Mikin is operated by Rolland Lemieux and Sophie Czetwertynski. We love what we do and are determined to provide you with the adventure of a lifetime, a wonderful atmosphere, and of course a quality bear hunt difficult to beat. We will be present during your entire stay.

Here's a little about ourselves:

Rolland Lemieux is a Professional Wildlife Technician for the province of Quebec with 25 years of experience in the field. He specializes in the capture and handling of large carnivores including bears, wolves, coyotes, lynx, and foxes. He has worked on many research projects across Canada and his expertise in helicopter darting and net-gunning has led to the success of many projects.

Rolland is also a well-respected trapper in Quebec having participated in the development of educational material and clinics. He is also the winner of many skinning competitions (beauty and speed) so your bear pelts are in good hands.

In his free time, when he is not hunting, he operates a successful ecotourism company specializing in guiding Europeans to experience and discover the boreal forest (2,000 people in 2004).

His favorite activity is definitely the bear hunt and he looks forward to sharing his experience and passion for wildlife and hunting with you.

Sophie Czetwertynski is a Wildlife Biologist presently completing her last year of a PhD program in Wildlife Biology at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her graduate work focuses on the effects of industrial access and hunting on the behaviour and demographics of black bears. Details of her research can be obtained at http://ursus.biology.ualberta.ca/blackbears She hopes to use her work to develop ecologically sound harvest strategies for back bear populations.

Sophie Completed her bachelor's degree in Zoology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She then went on to earn a Master's degree in Biology at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her work there focused on the effects of ecotourism activities on wolf behavior.

Sophie has worked as a bear hunting guide since 1995 and looks forward to spring in the wildlife reserve every year.