We drove to LaRonge Sask, where we got on a float plane for a 30 min flight into the lodge. We were greeted at the docks by DJ & Dawn themselves. Along with a line of the employees who started helping unload the plane and haul our gear up to our Cabins. An hour after settling in we met DJ at the commons ( mess hall / lodge ) and did all of our paper work for the week, lic and such.
No money other then our intial deposit changed hands untill the day we left.
On the 2nd day there I filled my tag for my black bear, a little one 300lb but such a perfect coat.
This was a combination fishing/hunting trip. The fishing was awesome to say the least. When we got done skinning the bear out, they handled packing and freezing it for us, and then also handled shipping it out to have my rug made up.
all in all on a scale of 1-10 I would have to give DJ & Dawn a 9 on the perfect hunt. ( some renovations and construction going on, improvements ) is the only thing that would stop it from being a 10.
the cabins on the water are new, everything is kept spotless and clean. Food was fantastic.
check them out at
Black Bear Island Lodge
tell em bruce sent you.
by the way, DJ offers a 100% guarentee on getting a shot on a bear. If for some reason you don't see a bear you have the option to stay untill you do, or you tell him what the trip was worth to you. Its your call.
He won't promise a harvest cause no one knows if you can shoot or not :) but you will get the oppertunity to.
Edited by McBruce, 25 March 2005 - 12:28 PM.