Located in remote northern Saskatchewan along the scenic Canadian Shield, this new outfitter to us has exclusive outfitting access to 540 square miles of trophy black bear hunting each spring. The bear numbers are high, with a dense population of trophy class bears, as last year was the first year that the area was commercially hunted in 7 years. Their camp runs on “quality not quantity” as we guide a limited number of guests each season which in return gives you the best possible chance at taking a trophy bruin, and making your stay as comfortable as possible. Hunters stay in a modern lodge with satellite TV and cell service.
Largest Black Bears Taken Recently:
7’ 7” Black Bear 545lbs – 2015
7’1” Brown Bear 460lbs – 2016
8’0” Black Bear 483 lbs – 2017
100% Opportunity and 86% Harvest rate.
Their 6 day/6 night hunts start with arriving at camp on Sunday to unpack, shoot weapons, and get settled in. The average temperatures this time of year may range from 75 degrees during the day dropping down to 25-40 degrees overnight.
The location of their main camp provides us with efficient access to all of our hunting setups. Hunts take place over bait, primarily out of tree stands and occasionally out of ground blinds. Cam trackers are used to help locate trophy bears. All stands are regularly maintained and scouted. Over the course of your hunt you may sit at several different stands depending on wind directions and bear activity. Majority of the stands are setup for 20-40 yard shots overlooking creeks, lakes, jack pine meadows, poplar ridges and beaver dams. The hunts occur during the black bear rut, when the big bears are on the move. The owners and guides are all experienced hunters themselves and will take care of you over the course of your hunt and ensure your trip was a successful and memorable experience.
This operation runs on quality not quantity as we take a limited number of guests each spring, which allows them to manage our area efficiently and target mature, trophy class bears. Archery, primitive weapon, and rifle hunters are all welcome. They are running hunts over 3 weeks this spring. The first week is generally hunting big bears that are more patternable before the ruts really gets underway. This is a great week to hunt bears that are local to the area as they are more reliable. Second and third week the rut is usually in full swing. This is where new bears will appear as they are starting to travel bigger areas looking for hot sows. Sitting over a bait when a hot sow is in the area can make for a memorable night in the stand. This time of year all bears usually have beautiful coats and are not starting to rub yet.
WHITETAILS: Beginning in 2018, this outfitter is also offering trophy whitetail hunts on a 350,000-acre concession near Goodsoil, SK, in the fringe between the solid timber to the north and the agriculture to the south. He has exclusive outfitting rights to the concession. This area has been lightly hunted and well managed over the past decade, making it one of the best locations in Saskatchewan to hunt trophy whitetails. Only 7 hunters hunted here last year, but two bucks in the 180s were taken. Hunters can expect to be hunting bucks in the 150”-165”class, with a realistic chance at a 170+”, and 200” deer have been taken from this concession in the past.
This is a north woods hunt in November/December, so expect snow and temperatures from the freezing mark down to -25F, with averages around 15F. Hunting is primarily from box blinds with heaters. Blinds are accessed by ATV after a short ride by truck from the lodge. You will be hunting over bait, with baiting having begun in early October. These guys plans to do a lot of scouting, and will inform you of what specific bucks you are likely to see in a given location, and the guides will be scouting other locations while you are hunting.
2018 PRICES (subject to change without notice until deposit received; prices in USD)
$3,650 for 6-day 2×1 guided hunt, including meals and lodging. Non-hunting observers $200/day.
May 6 – May 12 (4 spots left)
May 13 – May 19 (2 spots left)
May 20 – May 26 (6 spots left)
May 27 – June 2
$6,500 for 6-day 2×1 guided hunt, including meals and lodging. Non-hunting observers $200/day.
November 8 – November 24 (6 spots left)
November 25 – December 1 (6 spots left)
December 2 – December 7 (6 spots left – this is a 5-day hunt as season ends Dec. 7)
Once you tag out, there is wild boar ranch nearby with hunts for around $600-$800.
Modern lodge accommodations with individuals rooms
WIFI and cell service
Home cooked meals
Transportation to/from stands
Transportation to/from camp (may be arranged at additional cost)
Black Bear license $310; Whitetail Deer License $380 (available in camp, but you need to pre-register online)
Fishing License $80
Fly to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan or Edmonton, Alberta. The outfitter has special hotel room rates available near both airports if needed. Rent a car and drive about 4 hours to camp.
Once you have taken your bear, your guide will provide trophy care. Once the animal is caped, they will be put into the deep freeze until your departure. It is your decision if you would like to take the hide & skull home with you. We provide you with a hide sac for transportation. If you would like the hide to be transported in a cooler that is your responsibility. We also have a taxidermist (Vivid Taxidermy) in Saskatoon, that you can leave your bears with for taxidermy work if you please.
You must fill out the attached firearm form and print off 3 copies. DO NOT SIGN THEM until you arrive in Saskatoon in front of the Royal Mounted Police. You will sign all 3 copies upon entering the country, of which the Canadian police will keep 2 copies and give you one to keep. There’s a $25 CAD fee to import a firearm.
Weapon of choice (Bow, Crossbow, Black powder, Rifle)