The Hunt

Schedule

  • Hunts are 5 days in length.
  • Hunters arrive before noon on the first day of the hunt.
  • Hunters settle in and introduced to the camp, license forms completed, hunters sight in their guns/bows.
  • Lunch is served; hunters start heading out to the baits around 2:30-3:00pm.
  • Pick up from sites starts after legal shooting time ends unless we hear a bear has been shot. Then we aim to get to the site as quickly as possible for pictures and retrieval.
  • The following morning, final pictures may be taken and trophy care completed
  • Can see 6-15 different bears on a bait, subject to conditions out of our control (ex. weather).
  • Combination of ladder stands and “hang on” stands (10-15ft). If hunters want to hunt on the ground, ground blinds can be provided if given notice prior to the hunting week.
  • Average shot is 15-30 yards.
  • A different stand is hunted every day to minimize the pressure and keep opportunities fair for all hunters in camp.
  • All sites are ATV accessible
  • Most of our hunters harvest a bear by the 3rd day 
  • During any leisure time, hunters can relax by the lake, fish, hike or explore the area
  • Check out time is 11am after the last hunting day. (day 6)
  • Average realistic weights 250-270 lbs in the spring, with weights up to 600lbs
  • Average skull size is 18”, with our biggest in the last 2 years 21 9/16”

Lodging

Accommodations are currently in cabins at the scenic Blue Lakes Resort, located on East Blue Lake. Usual camp size is 6 hunters per week to keep the hunts personable with 3 people to a cabin to provide space for everyone. See bluelakesresort.com for a greater description of the cabins, area and additional activities available such as excellent fishing. Hunters also have the option of renting their own cabin at Blue Lakes Resort for an additional cost, if preferred. Cabins are light housekeeping; bedding and towels are not provided.

Food

Hunters are provided with three meals per day starting with lunch on day 1, in the largest of the guest cabins (“main cabin”).

  • Breakfast: A variety of breakfast options are available in the main cabin for guests to choose from at their leisure and prepare themselves.
  • Lunch: Served between 1-2pm and is the largest meal of the day before going out for the hunt.
  • Supper: Prepared ahead of time and ready for after the hunt, usually 10:30-11:30pm.
  • Both lunch and supper are provided through home-style full catered meals.
  • Snacks: Not included. Hunters are encouraged to bring snacks to enjoy while hunting. Snacks can also be purchased from the resort store on-site.

*There are kitchen facilities in the cabins if hunters would like to make any of their own food or have special food considerations.

Policies

Camp Expectations:

  • Everyone is treated equally and respected
  • Enjoy every opportunity and have fun!

Wounding Policy:   
Full efforts will be made to retrieve a bear that has been shot and blood drawn. Regardless of the outcome, however, the hunt will be considered complete. We take the responsibility seriously to manage and respect our rich resource of black bears.

Hunter Safety Course:
Hunters must possess and have with them a valid Hunter Education Certificate or equivalent card in order to purchase a hunting license and be allowed to hunt in Manitoba. See https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/wildlife/hunting/hunteredu.html.

References

Available upon request. Check out our Instragram, Facebook, and YouTube channel to see past hunters describe their experience with us.