Hunting Season is Coming

Experience the Thrill of the Hunt

We truly want our clients to enjoy the entire hunting experience with a family atmosphere. Our home is our lodge; our hunting area is our backyard, and our clients become our family!

Saskatchewan deer hunting at its finest

Smoky Burn Outfitting

Our exclusive outfitting hunting area consists of 100,000 acres in Northeastern Saskatchewan, consisting of rugged forest, rivers and creeks, meadows and logged over areas, all fantastic deer habitat.

Outstanding Accommodations

Located near Nipawin, our lodge is located on the boundary of farmland and the banks of the Carrot River.

Expert Guides

Fully guided six-day hunt, generally Sunday to Friday, with excellent success rates.

Amazing Animals

Every year, we have boasted several bucks in the 160-170 class and many in the 140-150s.
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Your Canadian Hunting Experience Matters

Everything You Need to Fill Your Tag

From our spacious hunting lodge with home-cooked meals to gun and archery ranges to get you dialed in, we have everything you need for a successful hunt.

Just a few of our

Featured Hunts

We truly want our clients to enjoy the entire hunting experience with a family atmosphere.

Whether you leave with a trophy or just memories, we guarantee you the trip of a lifetime.

Ready to Book Your Hunt?

Smoky Burn Outfitting has partnered with RockRidge Outfitting to offer the following packages for 2020.

2020 Pricing & Booking

Most hunts are six-day hunts and all meals and lodging are included:

  • Spacious lodge and cabins are located in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, with all the modern conveniences and comforts.
  • We offer group rates. Please email us at for details.
  • Prices DO NOT include travel, licensing or taxes.
  • A minimum of $1050 USD deposit is required on Deer & Bear hunts.

  • A minimum of $5000 USD deposit is required on Moose hunts.

  • All deposits are non-refundable.

  • All pricing is in US funds.

  • Alcohol and gratuity are not included in the prices. 

Hunt Dates

2020 Hunt Dates

  • Spring Bear 
    May 17 – 22
    May 24 – 29
  • Fall Bear 
    Sept. 1 – Oct. 15
  • Moose/Fishing: Fontaine Lake
    Sept. 19 – 29
  • White Tailed Deer
    Oct 11 – 16
    Oct 25 – 30
    Nov 1 – 6  
    Nov 8 – 13
    Nov 15 – 20
    Nov 22 – 27
    Nov 29 – Dec 4   

Featured Packages

Book your Canadian Whitetail, Bear, Moose Hunts today. Don’t waste another moment. When you choose to hunt with Smoky Burn Outfitting, you can expect to encounter some trophy bucks and have an exciting and successful hunting adventure. Just click the button below to view all our packages and get hunting! Or contact us to learn more.

Moose hunting is truly big game hunting and you will understand the meaning of big game hunting when you see the massive rack of a bull moose walking toward your stand. Archery and rifle moose hunts are available. In addition, we also offer guided fishing trips. 

Your Canadian whitetail deer is waiting in Nipawin, Saskatchewan! Our expert guides were born and raised in the area and have the knowledge to ensure you have a great hunt and fill your tag with a trophy buck. Book the hunting trip of your dreams today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Smoky Burn Outfitting prides itself on having expert guides for hunting and fishing in the Great Saskatchewan, Canadian Outdoors! To help you get trophy wild game it’s best to come prepared. Here are some FAQ’s we get asked. If you have any other questions please contact us today or visit our resources section.

BEAR HUNTS: If you are hunting with a bow in bear season and do not have a rifle with you can wear camo and no colours need to be worn.

WHITETAIL DEER: If you are hunting whitetail with a bow in October, you can wear camo- no colours are needed. If you are hunting with a bow in November, when the rifle season is on, you must wear colours.

All that is needed for colours is a blaze orange vest – “NEW”. A orange hat or toque will also be required.

Yes, we have some heaters, if you want to ensure you have a heater it is best to bring your own. We do not supply propane.

In the past five years, the weather seems to have warmed up a lot. Temperatures in the morning can be below freezing. The appropriate clothing is your best option to keep you comfortable. In extreme weather we have heaters.

We have all kinds of stands. We use ladder stands, lock on, permanent tree stands, ground blinds, elevated blinds (8-10 feet up) and 1-man pop up tent blinds.

The rut in Saskatchewan can run any time in November. The pre-rut is usually in the second week in November with bucks chasing. Doe’s usually are not receptive. Week 3 and 4 in November usually brings the peak rut activity. In recent years, the weather seems to affect the rut a little more!

The most common calibre is a 300. 7mm is also common. The bucks in our area have tremendous body size, so you want some knock down power.

When you harvest your trophy, we cape the animal and freeze the hide and clean up the skull for transport back home with you.


Jeff Paris

I have hunted with Mike and his team at Smoky Burn Outfitting for three years now. They have provided top notch accommodations along with a true wilderness hunt in the bush of northeastern Saskatchewan. The hunting is outstanding with lots of great deer every day. Mike and his team are dedicated to your safety and making sure that your experience is like no other. You are truly treated like family and will quickly build friendships that will last a lifetime. My son’s and I can’t wait to get back and are planning our next trip already.


“I’ve shot several great bucks hunting with Mike at Smoky Burn Outfitting. it is a great experience with a great lodge and a great group of guides. I can’t wait to go back.”


 “2019 was my first time coming up to Smoky Burn Outfitting and I was completely blown away! Mike and his family make you feel right at home when you are in camp. And not only that, but the hunting is extraordinary!  Mike and his guides know the territory like the back of their hands and they are gonna put you on the best deer in the woods. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip!


“I’ve hunted with Mike and the Smoky Burn crew 2 years now, both times taking awesome bucks! Every time I’ve been there Mike, his family, and his guides have made it like a home away from home. I will definitely be back and would 10 out of 10 recommend anyone looking for a Saskatchewan hunt to book with Smoky Burn Outfitting.  You will not be disappointed!”


“Mike and his guides work hard to ensure that your success and safety are top priority. Mike puts in the time to prepare stands and ensure that deer are active in your hunting location. While hunting with Smoky Burn Outfitting you will feel like valued friends and family.  Mike and his guides care about you as the hunter having a top notch experience that includes everything from meals to truck rides, to getting settled in the blind and everything in between. I’ve hunted with Smoky Burn Outfitting for two years and will be back many more. Highly recommended!”.


“I had my first Saskatchewan experience with Mike and the Smoky Burn crew and I had the opportunity to harvest my biggest buck to date. Mike, his family and the guides go the extra mile to make sure you have an experience of a lifetime. I couldn’t be more pleased with the experience and I recommend Smoky Burn Outfitting to anyone after a true Saskatchewan whitetail.”.  


Been hunting With Mike for quite a few years and have to say it’s the whitetail hunters dream. So much wilderness without a hunter. The deer are big and antlers have mass. You won’t find a better outfitter then Mike and his people. I know because I’m an outfitter. They make you feel like family.

Got Questions? We've got answers.

Give us a call or send us an email with any questions, comments, or feedback. We look forward to hearing from and providing you with an unforgettable hunting experience here in the Saskatchewan wild.