Saskatchewan Outfitter #1
This outfitter offers Saskatchewan whitetail hunts in a very remote, 300 plus square mile area which is pure wilderness
in northeastern Saskatchewan. Their base camp is located
in the valley between Porcupine Plain and Pasquia Hills, 25
miles southeast of Hudson Bay.
These Saskatchewan whitetail hunts are all done from spacious, permanent, tree stands, in ground blinds or commercially made tree stands that over look baited areas. Transportation is provided by all terrain vehicle, snowmobile or horse drawn sleigh to hunting areas.
This outfitter has hunted in his home province of Saskatchewan for more than 30 years. World class whitetail are
abundant in their area and with the hunting pressure low, especially in their forest areas, you can be assured of
a first class, quality whitetail hunting adventure.
Antler rattling and grunt calling are very effective in this area due to the excellent buck to doe ratio. They have a
surplus of deer and plenty of excellent trophies, including some tremendous Boone and Crockett class bucks.
You will be treated to some of the best hunting in Canada when you book your fall whitetail deer with this outfitter.
Their goal has always been to provide you with service worthy of your repeat business. There will be no corners cut
and no hidden expenses in providing you with a top rate hunt. Their complete service package is designed to give
you a good experience from start to finish – from your travel arrangements to complete trophy care.
The following information is designed to answer your questions regarding hunting in Canada’s northern wilderness
and to help you prepare for what could turn out to be a hunt of a lifetime. Please read the following suggestions
carefully and take them to heart. We want you to be prepared and comfortable when a trophy walks by.
For 2006 they had 25 hunters who harvested 21 trophy whitetails ranging from 130+ class up to a 167 class buck.
The overall average size of the bucks that were killed on this hunt for the 2006 season was 140+ with several in the
150 and 160 class
WHERE AND HOW YOU WILL BE HUNTING
This outfitter operates in a wild and remote, 300 plus square mile wilderness area in northeastern Saskatchewan,
near the town of Hudson Bay. Daily transportation is included to and from an abundant selection of stands. Hunting
is done from spacious permanent tree stands; ground blinds, or commercially made portable tree stands overlooking
key runways and travel corridors.You will NOT be hunting in agricultural farmlands, but true wilderness, whitetail deer
in their natural environment.
WEATHER CONDITIONS & CLOTHING.
Temperatures for fall deer hunts can range anywhere from below zero up to 50 degrees. Since this is Canada, it is not uncommon for weather to severely change overnight. Since it is important to be prepared for anything, please plan on bringing clothing for mild to severe weather. Plan on bringing a SOLID COLOR (either red or yellow) rain suit with you
for the ride to and from camp. This should be large enough to fit over your cold weather clothing.
LEGAL HUNTING COLORS
Saskatchewan law requires rifle hunters and muzzleloaders to wear either SOLID or a combination of white, orange,
or red outer garments (either jacket & pants or coveralls), with a solid blaze orange or red hat.
ONLY BOW HUNTERS CAN DRESS IN CAMO OUTER GARMENTS.
It is necessary that rifle hunters and muzzleloaders always have on solid or a combination of red, yellow, or orange
outer garments. Should it start to rain, you should have with you in your pack a solid rain suit, either in red or yellow,
which is large enough to fit over your clothing. Bottom line…you should always have on red, yellow, or orange.
RIFLES, BULLETS & SCOPES
The following are examples of what they believe are the best calibers to hunt whitetail deer for their area. Caliber’s
such as 308, 30-06, 338 Mag and 35 Whelen are wise choices. Some of the fast, flat-shooting caliber’s popular for
hunting in more open country such as a 270 or a 7 mm Mag are powerful enough to kill, but they tend to deflect on
thick brush which is typical of their hunting area. Therefore, they recommend heavier, slower calibers. Bolt action
rifles are reliable in very cold weather. Semi-autos are guaranteed to fail in cold weather, so don’t bring one on this
hunt. Make sure you or your gunsmith removes all oil and grease from within your bolt apparatus to avoid frozen
firing pins. Great opportunities are lost every season because someone ignores this advice.
