A little preparation goes a long way when it comes to hunting in Northern Saskatchewan. Whether you’re hunting the area’s world famous waterfowl flyway, setting out in pursuit of a Northern Saskatchewan whitetail deer, or taking home a Boone and Crockett black bear, your time in the wild will be most productive and comfortable if you’re adequately prepared.
Northern Saskatchewan waterfowl hunts take place from September through October. Morning temperatures during waterfowl season range from cool to bone-chilling cold. Daytime highs may climb to a comfortable 55 degrees, so you’ll want to wear breathable layers you can shed as the temperature warms.
The Northern Saskatchewan whitetail deer hunt also occurs from September through October, meaning warm, breathable layers will be a key component of your wardrobe. As the Saskatchewan deer hunting season nears its end, you’re likely to experience sub-freezing temperatures in the morning hours. When you’re packing your gear for a Northern Saskatchewan whitetail deer hunt, be sure to include insulated waterproof boots, warm socks (Merino wool is a great choice), heavily insulated gloves, and a fleece beanie or other warm headgear. Your hunting blind may be comfortably heated, but your walk to collect your downed buck may be bitterly cold.
Black bear seasons in Northern Saskatchewan are scheduled for the months of May and September, so be aware that the weather will be warm enough for mosquitoes and gnats to come out and play. It would be wise to bring along a Thermacell or similar device to ward off insects and make your hunt more comfortable.
As with other hunting seasons, you’ll want to wear layers of clothing that can be easily shed when you’re black bear hunting in Northern Saskatchewan. The days during May and September can start off quite chilly, but end on a warm note. The right clothes ensure you’ll be comfortable, no matter what the weather brings.
A major factor in a productive hunt is being adequately prepared for whatever the Great Wild may throw at you. Research climate conditions for your hunting area, and most importantly, contact your guide and ask for recommendations concerning what types of gear and clothing to bring.