Get to know the Owners

Owners: Hartley & Mark Smith

Mark and Hartley Smith enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time in the great outdoors. They are Diamond Life Sponsors of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and members of Safari Club International and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.


On a Fall Black Bear hunt in Northern Ontario, they fell in love with the atmosphere that Canada provided. After their week long stay, they decided to seek out a new business opportunity as Lodge owners in the area.  After many months of research, trips to the area looking at the opportunities that were available, and much prayer, the decision was made to purchase what is now known as Belle Chasse, French for "Beautiful Hunt".  The mission at Belle Chasse has always been to provide families a place to come and experience the vast beauty of the Northern Canadian Outdoors.