Bullet weight of 180-grain (Round Nose) is mandatory. Lightweight bullets are NOT allowed.
Shots can be close, so be sure your scope is of low variable power which can be turned down to at least 3X or 4X at
the low end. Variable scopes of 2-7X and 3-9X are ideal. Seldom will your shots exceed 200 yards.
ALL GUNS AND AMMO WILL BE APPROVED AT THE ORIENTATION MEETING.
It is not necessary to purchase your license before you get into Hudson Bay. You will purchase licenses on Sunday
in Hudson Bay before you head out to camp.
**It is MANDATORY that you keep your license on you at all times during your hunt.**
6 days hunting
Fall whitetail deer hunts run the first three weeks in November.
$280.00 license fee ( CD.) And 6% GST tax Is Not Included in the Hunt Price
The cost of the hunt includes:
Top rate meals
Field dressing, skinning, and caping of trophy
Transportation during hunt
The cost of the hunt does NOT include:
Shipping, crating, and handling of trophy
Taxidermy—This is available locally if hunter wishes
Alcohol or carbonated beverages
Arrival and departure accommodations
Transportation to/from Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
Cost related to early departure from camp
TERMS OF BOOKING YOUR HUNT
A 50% deposit can be by personal check, money orders or cashier check. All deposits are non-refundable
but may be transferred to another hunter in the same year.
Final Payment must be made by cash, certified check, or money order.
The total cost of the hunt is fixed. There will be no refunds if the hunter tags out early or leaves for any reason.
Monies paid will be refunded if for some reason the outfitter must cancel the hunt.
The balance of your deer hunt is due on July 15th of the year of your hunt. Or if hunt is booked after July 15th the full amount is due upon booking.
Their fall whitetail deer hunts run the first three weeks in November.They only take 25 hunters each year. Rifle, bow
Antler rattling and grunt calling are very effective in this area due to excellent buck / doe ratios. The rut is in progress throughout the month of November, offering the hunter optimum opportunity to take I nice trophy.
It is imperative that you go the range and sight in your gun prior to hunting with this outfitter. On Sunday, when you get
into camp, they will sight in all rifles both “free hand” and on a shooting bench. The animals deserve the respect of you being familiar with your firearm.
THEIR TROPHY FINISHING SERVICE
As part of their complete customer service package, their professional guides skin and cape your deer. If you wish to
take your deer meat home with you, they will de-bone and freeze the meat for you. If you want to leave the meat with
them they will distribute it to the elderly and less fortunate in their area. They also work with a professional Canadian Taxidermist who can mount your trophy and ship it back home for you. You do not have to decide now. You can wait
until you get there to see their mount examples on display.
As of January 23, 2007 You Must Have a Passport To Travel To Canada
Your hunting package begins when they pick you up on Sunday morning at your hotel and transport you to their base camp. Because hunting on Sunday in Saskatchewan is prohibited, your hunt officially begins at dawn Monday morning and goes until Saturday. This will allow for sufficient time to break camp and return to Hudson Bay where you will stay overnight. On Sunday, you will drive back to Saskatoon for an afternoon departure.
SUGGESTED LIST OF ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING...
Yellow or Red Rain Suit
Cold weather clothing
Medium weight clothing
Hard travel case
Soft gun case
Pair of rubber bottom boots
Warm/waterproof boots—we recommend Saskatchewan Pac Boots from Cabela’s
Slipper’s to wear in main cabin
Icebreaker Boot blanket
Long underwear—we recommend Patagonia Expedition weight Capilene
Raven Wear Anti Freeze System
Icebreaker Hand Blanket
Thin pair of wool, synthetic or soft leather gloves
Head, neck and face warmers
Extra camera film and/or video tapes
Suggested snack: Trail Mix/”GORP”: Mixed parts of nuts, raisins, and M&M’s.
Safety Belt—Harness style (Mandatory)
REMEMBER…BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING!