To schedule an adventure with Keeley Lake Lodge you will need to contact us by phone or e-mail. Once dates are arranged you will need to secure them with deposits within 10 days. Checks need to be made payable to Keeley Lake Lodge in the amount of $1,000.00 per guest and mailed to:
Richard C. Lunemann
196 Haddon Ave.
West Berlin, NJ 08091-1836
Once the deposit is received you will be sent a receipt along with a “waiver of Liablity” and questionnaire for each guest. You are required to read, sign and return the “waiver” along with the questionnaire in the post-paid, self-addressed envelope that will be provided.
*Deposits are refundable only if your space is filled by another guest.
**Final payments for Fall Bear hunts are due by June 15th. For deer hunts final balances are due by the 15th of August.
Trophies will be skinned, caped, frozen and packaged for you to take home as checked baggage.
Canada Border Crossing Services
The Non-Resident Firearms Declaration Form CAFC 909 EF, use CAFC 909 fax cover sheet.
Keeley Lake Waiver of Liability
What to Bring-Bear Hunting
Download a Bear hunt Questionaire here.
-Head nets, gloves
-Lightweight Rain gear
-Windbreaker for fishing
Fishing rods and reels loaded with 20 lb test braided line. 12” -18” black wire leaders and a variety of lures including spoons.
When flying do not bring black powder, pyrodex or butane cartridges that come with Term-a-cells.
Deer Hunting Info
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All hunts are 6 full days-Monday through Saturday. The month of November is the best time to pursue a monster buck. Our deer are large bodied and trophies scoring 150+ B&C can appear in front of you at any time.
We hunt the extreme Northern range of whitetails in the large bush country wilderness. Our hunts take place over bait from either ground blinds or tree stands. We use Double Bull Blinds and plywood constructed shooting huts. For tree stand warriors we provide Hunter-Heater Suits which are outstanding. Excellent heaters are provided for hunters who prefer ground blinds.
Each hunt begins with the appointment of one guide per 2 hunters. 4 x 4’s, ATV’s and in extreme cases snow mobiles will be used to get to your stand sites. Radios are provided to be able to contact your guide as needed.
Please be sure to arrive with confidence regarding your ability to shoot accurately. Shortly after arrival every hunter is required to ensure that their weapon of choice is on target.
Please note that Handguns are illegal but Rifles, Muzzleloaders, Slug guns and all types of bows are welcome.
Snow usually covers the ground the entire month of November and temperatures can drop to well below Zero Fahrenheit.
The layered approach has proven to be the best way to stay warm. Also, many hunters are utilizing disposable hand warmers.
We provide extremely effective ambush set ups for both gun and bow hunters. Our track record is outstanding for shot opportunities at quality whitetails.
Game laws require your upper body outer wear to be red, white, orange or yellow. Also you will need to wear a red or orange hat.
Posting all day on stand is the most common method with a large percentage of the deer taken at midday.
Bear Hunting Info
All hunts are 6 full days Monday through Saturday. Bear hunting begins the last week of August and we hunt through the 2nd week of September. Hunting over baits is the proven method of choice. Tree stands and ground blinds are utilized.
Therm-a-cell insect repellant devices are supplied throughout your hunt, so bugs are not an issue!
As a bonus 16’ boats with 40 or 50 horse power motors are provided for guests to try their luck targeting the excellent Pike and Walleye that Keeley Lake is famous for.
Every hunter will have an equal opportunity to bag a trophy. Our area has produced some fantastic quality bears in both size and color.
Most bear hunting is done in the late afternoon through the end of legal shooting time. However, we can accommodate those wishing to hunt all day if they prefer. Utilizing monitor cameras it has been proven that big bears can and do appear at any hour.
Guests need to fly into Saskatoon on the Saturday preceding their hunt.
You will be advised on the exact dates you will need to travel.
Return flights must be scheduled for the Sunday afternoon of the following weekend.
Delta Airlines, formerly North West Airlines, is the recommended choice to fly in and out of Saskatoon.
Anyone wishing assistance with their travel arrangements may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 800-667-7293. Her agency primarily offers contract fares which are usually reasonable.
Accommodations in Saskatoon
All of our hunters are expected to stay at the Sandman Hotel. It is a fine choice and is just a few minutes from the airport.
You are responsible for making your own reservations. When making the reservations, mention Keeley Lake Lodge and that will get you the discounted “outfitter rate”.
It is advised that you make your reservations as soon as your hunt dates are confirmed.
You will only need a room for the Saturday night you arrive.
The phone number at the Sandman is 306-477-4844.
Travel to and from Keeley from Saskatoon
Keeley Lake Lodge will provide new rental vehicles for your round trip transportation to Keeley
For bear hunts a large passenger van or full sized 4x4 SUV’s are provided.
For whitetail hunts full sized 4x4 SUV’s are used exclusively.
Designated drivers and passengers will be assigned in advance. Directions will be provided.
The drive to Keeley will take approximately 5 ½ hours including a stop for a meal.
Red, Orange, White or Yellow upper body outerwear
Red or Orange Hat
The Truth About Tipping
Tipping is one of the least understood aspects of a guided hunt. What follows is only a guideline to help the hunter better understand the tipping process. (Please don’t shoot the messenger.) Not everyone tips and definitely not everyone tips well. There is no requirement to tip: it’s a gesture that expresses appreciation for the guide’s effort.
-It is customary for a client to tip not only the guide but also anyone else directly helping to make the hunt a success- e.g., camp cook or wrangler.
-The tip should be forthcoming whether or not any animals were taken-provided the guide did his best to find said animals. It isn’t the guide’s fault if the hunting was slow or there were no animals around.
-Money is nearly always better than giving equipment for a tip. Guides don’t get rich guiding and usually rely on their tips to help make it through the off-season. The exception is where the guide actually wants the equipment and/or where the dollar value of the equipment is at least double the standard monetary tip.
-Assuming the hunter is happy with the guide’s effort, the average tip should be between 5 and 10 percent of the value of the hunt. Generally speaking, the more expensive the hunt, the closer the tip should be to 5 percent, expensive being over $10,000.00. For hunts valued at under $10,000.00, the closer the tip should be to 10 percent of the value.
-Average camp cook and wrangler tips are $50 to $100 per hunter. In other words, if 5 buddies share a camp, each should tip the camp cook this amount.
-Contrary to what some hunters believe, if the outfitter actually gets out there and guides the hunter, then the outfitter should definitely be tipped. If the outfitter does not guide the hunter, a tip is not customary.
-If you tip higher than is customary, the guide will take that to mean you are thrilled with his or her performance. If you tip lower than is customary, your guide will take that to mean you were unhappy.
-If in fact you were happy with the guide but prefer to leave a substandard tip, it is common courtesy to explain to the guide that they did a great job but you either can’t afford or simply don’t wish to give them a higher tip.
Petersen’s Hunting-April 2004