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Riverside Lodge in Manitoba, Canada

Black Bear, Whitetail and Waterfowl Hunting in Manitoba

Although I have not met face-to-face with Gildas Paradis, he is one of those people you quickly feel you’ve known for years.   I stumbled onto Gildas’ website (http://www.huntriverside.com/) while searching for black bear guides in Manitoba.  I emailed him with some questions and that began an email dialogue.  I found him to be as warm and personal as the words written on his website inferred. 

Gildas and his wife Joanne operate the lodge and outfitting business year round.  Fishing, guided hunts for bear, deer and waterfowl and ensuring their guests are comfortable and well fed, is certainly a full time job.  After viewing their site and conversing with Gildas, I wouldn’t hesitate to book a trip to their lodge.  I know Gildas would gladly supply references for whatever activity interests you.

If you like to look at photos of big deer and bear, and see bird harvests as large as “the good ole days”, check out their website (http://www.huntriverside.com/).


September 2, 2008 - Posted by | Bears, Cats and Claws, Hunting Stuff


  1. Great, Jim! Someday….someday! I know it isn’t in the budget these days, but someday I certainly hope to take a guided trip up North.

    Comment by Tom Sorenson | September 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. I hope to go bear hunting in Canada one day. I am glad to see you explore these possibilities. I will be writing one day to ask for advice about a quided hunt.

    Comment by Billy | September 2, 2008 | Reply

  3. Wouldn’t it be great. I’ll go with ya! Manitoba is undoubtedly one of the big black bear hotspots.

    I want to sit in a tree stand and film bears at under 100-feet, instead of the 400 yards I’m accustomed to. Then, when that big red bear walks under my stand, I’ll see how he reacts to my broadhead traveling at 320-fps.

    I love to bird hunt as well. I trained Labs for years and actually guided upland hunts in east/central Oregon. Waterfowl hunting in Manitoba would be spectacular; no doubt like a dream come true.

    Jim G

    Comment by jimgaskins | September 2, 2008 | Reply

  4. you guys are welcome to come up do both, as we have a bear/duck combo hunt in the fall, first 2 weeks of duck and last 2 weeks of bear, overlap.

    Thanks Jim for the kind words, i am flattered that i give that impression. I find that i get along well with true hunters.

    You have a fantastic blog here Jim. I am going to post a link to it off my site.

    Thanks again,

    Comment by Gildas | September 4, 2008 | Reply

  5. Thanks Gildas! I hope to meet you face to face one day.

    Jim G

    Comment by jimgaskins | September 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. i love hunting it is my life, i am 18 years old and training to be a drake pro staff i love it i live in nebraska and hunt almost every day since right now i am all about waterfowl i am debanding birds like non other i have taken 12 gees this year with bands.today x-mas day i went out in 10 degree wether and 30 MPH wind and got 4 mallards and 3 gees i love it here in nebraska

    Comment by cody pettigrew | December 26, 2009 | Reply

    • Good for you Cody. It is a great life and being outdoors with friends and family is icing on the cake.

      Jim G

      Comment by jimgaskins | December 27, 2009 | Reply

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