Southern Alberta Hunting?

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Southern Alberta Hunting?

Postby novice870 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:47 am

Greetings! I was wondering if any one knew anything about waterfowl hunting in Southern Alberta, specifically around Lethbridge. A friend of mine invited me on a guided hunt there in late September. I know that northern Alberta is great, but I am curious what bird counts are like in the southern part. Also I wanted to thank everyone again for your input on my post several months back about dog training books. I have used Wolters a lot as well as some help from a local trainer, and my 9 month old chocolate lab Moose, is coming along nicely. Thanks again. Only about 12 1/2 weeks until Autumn is here!
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Postby Hevi/shot » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:21 pm

For me, a good guided hunt is about the people who you are hunting with. You can have a lousy hunt, but still have fun with a great guide (good people). You can also have a great hunt as far as shooting ducks/geese, but have an *!%!&^! for a guide. Has you buddy hunted with this group before? Or is there anyone you could talk too who has hunted with this outfitter.

Just food for thought! :salude:
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Postby novice870 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:53 am

Thanks for the reply Hevi-shot. I totally agree with you about the hunt being as much about the experience as the bird numbers. It just happens that the friend that I am going with is much older than I am and this will probably be his last year of hunting because of his health problems. He has been a mentor to me in both life and waterfowling. Just the trip up to Alberta and the whole experience is going to be once in a life time. The guide is a well known dog trainer up there and has a great reputation as a person and trainer. He has gotten into the guiding as kind of a after thought to training, but has really enjoyed it. He has quite a bit of leased land. I feel pretty good about him and his operation. I just wondered if in general southern alberta gets good waterfowl numbers, espcially in the praire east. We are also going to do some upland hunting and I know that they have tremendous opportunities with that.
Thanks again for your response. I'll let you know in September how it turns out.
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