hunting in alberta canada
with blue sky outfitting.
hunting items to bring:
find hunt information for booking your
waterfowl hunting, moose hunting and bison hunting trip
shells and hunting gear:
12 gauge (your
shot sizes -
bbb and #2 steel shot
we will have for sale a variety of 12 gauge shells,
some 10 gauge shells, 2 3/4", 3", 3
1/2". we will purchase back any unopened
full boxes from you at the conclusion of the
to bring your birds home you will need to bring
an (soft sided) ice chest that will meet airline
requirements and hold your birds. (styrofoam is
no longer acceptable on most airlines)
please advise if you require a cooler, they can
be provided at a cost of $30.00 us
for all of our hunts
you should bring:
- warm insulated clothing
- boots appropriate
for waterfowl hunting
- insulated winter boots for bison, moose and wolf
- rain suit
- camo face mask (a
please contact us for a detailed a list of items to
bring on your hunt. 1-780-324-2080
& conditions for booking a hunt with blue sky outfitters:
- blue sky outfitters
and blue sky outfitting are divisions of 846848 alberta
- all funds are in
- all deposits are
bonded and insured by the alberta professional outfitters
- reservations are
required and are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% of
the complete cost is required to book a hunt, this
deposit is non-refundable.
- the balance of your
bill must be received in our office by july 1 of your
hunt year for waterfowl hunts; november 1 for bison
hunts; september 1 for moose hunts; september 1 for
wolf/coyote hunts. if
you wish to book after these dates for the current
year, payment in full is required at time of booking.
- telephone reservations
will be honored for 7 days from the date of call pending
receipt of your deposit
- except for transferring
deposits to a friend, all deposits are fully non-refundable.
the deposits cannot be transferred to a future year.
- deposits will be
refunded in full, if for some reason we must cancel
- all certified checks
should be made payable to blue sky outfitters.
- once we receive a
deposit then a hunt contract will be sent to you to
be signed and mailed back.
it is your responsibility
to make sure you will not be refused entry into canada.
refusal of entry by canada customs and immigration is
not sufficient reason for a refund. if you have ever
had any criminal charges, even a d.u.i., you might have
difficulty-entering canada and may need to clear it
up months beforehand. we can help you to do this. call
if you have questions about it.
if you are coming on a
rifle hunt then you will need a firearms declaration
form to clear your rifle through customs. we will send
you one a month or two before your hunt starts. there
is a $30 payment at the border to process this form.
if you have another hunt planned in alberta in the same
year, you can only shoot one animal of each species
per year. we also have a wound policy for any mortally
wounded animals. call if you want more details.
upon arrival and departing in grande prairie or edmonton,
if necessary. (about $125 us). we can arrange accommodations
for you upon request.
meat processing and shipping or extra baggage (amount
varies greatly depending on species of the animal and
amount of meat, horns, cape you are taking home)
it is common practice to tip for good service. your
guide and cook work hard to provide you with a memorable
trip. if you are satisfied, please recognize their efforts
with a gratuity of 5-15% of total hunt costs.
cites export permit
persons exporting wolf to points outside canada must
obtain a federal export permit issued in accordance
with the convention on international trade in endangered
species of wild flora and fauna (cites). in addition,
provincial export permits must be obtained for exporting
wolves, except for tanned wolf skin.
although we have never exercised it, we reserve to right
to add a "fuel surcharge" to cover extreme
rises in fuel prices between the time you book and the
hunt date. again, though we have never exercised it,
we reserve the right to adjust the price of the hunt
should the us dollar drop in value against the canadian
dollar, below the exchange it was when you booked the
hunt. the us dollar has dropped nearly 35% in value
in the last three years and we have not raised our prices
to make up the difference, but we cannot afford to subsidize
further drops in the us dollar value.
of bird game:
bird cleaning is included in the cost of our all inclusive
hunts. if you choose not to book the all inclusive hunt,
there will be an additional charge for bird cleaning
and all birds must be cleaned. you may clean
your own birds however, if you prefer, birds can be
breasted at a cost of:
- $6.00 us for geese
- $4.00 us for ducks
united states migratory bird hunting regulations state
that it is unlawful for a person to import into the
united states migratory game birds belonging to another
person. evidence of sex and species must remain attached
to the bird until the final u.s. destination is reached.
possess, before it
has been transported to the usual residence of the
person who killed it, a game bird which does not
bear evidence of sex and species. evidence of sex
and species consists of one completely feathered
wing attached to the carcass of the game bird.
we ask upon arrival if you are planning on taking
birds home with you as the bird preparation includes
leaving a wing for species identification. if you
elect not to take your birds home after they have
been prepared for you, there will be a $2.00 us
rework fee per bird, as we must remove the wings
prior to giving the birds away.
your hides, antlers, and cape and meat home:
the easiest way
to get your antlers and cape back home is for us to
put the items in a thick cardboard box and for you to
take it with you on your flight home. we put garden
hose around the antler tips, clean, dry and then tape
up the skull plate and we freeze the cape. frozen meat
can also be taken home with you in a cooler. generally,
all the meat must be cut by a licensed butcher and you
are responsible for paying for the processing. shipping
meat back to your home is another possibility but it
is an expensive, complicated, and time consuming task.
please call kevin if you
would like more information on the available options
for both the waterfowl, moose hunts and bison hunts