Meet Your Amazing HostsKeith and Debbie Fretz are long- time residents of the Red Lake area. They have been involved in the tourism industry for the last 20 years. Both Keith and Debbie are teachers when they are not at the lodge. Keith teaches at the Red Lake high school and Debbie is an instructor of swimming, fitness and squash at the local recreation center. You will very likely encounter their extended family helping out at the lodge throughout the season. Both Keith and Debbie are active in hunting and fishing. They enjoy roughing it on canoe trips on the many river systems in the area as well as in our own Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. They are committed to seeing that their guests have a great time and enjoy their wilderness back yard while leaving as small a carbon foot print as possible.
Choose Your Outdoor Adventure
Pakuni Lodge is a great place to come for hunting & fishing. We also offer guided remote fishing trips, and a venue for personal events. Call us today to see what kind of outdoor adventure is in store for you!
Hunting Camps Our Bear Management Area, which is adjacent to Pakuni Lodge covers approximately 225 square miles (144,000 acres) and is one of the finest bear hunting areas in NW Ontario.
Fishing We have tremendous fishing just minutes from your cabin door on beautiful Pakwash Lake, with easy-connecting water to the English and Chukuni Rivers. Fish for Northern Pike, Walleye, or Small Mouth Bass in virtually any weather.
Personal Events Rent our lodge for your personal use. Our camp makes a beautiful venue for weddings, workshops, and family reunions. Please call for details.
Guided Remote Fishing TripsLet us take you to remote lakes that are filled with fish. Designed for the avid fisherman, this is a trip that you will not want to miss!
Great People and a Fabulous Experience The bear hunting was fantastic with everyone seeing multiple bears, the immense area, quality of baits, and then harvesting a great bear. But it goes further than that, it’s so much more than just the animal, or the hunt, it’s about the total experience. The solitude of an evening, the scenery, and the people you meet. People that care, people that go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable. A camp run by family, your family. To me all of these things are what make up a great experience, and that experience starts at Pakuni Lodge. If anyone is looking for a complete bear hunting adventure, look no further, this is it.
Great Hosts and Friendly Staff My hunting trip to Pakuni Lodge was the best. The hosts there took us to well used sites where we saw a number of shooter bears. A great hunt and great fishing during the mornings.
The Best Hunting Experience Keith and Debbie run an excellent outfitting business that is both personable yet professional. I saw 4 bears that came within range before deciding on the bruin of my choice. Thanks again for the wonderful week.
Awesome Hospitality and a Lot of Bears The Fretz family together run a magnificent bear hunt at Pakuni Lodge. We were met with enthusiasm and a love for the wild and received their hospitality freely. They took great care of us during our week there and made sure we were in the right areas where the bears were. I got a lot of great pictures and shot my first bear. Thanks Pakuni.
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Contact Us Pakuni Lodge is also about sunsets and quiet and peace of mind at the end of the day. But there are things you just have to experience for yourself. Call or write us and we’ll help you arrange for that to happen.