Hunting Preparation

Game Care and Handling

Guests at Pine Ridge Lodge enjoy the benefits of having their game recovered from the kill site using 8 wheeled ATV’s. This allows for complete recovery of your game, without the backbreaking work, and without incurring the contamination and spoilage of meat and trophies associated with “de-boning” on site. Your game will be recovered “same day” and returned to our screened game care facility where it will be hung, skinned, cleaned, quartered, and covered in protective wrap in readiness for transport to the freezer facility. Quick recovery, cleaning and transport to a freezer facility is important, particularly during warm temperatures.

Upon arrival at the freezer facility, it will be hung until your departure date, or until it is being processed by the butcher. Pine Ridge Lodge will act as your agent, upon request, in handling all butchering and shipping of your game and trophies while you are returning to your home destination.

Full butchering services are available locally at an additional charge. The butcher will process, package, and label your game meats in accordance with your specifications, and will package it in styro-foam insulated waxed lined boxes in readying for pick up by you, or for shipping.

Game shipments from Newfoundland are handled by a Newfoundland based trucking company who provides refrigerated trucking, and who has business arrangements for “short term” storage with freezer facilities in various cities across the United States. Arrangements with the local trucking company will be handled by Pine Ridge Lodge on your behalf.

Equipment List

List of Items Possibly Required for Your Hunt

  • 1 Warm Jacket
  • 1 Slight Jacket
  • 1 Sweater
  • 3 Warm shirts
  • 8 Prs woollen socks
  • 2 prs hunting pants
  • ? Prs warm underwear (7 days)
  • 1 Compact Sleeping bag
  • 1 set rain gear( 2 piece)
  • 1 Pr. camp footwear
  • 1 Hat/cap camo/blaze orange reversible
  • 1 Pr sun glasses
  • 1 Hunting vest - blaze orange **
  • 1 Pr hunting gloves - camo
  • 1 set camo hunting clothes - woodland
  • 1 Face mask - camo - woodland
  • 1 Pr. rubber boots (knee length) for damp areas
  • 1 Pkg. "mole skin" and small scissors
  • 1 Set tools for minor equipment adjustments
  • 1 Soft case for rifle
  • Rifle(30:06 or equiv) (1)
  • Hunting Bow (min. 50 lb)
  • Ammo (20 rounds)/Arrows
  • Binoculars (light weight)7 to 10 pwr.)
  • Hunting knife, and sharpening stone
  • Leather belt/braces
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Mosquito net (Spring bear only)
  • Camera, batteries for, and film
  • Bath towels/face cloths
  • Smokes /Refreshments(if applicable)
  • Pack sack/fanny pack
  • Arm guard, tab, extra bowstring
  • Chap stick and sun screen
  • Personal effects
  • Canteen
  • Stalking footwear (Bowhunters)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scent cover (Bear Hunters)
  • Spotting Scope (Caribou Hunters)

Please note that this is a general list.

Mole Skin is a trade name product used to protect surfaces of the foot/feet injured by chafing of footwear. Available from most pharmacies.

MEDICATIONS if required

**Optional use - Have available

Your hunting license is being held for you at the hunting lodge.

Please note that, for all "Fly-in" hunts, ie Deer Pond and Kepenkeck Lake , total hunting equipment must be restricted to 1 rifle or bow case, 1 military style duffel bag with belongings (50 lbs), and one compact sleeping bag.Total Gear Weight (Not including Game Meat and Trophies) is 60 lbs plus bow/rifle case.(Maximum 3 pieces of Gear.) Baggage limits in excess of those specified will necessitate additional flights which may not be possible on the same day as your transport to camp, and which will be chargeable at $325.00 per flight direction. The most common problem is too much gear. This often results in delayed delivery of baggage by commercial airlines upon arrival in Newfoundland. Please restrict gear to reasonable/essential levels.

REMINDER - DON'T FORGET YOUR SLEEPING BAG

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PURCHASE NEW FOOTWEAR OR HUNTING CLOTHING, BE SURE TO WEAR AFIELD FOR AN ADEQUATE PERIOD OF TIME, AND SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL DATE TO VERIFY PROPER FIT AND COMFORT LEVEL FOR AN EXTENDED DAY OF HUNTING.