Cory McLachlan – Owner & Guide, Highland Outfitters
I (Cory) was born and raised in the central flyway and big game bounty of Saskatchewan. My dad and Granddad were both avid hunters. They passed down their love of hunting, their knowledge of the sport and their expertise of the land to me in my outfitting zones. My family started teaching me about harvesting from nature at the age of three. I have hunted mule deer, white tailed deer, elk, moose, antelope, waterfowl, and upland birds. I hold a 2008 world record for a 35 lb rainbow trout I caught here in my home guiding area 20 minutes from our farm. My first big game milestone was at the age of 16 on October 9, 1993 – a muzzle loader mule deer that was officially scored as a 176. I hold a professional designation in accounting however have focused exclusively on the outfitting business for the past 12+ years. While I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, and having fun, I have also acquired the education, skills and discipline necessary to organize, run and maintain a successful business long term. Having two boys, Rylan and Reed who are now both of hunting age and showing an interest in hunting and the family outfitting business is nice to see and adds a whole new element to the outdoor passion we have developed. You will find I am a straight shooter and that there are no surprises hunting with me at Highland Outfitters.
In Memory of Perrie Szmul Born November 5th, 1962 R.I.P. August 12, 2017
For almost a decade Perrie and I worked alongside one another enjoying hunting and the outdoors as we guided deer & bear at the Highland Outfitter’s Hudson Bay camp that I run. Perrie’s easy going personality along with his love and knowledge of nature was the basis of our close friendship, as was the case with many of my hunters. Perrie, and his wife Audrey, hosted many Highland hunters at their beautiful bed and breakfast in the forest – Fir River Ranch. Audrey continues to carry on Perrie’s legacy operating Fir River Ranch with the same dedication and care as Perrie. You may be gone, but you will always be remembered Perrie. Rest in peace brother.