Cory Maclachlan by highland barn


Cory McLachlan

Owner & Guide

2001 to Present

Born and raised in the central flyway and big game bounty of Saskatchewan contributed to my love of hunting. Hunting was a way of life for my Father and his Father before him.  Two generations of avid hunters started teaching me how to harvest nature at the age of three. I carry their combined knowledge and expertise of the local land in my outfitting zone. For example, my first big game milestone was at the age of 16 on October 9, 1993 – a muzzle loader mule deer that was officially scored as a 176. I have hunted mule deer, white tailed deer, elk, moose, antelope, waterfowl, and upland birds extensively for over 33 years all in Saskatchewan. I hold a 2008 world record for a 35 lb rainbow trout I caught here in my home guiding area 20 minutes from our farm. Like my father and his father before him, I am passing my love of hunting on to my two sons. Both of my boys have successfuly hunted deer, bear, elk, and waterfowl.  Seeing the next generation hunting adds a whole new element to the outdoor passion we’ve developed. Not only do I know the land and the wildlife here, I also know generations of people here from growing up here my whole life.

While I enjoy being outdoors, hunting and having fun, I have also acquired the education, skills, and discipline necessary to organize, run and maintain a successful business long term. I hold a professional designation in accounting; however, I’ve focused exclusively on the outfitting business for the past 15 plus years. I’m a straight shooter – there are no surprises when you hunt with me at Highland Outfitters.

In Memory of

Perrie Szmul

Born November 5th, 1962
R.I.P. August 12, 2017

For almost a decade Perrie and I worked alongside one another enjoying hunting and the outdoors as we guided deer & bear at the Highland Outfitter’s Hudson Bay camp that I run. Perrie’s easy going personality along with his love and knowledge of nature was the basis of our close friendship, as was the case with many of my hunters. Perrie, and his wife Audrey, hosted many Highland hunters at their beautiful bed and breakfast in the forest – Fir River Ranch. Audrey continues to carry on Perrie’s legacy operating Fir River Ranch with the same dedication and care as Perrie. You may be gone, but you will always be remembered Perrie. Rest in peace brother.

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