let em come wrote:Does anyone know about the Mystik Lodge in Cumberland House area?
Are they still open??
I know that a couple of years ago, they were busted for many many game violations. Reason I know that, there were 4 guys from here in NC that took the brunt of the bust. They ( prominent lawyer, politician and son, big businessman) had booked the last week of the season. Their first trip there.....had friends that had been there earlier. Boarded a plane in Greensboro and were joined by a couple of other hunters from Tennessee heading to the same place, coincedentally, while connecting in Minneapolis. Couple of great guys. Shared a drink at the airport bar.
Had a great week hunting, killing, drinking, eating and being entertained. They really "put on the dog for them!" Week was up and were returned to Saskatoon. As they were ready to proceed to the boarding area for the return flight, they were promptly handcuffed, arrested and carried to jail by the SERM Wildlife Officers and the RCMP. The other two guys from Tennessee weren't at the airport because they were waiting at the jailhouse in their Tennessee Game Warden uniforms. STING!!!!!! Seems that SERM had reports all season that the lodge was allowing over the limits, after/before hours shooting, drinking while hunting, shooting of Ravens, magpies, coyotes, and just about anything!!
The NC guys had to post a $100 thousand appearance bond and returned about 6 months later and plea bargained their way to only a $28,000 fine, never to return to Saskatchewan again.
Made big news here in NC