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Alberta Waterfowl Hunts

Alberta Waterfowl Hunts

Typical Hunting Day

A typical Day at CNFO will usually consist of an early wakeup call at approximately 4:00 A.M. because as you know, the “early bird gets the worm”. Enjoy a light continental breakfast and then be on your way to the morning hunt. You will work with your spotter and guide to obtain a premier morning set up and jump start an adrenaline pumping, first-light action.  After the morning hunt, you will pack up and take your appetite back to the lodge for a well deserved, full breakfast. The group can relax, nap, or exchange hunting stories. There will be an opportunity to take a short siesta until approximately 2:00-2:30 p.m.; at which time departure from the lodge will start your afternoon hunt. Afternoon hunts usually target ducks in agricultural fields and potholes. After the afternoon hunt, it’s back to the lodge for a homemade supper. You’ll be encouraged to share more hunting stories. Do not be surprised if your adrenaline rush from the day catches up with you and you call it a night early for some much needed shut eye.

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Duck Hunting

The plumage on the ducks starts to color up around the last few weeks of September and increases as we move into October. By the middle of October, the duck colors are outstanding. This allows us to target more “green heads”, which helps promote the future health of the duck population. CNFO has a very large hunting area that allows us to provide up to 4 spotters. We are then able to rotate our hunting pressure over these areas. We strive to keep our hunters on fresh birds as much as possible.

Goose Hunting

Northern/Central Alberta, Canada holds some of the best goose hunting in the world. The density of our birds, both local and migratory, is high, producing high volume shooting throughout the entire hunting season. We predominantly hunt geese in the morning and generally target ducks in the afternoon, depending on the daily limit of the group, as well as their preference. You will see almost all the sub species of Canadian geese. There are also several white fronted (Speckle Belly), Blues, Ross’s, and Snow geese.

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Weather

North/Central Alberta weather can have temperatures in September that will fluctuate from normal highs in the 60’s -70’s F to lows in the 40’s-60’s F. Rain showers can roll in at anytime in September, but it is normally a dryer month. Snow showers should not be ruled out towards the end of the month.

October brings normally cooler temperatures, with daytime highs in the 50’s-60’s F and morning low’s in the 20’s-40’s F. Unexpected rain showers can occur quite often, so we highly suggest a good, lightweight Gore-Tex over pants and jacket.

Passport

Passports are required at the border and all airports. Please check with border services to make certain you are NOT denied entry into Canada.

It is your responsibility to make sure you will not be refused entry into Canada. The refusal of entry into Canada by customs or immigrations will not be a reason for a refund of your hunt costs. If you have had criminal charges in your past, including a D.U.I., you may have problems entering Canada. These problems or concerns may take months to mend. We advise that you call and clear up any matters well in advance of your planned visit to Canada.

A  D.U.I. could prevent you from entering Canada- Please verify your entry into Canada before booking with us.

What to Bring

  • Your favorite shotgun and choke tubes (we will provide cleaning supplies at the lodge). Bringing a shotgun into Canada is very easy. A RCMP non-resident Firearms declaration form can be downloaded from our links page. You should have this ready before you land in Edmonton International Airport.
  • Field color waterfowl camo of your choice, waterproof pants or bibs, camo jacket, vest, parka, cap (beanie and ball cap), gloves (lightweight and heavy).
  • Good lightweight gore-tex style overwear to use as a wind block in both mild and cooler weather conditions.
  • 2 good fitting comfortable facemasks that you can see and shoot with, lightweight one for warmer conditions and a heavy one for storms that might blow in.
  • Good headlamp with extra batteries. You will need one that has head straps so it holds firmly on your head.
  • Boots - bring comfortable fitting (neoprene) waders, along with good knee-high rubber boots, and extra socks.
  • Backpack or blind bag for carrying personal items onto the field.
  • One good pair of work gloves for help in brushing in blinds, decoy setup & pick up.
  • Still cameras, video camera (optional).
  • Ear plugs, medicine, toiletries, bug repellent.
  • Soft-sided cooler available for purchase at the lodge (if you want to bring birds home).

 

Bag Limits

  • Canada Geese/White-fronted Geese - Daily 8 of Canada’s (3 of which may be white fronted)
    • Possesion - 24 (of which 9 can be white fronted)
  • Snow/Ross Geese - Daily 50 
    • No possession limit
  • Ducks - Daily  8 (no more than 4 Pintails or 2 Goldeneye)
    • Possession - 24