Hunting

Hunting

From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s beautiful, rugged wilderness, inhabited by a vast array of wildlife, from fowl to big game, draws hunting enthusiasts from all over the world. Hunting in the pristine Canadian wilderness brings with it inherent hazards, challenges and a huge responsibility that even the most seasoned hunter must acknowledge.

Sport hunting in Canada is highly regulated.  Guides know the hunting rules and regulations, know the best places to hunt, can offer tips to novice hunters, and are experienced outdoors people who are invaluable in an emergency situation.

The Right Gear

Taking the Essentials:
  • Flashlight
  • Fire making kit
  • Signalling device (i.e. whistle)
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra clothing
  • Navigational/communication devices
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency blanket/shelter
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun protection
Leave a Trip Plan with responsible party, family member or friend.

Take equipment specific to hunting:

  • Warm, waterproof jacket & pants
  • Thermal underwear
  • Wool sweater
  • Waterproof hiking/hunting boots
  • Warm Hat, Gloves, Socks – with extras of each
  • Soft leather gloves for protection
  • Hipwaders with felt bottoms for hunting on the rivers
  • Warm camouflage clothing is an asset
  • Safety clothing such as orange vest and cap
  • Binoculars
  • Day Pack
  • Bug spray
  • Hunting weapon & Ammunition
  • Valid Hunting License

Even if you are a local area resident, a guide can make your hunting trip safer and more enjoyable.

Respect Canada’s bountiful wildlife and wilderness resources. Before you head out:

Photo: NWTT/Terry Parker (banner); Jeff Morari - Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

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