Whitetail Hunting Manitoba
Now booking whitetail hunts for the 2022 & 2023 Manitoba hunting seasons. Call us for bookings and questions.
New for 2022 Archery and Muzzleloader season hunts! We have been hunting these beasts for a long time, and that helped us narrow down some great ambush spots for a Fair Chase Archery or Muzzleloader hunt. In both of those seasons, you need to be in close and each has their own special undertakings for success. We want to show you what we have here!
Some of the positive points about this time of year/season are:
- Weather is generally more pleasant allowing for more comfortable sits which is what it takes to harvest a trophy buck.
- No other hunters, pressure is slim to none as residents are more interested in rifle season hunting.
- Days are longer which allows for a more full-filling day with a mid-day break to do some activities like fishing or take a nap. Yup this should get your attention! (Only available with archery & early season muzzle-loader)
- Possible velvet buck!
- Beautiful time of year with Fall change of colors.
Until our website is updated please contact us for dates and pricing for this hunt.
Fantastic Deer Hunting Area
Riverside Lodge Manitoba whitetail deer hunting trips are held in some prime locations. From big bushes surrounded by cropland to swamps, rivers, and lakes. We call it the "Fringe". The area is known to produce very big deer with 180-200 inch deer a real possibility, which is what keeps many serious hunters coming back. However, there are many very respectable bucks in the 130-150 range which are great deer no matter where they exist. The physical landscape of the forest is made up of many natural travel routes that the deer habitually use year after year. Due to low spots, Rivers, lakes, swamps, and high ridges, we can set up where the deer want to be and take advantage of natural funnels and crossings.
Manitoba is Becoming a Whitetail Hot Zone
Manitoba is gaining recognition for its fantastic Fair Chase Whitetail hunting. You can be extra proud of your ability to kill a mature buck on it's terms, in the wild. As all hunters know, it is no easy task fooling a Whitetail Buck. It is arguably the most difficult game animal in North America to kill, so when you hang your Manitoba Trophy Whitetail on the wall, hang it a bit higher, because it stands out among the rest. There are trophy deer and there are Manitoba Trophy Deer, be extra proud.
Scouting, Stands, Blinds and Weather
During Rifle season we pattern Rutting Bucks and feeding does to help us decide when to hunt a stand. We have tree stands placed along open meadows, natural funnels, at junctions near bedding and feeding areas, and overlooking a rub/scrape line and of course field edges along cropland.
These same locations are also great earlier in the Archery and ML season as the deer are very habitual and travel their territory regularly. We just need to get you in tighter for closer shooting. Places like these produce some fine hunting.
For Gun hunters, we use our comfortable 4' by 3' tree stands, they are custom-built for ample room and Safety. We can also "run and gun" with ladder stands and ground blinds to stay portable. Shots from 50 yards + are possible so practice.
For Archery we use a variety of treestands including our custom platform stands. The specific placement of them might be in areas with more cover and possibly a bit deeper into the bush, offering shorter shots on walking bucks. These stands might be between bedding and feeding areas and could require some walking to get to stand.
All hunters have the option to hunt from a ground blind if they choose. They are great for a rainy day archery hunt and come with a Propane Heater on a Late season Rifle hunt so you have a place to warm up if cold!
Yes, November rut weather can be very cold at times so at each stand we set up a ground blind w/heater. We don't ever stop hunting and spend the entire year tracking and noting deer behavior using the information to give us the "edge". When all things come together, you will get a chance at a great Manitoba Monster Buck. Like all of our hunters, you will have an adventure of real Canadian Fair Chase Whitetail deer hunting, let's talk about a hunt.
Bonus! The main predator of these animals is the Timber Wolves. So if you see a wolf, shoot it! Your deer license allows you to take one wolf before your deer.
What To Expect
This page will tell you what you can expect on your Manitoba Whitetail Hunt Everything from what to bring to details of the hunt itself.
It's only been winter for a day and we're already tired of it!
Josie had an awesome deer season!
Josie had an awesome deer season!
another great deer, this is a true Manitoba Monster!
this perfect specimen of our Whitetail deer. He has it all with nice mass and a blended dark to light coloration of it's antlers