North Woods Adventures

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  • $55to $145 depending on type of tour


  • Jun 1, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014


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  • Resort and local pickup in most cases

Other Date Information

  • Book early for the Fall color tours seating is limited plus times may be extended

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  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Member of Tread Lightly
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Transportation-Related Policies or Programs
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

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  1. SWAT Strategic Wilderness Adventure Tours 101 / Advanced Military Thermal Camera (FLIR)

    Main Street pick up
    Ely, MN 55731

    The Swat tour should you decide to accept it, starts out for the wilderness one half hour before dusk. Upon on your arrival you will be given your mission statement and your survival packet. Your mission is to be completed within 4 hours. Your mission may include GPS, Maps, Geo Caching, Mock Rescues, Mock delivery of survival supplies, Animal Identification and various other missions all done in the cover of darkness. Upon completion of your mission you will qualify for induction as a strategic wilderness adventure team member. Which includes Strategic Wilderness Team Member Identification which bares our North Woods Adventure Bear SWAT Logo Badge, retail discounts, email updates and other SWAT member non published rewards.

    The swat truck seats 12 guest comfortably and is equipped with military grade night vision. This is not your run of the mill night vision tour, no green images it is the same THERMAL cameras used by the United States Military. Live video is fed streaming to a 30 inch high resolution 1080p monitor with it you can see a man five miles away. Imagine looking into the wilderness at night, seeing wildlife...and what they do at night. call today to accept your mission. 218.235.1727 Ride in our Enclosed Climate Controlled Swat Truck.

    "We will see you in the woods"

    The Swat Team leaves 1/2 hour before darkness then you must use GPS to find your Mission in the woods. Your Mission can be anything from a mock military rescue of a hostage or a mock delivery of life saving medical supplies. Use of Maps, GPS, on board electronics, radio communications with base camp and recovery of game camera SD cards. Then the recorded data is shared with The Superior National Forest including the names of the spotters (with your consent). Data is very important part of the SWAT Tour as we track wildlife patterns at night we are helping with their survival. On board is our SWAT commander to help you with the process. Just don't tick him/her off!!!

    MESSAGE FROM THE SWAT COMMANDER: Go ahead and look around the forest all day and paddle your little canoes > But when that sun goes down the night belongs to me> When others lock their doors I walk thru the forest at night with peanut butter smeared on me> So straighten up rookie> Let's go find them Wolves and Bears!

    THERMAL United States Military Camera

    SWAT 101 = $135 per person. With coupon $105

    SWAT Advanced = $215. With Coupon $175

    Minimums 4 per Mission

  2. Fall Color Tours Family Deal

    Main Street pick up
    Ely, MN 55731

    We are very excited about the 2014 Fall Color season coming up soon as we will be providing our North Woods Adventures Guided Fall Color Tours. Leave the driving to us and ride in our 12 passenger Safari Style Truck. Large entry door provides easy access for ages 2 to 100 years old. Includes Free HD photos of your tour plus Blaze Orange Kerchiefs and the Worlds Loudest Bear Whistle souvenirs for everyone. Early bookings receive 10% discounts, print our voucher and get 5% off limited seating available so call now and reserve your seat.218-235-1727 or email us at more information at . Thank You and We'll see you in the woods this fall.

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