Classic Outfitters has been featured several times in various bowhunting magazines, many of which are transcribed (with photographs) on this site.


2017 bowhunting coverBowhunting the Experienced - Lessons from Alberta’s Edmonton Bow Zone
Peterson's Bowhunting – 2017
written by Jim Hole


It was another day of guiding during mid-November in Edmonton’s Bow Zone. The weather was cold and crisp, bowhunters were placed in their treestands and the air was filled with anticipation of what might follow more"

  Stealth - How you enter and exit your hunting area makes all the difference once you are on stand.
from Bowhunter, September 2014 Edition
written by Brian Rusk

When you are trying to kill an animal that is built to survive, an animal whose senses are better than anything you can imagine, you need to be more than just quiet in a tree. Approaching your stand can make or break your hunt, and leaving it at the end of a hunt can turn a hotspot cold if you don’t watch your step more"
  Alberta's Archery MonsterAlberta's Archery Monster
from Big Buck, Fall, 2000
written by Jim Hole Jr.

The fall of 1999 was a tough one. We experienced the pleasure of some early season bowhunting and guiding for elk and moose, but the warm weather made it really difficult to connect with the largest of the big game animals. As we moved through October more"
  You Shot the Little One!
from North American Whitetail, September, 2000
written by Mark T. Sullivan

As Jim Hole Jr. got out of his brother's pickup truck last Nov. 29 and prepared for the hike to his stand, he couldn't help thinking about the more"

  In The Bow ZoneIn The Bow Zone
from Outdoor Life Magazine, October 1999
written By Mark T. Sullivan

Imagine a 1,600-square-mile tract of hunting land open only to bowhunters. The herd genetics are fabulous, forage is abundant and seeing a 170 class or better whitetail from your stand is a distinct possibility. You've just entered THE BOW ZONE more"
  Bow Zone BonanzaBow Zone Bonanza
from Bowhunters Annual, Number 18, 1993
written by Chris Green

Edmonton, Alberta Canada is the place to bowhunt for those record book trophies! more"
  Small Details for Big Farmland BucksSmall Details for Big Farmland Bucks
from Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine, August 1991
written by Jim Hole, Jr.

Jim Hole, Jr. of Alberta, Canada, is one of North America's most successful outfitter/guides for trophy whitetails in the world of bowhunting. He has produced numerous Pope and Young, as well as Boone and Crockett bucks for his clients. Attention to detail takes much of the guesswork out of bagging a farmland trophy according to Jim. Here's how he does it! more"

bowhunter magazineIn The Zone
from Bowhunter Magazine
written by Dwight Schuh


Hot on the trail of the doe and fawn, he would follow them straight to our tree. We had him." HOW COULD I NOT be excited? Even Jim sounded excited as he described the big droptine buck more"

  bowhunter magazineCold & Quiet
from Bowhunter Magazine
written by Brian Rusk


The Edmonton Bow Zone may be one of the best places in North America to bag a huge whitetail. It's also one of the toughest places to hunt because the deer there, under a constant onslaught from hunters, wolves, and coyotes, reach maturity only if they're super wary more"