HIGH PRAIRIE OUTFITTERS 2017 SASKATCHEWAN WATERFOWL AND UPLAND BIRD HUNTS
Liberal Bag Limits: 20 Light Geese per day / 60 Light Geese in possession 8 Dark Geese per day / 24 Dark Geese in possession 5 Sand hill Cranes per day / 15 Sand hill Cranes in possession 8 Ducks per day / 24 Ducks in possession
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR REMAINING 2017 WATERFOWL AND UPLAND BIRD HUNTING ADVENTURES. PLEASE CALL OUTFITTER KYLE HAUCK TODAY AT 605-210-3727!
2016 - The fall waterfowl season is over. It came and went and leaves us here at High Prairie Outfitters searching for words to describe it: hard work, flexibility, adaptation, exhaustion, great scouts, and unforgettable clients.
It was not a normal year by a long shot. Pre-season scouting and confirmation with Ducks Unlimited Canada showed us great hatch numbers which local farmers confirmed. There were birds all over the place spring through summer. The fall brought A LOT of moisture. Fields were already saturated when premature weather systems added another 6-8
inches of precipitation to the area. The birds were confused, we were wet, and field access for the rest of the season was limited to sleds full of decoys. In some areas, where the weather was nonstop, unharvested crops forced the scouts and myself to pack in the needed decoys on our backs. Not a single hunt was a guarantee or handed to us. Guides and clients alike worked harder than ever this season and were rewarded with great hunts.
2017 As we look forward to the next fall hunting season, we are excited by the continuing upward trend of waterfowl and upland bird in Saskatchewan. For upland bird, the Hungarian Partridge continue to improve on a yearly basis after some tough seasons 6-8 years ago. The Sharptail Grouse had an incredible year and were all over the place! For ducks, according to the USFWS-
Duck numbers in the traditional survey area were statistically similar to last year's estimate and just shy of the record. Total populations were estimated at 48.4 million breeding ducks, which is 38 percent above the 1955 - 2015 average. With the exception of northern pintails, populations of the 10 most abundant duck species were at or above their long-term averages. In addition, the projected mallard fall flight index is 13.5 million birds.* (Ducks.org)
The exciting part of the fall moisture and some heavy snowfalls in areas are that the pothole regions which are crucial for duck breeding can recover after a drier year in 2016. The biggest thing that we look forward to is seeing friends new and old, making memories, harvesting game, and thanking God for every day we are blessed with on this earth.
Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunts -
For the 2017 Saskatchewan waterfowl hunting season, we are now taking reservations for a few prime remaining dates. Our Saskatchewan waterfowl hunts run from early September, through mid November each fall. In the region, that we guide our Saskatchewan waterfowl hunts, we usually peak out at around 2 millions snow geese along with large concentrations of Canada geese and Mallards! This ensures our hunters a HIGH QUALITY waterfowl hunting experience on any given day. We also scout new fields daily to make sure our clients have a fresh field full of waterfowl from the previous day. On a typical morning’s Saskatchewan goose hunt, the flight should last for about 2 ½ hour or more and again there is a strong potential for each hunter to harvest a full limit of geese and ducks daily. We also offer incredible Saskatchewan duck hunting as well. Whether you desire big flocks of mallards over a harvested grain field or a variety of species of puddle ducks over a prairie pothole setting, our guided duck hunts are first class. With the extensive waterfowl hunting experience, diligent scouting and the use of the highest quality decoys and equipment on the market, we ensure "In Your Face" Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunting Action! Click here to read more about our World Class Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunts...
Saskatchewan Upland Bird Hunts –
At High Prairie Outfitters we also offer World Class Saskatchewan Upland Bird Hunting. In our region, you can expect to harvest Hungarian Partridge and Sharptail Grouse. The limits are 4 partidge and 2 sharptail grouse per day. Our Saskatchewan upland bird hunts run from September 15, through November 15. On a typical day’s upland hunt you can expect to enjoy a Quality Hunt over our well trained pointers and flushers. You are also welcome to bring your own well trained hunting dogs. One of the main benefits with booking a Saskatchewan upland hunt with us, is the extensive amount of private habitat that we have available to us in our region. We conduct ample pre-season scouting each fall to ensure that our hunters encounter numerous coveys of upland birds during their Saskatchewan upland bird hunt. We also have the luxury of making sure that we do not have to hunt the same ground twice in one season, so you can be confident that your group will be hunting fresh ground with relaxed birds throughout the trip. Click here to learn more about our World Class Saskatchewan Upland Hunts…
Saskatchewan Waterfowl / Upland Combo Hunts –
At High Prairie Outfitters we have such an abundance of both waterfowl and upland birds in our area, that we can accommodate any specific type of hunt that you desire. We pride ourselves in being able to offer a true World Class caliber waterfowl / upland bird combo hunt. No matter what your group desires, we can make it happen. If you are wanting a field goose hunt in the morning and an afternoon chasing huns and sharptails that is definitely an option. If you would rather hunt upland birds across the Saskatchewan prairies in the morning and spend the afternoon shooting ducks over water we can provide that hunt as well. Some of our hunters have elected to take the first two days of their guided hunts and shoot snow geese in the morning, ducks in the afternoon and then take the last day or two of their trip and strictly hunt upland birds. That can be arranged. Click here for more details on our World Class Saskatchewan Waterfowl / Upland Combo Hunts...
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