Guidelines

Canadian Firearms and General Information

Hunters bringing a rifle, shotgun or crossbow into Canada will have to declare their weapon to a Canadian Customs Officer, and complete a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (form CAFC 909) for a fee in Canadian $. This declaration will have to be shown again when leaving Canada with the weapon. To save time, hunters are advised to complete Form CAFC 909 ahead of time.

Firearms must be unloaded when traveling.

Ammunition must be kept separate from your firearm(s). Please do not put ammunition into carryon flight luggage. Handguns and fully automatic weapons are prohibited.

The recommended minimum rifle caliber is .270.

Bowhunters may not use a long bow or recurve bow with less than 40lb. draw weight at 28 inches draw or a compound bow set at less than 40lb. peak draw weight or an arrow using a broad head less than 7/8 inches width.

Muzzleloaders Since most airlines do not transport black powder, we suggest that you contact us before your hunt and we will arrange to have your brand of black powder in camp.

Women hunters are welcome!

Nonhunting persons are welcome. Please call us to discuss details.

Licenses
All hunters must have a certificate or card that certifies the successful completion of:

a) a hunter education course in Manitoba; either a Hunter Education Course or the old Firearm Safety Training course or

b) the equivalent in any other province, territory or country.

This certificate must be on you while purchasing a licence and while hunting

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Bookings: A 50% deposit for each person is required at time of the booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to hunt, or you can make the final payment in camp*. You may send bank draft, money order, or a cashier's cheque.

* In-Camp payment: We will accept your payment in the form of traveler cheques, bank draft, cashier?s cheque, and cash. Sorry, we will not accept personal cheques in camp.

Refunds and Cancellation

Refunds will be made in full, if written notice of cancellation is received sixty (60) days prior to the booked hunting date -OR- the deposit can be applied toward a future hunt.

Goods and Services Tax - All our hunting packages are subject to 5% GST.

Essential Items to Bring -  Sleeping Bag, Rain gear  rubber boots, parka with hood, leather gloves\mittens, insect repellent for bear hunters, camp shoes, hunting boots, light jacket, thermal underwear, insulated vest, rifle and ammunition, binoculars, knife, flashlight and batteries, day pack, camera and films, compass sunglasses, personal items.

Hunters who do not wish to transport rifle and ammunition: Please contact us to discuss details.

Arrival time/Hotel

We suggest bear hunters arrive Saturday before the hunt. We will book a room in your name at the Four Points Sheraton Winnipeg Airport (204)775-5222. Costs per room per night is appr. $140.00 CDN.   If you make your own arrangements at the Sheraton Hotel, please call and let us know in advance of your arrival.

Airport James Richardson Winnipeg International Airport

Rupertsland Guiding & Outfitting
PO Box 336, Arnes, Manitoba, R0C 0C0  Canada
Telephone (204)642-5581 
Email:wkbatke@rupertsland.net
All photos taken by Werner and Karin Batke in the Rupertsland Outfitting Area.