Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada for Whitetail Deer and Black Bear
Your hosts, Dave & Nancy Archer welcome you to experience D.N.A. Guiding & Consulting Inc. Our established hunting area is centrally located in Saskatchewan, Canada. The southern boundary hosts the Province’s Agricultural land, stretching north 150 square miles into Saskatchewan’s Provincial Forest. Our eastern boundary is Prince Albert National Park which boasts more than a million acres of breathtaking preserved wilderness. This area of Saskatchewan is known for it’s mixed aspen, pine & spruce forest, encompassing a multitude of lakes and meadows. We are proud to announce the completion of our new hunting lodge, nestled in the heart of some of the finest Whitetail and Black Bear hunting in North America. We invite you to explore our website, which is sure to entice you to visit D.N.A. Guiding & Consulting in person. See you soon
Black Bear Hunts-Spring or Fall: 6-day hunts, arrival/depart on Sundays. G.S.T included/tag not included. No Hunting on Sundays in Saskatchewan. Limited Bear tags available per year in our area. Success rates are generally 100%, but occasionally a hunter may not see a bear that is up to his or her standards. Saskatchewan boasts many color phase Bears and our area is no exception. 40-60% of our harvest will be color phase. We have had ‘Monster’ Bears, weighing over 400 lbs with skulls over 20", harvested from this area in recent years. All our Bear hunting is from tree stands over bait. Stands are accessible by ATV and located at least 2-3 miles apart. Hunting is done from 4pm until dark.
Additional Recreation: fishing, golfing (2 local courses, rated within top 10 of Canada), shopping & restaurants in the National Park town site of Waskesiu, many photo opportunities, 200 miles of trails for walking, and 1 million acres of federal reserve. The federal reserve hosts the largest Pelican breading area in the world, a large population of Bald Eagles, Elk, Fox, Whitetail Deer, and Wild Buffalo.
Whitetail Deer Hunt: Six (6) (9) or (12) day hunts Arrivals on Sundays, Departures on Sundays. We host forty-seven (47) whitetail deer hunters per year. Our success rate is seventy percent. A very important aspect of our business is allowing our bucks to grow old to become true trophies. We discourage our clients from taking a deer with a score of less than 140 inches, allowing the deer to grow to their potential scores. This encourages your expectations of a trophy 150 inches plus. D.N.A. clients hunt mainly from fully enclosed ground blinds. We also offer several ladder stands and shooting houses. We have approximately one hundred stands that are baited with grain and alfalfa. Our average shot distance is in the 100 to 150 yard range. Because wind direction is crucial, you may hunt several stands over the course of a week. Hunters should be prepared for very cold temperatures. Moreover, the ability to sit for long days is also necessary, as most successes are between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm. For 2006, we have confirmation of a 90% return of our cliental.
Accommodations: Bear camp is entirely operated from our newly constructed lodge that borders Prince Albert National Park. Completed in the spring of 2002, this lodge has all the amenities of home but boasts the unique atmosphere you could only hope for on a hunting trip. You will find yourself peering out our picture windows to see the deer, elk or bear that frequent the forest surrounding our lodge. Relax in the comfort of log furnishings handcrafted by your host, while dreaming of your hunt as you see the world- class trophy mounts that the lodge is home to.
Camping: Our Whitetail camp uses the lodge as a social gathering area. Our successes are skinned & hang at the lodge. The lodge also houses our guides and is used to host Sunday night dinners. Accommodations for our Whitetail clients are in the lap of luxury. Condos located in the town site of Waskesiu serve as your home during your visit. Private bedrooms connected by large living rooms with wood burning fireplaces are comfortable and spacious. 2 rooftop hot-tubs are welcomed amenities after a long cold day in Saskatchewan’s north. Full maid services are included, as well as elaborate in room hot breakfasts, bagged lunches, and Chef’s Nightly Table D’hote. All snacks & non-alcohol beverages are included in your packages. No one leaves our camp hungry. Secretarial, fax & online services are available at the whitetail camp. The lodging is provided by Nancy’s family operated business, The Hawood Inn, and it’s website may be viewed at www.hawood.com
Travel: Hunters must fly into the Saskatoon Airport. It is the responsibility of the hunter to arrange for vehicle rental from the airport and to drive up to our camp at Waskesiu Lake. A 4x4 vehicle is suggested but not imperative. If you find yourself overnighting in Saskatoon, we suggest either the Saskatoon Inn or the Days Inn.