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

The Hunt

Our hunts are done over bait to ensure plenty of deer activity near your stand location. We start our intensive baiting program several weeks prior to the season to ensure that the deer are accustomed to frequenting our bait sites. Each site is maintained regularly throughout the season to hold the deer in the areas we want them and to ensure you are hunting an active bait location. We also utilize trail cameras to help keep track of the big boys.

Our stands consist of both enclosed elevated box blinds as well as ground blinds.  The box blinds are great as they offer an elevated view of the bait location with a full 6’4” of standing room making for a comfortable day on stand.  For those who prefer being on the ground or who have trouble with ladders, the ground blinds being equally comfortable are a great option to have and are favored by many.  No matter what type of blind we have you in for the day, this is a hunt that can be done by customers of all ages and physical abilities.  If you can get on and off an atv, sit quietly on stand for the day, and walk to the truck from the lodge, this is a big game hunt that you are capable of doing as we take care of all the other details.

Prior to your hunt we do everything in our power to increase your odds of taking a trophy buck. During the week most hunters will have numerous opportunities to harvest a 125” – 150” buck. Our goal is to have you take a mature buck with heavy horns, many of which will score well beyond this. These deer may have any number of points but the real giveaway is usually a big body and heavy horns. The younger deer may have nice 5 X 5 or bigger racks and would make a fine trophy most anywhere but these are the real giants of the future which we want to leave so they can reach their potential. The trick is that you usually have to let a lot of nice immature deer walk until you see a real mature Saskatchewan buck. In the end it is your hunt and you do have the choice to harvest any deer you want.

To help encourage harvesting only mature deer, we offer a $500.00 credit towards your hunt next year should you choose not to fill your tag.

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 deer in their area. To reach their full potential bucks need the nutrients found in the grain and alfalfa grown in the fields neighboring the forest. Also, having the good feed available in the farmland is very important when there is a tough winter. The deer we will be hunting will typically frequent the farmland, mostly at night to secure their nutritional needs then head back to the safety of the forest for the daylight hours. 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 buck of their dreams.

Our Service

Many past clients have complimented us on how well organized our operation is, which is something we try very hard to maintain. We take pride in how we treat our clients and strive to provide them with the personal service and attention required to have a memorable and fulfilling hunt. With courteous local guides you can be confident they’ll get you into the best stand locations around. We go the extra mile and spare no effort to meet each clients’ needs during their hunt. Rest assured that all our resources are committed to your trip to ensure your expectations of a fully guided hunt in Saskatchewan are met or exceeded. We also use top quality equipment including reliable vehicles and safe well built stands. If you have a specific request or preference, we’ll do whatever we can to fulfill it. Our service is what sets us apart from the rest. We run a small camp (18 clients/year) and as such are able to maintain the personal touch that makes your hunt memorable

BOOK A HUNT WITH HIGHLAND OUTFITTERS

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.

 

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