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Scott Zies

Outdoor Enthusiast

When he was a child Scott Zies’ father often took him on hunting, fishing, and many different outdoors trips. Over the years these trips cemented Scott’s love of being outdoors and hunting. Today Scott works as the President of Brunswick Lake Lodge, one of Canada’s premier fishing lodges in Ontario. Scott is thankful for the opportunity to work for Brunswick Lake Lodge. His main duties include being the ambassador and spokesperson for the lodge’s partners. He believes anyone who enjoys the outdoors should make a trip to Ontario to experience the lodge’s beauty. It’s an unforgettable experience at the Brunswick Lake Lodge.

Scott Zies believes that spending time in the wilderness is like therapy for the mind and soul. Everyday people face numerous distractions and stressful events. Therefore, it’s important to take the time to unwind and enjoy one’s self when possible. After a weekend in the wilderness with friends and family, Scott is able to return to work with a better attitude and more focus.

On hunting trips, Scott Zies typically hunts ducks, grouse, moose, and deer. When he fishes he usually fishes for Walleye. Besides hunting at Brunswick Lake Lodge, Scott enjoys traveling to Michigan and Alaska for hunting and fishing trips as well. Some of Scott’s favorite memories are related to spending time in the outdoors with his family. These trips are the perfect opportunities for children to spend time with their parents and grandparents.

Grouse hunting is quite popular in the Ontario region. There are various types of species of grouse in Canada. These sneaky and unpredictable birds are a pleasure to hunt because of their hair-trigger attitude. Moose hunting is also a fun hobby for Scott Zies. One of the largest members of the deer family, moose may be the most challenging yet reward species to hunt in Ontario. Why Ontario is so popular for their hunting and fishing is because of the diversity in wildlife and varying difficulty in hunting.

With any country or district, there are regulations and seasons that go along with hunting. The white-tailed deer, moose, and the black bear are all seasonal animals in Canada. The white-tailed deer season spans from September to December while moose season is a month shorter starting in October and also ending in December. Black beer season tends to be more specific with it starting in April and ending in June then picking back up in September to October.

Even with fishing, Canada has one the world’s most valuable commercial fishing industries. Canada’s fishing industry alone is worth CAD $5 billion a year and provide jobs to over 100,000 citizens. Not only is fishing a proud hobby for Canadians, it is also a thriving business in the country as well.

Another reason why Canada is so popular with its fishing industry is that of their diversity in fish species. Canada has a healthy mix of both salt and freshwater fish. Salmon, for example, are plentiful in the rivers of Canada as well as the coast of British Columbia. Trout and pike are also common in the rivers, specifically the Albany and Sutton river. The best places to fish for pike are Lac Seul, Eagle Lake, and Lake Athabasca. Walleye is also a popular one to fish for. Walleye are a Canadian fishing staple and can be quite massive and strong creatures. In some cases, those who are searching for large walleye catches travel to fishing locations only accessible by air. This is because inaccessible areas of water allow for fish populations to grow to large sizes.

Ice fishing is also a fun hobby for those who enjoy the outdoors and fishing. Any hunting trip to Canada is not complete without an ice fishing experience. January to the end of February are the prime times to go Canadian ice fishing. The best places to go ice fishing are mostly in Northern Ontario around the great lakes of Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

Scott also enjoys playing and watching ice hockey. Over the last 15 years, he has played with the Voyageur Hockey Club who is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The group has traveled to Europe numerous times to face other old-timer hockey groups.  To learn more about the group visit their Facebook page. The team currently have had over 160 players who have played over 25 years of hockey. The Voyageurs are an incredible traveling team of a close community of friends.

Professional Overview

Scott Zies is the CEO of Zies Foods, a leader in the Canadian Meat industry. He has held the title of president of Zies food since 1998. The company focuses on strategic purchases and sales of high-quality meats to customers around the globe. The heart of this company is customized customer service. Whether a client wants frozen or fresh products, Zies food works to give the best possible experience for each customer. Scott held various positions in the Canadian Meat industry including the Vice President of Trading at Retail Ready Foods Inc, director of the Canadian Meat Council, Chairman of the Alliance for Fair Trade in Beef, and member of the Canadian Beef and Pork Value Chain Roundtables.  Scott credits communication and time management as two keys to his organization’s success. Clients recognize that Zies Foods provides an incredible customer service experience—something that sets them apart from the competition. It’s one reason why many clients who work with Zies Foods are repeat customers with long-established relationships to the business.

Scott became involved in the food industry through a summer job in a meat plant. From that point forward, Scott knew that he wanted to work in the industry for as long as possible. Scott’s passion and dedication to his work show in every aspect of his business. Just like the farmers that he works with on a daily basis, Scott Zies believes that locally-raised, clean food is the best option for one’s diet and the local economy. The majority of Zies Food’s clients share the same view—a trend that Scott is excited about. Zies Food strives to provide clients with the perfect product every time.

 

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Brunswick Lake Lodge

Brunswick Lake Lodge

Located in Ontario, Brunswick Lake Lodge is known for its unspoiled beauty and fantastic fishing. It is sitting right in the historical heart of Algoma, on Brunswick Lake, which is part of the Missinabi River system. The Lodge is known for its walleye, chunky yellow perch, and many northern pikes. Scott Zies currently serves as the president of the lodge. Since the lodge caps the number of outdoor enthusiasts who can visit at any one time, guests receive the best experience each time they visit. The site includes on-site caretakers, clean drinking water, hot water, wood-fired sauna, and fish cleaning stations.  

Scott Zies is proud to help run this lodge. The location itself is 15 miles in twisted length and contains 37 mid-lake islands randomly throughout. The lake depth is also quite varied allowing for fishing in shallow back bays to a depth of up to 50 feet! Besides fishing guests have the opportunity to canoe and hunt as well. The lodge’s website makes it easy to plan your trip. Visit Brunswick Lake Lodge soon!

Scott’s passion for quality meat, hunting, and outdoor activities have led him to this point in his life. Working in the meat industry, enjoying the outdoors, and being president for a lodge that allows him to enjoy the great Canadian outdoors.