HUNTING LICENSE

The cost of hunting licenses varies depending on the type of game (deer or bear) and depending on whether you’re a Canadian resident or not. In addition, applications for the license of white-tailed deer must presently be completed online with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment for Canadian residents, while non-residents must obtain it directly from the outfitter (WTO). Bear hunters will also obtain their license from the outfitter (WTO).

All hunters, whatever their place of residence, must also purchase a Wildlife Habitat Certificate (tag) through their outfitter (WTO).

Therefore, to make sure that we only transmit up to date informations, we prefer to provide you with the costs of licenses and tags upon request.

Arms

Weapons authorized by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment for white-tailed deer hunting varies according to the place of residence of hunters along with the period of hunting. For customers who use a rifle, we recommend at least a 270-caliber. Here are the current deer hunting weapon regulations:

For Canadian residents:

  • Bow, crossbow and muzzleloaders: from September 1st to October 31st.
  • Rifle: from November 1st to 30th.

For non-residents:

  • Bow, crossbow and muzzleloaders: from September 1st to October 31st.
  • Rifle: from October 1st to December 7th.

While bear hunting is typically popular among bow enthusiasts, rifles and muzzleloaders are also permitted during the dates proposed by the outfitters.

Please note that we offer arm lending service.

Contact us for more information info@wtoutfitters.com or 514-951-5552

BRINGING FIREARMS INTO CANADA

According to the Firearms Act, visitors/non-residents must complete a declaration to bring a firearm into Canada. The Non-Resident Firearms Declaration (form CAFC 909EF) and its continuation sheet must be presented in triplicate. The form is available on the Website of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf.

To expedite the process at the point of entry, please fill in the declaration form in advance. However, the form must be presented unsigned at your first point of entry into Canada because your signature must be witnessed by a customs officer. When the customs officer of the Canadian border agency has confirmed your declaration, it will serve as your license and temporary registration certificate for all firearms you bring into Canada. The declaration is valid for 60 days.

It costs $25 for a certified declaration, regardless of the number of firearms that are listed. The declaration is valid only for the person who signs it and only for the registered weapons in the declaration.

Should you need any additional information regarding your firearms, please do not hesitate to contact the RCMP by phone at 1-800-731-4000, by email at pcaf-cfp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or by fax at (613) 825-0297.

We wish to remind non-resident hunters who would like to avoid going through custom formalities to enter their firearms into Canada that our VIP package allows them the use of our weapons available at the camp. By chosing this option, the hunter will not have to complete any declaration. For additional information, please consult the paragraph “VIP package” under the section “Our packages”.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO ENTER CANADA

To visit Canada, U.S. citizens or foreigners must hold a valid passport. Depending on your country of origin, you might also need a visa. We suggest you check with the proper authorities of your government and/or with the embassy or Canadian consulate nearest you what are the exact documents that are required for your entry into Canada. Air carriers must ensure that you have valid travel documents when you enter Canada. If you do not have appropriate documents, boarding may be refused to you. Your travel agent can also advise you adequately on the matter.

Here are some useful links to inform yourself and answer the most frequently asked questions:

WEATHER IN SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan enjoys a climate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature ranges between -25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter and 25 0C (77 0F) in summer. In winter, average temperatures vary between 0 and -24 0C (32 and 11.2 0F) and in summer, between 15 and 30 0C (59 and 86 0F).

Saskatchewan lies far from any body of water of significant size. With its northern location, the province has a temperate continental climate in the center. It is the sunniest province in Canada, the second receiving less snow per year (145 cm – 8.85 inches) and whose summer is the warmest (22 0C – 71.6 0F), and the fourth receiving less precipitation in the year (428 mm – 1.4 feet).

We strongly recommend that you bring warm, silent and quality clothing such as those offered by Raven Wear whose reputation is well established. You will get information on all their products by viewing their Website www.ravenwear.ca Warm and comfortable clothing will definitely allow you to concentrate on the game rather than on the cold weather, especially during the deer hunting season, therefore ensuring you a better chance of success.

Here are some useful links to inform yourself and answer the most frequently asked questions:

WHAT TO BRING

Documents to bring:

  • A valid passport for non-residents.
  • Your return airline ticket. If WTO is responsible for booking your flights in the context of the VIP package, we will let you know if you should pick up your ticket at the airport or if it will be sent to you in a different manner.
  • Your hunting license for Canadian residents who have completed their application on the Website of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Non-residents will receive their hunting license directly from WTO at the camp.
  • The non-resident firearms declaration (form CAFC 909 EF – unsigned) if you bring your own firearm into Canada.
  • Your hotel reservation confirmation if you arrive on a Friday. If WTO is responsible for booking your hotel in the context of the VIP package, we will send you the information before your departure.
  • Your driver’s license.

Hunting equipment to bring:

  • Your rifle (we suggest a 270-caliber minimum), bow, crossbow or black powder rifle (muzzle loading) according to the type of weapon authorized at the date of your hunt and according to your contract.
  • 2 boxes of munitions, arrows.
  • A case for your weapon (mandatory during transportation).
  • Back pack.
  • Binoculars.
  • Knife.
  • Flashlight.
  • Spare batteries.
  • Hand and foot warmer packs.
  • Matches.
  • Insecticide, just in case… (for black bear hunting).

Hunting clothes to bring:

  • Scarlet, bright yellow, blaze orange or white or any combination of these colours outdoor coats (white suggested only for deer). Sleeveless vests are against Saskatchewan government regulations. Camouflage clothing should only be worn by black bear hunters practiced by archers. All bear hunters using rifles or muzzleloaders must comply with the dress code applicable to white-tailed deer hunting.
  • Orange cap or tuque (mandatory for white-tailed deer only) – available at the outfitter.
  • Wool or polar mask.
  • Cold weather boots for deer hunting, regular hunting boots for bear.
  • Camp shoes.
  • Wool socks.
  • Light socks – polypropylene type.
  • Sweat pants.
  • T-shirts – polypropylene type.
  • Warm shirts.
  • Long underwear in polypropylene.
  • Mitt and gloves – for deer hunting, bring extra pairs.
  • Rainy weather clothing.

Personal effects to bring:

  • Camera and films.
  • Video camera (optional).
  • Medication (if needed). Hunters who suffer from food allergies or any chronic illness should inform us in advance of their condition and stipulate it on their “Hunting Reservation Contract”.
  • First aid kit (optional).
  • Toiletry kit.
WOUNDED ANIMAL POLICY

Wildlife is our wealth and we have it at heart. That is why we recommend the practice of shooting to avoid that animals be wounded. However, if an animal is wounded and not recovered immediately, your hunt will stop until your guide/outfitter decides differently. We need enough time to make every effort possible to retrieve wounded animals before your hunt can continue. This is the law regarding hunting in Saskatchewan. Unnecessary waste of big game animals must stop. Western Trophy Outfitters respects and applies the game laws of Saskatchewan and we expect our hunters to do the same. We thank them for their understanding.

Hotels

Here are some hotels close to the airport that we recommend:

The sandman hotel
Telephone: 306 477 4844
Address: 310 Circle Drive W,
Saskatoon, S7L 2Y5
www.sandmanhotel.com

The courtyard Marriott
333 Aerogreen Cres, Saskatoon, SK S7L 1S4
Téléphone : (306) 986-4993
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yxecy-courtyard-saskatoon-airport/

The Saskatoon inn
2002 Airport Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M4
Téléphone :(306) 242-1440
www.saskatoonin.com

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