Plan Your Trip
The First Step Is To Book Your Hunt
Contact Mike at 403-807-9939 or send an email to Hunt@prairiesedgeoutfitting.com with any questions you may have about the hunt and to inquire about available dates. We do book up early each year so the sooner the better to have your pick of dates. Our season runs from roughly Sept 1-Nov 1 each year.
Hunters traveling by commercial airlines will need to fly into the Saskatoon International Airport. Airport Code YXE : more information is available at www.YXE.ca
North Battleford does have an airstrip with a 5000 ft runway for private plane owners. Airport Code : YQW
For a hassle free experience traveling to the province of Saskatchewan please feel free to contact Uniglobe Carefree Travel at 1-800-565-6562 and tell them you will be coming on an outfitted waterfowl hunt with Prairies Edge Outfitting for great customer service and competitive pricing
At the Saskatoon airport the following rental companies are available:
Remember to book your rental car early to ensure availability. Also Uniglobe Carefree Travel can arrange all your rental cars if you wish
The Weather Here
The weather conditions in Saskatchewan can greatly impact a waterfowl hunt, being properly prepared is the key to a comfortable, enjoyable hunt. Remember to bring plenty of layers, waterproof clothing, good footwear and be ready for both hot and cold weather, to get the most out of your waterfowl hunting experience in Canada.
Our historical average temperature for the month of September is lows of 39 and highs of 72
Our historical average temperature for the month of October is lows of 26 and highs of 58
Rain and Snow
Typically we get very little rain throughout the fall hunting season, however we can count on at least 2 or 3 rainy day hunts throughout September and October and Prairies Edge Outfitting always hunts rain or shine so come prepared to weather some rain if need be. There is always a chance of snow in Canada, particularly in the latter part of October so come prepared to hunt in below freezing temperatures
How to Dress for the Weather
A high quality, moisture wicking long underwear is a must for every hunter, we highly recommend wearing 2 layers of clothing for typical hunting conditions and bringing a third outer layer for those extra cold, frosty mornings. Bringing a baseball style cap as well as a wool toque or beanie will keep you covered in both hot and cold conditions. Footwear is critical in the cold as laying in a goose blind for an extended period of time can cause toes to freeze, if you do not want to bring 2 sets of footwear a good idea is to bring an extra pair of heavy socks or heat packs to add to the boots if needed. Having a small backpack or blind bag with you helps when you need to add or remove layers.
We have shotguns for rent so you do not need to worry about any baggage fees or paperwork at the border. However if you would like to bring your own, we will help you with everything you need to bring a firearm across the Canadian border
More About Firearms
BRINGING YOUR BIRDS HOME
All of the birds harvested at Prairies Edge Outfitting are breasted with one wing left on, packaged and frozen. This service is included in your waterfowl hunting package and there is no extra charge for taking the birds home. We have coolers available for purchase or you may bring your own, on the last day of the hunt your guides will be more than happy to fill your coolers for the trip home. Take a few or take your limit, its up to you. You may donate all your birds as well, any birds left over are given to landowners/locals, donated to food banks or taken to the butcher and made into jerky. No shipping of waterfowl is allowed by Saskatchewan law, so hunters must accompany the birds back to the US.
HUNTING GEAR TO BRING
We provide everything you need for a waterfowl hunt so you can pack light here is a list of things you may want to bring
- Clothing, bring lots of layers, gloves, headgear and footwear suited to waterfowl hunting and our weather conditions
- Blind bag or small back pack
- Face mask or face paint
WATERFOWL HUNTING BAG LIMITS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Ducks daily limit is 8 with the Pintail daily limit at 4, no other restrictions on duck hunting
Dark goose daily limit is 8 with the Speck daily limit at 5, no hunting dark geese after noon until Oct 15
White goose daily limit is 20 with no possession limit
Other duck and goose possession limits are 3 days daily bag limits
SASKATCHEWAN WATERFOWL HUNTING REGULATIONS
The following points have been taken directly from the 2014 Saskatchewan Hunters and Trappers Guide
Legal hunting light begins ½ hour before sunrise and ends ½ hour after sunset
It is unlawful to hunt game birds with a shotgun unless the magazine is plugged in such a way that it cannot hold more than two shells.
No person can possess or transport a migratory game bird unless at least one fully feathered wing remains attached to the bird.
No person shall transport or ship migratory birds belonging to another person into the United States.
If the legal limit of migratory birds you have taken accompanies you in a private vehicle, labeling is not required.
WE FOLLOW THE RULES
As a fully licensed and insured Saskatchewan professional waterfowl hunting outfitter, Prairies Edge Outfitting upholds every part of the law in every way. We are extremely proud to have a great relationship with our local Fish and Wildlife officers and do everything we can to assist them in conserving our precious resource. You can rest assured that during your Saskatchewan hunt your guide will always make sure that all laws and limits are being obeyed