp.

Derek Blackwell


Derek is a 4th generation guide.  He knows this land like the back of his hand.  He been guiding for over 12 years.  He makes every hunt enjoyable and (mostly) successful.

We're ready for you to come hunt

Give us a call and lets find a time for you to come visit us.