What to Expect on your Whitetail Hunt in Manitoba

What to Expect on your Whitetail Hunt in Manitoba

An early breakfast in the lodge, grab your lunch and gear for the day and we are off. Travel to the stands is in the dark which will be via Truck, Atv's or Snowmobiles, pending season conditions. You will have a radio to communicate with us throughout your day. 

Archery & Muzzle loader season hunters- the temperature is much milder and the days are typically much longer.

Contact us for details about your planned hunt season date.

A range finder may be handy to measure distances at different stands. Calling is permitted but we ask you to refrain from unnecessary use, to prevent educating bucks. Rattling horns can be productive as well. Most attention needs to be paid to scent control and hunters movement and that all comes back to clothing and being comfortable. We also provide "Pee" jugs for scent control. 

What To Bring

  • For all of our hunts, we want to remind hunters to bring any medications, puffers, Eppipen, or allergy medication if you are allergic to bee stings, etc. We are a fair distance from any emergency services and while hunting the response time is even greater. There are no air ambulances locally.
  • Weapon and ammo/arrows
  • Insulated jacket
  • Insulated pants or jumpsuit and long underwear
  • Headwear - insulated
  • Gloves or Mitts - insulated
  • Blaze orange hat/toque and vest (for ML & Rifle seasons)
  • Light footwear for in cabins & lodge
  • Safety harness and lanyard
  • Backpack
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Knife (handy to have)
  • calls & scents
  • Range Finder (optional)
  • Personal effects, such as medication, toiletries, alcohol and tobacco.
  • Cooler (extra one if you wish to take game meat home)
  • Passport 
  • Border crossing forms pre-filled. (ask us for firearms declaration form or call 1-800-731-4000), info at Canada customs 1-800-461-9999
  • Travel arrangements made
  • Camera
  • Thermos for coffee
  • Hunter safety 
  • Rubber tips and tape for packaging Antlers if flying home (please check w/airline rules)

Early Bow Season hunt additional list

  • Thermacell or Mosquito repellant and/or Mosquito netting jacket, head gear, etc. (no black flies here! Just mosquitoes)
  • Waterproof walking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Knee high rubber boots
  • Light jacket
  • Light footwear for around camp/lodge
  • Insulated jacket
  • Headwear - light
  • Headwear - insulated
  • Gloves - light & insulated
  • Insulated pants or jumpsuit or long underwear

Contact us before your hunt and we can help you with planning your list.

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DIY Shooting Sticks for Big Game


Gildas here at Riverside Lodge of Manitoba Canada. Here to give you a little video on a great tip for making some ethical shots. To make shooting sticks is very inexpensive. You will need a piece of string two sticks you got yourself a great rest all you need to do quick to deploy you see something you want to take a shot at you want to make a good clean ethical shot you got an instant rest. It works great and takes away the side to side movement and up and down movement, which makes very very sturdy shot. This helps with hunters making good clean shots which is what we all want to do. 

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