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Blackbear Hunts in Saskatchewan

Blackbear

Located on the forest/ farmland fringe where the cover of the boreal forest is vast and dense, but the benefit of the nutrient rich agriculture is evident in the game populations. The black bears benefit from the ample amounts of forage available every summer and fall.

In the spring black bear season we target the pre rut on into the full rut period. It is our experience that this is when the big old giant black bears make mistakes with those mistakes becoming fatal for the old giant black bears that call our territory home. In combination with a great population of giant bears we also have a very strong overall population of black bears of all sizes as well as a dense population of color phase bears. In fact we would not be exaggerating by saying color phase in our area would run right around twenty percent of the total population.

A typical day in spring bear camp is waking up to a continental style breakfast. From there the morning and early afternoon can be spent doing whatever you’d like to do, from fishing, shooting our archery course, or lounging. In the mid afternoon we will have a big meal to carry you through your evening’s hunt. After your meal has settled we will load in the guide’s pickups and head for the Saskatchewan woods. Depending where the most active stands are, we’ll decide which mode of transportation we will use to take you into your stand. UTV, ATV and argo’s are all used to access our stand locations. Everyone will be given a communication device which can be used to contact our guide team in case of a bear down, or any other concerns or emergencies. If your guide has not heard you throughout the evening, then the standard just after legal light pickup with take place. You will then be transported back to camp where a spread of hot food will be waiting for you. Stories of that nights black bear hunts will be shared and successful hunters black bears will be skinned by our guide team. From there we will begin to prepare for the next day ahead.

Bow, crossbow, muzzleloader, shotgun, and rifle are all permitted to be used during and throughout the Saskatchewan black bear seasons. No lottery required, rather once you book with a licensed professional outfitter guided black bear hunting licenses are available to be purchased.

All of our black bear hunts are 6 day hunts and have a very good odds at harvesting a monster Canadian black bear while enjoying comfortable accommodations, with wonderfully prepared meals, and most importantly great company. You’ll come as a client and leave as a friend.

What should I bring on my Saskatchewan black bear hunt?
  • A mesh bug proof head cover, for the mosquitos. Bears like to be near water in heavily wooded areas. Freshly hatched mosquitos also like these areas making this item a very important item that I would not recommend going without.
  • Bug proof gloves: While I’m on the mosquito topic bare skin is a bad idea. You want to be able to sit still and do your best to be undetected while on the stand.
  • Quiet Camo Rain Gear: Although the rain isn’t the best of hunting conditions it is one that is unpredictable and one that we will endure and hunt through, so having the right gear for the situation is important.
  • Orange ball cap and Vest: I’m speaking for rifle hunters headed to our neck of the woods in Saskatchewan. This is a regulation for all rifle hunters or bow hunters carrying a rifle. Bowhunters, muzzleloaders and shotgun hunters are exempt from this rule.
  • Water Proof Boots: Every stand location is different but some might include a little bit of swamping on the ATV’s to get to. Dry feet ensure a comfortable evening in the stand.
  • Reasonably Warm Clothing: The spring weather in Saskatchewan is a unpredictable variable on your hunt. It can range from the mid 40’s on through the lower 70’s. Having the right gear with you to comfortably endure these temperatures will ensure a pleasant experience.
  • 2 boxes of Ammunition: Airlines and baggage handling is another unpredictable aspect of your trip. Having extra ammunition so that any issues with your firearm and optics can be corrected before you hit the stand.
  • Firearm or Bow: It’s hard to hunt without them.
  • Passport: It is a requirement for any non resident of Canada to enter the country.
  • Firearm at the Border: You are required to declare your firearm at the border by having the paperwork in the attached link filled out and on person. https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/wam/media/2347/original/d369a605ac3363b569af5ea5dc40c88d.pdfwww.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/form-formulaire/pdfs/5590-eng.pdf