First off, let me throw this out there to NEW customers that are thinking of booking and worried I might sell out before their hunt is conducted. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! Any potential ranch purchases will take possession AFTER my coming hunting season is OVER.
Silvertine has been my life's greatest passion. I want to retire in about ten years time. I want to see my life's hard work go to someone that has the same passion for this business and ranch as I do. I don't want to step aside from Silvertine for another ten years at least, so would love to stay on and work for the new owners. I feel at this point in my life is an ideal time to offer Silvertine for sale, so I can work with the new owner(s) to offer what I can, and work with there vision so together we can continues on successfully for many more decades.
After you drive threw the big front gate, you will enjoy a scenic half mile drive threw mature mixed forest. Giant whitetail bucks and fallow deer will bound across your path. Then you enter the main yard - where you are impressed with the layout of numerous high quality log cabins, fully serviced main lodge, numerous log outbuilding, gardens, pets, horses, and free range chickens. Your stress level drops, and you will feel right at home in this scenic wilderness paradise.
The remaining 800 acres provides diversified old growth boreal forest with mature timber from Spruce, Pine, Birch, Larch, and Poplars. Two year round creeks, numerous meadows and small ponds, an 80 acre pike lake, two large enclosed log heated hunting blinds, 1 log remote cabin spike camp, 12.5 miles of signed trails, and world class wildlife abound, all surrounded by 5 miles of the highest quality perimeter 8' high game fence.
I have always believed that the hunt ranching industry is the future of big game hunting, this is why I sold my "free range" guide areas in BC back in 2007. Ever since then, I have put all my efforts to building Silvertine to be one of Canadas premier Fair Chase hunt ranches. I honestly feel now is an ideal time for someone to step in and continue on, as this ranch is fully TURN KEY. Fully self sustaining with its own breeding programs for Elk, Whitetail, Fallow, Wisent (European Bison), Tibetan Yak, and Urial Sheep. I also have access and long term relationships with other breeders of numerous other breeds of game animals.
Silvertine comes with all necessary equipment and lodging to operate a year-round business, and if the new owners wish, I am wanting to stay on and offer any help. I am the sole owner of Silvertine, and it is a fully licensed Game Farm by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture. I have been a "free range' outfitter a few times, and I will tell ya, this industry is not limited by quotas, poor wildlife populations or quality, private and public access, first nations issues, or competing with other resident hunters in the field.
This premier game ranch is a 25 minute drive from Meadow Lake Saskatchewan for supplies. For the hunters that fly, it's located 4 hrs north of Saskatoon International Airport and 4.5 hours east of Edmonton International Airport, allowing your clients to fly directly from other locations in North America. Majority of the excursions are 2-3 days and are ideally suited for guests that have time restraints. The hunts can be as challenging or as easy as the clients wishes or their physical abilities allow. If they want the comfort of the main lodge or a rustic spike camp this ranch can accommodate anyone's wishes. This ranch is Canadas largest forest block under license, and creates a very "fair chase hunt" and all our hunts offer a 100% Guarantee Opportunity.
From a farming point of view, this ranch is set up with all necessary corrals, handling facilities, and breeding stock with the best genetics in Canada, just look at the quality of animals Silvertine harvests each year. You will start right off - your first year in business- by taking advantage of a lifetime of quality game breeding, outfitting experience - and a full season of booked clients. This is the perfect opportunity for a new operator to step into Silvertine and start off on the right, profitable foot.
This operation is a very elite business, being probably the ONLY hunt ranch in Canada that offers not only the hunting and its own game breeding. But also numerous opportunities in eco-tourism , guest ranching, B&B, retreats, year-round wildlife tours, guide/wilderness schools, guided local fishing, waterfowl hunting, or even down the road do some free range hunts like deer, bear or moose in the area also exist. There is so much possibilities all from this one location/lodge. The sky is the limit, it's only limited by how ambitious you want to be.
Below is a list of all the assets that come with the sale of the company as well.