Trip Planner, FAQs, What your Hunt Includes & Rules
What to Expect on your Manitoba Hunt
Included in all the hunts:
- All applicable taxes
- Clean, warm private accommodations
- All bedding, towels, etc
- Daily housekeeping
- 3 hearty mouthwatering meals/day
- Transportation equipment, ATV/Boat use (boats are all Government inspected and carry all required Safety equipment)
- Fuel for hunting equipment
- Assortment of major hunting equipment
- 1 guide per 2-3 hunters
- Friendly personal service and use of all facilities
- Big game trophy handling and freezer.
- Deboning of meat to take home.
- Expert service, professional outfitter
- Friendly atmosphere and laughter
- Hunting Licenses/permits
- Personal hunting equipment
- Bird Processing
- Alcohol beverages
- Transportation nor accommodations immediately before and after scheduled hunt booking
The weather is usually very pleasant in September and October but some mornings can be quite cold. Temps range from 75 F to 40 F.
It may snow in October but more likely in November and December. One should be prepared for winter weather after approximately November 1st when temperatures can be 10 F and colder.
Hunting in winter conditions can be pleasant so long as one is properly dressed, and the necessary equipment is available.
I can help you with all the paperwork for entering into Canada. It is not difficult at all and the gun declaration form is only $25. What is important is that you have all the paperwork ready before you arrive at customs. Taking home game is also easy and we take care of packaging it in the appropriate way. You can bring 200 rounds of ammo per hunter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size shot? How many?
Call us and we can talk specifics.
Do you have to hunt with strangers?
For big game, no you do not. On Waterfowl hunts, we like to book groups of 4 minimum. If you are solo or less than 4 hunters we may combine you with others, or you can pay a surcharge and not be combined with others.
What is the limit on Redheads and Canvasbacks?
No species restrictions here! Full limits of any species. 8 ducks/day, 24 total possession/ hunter
After I shoot a bear, what do I do then?
FISHING, great walleye fishing, or you can take advantage of our beautiful relaxing scenery or speak with us about other possible options.
If I wound an animal, is my hunt over?
Yes, if you hit the animal your hunt is over. This has dramatically reduced the number of wounded animals.
We try to run the most ethical and legal Lodge in all respects and ask you to follow our few rules.
Alcohol is not permitted while hunting or immediately before the hunt. Once the hunt is over and the guns packed up, you are more than welcome to refresh your thirst.
Our Guides do not shoot with you or carry firearms into the field. (only carry shotgun on bear hunts)
All reasonable efforts will be made to retrieve crippled ducks. We will stop the hunt to retrieve a cripples so that we do not accidentally go over our limits and we practice good ethics. Lost cripples will be counted in daily limits. We will decide when to give up on tracking a wounded animal, and we look hard and long, so shoot straight and true.
Well behaved retrievers are welcome on waterfowl hunts. However dogs are not allowed loose in the cottages or Lodge, only in travel crates.
Our dogs are trained to "crap" in the woods and not leave the yard. Our dogs are also trained to not chase the cats. Therefore all visiting dogs must be leashed when in yard, but can be off leash to run free anywhere else on our property.
News & Events
3 month old Remington learning to jump off bed!
See the 2 newest members of the Riverside Lodge hunting dog crew!
Terrible when it is one of our's but these people give us all a bad name.-Internationals investigation seizure of bear hides $37000 fines !
Had one of our best day of ice fishing this year!
Stay tuned for more news on the exciting winter fishing excursions we have, as it is only getting started!