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#3099820 - 12/29/12 05:56 AM Re: Saskatchewan hunt [Re: bow-hunter]
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Dont know,but sounds fun!
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#3103273 - 12/31/12 05:14 PM Re: Saskatchewan hunt [Re: Football Hunter]
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Good advice from Mr. Bro.

I have been to Sask. and other Canadian provices many times. The next to last time I went, was to Sask. and it was the first week in Nov. had plenty of cold and snow and the chasing pahse was wide open. That far north, temperature is everything and there is no way you can predict it. As someone pointed out, the guides do have a terrible tendency to overhunt all their stands. I do not know of a one that doesn't.

It is also a good idea to check in advance if the hotel has a freezer to hold meat and cape. Most do but they also get booked full. Good to know in advance. Also make sure they have airport pickup and delivery. I reckon most if not all do but leave nothing to chance. If it fits your schedule, Saskatoon is a nice place to bum around. There is a great taxidermist there but I cannot remember the name. Worth going to visit. They are still killing a few of old-time monsters on private ground and they show up at his shop.

I don't know you outfitter but I can sure find out about him if you like.

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#3103435 - 12/31/12 07:20 PM Re: Saskatchewan hunt [Re: bowriter]
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whats the name of the outfitter?
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#3103474 - 12/31/12 07:53 PM Re: Saskatchewan hunt [Re: outdoorsmen22]
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I have not hunted Big River but I have hunted just north of there about 75 miles. Big River is closer to the grain belt so should have better bucks but it also stands a real good chance of being over hunted in the past few years.

With any Canadian outfitter these days, you stand a chance of running into that problem. When the boom hit, they booked all they could and as a result, many if not most of the larger bucks got killed. If you can, get the outfitter to show you pictures from his most recent season with names and phone numbers. Then, call the folks and see what year they hunted.

Without a doubt, you will be hunting from enclosed stands over bait. That means you pray for snow and cold. Make sure the stands have heaters. If they don't, stop at Dick's in Saskatoon and buy a heater and several propane cans.

You can never be too careful with any outfitter. So, spend the time and find out all you can about them and don't be afraid you might hurt their feelings.

Of course, if you are already locked in with a deopsit, it doesn't matter. But do check on the heaters. They can mean the difference between a good hunt and a miserable one. A lot of the outfitters want you to hunt all day, (Which I won't do) and it can get dang cold in those little cracker boxes.
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#3103749 - 12/31/12 11:51 PM Re: Saskatchewan hunt [Re: bowriter]
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We have already made a deposit. He does have heaters if wanted. My uncle hunted with them this year and had a good time and was satisfied with them. He hunted all day but they said they would pick him up and carry him back in the evenings if he wanted. He seen as many deer mid day as the morning and evenings. We were just trying to decide which week to go. I think we decided on the first week which is when he went this year. The outfitter said on average they kills just as many big deer the first week as the third but it was up to us.

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