Morning shoots are normally conducted in Saskatchewan for geese, ducks or cranes before heading back to camp for a big breakfast. A quick change of cloths will have you back in the field on the Alberta and Saskatchewan side to hunt some of the upland game birds that thrive in the area. Early afternoon you head back for lunch and head out for an afternoon goose hunt in Alberta when possible with large flights of ducks showing up just before dark. Dave comments that he doesn't like to waste any daylight and with the mornings starting at 4:00 a.m. in the early part of the season hunters usually sleep well at night.
The hunts are offered in a three-day package that usually includes six field shoots and three trips for upland birds. You hunt right to the end of the third day, not stopping at noon to rush you off to the airport. Accommodations are provided in the hunting lodge with six separate bedrooms, two with double beds and four with singles. Because there is only a maximum of six hunters in at any time, everyone has their own room and share the two showers downstairs and a full bathroom upstairs. There is a large dining area where the cook prepares home-style meals to keep you fueled up for the long days in the field. There is also a "Tall Tales Room" with a hosted bar and plenty of taxidermy mounts of big game and birds. Dave is an avid hunter and can tell his share of tales from places around the world. There is also a billiard table and television with satellite dish.
The upland hunting can require a fair amount of walking, so pack a comfortable pair of boots. Most of the waterfowl shoots are conducted in the agricultural fields that can be accessed by vehicle. This outfit will appeal to a wide range of clients that like to hunt hard for a variety of birds. Dave has a lot of repeat customers and if Arctic geese are a favorite of yours, this is the camp to visit. The weather in Alberta can be quite variable, so make sure that you pack some rain cloths and your long underwear. The brown and gray camouflage patterns work well in the agricultural fields. Dave keeps a good supply of ammunition for all the species that he hunts, so you don't have to worry about loading down your luggage. The country atmosphere and friendly people make a trip to the prairie a great experience.
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