Saskkatchewan hunt ???

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Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby kygoosekiller » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:37 pm

I will be arriving in Saskatoon Oct 16.Never hunted waterfowl in Sask. before.
The guide says we are hunting about 1.5 hrs away from Saskatoon. I have no idea where.
What can we expect huntwise as far as mallards , Canadas, Speks, Snows ?
What about weatherwise also??

Thanks for any info.
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby Sask hunter » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:34 pm

The migration peaks around Oct. 7-12 at saskatoon. It's hard to predict what the numbers will be like not knowing which direction your headed. The weather can be anywhere from 20C to -20C and a foot of snow (last fall)
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby REM1100 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:40 am

Sask is right on. Oct 16 will put you right in the full moon. Being 1.5 hours away that could put you in the area I would be leaving by then "The Quill Lakes" maybe or perhaps some wheres between Rosetown and Kindersley..jjust guessing. Good Luck!
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby kygoosekiller » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:29 pm

Guys the guide told me we would be hunting around Birtch Hills. What can you tell me about that area?
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby NIMBUS » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:35 am

I will be arriving in the Humboldt area first week in Oct. and hunted in short sleeve shirts and two years ago same time it snowed everyday and never got above 25. Be prepared for any weather is critical. We don't use a guide and 80% of our harvest is dark geese. We put alot of miles on the vehicles scouting. Good luck and your trip will be absolutely amazing.
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby Sask hunter » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:36 pm

Sorry I can't help you
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby kygoosekiller » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:41 pm

Nimbus- How was the hunt in the snow. Did the birds stay there or did they go south?
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby REM1100 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:22 am

I will be arriving just south of at the same time.
Two years ago the first week of Oct it was bitter cold and snowing and we got into the only major flock. Th rest of the migration didn't come until the end of Oct.
This year is different as the farmers have a bumper crop and i the weather has some warm dry spells, they will be pretty close t be on time. I hope the weather is moderate as I don't want to the see the sandhill cranes heading south like two years ago.
Just a pack along a pair of long johns, camo cargo pants, one short sleeve shirt, a long sleeve shirt, a hoody ,a down vest and a weatherproof camo bomber jacket and some gloves, heavy work socks , hiking boot, hunting boot and you should be good to go.
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby NIMBUS » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:47 am

kygoosekiller wrote:Nimbus- How was the hunt in the snow. Did the birds stay there or did they go south?


Was actually shocked at the amount of waterfowl still in the area. All the small water was froze up but food source was still available. Were were a little concerned upon arrival but turned out to be our 2nd best year.
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby kygoosekiller » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:13 am

Rem1100- Why do you not want to see the sandhills? Are they legal to take?
My guide says that majority of snowgeese will be gone by mid october. Is this usually hold true?
We are primarily after canadas and mallards.........
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby REM1100 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:03 am

I don't want to arrive later than the first wek of October as I love sandhill crane shooting, Yes they are legal game. After the second week of October they usually head south along with some snows. However the big honkers and mallards will come down from the North.
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Re: Saskkatchewan hunt ???

Postby Goldy777 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:40 pm

The timing of the migration south out of Saskatchewan depends largely on two factors. Time of year and food availability. As far as geese, heavy snow in the beginning of October doesn't usually send the majority south unless the snow lasts more than three days on the ground. As long as there are hills on grain fields that melt off during the day, birds will stay around in early October. A heavy storm during the middle or end of October will send a lot of birds south to the snow line though. To sum it up, as long as they can find food they will stay, they aren't in any hurry to leave Sask.. As for ducks, mallards will stick around as long as they can find water. When the water freezes, the ducks leave.
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