Thanks for stopping by Callin N Fallin Outfitters LTD (CNFO). We are a fully licensed and insured Alberta, Canada outfitter (Alberta Professional Outfitters Society Lic# 1263). Our goal here is to provide the utmost professional and quality guided waterfowl hunts for our clients. We use top-quality equipment, as well as up-to-date hunting techniques to keep you in the hunt!
Our outfit operates in 5 wildlife management units in north/central Alberta, which puts our "drop pin" in the middle of the central flyway. Our fully guided hunts are conducted over decoys in dry agriculture fields of peas, wheat and barley, along with a crazy amount of potholes and dugouts. Our areas are blessed to have several major rivers run through them, which keeps over 100 miles of open water for the birds to roost. Located within one of the zones we hunt in, is one of the biggest roosting lakes in Alberta. Here, the birds can refuel in the area's fertile farm fields as they make their way south through the province.
This area of Alberta affords a wide variety of waterfowl, which includes both greater and lesser Canada Geese, Specs, and Ross. This area also has plenty of Mallards, Pintail, and a variety of Teal and Puddle ducks. To be a member of our team, our guides must have a minimum of 6 years of guiding experience, along with a minimum of 4 years of experience for our spotters. Our current guides have over 25 years each, and each of our spotters have 6 years both spotting and being a guide.
The shooting is amazing. We are often the first hunters these birds encounter. Our season at CNFO begins September 1st and runs until the end of October. We hunt over decoys, so the unwary birds are often able to be called in very close. In fact, it is common to let some smaller groups of birds land right in our decoys preceding the larger incoming flocks. We pride ourselves on allowing the birds to circle, sometimes even several times, in order for them to commit to landing in the spread. In doing so, we can provide our hunters with some classic in-your-face, "feet out" shooting opportunities waterfowl hunting is known for. This also allows our clients to maximize their chances to "limit out" on some of our hunts, of course with cooperation from the birds! So bring your best shooting skills with you when you book a hunt with CNFO!!!
At CNFO, we are graced with the wonderful opportunity to be able to run our operation in one of the top locations in North America for duck hunting. With abundant lakes, rivers, and potholes within and around our hunting areas (as well as pea, barley, and wheat fields covering the landscape), we can provide our clients with some exciting and fast paced duck hunting.
We also place our success on the ability of our local spotters to keep great land owner relations, as well as comb the areas to provide our clients and guides with the best opportunity for good shots throughout their hunt.
Our hunts start on September 1st through the end of October, or possibly the 1st week of November, depending on weather and bird migration. We hunt over full body Avian-X duck and geese decoys in the fields, with the assistance of motion duck decoys. If water is necessary to hunt, we will be hunting over Avian-X floating decoys and from blinds on the water's edge; by doing this, we feel we'll only increase our chances to keep our clients in the action.
We are very fortunate to have a large population of local ducks in the early part of the season, which provides for some great "local" bird shoots. Coupled with the great weather during that time of year, many of our clients are drawn back to us. As October approaches, the weather turns a little more like fall and the birds start to color up. The first part of the migration begins, and continues throughout the month, until the weather conditions dictate that more and more birds start thinking about their big trek south through the providence and beyond.
With that being said, this provides us with a well rounded hunt schedule for all our clients. We hope you will be interested in taking part in this prized fall ritual in Alberta.