May 24 – 28
If you are looking for a baited black bear/Northern pike combination adventure this destination will definitely fit the bill. This camp is located roughly four hours north of Saskatoon and it’s base of operations sits right on the shores of Canoe Lake. It includes a country store, with boat rentals, comfortable cabins to lay your head at night and a larger cabin where your meals will be served.
A typical day finds clients waking up to a nice breakfast and then jumping in the 14 foot tiller boats casting large spoons and spinners at Northern Pike. The fishing is phenomenal this time of year. Many then come back for a little rest and a delicious late lunch before posting up for the evening over the many active bait sites. Shot opportunity on mature boars will push 100% and color phase in this area is outstanding, roughly exceeding 20%. Upon returning from the stand it is fun to cook your day’s catch over the campfire and tell stories of the day’s events.
This special area borders an enormous military testing range, where bears may not be hunted. This critical sanctuary provides sufficient habitat to hold and grow big black bear. Six foot bears with 18″ skulls are not uncommon and it seems as though each week a few luck hunters have encounters with even larger bears. To top off this amazing hunt/fish adventure – the bordering hunting area consists of both Crown and Native lands giving the hunter one of the only opportunities, in the entire province of Saskatchewan, to harvest two bears.
$3,950 + 5% GST + $300 license (includes one bear)
2nd Bear – $500 license + $300 to keep hunting + $700 trophy fee if you harvest a 2nd bear
Fishing – $150 per day to rent a 14″ tiller boat or $300 per day to rent pontoon.
Day 1 – Fly to Saskatoon, SK – overnight
Day 2 – Rent car in Saskatoon and drive to Canoe Lake (4.5 hours approx.). You will check your weapon and begin hunting this evening.
Day 3 – 7 – Fish and hunt these days.
Day 8 – Depart Canoe Lake for Saskatoon where you will overnight
Day 9 – Depart Saskatoon for home
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.