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Our story

Red Indian Lake Outfitting is owned and operated by Fred and Shirley Thorne who have been involved in the Newfoundland Outfitting Industry for nearly 20 years. The main hunting lodge was built by Fred in 2002 as a prime base of operation for guided, top quality Newfoundland big game hunting adventures.

Newfoundland big game hunting

We live full time in the town of Buchans, NL, which has a population of less than 700 people. From our little town we manage our Outfitting business with great dedication and passion. During the winter months we service all our hunting lodges and spike camps by snow machine and we are also constantly looking for new moose hunting areas. The winter months are great as it helps us keep track of game populations, location and movement. We conduct moose hunts in Areas 12 and 13 and caribou hunts in Areas 62 and 63 of the Long Range Mountains/Buchans Plateau area and the Gaff Topsails. Both of these hunting areas are located deep in the interior of Newfoundland. 

We are an honest, hard working and dedicated Outfitting Business with great hospitality, very clean and comfortable hunting lodges, excellent food, and experienced Newfoundland guides. 

We cater to people who wish to enjoy the “Best” that Newfoundland has to offer. Putting you in quality hunting areas and making your Newfoundland hunting adventure the most rewarding is our goal. Your next Newfoundland big game hunting adventure awaits!

Why choose red Indian lake outfitters?

We operate 4 hunting lodges. Two are drive in and two are fly-in hunting lodges. They are located in some of the most remote hunting areas in Newfoundland while utilizing 160 plus KM of Argo trails. We can tailor your next Newfoundland hunting trip to be an exciting personal hunting experience of a lifetime.


Hunter Testimonials

Hunting Area 13 with Red Indian Lake Outfitting was exciting. On the last day of our hunt and on the last hour we were successful. We never give up thanks to my friend and hunting guide Derek Keats.

Michel Charland – QC

I have been hunting with Red Indian Lake Outfitting for 10 years. I have been lining up hunts and taken as many as 22 hunters a single year with 14 to 15 repeats. You will not find a more professional outfitting group or better accommodations.

Dave Hazlet – PA

Wow! We have got to book another hunting trip with you guys and have Fred again as our guide. 2018 was an awesome hunting year for us with Red Indian Lake Outfitting and it looks like your 2019 is awesome too!!

Robin Deskiewicz – PA

After 3 trips with Fred and Shirley at Red Indian Lake Outfitting, my family and I are already planning our return. They run a first class operation with abundant wildlife in one of the most beautiful and friendly places on the planet.

Dr. Lee Horn – MS