Pictured above, Randy Kolhia's 2014 Black Bear, he thinks this is his 6th bear from Holt Lake Lodge, (we think it is his 7th - LOL) - Hunting was started in the spring of 1998 and since then we have had a near perfect success rate on large bears. 1st Lower Picture - Kim with Courtney Herzog and his beast of a bear, 7 foot 6 inches skull measures 20 and 5/8" taken the 2nd week of June 2014. Next is Logan MacDonald's Beautiful Color Phase measured just over 6 feet, taken June 2014. Bottom is Andrew Corsaro's 2016 Bear.
2019 & 2020 DATES STILL AVAILABLE
Steve Brett, (Game Trails Taxidermy) Florence, MT.
Courtney Herzog, Rapelje, MT.
Jeff Mcdonald, Billings, MT.
Holt Lake is a remote camp with miles of shoreline and baits are setup on 3 lakes, during your float plane ride into camp you will see the habitat is continuous lakes, rivers, forest and bogs.
Camp is accessible by Float Plane only - included in price of the hunt. You will fly out of Buffalo Narrows, SK. Service supplied by Voyage Air.
North American Black bear come in colors from blonde to brown, cinnamon and black. We have a good population of color phase bears.
We only hunt 7 Bears per year thus ensuring our quality! Our remote lodge offers you mature bears that are not harassed or educated.
Harvested bears average well over 6ft nose to tail, 7ft bears are not uncommon and our baits are active and being hit hard before you arrive!
You are welcome to use a bow or rifle. We have both tree stands and ground blinds. We use cameras at our baits which provide the time, size and color of each bear coming to the bait.
Your experienced guide is there to ensure an enjoyable hunting experience and when you are not hunting you can be fishing for Northern Pike or Lake Trout with no additional cost.
Generator in camp for freezers and your guide will process your bear hide for the best taxidermy results.
Meat processing is optional, please inform us when booking if you would like to take meat home with you.
Archery and Rifle targets in camp to ensure your sites are still bang on.
Accommodations are heated with wood stoves in case of cool/wet weather.
Hand held radios for communications to bait sites.
Our spring bear hunting runs from approximately May 30th to June 20th.
7 day hunts - Usually Sunday to Sunday, but we can be flexible.
Excellent permanent cabin facilities, with comfortable beds and common area to relax in. Running water with hot shower.
Small generator available for overnight requirements such as sleep apnea machines.
Satellite Phone for emergency use only.
For information on what to bring and our accommodations click here.
ALL HUNTERS MUST HAVE A SASKATCHEWAN HAL ID. If you do not have a HAL ID we will help you acquire one. Refer to Sask Hunting Regulations for more information.
Guns and Regulations:
The Canadian Federal Government requires non-resident hunters to purchase a permit to bring firearms into Canada. The permit costs $25.00 CDN. You can put three firearms on one permit. It is recommended to fill out the permit form in advance by downloading (PDF) it from the Canadian Firearms Centre at CAFC Form 909 PDF Printable or by calling 1-800-731-4000.
Canada Customs can be reached at 1-204-983-3500.
We would love to have you as a guest so give us a call for available dates and prices.
50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your week, remaining owed 60 days prior to the start of the hunt. See bottom of the page for cancellation policy.
Upon your arrival at camp Hunting License Tags will be filled out, then you will be given a target shooting opportunity. No hunter will go to a stand until it is confirmed that the sights are dialed in to ensure the accuracy of your chosen weapon.
Wounding Policy - If the guide deems that it was a lethal shot without retrieval your hunt is over.
Bear Tag & Fishing License are NOT included in the price of the hunt. Bear tags and Fishing Licenses are $350 USD per person and will be issued to you by us and filled out at camp, to be paid in cash when issued.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
Do to our advance commitments with booking your flights into camp, guide, allocation of hunting tags, fuel and equipment requirements we must set the following conditions:
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your hunt date. With plenty of advanced notice (6 months minimum) we may be able to change you date or roll your date to another year, AT OUR DISCRETION.
The balance owed must be received 60 days before the your hunt date. Balances not received 60 days before your hunt will be deemed cancelled and no refunds will be provided.
For hunts booked more than a year in advance the policy is a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. When the hunt is 1 year out an additional non-refundalbe deposit of $1000 per person is required. From this point forward the standard cancellation policy is in effect.
In the event that circumstances such as forest fires or other acts of god force us to cancel your hunt, we will work with you to re-book your hunt. In the event that the hunt cannot be re-booked to your satisfaction a refund less $500 per person will be provided.
If you are concerned about the possible need to cancel your trip at the last minute, we suggest you buy trip cancellation insurance from a traditional insurance broker.