FLIGHTS - WEST JET IS NOW OFFERING FLIGHTS INTO LLOYDMINSTER, ALBERTA FROM CALGARY. WE CAN OFFER AIRPORT PICKUP FROM THIS AIRPORT. CALL GRANT FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE.
Ok. Here is the deal with Camo. BEAR HUNTS - If you are hunting with a Bow in bear season and do not have a rifle with you. You can wear camo and no colours need to be worn.
WHITETAIL DEER - If you are hunting whitetail with a bow in October, you can wear camo. No colours needed. IF you are hunting with a bow in November when the rifle season is on, you must wear colours.
All that is need for colours is a blaze orange Vest "NEW". A orange hat or toque will also be required.
DO WE HAVE HEATED BLINDS?
Yes. All Mr.Buddy heaters are supplied as well as the propane to work them for your hunt at both of our camps.
DO WE DO ARCHERY HUNTS?
Yes. We do one week of Whitetail Archery at the end of October. We will take 6-8 hunters in for this week. Hunters can bring up there bows and hunt throughout November also. But it is a colder hunt and hard to sit in a tree stand all day with no heater. OUR BEAR HUNTS are primarily all set up for the Bow hunter in mind. I would say 80% of our bear hunts are done with a bow. CAMO is allowed when you are archery hunting only. You must wear your colours if you have a rifle with you. *$1500.00 Wound fee if you wound an animal and we can not find it and you want to keep hunting there will be a $1500.00 fee to do so. Same applys with all of our rifle hunts!
HOW COLD IS IT WHEN I WILL BE HUNTING?
WHAT KIND OF STANDS DO I USE?
WHEN IS THE RUT?
The rut in Saskatchewan can run any time in November. The pre-rut is usually in the second week in November with bucks chasing. Does usually are not receptive. Week 3 and 4 in November usually brings the peak rut activity. In recent years the weather seems to affect the rut a little more!
WHAT CALIBER OF GUN SHOULD I USE?
The most common caliber is a 300. 7mm is also common. The bucks in our area have tremendous body size, so you want some knock down power.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE TROPHY THAT I HARVEST?
When you harvest your trophy you have two options. First, we cape the animal and freeze the hide and clean up the skull for transport back home with you. Secondly, we cape the animal and ship it to a taxidermist within our province.
DO YOU HAVE RADIOS?
Yes, we have radios to communicate between guides and hunters. This adds another safety and convenience factor.
HOW MANY HUNTERS IN CAMP?
WHAT IS THE HUNTER PER GUIDE RATIO?
We run 2-3 hunters to 1 guide in our camp. You travel from camp to a staging area and then use a four-wheeler to reach the stand site.
WHAT ARE THE NORMAL TIPS?
Tips are certainly appreciated. Our guides & Cook & Cleaning staff work very hard to make your hunt a trip of a lifetime. Most clients use 10 - 20% of the total hunt cost for the guide. Most clients give the cooks $100 for there week of hard work and our cleaning girls usually receive $100.00 per hunter.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO HARVEST WHILE I AM THERE?
Presently in Saskatchewan we have a 1 deer limit. When you harvest your animal the hunt is over. We have the capability to set up other ranch hunts with other outfitters if you are interested. Buck Paradise is totally fair chase in its hunts with over 100 000 acres of prime whitetail deer habitat under its belt.
IS THERE AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION?
We do not offer airport transportation. It is your responsibility to get from the airport to the lodge and we will take care of you after that. In the goose hunting season, you will be asked to take your rental vehicle to the fields following our guides trucks and trailers.
IS THERE CELL SERVICE?
There is cell service in all areas. Wether you carrier works up here or not is unknown, but we see that most of our clients cell phones do work. We do have a fax machine at camp and there is high speed internet.
FLYING TO CANADA?
An excess baggage fee will apply to cases containing more than two rifles. You can check up to two shotguns and two shotgun cases. Ammunition is limited to 11 lbs (5 kg). An excess baggage fee will apply to cases containing more than two shotguns.
WEAPONS - DRIVING TO CANADA?
Handguns, semi-automatic and automatic weapons are prohibited in Canada. Silencers are also banned as well as any knife that opens by spring action. Hunting and sporting guns are allowed in provided they are going to be used for sport, or for competition. You may need to provide proof of this, such as a permit from a Canadian firearms registrar. Hunters are permitted 200 rounds of ammunition before fees are imposed and competitors are allowed 1500 rounds. ALL WEAPONS MUST BE DECLARED AT THE BORDER! Failure to do so will result in confiscation of the weapon and criminal charges. A Firearms Declaration can be bought for $50 and will be good for one year.
If you are taking hunting guns to Canada, be CERTAIN that you fill out the US Customs form 4457 with description of gun (cameras, Etc.)& serial numbers and present to US guys before leaving US (so they will have record that you took them out & didn't purchase in Canada). Also have a Canadian Firearms Declaration all filled out when entering Canada to save time & this will serve as your gun license while hunting & to buy ammo if needed. Present these forms to Customs when returning & it will be a breeze. If you take Migratory birds back to US, make sure you fill out a USF&W declaration & that the birds are tagged & have a wing on or they will be confiscated.