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Meet  The Outfitters

The Hodson's are a family of 4 who own a bison and horse ranch in Hudsons Hope B.C.. They are stewards of the land in every domain of their lives, with a passion for animals, conservation, and the outdoors.

 

Logan grew up in Smithers BC, his upbringing was rich in the outdoor lifestyle and he had an early passion for hunting, and everything outdoors. Logan began hunting at a young age alongside his Dad and three brothers. He started his career in the industry as a wrangler in a hunting camp in Northern BC at the age of fourteen years old. This experience had a lasting impression on Logan and his passion only grew bigger. As time went on he worked for a few different outfitters throughout the Yukon and BC and fell completely in love with the lifestyle and the people.

Beyond hunting, Logan’s youth was consumed by rodeo. In his lifetime he has earned himself many accolades as a professional cowboy, he attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University on a full rodeo scholarship, where he obtained a degree in Equine Science, and his miles down the rodeo trail earned him seven trips to the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Throughout his rodeo career Logan always made time for his other passions: guiding and hunting. He continued to guide in the Northern Yukon for a few outfitters and the occasional hunts in BC, keeping his connections and resources strong. Logan has also done extensive travelling internationally for his own personal hunts. Logan has hunted Nepal for blue sheep, South Africa and Tanzania safaris for plains game and buffalo, New Zealand for tahr and chamois, and Kyrgyzstan for ibex.

 

Logan received his pilot’s license in 2012 and purchased a 180 Cessna. Initially this made for luxurious rodeo travel but then became a vital component of his outfitting operations. In 2023 Logan upgraded his licence to a commercial pilot and became owner/operator of a charter company.

Emma grew up in Kamloops B.C. where her family trained performance horses. She too competed in rodeo throughout her teens but eventually decided to sideline her passion for rodeo to focus her energy on her career as a freestyle skier. Travelling across Europe, South America, New Zealand, Asia and all over the states to ski and compete, Emma qualified for numerous world championships as well as the X-games. Emma completed her bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and has since occupied herself with a horse training business. Although, more recently ranching and motherhood has limited her focus to raising the Hodson kids and training their own stock. 

 

Logan and Emma married in 2021 and fulfilled Logan’s lifelong goal of owning an outfit with the purchase of a mountain goat area in western BC; however sheep hunting has always been Logan’s calling, and a horse operation is what the Hodson’s are about. When the opportunity arose to upgrade to the Tatshenshini area, it could not be passed. Logan feels especially at home in this area, as it was ironically the destination of his first sheep hunt as a young resident hunter! The Hodson’s are eager to maintain the legacy of this area, providing exceptional hunting experiences with opportunity for record book harvests. 


Logan and Emma Hodson

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