Dave prides himself in using the finest hunting equipment available, each year he adds the latest and best new equipment on the market, the older equipment is on a consistent replacement schedule. When the market does not have the right tool available Dave will engineer what is needed and have it built.
The dogs used by Dave for the variouse hunting experiences include a English pointer- Lou, three labs, Bear, Emma and Tessa, and a deutsch drahtharrs- Timmy. It only takes a few days of hunting with these dogs to see they love to hunt and they will do whatever they are asked to please their master. For those of us who have multiple opportunitites to hunt with these doges each year they become like our own grandchildren you can love them and spoil them while you are with them for the week and then Dave takes care of them until the next time. As I write this letter just a few feet away I have many family photos on my desk along with photos of the five dogs after all they are family too.
In September of 2005 I had an opportunity to spend a week with Clair Kofoed editor of The Shooting Sportsman magazine. Clair’s assignment for the week was to photograph and write an article about the waterfowl hunting experience in Saskatchewan with Dave Ciani. Clair has photographed and written many stories of hunting experiences across many continents of the world. At the end of the hunt Clair says “ this is one of the best hunting experiences I Have ever enjoyed and that Dave Ciani is one of the best outfitters I have ever met” that just confirmed my opinion and judgment about Dave by someone who has had ten times the experience that I have had.
In conclusion, as I write this letter I find great joy in the fact that it will be just a short three weeks before I will be back in the company of Dave Ciani for another hunt as I know it will be another wonderful hunting experience just as all the prior ones have been.
Teri...Just wanted to drop an email to you. We had a GREAT time hunting with Dave in SK! Dave is Unquestionably the most Professional Waterfowl guide i've been with & a Lot of FUN to hunt with & if a guy pays attention, there is a LOT to Learn from him & the 'style' he employs! i noticed in the attached link that the Pat Green song...Wave on Wave....was used to complement the video...Good stuff...& i've seen it used by another Outfitter i've hunted with in BC...Dave offered to supply a name/source for some MOJO 'foot-stakes'...i would like to get the contact info for this source as i'm hunting ducks with my Dad in mid-Nov in Kansas & would like to order a couple to ship before my arrival. Teri, thanks again for all the behind-the-scenes work with your Outfitting operation...y'all are Real PROS...
Look forward to hunting with you in the future!
Hi, Dave and Teri,I just wanted to say “thanks” again for a great hunting experience, accommodations, and fantastic food. Todd, Mike, Steve and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. The hunts were definitely “as advertised” and exceeded my expectations. I don’t know what else to say, the whole experience was great.
Again thanks for a great experience!
Darren M. Dodson
Dave & Teri,
Thank you again for one the best hunting trips I’ve ever had. Ann Marie and I had such a good time there. great accommodations, food, guiding, company...everything was top notch. I have attached some pics for you (also one of our mantle in our cabin when it was under construction). I hope all is going well and I’ll be in touch soon to talk. Thanks again.
Hey Dave, just a note to you and your sparkling wife Teri to let you both know everyone had a great time with you!!! I hope you two enjoyed yourselves as much as we did Saturday night. Sorry it took so long to write you, work unfortunately has been insane since I returned. The other three has this week off for our season I just couldn’t get any more time off. Both Dave and Joe scored as far here, Dave got a double bearded Jake and Joe picked up a 20lb long bear. I’ll keep you posted on our season. My turn is Sunday in NY. I might make it out for a late morning hunt on Saturday bith that reamains to be seen. I hope your next group in camp had as much fun as we did…
Thanks for the great time and wonderful memories!!!
To quote Arnold…”I’ll be back!”
What a wonderful trip. Exceeded all of our expectations. Wonderful scenery, hunting wildlife, weather, and most of all, wonderful people.
Thank you again,
Dave and Teri,
Just wanted to extend my thanks for a great hunt! I sincerely appreciate your working me in and then showing me a fantastic time. I look forward to next year! You can count on hearing from me.
My First hunting experience with Dave Ciani was in 1999. Since this first experience I have expanded my bookins with Dave to the point now where I hunt with him eight times per year. I have had the pleasure of introducing my two sons as well as numerous friends to the hunting experience with Dave Ciani. While I do not hunt big game I can not imagin his big game hunts are anything less than what I have experienced.
The areas I have hunted with Dave have been Nebraska for waterfowl, South Dakota for upland birds and waterfowl and Saskatchewan for upland birds and waterfowl. From the very first day I hunted with Dave he emphasizes three things and tells his hunters on the very first day “we are going to hunt safely, legally and ethically” and over the 200 plus days I have hunted with him he has never once wavered from his commitment.
Daves organizational skills are excellent and it is apparent to everone who hunts with him that his goal is to offer all of his clients a total hunting experience. Dave’s work ethic in order to reach this goal is relentless. He does not rest until he has done everything possible. Dave begins the management of his clients hunt by contracting them before they leave their homes to make sure they are well prepared for the hunt and ends the hunt with a call to make sure they returned home safely. With waterfowl hunts he may also call clients to let them know they may want to consider cancelling their plans due to the hunting conditions not being favorable. I have witnessed Dave’s honesty to be impeccable.
The lodging accommodations in the Stone house in Whitewood South Dakota and the cottage in Saskatchewan are wonderful and very comfortable, While staying at these locations clients enjoy the home cooked meals by Dave’s wife Teri. Each meal is better than the last one with many fresh vegetables picked from the garden just hours before the meal. My wife now prepares several meals that I first enjoyed when prepared by Teri- she is happy to share her recipes with anyone.