Where are you located?
We are located 20 miles North of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada.
How long have you been established?
DJ and Dawn have operated BBIL since fall of 2001.
What do I need to do to book a trip?
We require a 500.00 (non-refundable, non transferable) deposit per person. The balance is due the day you leave the lodge.
How many people do you accommodate at a time?
We like to get to know all of our guests, so we keep our max at 25.
How does your fishing and hunting package work?
You will fish half of the day and hunt the other half the day. The hunt depends on when the bears are moving. All our hunts include fishing.
What if I only want to fish - no hunting?
We have fish only trips as well. We have several packages for fishing. They include 3, 5 and 7 day trips.
May I bring my children and our family pet?
We set aside the end of July and the month of August for families. Most of our guides have children as well and enjoy being in a family setting as well. Our facility offers fishing and horseshoe. That is the extent of activities. There's no daycare, internet or TV available for minors. Pets: No pets are allowed at Black Bear Island Lodge.
What should I bring?
We recommend the following: pass port, rain gear, hiking boots, camera, camera cords/ film, light jacket for summer, heavy jacket for spring and fall, hunting gear, fishing gear, personal hygiene items.
What is included in your package?
All packages include:
- hot breakfast
- shore lunch
- home cooked dinner
- cabins with individual (hot) showers and bathroom facilities
- fully guided
- freezer space
- flight to / from La Ronge
What type of lures should I bring?
We Practice C.P.R. (Catch, Photograph, Release)
- 5 of Diamonds
- Silver Minnos
- anything weedless
What is common for gratuities?
Our staff know that a tip is earned.
Here are a few suggestions.
- Hunting /Fishing guide 25.00 to 50.00 a day
- Fishing only guide 20.00 to 35.00 a day
- Kitchen 20.00 to 35.00 a day
- Housekeeping 5.00 to 8.00 a day
When is your hunting season?
Our Spring season begins the middle of May and ends the middle of June.
Our Fall season begins the end of August and ends the middle of September.
Which items may I hunt with?
Both seasons are the same. You may hunt with a rifle, muzzle loader and archery. Do NOT bring a hand gun. You MUST bring your own weapon for your hunt.
Do you hunt over dumps?
No! We bait each of our sites.
Do I need to bring my own stand?
No, we provide them.
About how far will I be from the bait site?
You will sit in a stand approximately 15 yards. You won't need a scope.
Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
If you are a hunter, we will provide fishing gear for you.
Do you provide laundry services?
No, there are no laundry services available.