When to hunt Saskatchewan?

Discussion in 'Canadian Hunters Forum' started by lockingblock, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    Indian Territory, Oklahoma
    So, those crop circles are dern mallards and not the aliens?
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  2. 10ga.crazy

    10ga.crazy Senior Refuge Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Its because most years the birds are gone by November especially on the north end of the prairies. We are often frozen out well before halloween and the pressure from outfitters has pushed them out quicker. Our seasons are long on paper but short in reality. This year with the border closed and the outfitters pretty much non-existent was a major game changer in how long the birds stuck. We were actually able to harvest greenheads with green heads for a change! As much as I hate to see it happen for the few honest guides reliant upon the industry for a living a part of me wants to see the border remain closed long enough to severely negatively impact the majority of local outfitters. The majority in my area are some of the most ignorant law breaking sob's around and I'd love to see every one of them go bankrupt.
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  3. lockingblock

    lockingblock Senior Refuge Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    I understand your point. My experiences with outfitters have been mixed, with some very negative outcomes from “guides” and similar that were as you describe. It’s a shame that it’s like that.
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  4. recker999

    recker999 Senior Refuge Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    My dads buddy has a camp on a manitoba lake for divers. Already said it will be a no go and joined a club in illinois.
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  5. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

    Dec 31, 2001
    Elk Grove, CA
    I like the mallards dark green, latest I hunted in AB - basically east of Edmonton was October 30 a few years back and we saw the freeze up of all the little water happen overnight as went from 50 degrees driving out to minus 10 the next morning. Hunting was incredible.

    2019 we hunted same area- around October 10 and we got pounded with a big storm but except for middle day which took all day to get most of our limits, the other two days were fantastic.

    So, October 30 is what most outfitters on the lower section plan for. If I was going in November, I wouldn't want to have any thing be hard money - no refund, at worst I would take is roll to next year as it gets chance after 11/1.

    After early October, likelihood of getting everything including snow geese goes down.

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