Saskatchewan Whitetail Hunt
A Saskatchewan whitetail hunt in Canada should be counted among your lifetime hunts. Canada is known for its huge free range whitetail deer, and you will have access to over 250 square miles of whitetail country. The owners of this family owned and operated lodge believe in low pressure hunting. They only host 8-10 hunters per year (changes annually) on this immensely successful hunting property which is unheard of in Canada. They spend numerous hours scouting their area pre-season to give their hunters the best hopes of success. The expectation for giant northern whitetail is high for those willing to be patient.
The first comment you are going to make after you hear about this hunt is that it is too good to be true. We couldn’t agree more! The bottom line is that this outfitter is not running a hunting operation for his livelihood but he is inviting you to hunt with him because he absolutely loves what he does! Dave decides how many hunters he wants to take each season based on the health and numbers in his area. After he decides how many the area can handle, he cuts that number in half and that is the number of hunters he invited to hunt with him.
This is one of the very few operations, if not only one, with NO hunting pressure! Owners, Dave & Leslie do this because they love it, not because they have to. That means they only allow a few lucky hunters to hunt here each year. Be one of those lucky ones! They do not advertise or go to any trade shows.
A mature Canadian buck can weigh well over 300 pounds and normally has dark/ black colored antlers with great mass. These bucks are much larger in body size than southern deer. As you sit in your deer blind, keep in mind that because of their enormous body size a large set of antlers may not appear that big. Ground shrinkage seldom happens up here!
Dave and Leslie run a great small Saskatchewan whitetail hunt lodge which is why we love sending you to hunt with them! They will treat you like family and they will make every effort to ensure that you have the best opportunity for success.
Late October is the best time for bow hunters as the bucks are more patterned. Bow hunters can choose between ladder stands and pop-ups. The rut is in November. The season is October 1-Nov 30 but normally they stop at Thanksgiving.
|Capacity:||5-6 hunters per week|
|Location:||Northern Saskatchewan 250 square miles|
|Season:||Whitetail - September thru October and Black Bear - May|
|Method:||Archery, Muzzleloader and rifle|
|Lodging:||Very comfortable new lodge|
|Food:||Home style cooking|
|Trip Length:||6 full days of hunting (Sunday to Sunday)|
|Guided:||Semi-guided (Guides do not sit with clients)|
To ensure the best opportunity for success, this outfitter is careful to limit the number of hunters that they accept during a season.
This trip begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday, so it is six full days of hunting. As a rule, a mature Canadian buck has greater horn mass and is much larger in body size than our southern deer. As you sit in your deer blind, keep in mind that because of their enormous body size a large set of antlers may not appear that big. Ground shrinkage seldom happens up here!
Most hunting will be in box blinds over baited feeding areas. Most blinds have propane heaters. Distances to the baits are marked on the walls of the blinds. Shots to the baits range from 100-150 yards. Ladder stands are available if you would prefer. Most hunters will stay in their stand all day. You will have a lunch and radio to communicate with your guide.
This outfitter has customer service figured out. Dave and Leslie want to make your stay at their lodge as comfortable as possible with nice accommodations and good family style meals. This is one of the few outfitters in Canada with very little hunting pressure (5-6 hunters per week), nice accommodations good food, and friendly people. It’s the complete package!
A home cooked breakfast, noon meal and late night supper are served at the lodge.
Whitetail Hunts $4,995
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What is the travel to this lodge?
You will fly into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the outfitter will pick you up at the airport.
What will the temperatures be like?
Temperatures in early November can be as cold as single digits with highs around freezing up to the mid 40s if a warm front comes through. By December the temperature ranges from -10 degrees in the morning to +10 during the day. Be sure to take enough cold weather gear and layer your clothes.
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Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues. It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.
Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.
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We had a wonderful time. Dave, Ken and Leslie were wonderful hosts for us. The deer were plentiful and we saw many large shooters every day. We are already discussing the possibility of going back next year for the exact same week.
First the accommodations at your lodge are absolutely first rate! I’ve been to many hunting and fishing lodges and I’ve not stayed in one nicer. Please tell Leslie how great the food was…
I can’t say enough about the way your team worked to ensure our group 1) had a successful hunt and 2) really enjoy ourselves. … Your team seemed to always be one step ahead of us. You were out moving stands and setting more bait, looking for bear and working the cameras – Really working hard to make sure we had every opportunity to take home a bear.
I greatly appreciate your efforts. Our group had a GREAT time and as you know, we’ve already made reservations for next year.
Jim – Ohio