"Between our former guiding/outfitting careers and the TV show we have been to many different outfits throughout the world.  We had an amazing experience hunting with Sleeve Lake Outfitters right from arrival until we left our hunt.  The quality of service was fantastic and the accommodations and food was second to none.   Evan worked incredibly hard to make sure that not only were we comfortable in the stands but that big bears were hitting the baits on a consistant basis.  Evan's outfit is smack dab in the middle of a big bruin factory and the amount and quality of bears was amazing.  We look forward to many more adventures with Sleeve Lake Outfitters"  Dean Trumbley and Kent Michie - Co-Hosts of Trigger Effect TV show

"As far as a guided hunting excursion goes,  I suppose that the experience can be summarized by three main categories: the quality of the hunt, the hospitality as well as accommodations, and the knowledge of the staff.  After completing my spring black bear hunt in 2015, I think it’s safe to say that Sleeve Lake Outfitters knocks it out of the park in all three areas.  Whether it be the absolutely mind boggling amount of world class back bears roaming central Manitoba, the punctual, friendly as well as extremely warm demeanor of the housing staff, or the incredible geographical knowledge and hunting expertise of the guides, Sleeve Lake Outfitters offers an experience of a lifetime.  To say that Evan Proctor and his team provide a fulfilling experience is an understatement, and I am just glad to have contributed a Boone and Crockett record black bear to his inaugural season."   Benjamin Vangalen

Testimonials

"Back in 2014 me and my father got a phone call asking if we would like to come up and hunt with Evan Proctor with Sleeve Lake Outfitters. Needless to say we jumped on the opportunity to hunt spring bears in a great area they outfit in. They have great genetics and awesome bears in that area. The accommodations were very nice and the food was great. I personally was guided by Evans dad Dave Proctor. The first evening of our hunt we traveled way back to a bait tucked into the deep bush. Once I settled into the stand it was only 30 minutes till I seen my first bear. Several minutes later a 2nd bear come to the bait. About a hour later the bear I was waiting on came out. He's was a huge boar and gave me a perfect opportunity for a great shot. With that being said the proctors are top notch people that have great bears and will work their butt off to make sure you have a hunt of a lifetime!!! Thank you Evan and Dave for everything. See you guys very soon again."   Matt Porch

"There are few outfitters in the world who can offer a world class hunting experience, combined with the comforting feeling of daily home cooked meals, and meticulous attention to detail. I dare say that there isn’t one square kilometer of the Sleeve Lake region that Evan and his team haven’t scoured for the most monstrous black bears that Canada has to offer. After spending a week in central Manitoba, and harvesting an incredible boar with pristine features, I am positive that the folks at Sleeve Lake Outfitters will be continuing to offer a world class hunting experience for years to come. The experience that Evan and his staff provide will captivate you, foster your love for hunting, and restore your belief that good people do still exist."   Nick Vangalen

"I've had the pleasure to hunt multiple locations in Canada for the last 13 years.  Four years ago I found my favorite place to go, Sleeve Lake Outfitters, and I return every year.  You will not find a harder working guide than Evan, who lands greaters and ducks on top of you.  If you are looking to kill some huge Canada’s and ducks, Sleeve Lake Outfitters is the place to go. The accommodations and food are great as well."  

Trey Smith