The 2018/19Season was all about Mearns Quail,with a few Gambels and Scalies thrown in.We had to work for the Birds but as the saying goes “thats what wild bird hunting is all about”.Our Clients like that and so do we.
S.E. Arizona has had above average moisture over the Winter Months.Thats good news for Arizona Gambels and Scaled Quail !Hunters looking to book trips should do it now.Some weeks are almost sold out.We are confident we will have fair -good Desert Bird hunting this season.It’s still to early tell forecast Mearns Quail as Monsoon Rains where spotty, some areas look ok others not so much.We will be out doing our homework before the season starts.
Idaho Bill pointing Mearns Quail
2019/20 Arizona Quail Season Dates
Gambels and Scaled Quail- 10/18/2019 – 2/10/2020
Mearns’ Quail -12/7/2019 – 2/10/2020
For more information our our Arizona Guided Quail Hunts including The El Coronado Ranch Hunts Click Here.
Covey Rise -Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guide
In 2000 Licensed Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guide and Outfitter Dave Brown made the decision to focus his Wingshooting Endeavors in The Province of Saskatchewan.The attraction was and still is,lack of hunting pressure,great habitat,LOTS of Huns and Sharptails,low population density and easy access from The United States.The “Off The Charts” Duck hunting might also had something to do with his move.
covering a point
Slick and Lou Lou Pointing feeding Sharptails
Having hunted Huns across the Western States and Provinces Dave realized that Saskatchewan was the only North American Wingshooting destination where depending on habitats Upland Bird Hunters could consistently see 5-12 Coveys of Huns,plus Sharptails per day.
Huns -Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Guides
With 10 Saskatchewan Wildlife Management Zones held via 2 Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Outfitter Licenses,Orvis Endorsed Dave Brown Outfitters operates within the entire S.W. Corner of the Province and we are the first and only Outfitter to utilize Pointing Dogs within our operation.
Idaho Bill pointing Sharptails
Lou-Lou Nails a Covey of Huns -Saskatchewan Upland Bird and Waterfowl Guides.
Our Saskatchewan Upland Bird Hunting takes place on Approx. 200,000 acres of Private Land scattered throughout our Area of Operation.The Habitat varies from rolling Prairre intersected by Coulees and Creek Bottoms,Old Farmsteads,Sand Hills and Slough Bottoms.The hunting is generally easy walking, Hunters still need to be in decent shape.
Sharptail Grouse and an AYA #2
Saskatchewan Waterfowl Hunting – Dave Brown Outfitters
Mallards,Pintails and Happy Clients
Saskatchewan is well known for it’s top shelf Waterfowl hunting for good reason as 70% of all Ducks in North America originate there.We take full advantage of that.Located within the staging area for the Central Fly Way our Waterfowl hunts consist of either Pothole or Field shoots.We utilize a variety of Blinds and Decoys depending on what the situation calls for.
Avain A- Frame Blinds offer great concealment and comfort for our hunters
Waterfowl species consist of Lesser and Great Canada’s,Snow and Speckle Belly Geese.The ducks we see are Mallards,Pintails,Widgeon,Gadwell,Blue and Green Wing Teal,Canvas Backs and Golden Eye.
Josie Retrieves a Lesser Canada during a Pothole shoot
3 -2 person parties(6 Hunters) or an intact party of 6-8 Hunters
Our Season Runs from Sept.15 to October 31st.Prime Duck hunting starts the first week of October.
$600 per gun -Guide fees only
Lodging is at a motel in town which is also dog friendly.Meals are at 2 cafes in town.We can also do catering for larger parties.
As far as the trout hierarchy goes nothing beats Brown Trout.Cutties are cute,Rainbows fill a void and I would rather take a disobedient Labrador Puppy for a walk than catch a Bull Trout.Opinionated ? You bet.Targeting Big Brown Trout is a lot of fun, wether its a big floatable river or a tiny creek they are a blast.Enjoy the pics from this ongoing seasonI’m sure there will be more.
Good Friend Lindsey Channel hooked up on a streamer eating Missouri River Brown Trout
D.B.O. Guide Gavin Stookes with a Bow River Brown Trout
So far this has been another Season of The Mearns Quail.We are getting into decent numbers of birds which keeps things interesting.Even more interesting is the amazing Landscape which we find them in.We still have openings for January into February.Call Us @800-453-3991 Text us @520-604-2729 or email us email@example.com
Fall is in the air ! Cooler Temps will get things moving even more.Depending on the river we are witnessing hatches of Nocturnal Stones,October Caddis,B.W.O.’s ,Hoppers and Other Terrestrials.During non hatch periods Streamer fishing has been good.Flows are low and Fall fishing is full on give us a call @800-453-3991 or email us !
Despite warm temps the rivers are holding up well.The Elk River and Tribs continue to fish good,Terestrials are getting it done, hatches include Flavs,Nocturnal Stones, Caddis.The same hold true for the Saint Mary River.
Saint Mary River Cutbow
Over in Alberta Hopper fishing is the norm,Anglers wanting to match the hatch can easily do so with foam Hoppers and other terrestrial patterns.We are also seeing (depending on the river ) hatches of Caddis,Tricos,Pink Alberts.
Pink Albert May Fly on The Bow River
The Bow River continues to amaze Anglers with the off the charts Hopper fishing it’s that good.As air temperatures cool down watch for hatches of October Caddis and B.W.O’s Fall will be in the air sooner than later.