Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

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Re: Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

Postby Mndukhntr » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:35 am

I wouldn't go any way other than freelance. That is part of the adventure, and the challenge. We leave Minneapolis, drive as far as we can, spend the night (used to drive straight through) and drive on to our destination. We set up camp (tents etc.) and start hunting. We stay in a Provincial Park (showers and bathrooms etc.) and they (city) charges us $50.00 per site for the week.

Before we went for the first time, we looked at maps (OK, it was a long time ago) and contacted DU and got some leads. We also got the phone number for the Conservation Officer, and called him and he gave us some leads. After that, we got there and looked around and shot ducks. Bought the RM maps, and got landowner names. Stopped at local diners and asked for places to hunt. In making many trips over the years, we have only been turned down one time, and that turned out to be a hoax, perpetrated by "an outfitter" that didn't own the land. The owner gave us permission to be there. No problem....it is a big place. There are other ducks!

It really not that expensive or difficult.

Have a great hunt!
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Re: Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:51 pm

I love our freelance trip. I was lucky enough to get in with a group of guys, that had been doing it for 25 years. They have been hunting the same area for the last 12 years. If you don't know a landowner, you just have to stop and ask someone. You'll eventually get it figured out.

Getting birds back, not a big deal. Just follow the direction and don't go over. We go after the snows, once we have our four man limit, then we chase ducks and dark geese. Loads of fun!!
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Re: Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

Postby tenfingergrip » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Jay,
You must haul a railroad boxcar up there! A four man limit of snows is now 240 birds! Lotta eating in the off season!
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Re: Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:10 pm

tenfingergrip wrote:Jay,
You must haul a railroad boxcar up there! A four man limit of snows is now 240 birds! Lotta eating in the off season!

We got the fella we rent from, to let us keep a freezer up at his place. We then have 4-6 big coolers that travel up there. We bought a bird hitch, it has been a life saver. We can clean 80 snows in less that 20 minutes. We just get an assembly line going. The birds stay pretty much frozen untill we get home. We then have a cleaning party. Cut all the meat off the breastbone, getting it ready for the butcher. We have sausage made.
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Re: Cooler Recommendation for Sask Trip

Postby tenfingergrip » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:08 am

Jay, Don't know which way you return home, but if you go south on I-29 to Omaha, then east, there is a wholesale dry ice plant that we get our dry ice from to make the rest of the trip home to NC with our game. Think they charge around 60 cents a pound. Here's the google map location of Arctic Glacier Ice, 8211 F Street, Omaha, Nebraska 402 592-9262

https://plus.google.com/114807143096776531843/about?gl=us&hl=en

Just click on the map to see the location.
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