Welcome to Stickflingers and thank you for visiting this site. My name is Ryan Derlago and like you am passionate about bowhunting. Growing up in a bowhunting family has allowed me to experience many amazing hunts and be part of multiple harvests. I have been blessed to take many trophy bear, as well as deer, moose, and elk in my home province of Manitoba.
I have an amazingly understanding and beautiful wife Kirsten, who married me in 2003 regardless of my hunting addiction. We were blessed to have a son, (Maddox in Sept. ‘05’), a daughter, (Ruby in Feb. ‘07’), and our youngest son, (Beckett in Feb. ’11′), who together with their mom make coming home for me more exciting than heading out each day.
I am employed by Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, whose schedule is four days on and four days off, allowing for plenty of time for family and hunting.
I have guided hunters for deer, bear, and moose since 1993 and have been a licensed outfitter in Manitoba since 2005. I am excited to help hunters experience “bowhunting in Canada” and share this game rich province with other passionate bowhunters.
Stickflingers is excited to have two of Manitoba’s hardest working guides on board for 2013. David and Mike are both seasoned bowhunters who are familiar with both modern and traditional bowhunting equipment. Numerous trophy bears have been harvested by both David and Mike with multiple species to their credit as well. Both guides take time away from their careers/jobs and families to be in camp. David and Mike are excited to cater to you and be part of your adventure!