2010 Saskatchewan Trip

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2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby HJF » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:24 pm

Well I just got back from my annual Saskatchewan waterfowl trip and thought I would share some pictures.

Hunting up there is totally unlike hunting here, first off there are SOOOOOOO may birds it will make your head spin. Second everything is shot over dry fields (peas and barley are the main 2) the locals really frown on shooting over water as that is the roost areas, and they want to keep the birds in the area.

This year was a little different as the crops were late coming off, they had over 29" of rain there this summer and many fields were too wet to get a combine in. That all changed the week before we went out, the sun came out and warmed up (low 30's in the am, low 70's in the pm) The combines were out in force, turning the countryside into a giant dust storm, not a nice place to be if you have any kind of breathing problems.

There were only 3 of us in camp, my best friend, his dad and myself, this made for a very nice relaxing week. Up there the limits are very liberal, 8 ducks per day (only 3 pintails), 8 dark geese per day (only 3 specks) and 20 white geese per day (including blues and ross geese) with a possesion limit of 3X per. We ate a bunch of birds during the week, and there are always a ton of people coming over for supper in a small tight farming community. Alot of the birds were gifted to family and friends as they all love these grain fattened birds to put away for the long winter.

Any way on to the pictures......

A wave of white geese working a barley field

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Pintails

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Whites, specks, greenheads and pintails

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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby HJF » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:30 pm

The post a reply is acting goofy, so I will go on to page 2

Banded 9 year old speck

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21 greenheads and 3 drake pintails plus some white geese

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65 goose morning with our "bird boy" Chad, as you can see the hatch was amazing, 59 out of 60 white geese were juvies

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Half a million bucks down the crapper, this was owned by a good friend of our outfitter....1 week old :crying:

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The end

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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby VtechSkybuster » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:57 pm

Great Pics HJF, thanks for sharing.
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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby NW_Vermont » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:07 am

:beer: :grooving: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

'nuf said.
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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby RangerX » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:32 am

Totally awesome.
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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby yellodog1 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:11 am

Looks like a great trip. Do you mind if I ask who your outfitter was? Looks like a great place for a future trip.
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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby NW_Vermont » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:43 am

Yelllowdog= Internet scouter???

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Re: 2010 Saskatchewan Trip

Postby HJF » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:49 pm

yellodog1 wrote:Looks like a great trip. Do you mind if I ask who your outfitter was? Looks like a great place for a future trip.


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Probably my favorite picture from the week

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