What to Pack For a Hunting Trip

Fall is the perfect time of year for hunting bears and moose. Conditions at this time of year are ideal, as the animals are out scavenging in preparation for winter, and temperatures are generally mild and pleasant. But without proper packing, your perfect hunting day could still go awry. So what should you take with […]


Ways to Judge the Age of a Black Bear

Campers, hunters and wilderness lovers alike have probably encountered a black bear or two in their day. Unlike animals like deer, it’s often difficult to discern a black bear’s age—which can make hunting them tricky. Here are some tips on how to tell the age of the next black bear you encounter: Bass Pro suggests […]


How to Successfully Release a Fish

Many lakes, including Burntwood Lake, participate in catch and release fishing programs. While catching a fish is typically straightforward, the releasing part of fishing may be difficult for those who are new to the sport. To practice successful catch and release, follow these steps: When handling a fish, wet your hands or put on rubberized […]


Go Fish! Take Your Children Fishing

Have you been contemplating whether or not you should go on a fishing trip with your children? After reading about the benefits your children can gain from some good ole’ fishing, you’ll find yourself booking a trip with us sooner rather than later. Fishing isn’t just a way to pass the time; it can increase […]


Best Fishing Apps

In this high-tech world we live in, almost everything now is completely mobile based and users depend heavily on their phones, even avid outdoorsmen. If you’re planning on visiting us and going fishing at Burntwood Lodge, you will most likely take your phone along with you on the boat. You’ll want to have it to […]


2016 Fall Moose Hunt

The fall hunting season started off with fisherman, bear hunters and a duck hunter. The bear hunters didn’t fare so well as the bears would not come to the baits no matter what we put in them. The fishermen kept track of the fish caught a total of 377 in 4 days!  Our duck hunter […]


Have Itinerary, Will Travel

Vacations are a great way for us to escape. No work for a couple days and no daily routine. Sounds great right? So why would anyone want to put that freedom in jeopardy with creating an itinerary for your vacation? The truth is there are actually quite a few perks to having a set plan […]


2015 Ice Cutting at Burntwood Lake Lodge

Every year around March, Brad and a few friends (sometimes Larry and Sandra) need a little fresh air and exercise.   As luck would have it, a good layer of ice had formed on Burntwood Lake, 20 yards from the main docks at the Lodge.  Perfect for their annual ice cutting ritual! This age old tradition […]


Bear Hunting Tips

As soon as the winter snow melts, we begin bear hunting season in Manitoba. From mid May though June – and again in the fall. While you are preparing for your big hunt, there are a few things you should keep in mind. There is a thrill in hunting big game, especially black bear, although, […]


How To Get Your Kids Into Fishing

  As individuals who have a great appreciation for the outdoors, it’s really important to us that our kids learn to find the same values in nature as we do. Whether it’s fishing, or boating, or hunting, or even just being outdoors; influencing your children to appreciate these same activities is essential. Starting your kids […]