Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunting Outfitters, Whitetail Deer & Black Bear Hunts in Canada!!!

The Hunt

Here you are, sitting quietly in your tree stand enjoying the panoramic view of nature over your bait site peering into Saskatchewan’s famed northern forest land. While watching the playful squirrel scamper about, your heart starts pounding when all of a sudden a big bruin lumbers into your line of fire looking for a snack after a sleepy hibernation. Join us this spring for a full service black bear hunt from a beautiful lodge on Saskatchewan’s famed forest fringe. The majority of our stands are elevated platforms making for a very comfortable day on stand. Our stands provide shelter from the elements and offer an elevated view of the bait location maximizing your line of sight by eliminating the forest undergrowth out of your line of fire. We also utilize enclosed ground blinds as well as climbing tree stands if the situation dictates. Prior to your hunt we’ll do everything in our power to increase your odds of taking a trophy black bear by regularly maintaining the baits therefore ensuring the stands are properly placed. During the course of your week long trip with us you will have the opportunity to watch various bears come and go from your bait site.  An added bonus of hunting in our location is that you may even get a shot at one of the highly coveted color phase bears as they are known to frequent our area.  While not for the faint of heart, a Northeast Saskatchewan bear hunt with Highland Outfitters is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Our Guides

Cory McLachlan – Owner & Guide, Highland Outfitters

I (Cory) was born and raised in the central flyway and big game bounty of Saskatchewan. My dad and Granddad were both avid hunters. They passed down their love of hunting, their knowledge of the sport and their expertise of the land to me in my outfitting zones. My family started teaching me about harvesting from nature at the age of three. I have hunted mule deer, white tailed deer, elk, moose, antelope, waterfowl, and upland birds. 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. 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 hold a professional designation in accounting however have focused exclusively on the outfitting business for the past 12+ years. 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.  Having two boys, Rylan and Reed who are now both of hunting age and showing an interest in hunting and the family outfitting business is nice to see and adds a whole new element to the outdoor passion we have developed.  You will find I am a straight shooter and that there are no surprises hunting 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.

Our Area

Our outfitting area is comprised of over 50,000 acres of farmland and forest giving us the best of both worlds. There are only a handful of outfitters in Saskatchewan that have allocated hunting area where there is farmland making this area a real gem. Most are only allowed to hunt in the zones that are total forest which of course limits the quality and numbers of bears in their area.  We are fortunate enough to be able to hunt the farmland, the forest, and the fringe where the two meet giving our clients the best possible opportunity at bagging the bruin of their dreams.

Our Service

Many past clients have complimented us on how well organized our operation is and we work hard at maintaining this. We use quality equipment including reliable vehicles and safe, well-built stands. Our service is what sets us apart from the rest. We run an exclusive camp with a maximum of 4 hunters per week ensuring you are given a personalized experience that makes your hunt memorable. We take pride in how we treat our hunters and provide the personal service and attention required to have a memorable and fulfilling hunt.  For example, if you have a personal preference or specific request, we’ll do whatever we can to fulfill it. Our courteous local guides will safely get you into the best stand locations around. Our resources are committed to the hunting experience we provide to ensure your expectations of a fully guided hunt in Saskatchewan are met or exceeded.


Highland Outfitters unique locations offer you high quality hunting experiences. As one of our clients said, “Good Hunts with Great Guides, Cory is a straight shooter.” Nice Lodge, Good Food, No Surprises.