I'm trying to decide between Manitoba and Saskatchewan for my first ever Canada duck hunt. It will be just me and my 16 year old son. To be honest, I probably wouldn't make the trip if it was just for me, as I have shot my share of ducks and have gotten much more into bowhunting. I just want to take him to a place where he can experience tons of ducks flying around where he will have ample shooting opportunities without the rat race of competition for hunting spots, and maybe get hooked on the outdoors instead of video gaming. I don't have a single field decoy as I just like to hunt ducks over water, so we will have a canoe and two or three dozen floating mallard decoys. My main question is if it is worth it, coming from Wisconsin, to drive completely across the southern half of Manitoba to reach east central Saskatchewan just to hunt ducks in a vast land where hunters are stretched very thin, or is there ample opportunity all across southern Manitoba where hunters are few and far between and permission is easily granted? I guess my reason for thinking about Saskatchewan is little tidbits I've picked up about Manitoba being more and more locked up to outfitters and/or paying hunters, as well as far more hunting pressure, in general, than Saskatchewan. I realize, of course, these could be false perceptions I have, as I have never personally been there.