What To Expect
Hunt the X with us on the Prairies of Saskatchewan
Take your next hunting trip to Saskatchewan, Canada, one of the most popular waterfowl destinations in the world. It will take your waterfowl experience to a whole new level!
An Unforgettable Experience
While you’re enjoying your complimentary breakfast, your hunting guide will scout 8 million acres of prairie fields to find the X. Having over 12 years of experience hunting in this area, it shouldn’t take long. With your stomach full and your shotgun loaded, you relax in the layout blinds, waiting for a massive swarm of birds to approach from the nearby slough.
You’re not disappointed.
Before long, hundreds of whistling wings swirl above like a tornado and gradually descend towards the field. Specklebellies cackle tauntingly, daring you to take your best shot. Heart pounding, you wait for the guide to call the shot. “Get ‘em!” You emerge from the blind and knock several mature birds from the flock.
And that is just the first wave.
Moments later, another massive train of waterfowl emerges from the horizon. And so it continues. Lessers, greaters, Canadian Snow, specklebellies, mallards, and more!
“A bad day in Canada is better than a great day here.” ~Jeff, Delaware
Waterfowl Hunting Limits
|Ducks||8 per person per day, only 4 may be pintails|
|Canadian Geese||8 per person per day, only 5 may be speckled bellies|
|Snow Geese||20 per person per day|
|Sandhill Cranes||5 per person per day|
The first half of September boasts the most pleasant temperatures of the year in this region, with daytime temperatures averaging near 70°F, dropping near 40°F overnight. The skies are mostly clear, but afternoon and evening thunderstorms are not uncommon when humidity is high.
From mid-September to the end of October, the seasons visibly change as the leaves change colors and the air becomes more crisp. Temps overnight can fall below freezing, with average daytime temperatures ranging from 40 to 60°s.
The swarms of waterfowl aren’t the only reason they call Saskatchewan the “Land of the Living Skies.” September and October are ideal months to view this amazing spectacle.
Witness this awesome phenomenon that few people have the pleasure of experiencing. Glorious waves of colorful lights dance across the skies.
See for yourself (it’s better in person):
Slideshow of Northern Lights in Saskatchewan in September 2011
Timelapse of the Northern Lights in Sasakltchewan in April 2014