Growing the Big Game Business on the South Coast

  • Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

16 January 2020

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a Business Investment Loan of nearly $98,000 to Conne River Outfitting to assist with camp upgrades and development.

Conne River Outfitting is an adventure tourism company offering moose, caribou and bear hunting packages. Provincial Government support for this business will assist with upgrades to the facilities at Camp 8 and Medonnegonix Lake hunting lodges. This repayable loan will help increase efficiency, and allow the business to expand their current offerings.

Located on the south coast of the province, Conne River Outfitting has operated for over 35 years, and is licensed and approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. This business is owned by band members of Miawpukek First Nation and the Qualipu First Nation, and is operated by Robert Hanson and Michael McDonald.

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“Support for Conne River Outfitting will entice more big game enthusiasts to the region, resulting in positive economic benefits to accommodators, food service operators and other service providers. We are pleased to support this adventure tourism business, and build on The Way Forward’s Provincial Tourism Product Development Plan.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Conne River Outfitting is a testament to how enterprising small business operators bring to market the best of what our region has to offer. I applaud the work of Mr. Hanson and Mr. McDonald and wish them well as they expand operations and continue to showcase the pristine beauty here in the Coast of Bays.”
Elvis Loveless
MHA for Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune

“This loan will enable Conne River Outfitting Ltd. to upgrade facilities at the Camp 8 and Medonnegonix Lake Lodges to offer our clientele increased services and comfort while enjoying the experience of a big game hunt in the pristine wilderness of the province. Our strategic lodge locations on the Conne River and near the Bay du Nord Canadian Heritage River will allow us to offer a variety of adventure experiences throughout the year in line with the Tourism Development Plan of the province and Adventure Central resulting in long term employment opportunities in the Coast of Bays.”
Robert Hanson
General Manager, Conne River Outfitting Ltd.

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Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca

Dianne Randell
Government Member’s Office
709-729-6854
DianneRandell@gov.nl.ca

Robert Hanson
General Manager, Conne River Outfitting Ltd.
709-882-3399
rhanson@conneriveroutfitting.com

2020 01 16 12:15 pm