Nic Weigelt Guide Outfitter/partner
Nic has been a part of the territory since his teens. Nic guided for High Country Safaris in the late 80’s, and when Russ Cummins took over the territory in the mid 90’s, Russ and Nic became close friends. Nic retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2010. He and his wife, Safana, and their 3 boys, Aydin, Alex, and Alister, look forward to seeing you at Swan Lake Base Camp.
Doug Rehbein Guide/partner
Doug is from a Montana ranching family who are all passionate hunters. Doug was also one of Russell’s best friends and hunted and hung out with Russ for many years. He is very familiar with the territory, having spent many years on the trail with Russ. Doug is the holder of the SCI Canada
Moose world record, which he took at Jennings River. Doug has hunted extensively all over North America and chose to plant his flag at Jennings River for its raw natural beauty and superb game.
Dale Trottier Pilot
“Trapper” as he’s known to the North and in the world of professional rodeo, has been a fixture of the Canadian North for over 2 generations. Hall of Famer and Canada’s most famous and winningest professional rodeo cowboy, Trapper is also a noted bush pilot and has thousands of hours flying in the territory, not to mention his many years flying (and guiding) for other outfitters and oil companies before he started flying for Russ.
Luke MacWhirter Head Guide
Luke has been a part of Jennings River for over 20 years and has guided many successful hunts for record moose and grizzly bear for Russ and more recently for us. A former national level rugby player and professional fishing guide, not to mention an excellent cook, Luke brings with him a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience.
Bob Milligan Guide Contractor
As the 2017 SCI Guide Outfitter of the Year, Bob needs no introduction to the world of hunting. Bob works with us in the area semi-independently. He’s also an expert angling guide, and we look forward to working with Bob to put together a special moose hunt fishing trip combo. Learn more about Bob on milliganoutfitting.com
Heinz Weigelt Pilot/ Guide Emeritus
Heinz has been a part of Jennings River and before that, High Country Safaris, for 40 years. We are currently rebuilding cabins Heinz build with Ed Dolhan 35 years ago. He’s been a fixture here for so long he has a lake and camp named after him. He has successfully guided untold numbers of hunts for “swamp donkeys” and produced not a few monsters. Heinz was very close to Russ. He is a noted outdoorsman and author. Stories of his flying adventures like flying with an 80 lb stump tied to his Maule floatplane always provide entertainment at the cookhouse table.
Russell Cummins - The King of the Mountain
Russ was our brother, not by DNA, but stronger bonds. He died, as was his wish, in the mountains looking up at the northern lights. His untimely passing devastated us. Russ was an old school bush cowboy with a huge heart. Nobody hunted as hard as Russell. When you came out of the bush after a 14 day horse hunt with Russ, you were 20 lbs lighter and a heck of a lot tougher. Now, when we are out in bush, moving horses or cutting trail, there are still times when you look over and expect to see Russ beside you, riding his favourite saddle horse or swinging an axe. We miss you Russell.