hunting checklist

hunting checklist

Information

We want to make your trip as successful and memorable as possible! We understand the desire to reconnect with nature and to take a break from life’s craziness. That is why we have tried to think of everything, to make this a wonderful experience for you. Our lodge is all inclusive, with no hidden expenses. We are aware that most of our guest travel from out of the country and so we will help you in any way we can – just ask! Please see the below sections for our most frequently asked topics.

We understand determining a trophy score can be challenging and we can help! At Hartland, your guide will ensure you are satisfied with the size and price before a shot is taken. Of course, it is ultimately your decision to take an animal. If you take a larger trophy than what was originally contracted, we charge no additional fee.

All SCI measurements are made by our qualified SCI master measurer.

We allow you to use your own guns or we also provide them. They are available for a fee of $50 USD per hunter.

If you are coming from outside of Canada and are bringing your own gun, a permit is required (cost is $25 CAD). It is recommended that the permit be completed beforehand, however it can be filled out at the airport when you land. You can have up to three firearms on one permit.

We do not teach shooting at Hartland, so it is expected that you have some hunting and shooting knowledge. We have a shooting range, where you can check your gun before going on the hunt.

Visit www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca or call 1-800-731-4000 to complete the firearms permit.

Please note a valid Canadian passport is required to cross the border.

Please be aware that any criminal charges may prevent you from entering the country, until matters have been resolved. This may include small misdemeanours.

Please note a valid Canadian passport is required to cross the border.

You can check out the Canadian Border Agency website at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

At Hartland, we use several strategies to help you have a successful trophy hunt:

  • Spot & Stalk
  • Tree Stands
  • Tower & Ground Blinds


You can travel around the ranch by walking, or using a quad or 4×4 vehicle.

At Hartland, we pride ourselves on our exceptional client care. We offer a complimentary chauffeur service, including to and from the airport.

All meals and snacks are provided. The menu is fixed in advance but alterations can be made to accommodate allergies and intolerances. Our menu is also flexible, allowing guests to eat food freshly hunted.

The best time to hunt is in the mornings and evenings. The afternoons are free time for you to do whatever you’d like! Except in situations where time is running out. We have excellent Internet, allowing you to stay connected.

Our cancellation policy is one of the best in the industry. All funds paid are transferable to the next season if 90 days notice prior to hunt is given, if less than 90 days notice is given, deposits are non-refundable unless a replacement hunter can be arranged for by the client.

The typical stay is five days, however in the rare case that the hunt has been unsuccessful, we will extend it a day.

Hartland is pleased to have clients come from all over the world! We hope you will be our next guest.

Please email or call us to book your trip!

Below are some suggestions of what to bring, outside the usual things you pack when going on a trip! If you have any questions or concerns about the gear list, please call or email us.

  • Firearms of 270-338 calibre with at least 20 rounds of ammunition
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Rangefinder
  • Rain Gear (Sep / Oct)
  • Both lightweight and insulated hunting clothes
  • Tripod

We have a World Class Taxidermist near Hartland who will professionally mount your trophy. If you wish to take your antlers and cape home, we will prepare them for shipping.

At Hartland, we believe in being good stewards of the meat harvested from the animals. Hunters may take all of the meat or selected cuts. We will even cook it as a meal for you during your stay if you wish!

What remains from the harvested animals will be donated to the Moose Jaw Food Bank, cut, wrapped and frozen.

We also proudly support the SCI Hunters for the Hungry Program. For more information visit safariclubfoundation.org/sportsmen-against-hunger

Please be advised that the cost of meat processing is the hunter’s responsibility.

  • 25% of the hunt price is due upon booking – it is non-refundable but transferable. 50% of the total hunt price is due June 1 of the year of the hunt. The remainder – 25% – is due upon arrival; guaranteed funds only – no personal cheques. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Cheques are to be made to Hartland Whitetails Inc.
  • All funds paid are transferable to the next season if 90 days notice prior to hunt is given, if less than 90 days cancellation notice is given, deposits are non-refundable unless a replacement hunter can be arranged for by the client.
  • Prices are in US dollars plus $130 taxes (GST). Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Animal availability subject to change without notice
  • Bow hunts are not guaranteed, ask for details.
  • Non-hunting guest’s fee is $200 per night.