I got in with a group of guys that have been hunting on their own in Saskatchewan, for 25 years. This will be my tenth trip in September. For the longest time, we have had little to no competition. A handful of years, we were the only waterfowlers in this particular area. One of the reasons we did so well, is our group does it right. No access without securing permission. We bring small gifts to our land owners. We gift birds and have some sausage made, that we give all of it away to our land owners while we're there. Everything we shoot is eaten, by us or our landowners. We had farmers that would call us to shoot snow geese off of their wind rowed crops.
Last two years we've had competition... Outfitters are screwing it up. Locking up and burning out good areas. There's an area that has several decent sized lakes, quarter to section sized lakes all within a couple miles. Some years, there would be geese as far as you could see. It was like this for years. Two outfitter camped in that area, changed the migration. Those lakes don't get used nearly as much as the did.