Whitetail Deer Hunts

minnesota whitetail deer huntBoundary Waters Whitetail Deer Hunt (Zone 1A)

Whether hunting with a bow or a rifle, Wilderness Oufitters offers an eight day hunt that can accomodate you.  These hunts are located within the three-million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior National Forest, situated along the Minnesota/Canada border.  With abundant deer hunting opportunities, as well as excellent smallmouth bass, walleye, and northern pike fishing right from camp, our guide can make it a memorable trip for you.

We place you in a very remote pre-scouted area in the wilderness, where you can focus on hunting deer and also sneak in some trophy fishing, if time permits.

This fully guided hunt gives you the advantage of having a full time knowledgeable guide in camp for your entire hunt. Along with showing you pre-scouted sites and set-ups, our guides will also take care of all camp chores, allowing you more time to relax, hunt, fish, and enjoy your trip.


Number of People 1 person 2 or more
Cost per Person

Note:  Deposit of $300 is required per person upon reservation.  Extra costs: Hunting and fishing licenses, camping fees, permit, 3% special use fee, sales tax, gas, and ice.

Additional Days will be pro-rated along with guide fees, which will be charged accordingly.

We offer the best accommodations, equipment, service and food in the wilderness, with the comforts of home.  Screened in cook tents packed with tables, chairs, coolers, stoves, and all cookware create the cooking area.  While large chateau-style sleep tents filled with cots, sleeping pads and bags, pillows, and lanterns will be your sleeping area.

FISHING in the Boundary Waters is considered by some outdoor writers as some of the best smallmouth bass and walleye lakes in all of Minnesota and Canada. The Boundary Waters holds records for walleye, northern pike, and lake trout. It also offers some of the best bluegill and black crappie fishing to be had in the BWCAW.

bwcaw camping, ely mn deer huntEACH TENT CAMP can accommodate 9 people, including the guide. Equipped with specially constructed, spacious sleeping tents, with heavy duty folding cots, thick mattresses, full width sleeping bags, pillows and Coleman lanterns. Also included a full screened-in kitchen tent with storm flaps, cooking stove, table and chairs, portable showers, all cooking and eating ware, plus much more.

WE OFFER the best accommodations, service, equipment & food on the lake. You will have all the comforts of home. Each camp is completely remote from any other campsite to insure you complete privacy. Although we cannot promise you a specific site, we generally locate your camp where you will be closest to the best hunting and fishing areas. Our staff will go with you to set up your camp, along with your guide, instruct you on the use, and care of all the equipment, and upon completion of the hunt, come and take your camp down. We do all the work - you simply Hunt, Relax and Enjoy.

FOOD is the best in the northwoods — Check out the super fresh food menu! Coolers with are provided to help keep the food fresh throughout the duration of your hunt.  Menu will be sent upon reservation.

ALUMINUM BOATS are 16 foot Lunds or Alumacrafts. They are big, deep and wide and will provide you with maximum comfort and safety. Each boat comes with oars, anchor, seat cushions, landing nets and new Mercury motors.

WE FURNISH EVERYTHING. All you need to bring is your hunting and fishing equipment, clothes, and other personal articles.


There are only so many overnight motor camping permits available for the area… so call… today!!  You may start your trip any day of the week.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds of deposits, less a $75.00 reservation administration fee, will be honored on cancellation received 30 days prior to the start of your trip or the entire deposit may be credited to a future trip.

PAYMENT POLICY: We are pleased to accept cash, travelers checks, Discover, Master or VISA cards or personal check. When payment is by check we also require you to provide a Master or VISA card number. All rates are subject to applicable taxes.

EMERGENCY AT HOME: We’ll have your campsite on record so we can find you in the wilderness by seaplane, boat or thru the proper government officials.

FOREST SERVICE REGULATIONS: The area requires a travel permit. The purpose of travel permits is to protect the water quality and other resources of this wilderness area, and to assure users of a high quality wilderness experience. Because of a limited number of permits available, we suggest early reservations. Permit applications will begin to be processed in December via the mail.  Each permit is valid for up to 9 people, with a limit of 4 watercraft at one campsite.You must enter the BWCAW at the entry point and on the date shown on your permit. Your food supplies must contain no cans or bottles. Dogs are permitted. A complete set of rules are located on your permit that you will receive prior to entering the park.

BWCAW FEES: Wilderness Outfitters, Inc operates under the US Forest Service jurisdiction in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest. The reservation fee is $6 per travel permit, covering up to 9 people for an entire trip. In addition to the reservation fee, the minimum camping fees collected at the time of reservation will be for $32 (2 adult camping fees). Your group can choose to pay all camping fees upon reservation. We will need a credit card for which these fees will be charged. Any remaining camping fees can be paid upon arrival. Camping fees are $16 per adult, $8 per youth under age 17 and for Interagency pass holders. Seasonal fee cards fulfill the fee requirement for the season but they do not eliminate the need for obtaining a permit. Wilderness Outfitters, Inc charges an $8 permit acquisition fee. All reservation fees are non-refundable.

RESIDENT                Deer $31.00     Small Game $23.00
NONRESIDENT      Deer $166.00   Small Game $103.00

Deer (Archery) Sept. 13 – Dec. 13
Deer (Firearms) Nov. 8 – Nov. 23
Small Game Sept. 15 – Dec. 31