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in peace river country in alberta, canada
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rusty mcdaniels - mossy oak
travel all over the u.s. and canada every year producing
mossy oak's whistling wings tv, and blue sky outfitters
is without a doubt one of the best places i go.
kevin, mrs. patti, russ, and the crew know and love
waterfowl hunting, and it shows by how hard they
work every day to put hunters on birds. i strongly
encourage anyone who wants to hunt waterfowl in
alberta to give kevin at blue sky outfitters a call!!
mossy oak productions
field producer/assistant editor
- mike harned
this is the third year i have hunted at blue sky
and after three day hunting with rusty and chris
from mossy oak shooting ducks and watching my black
lab mac make some incredible retrieves in the water,
two birds at once and having rusty get it on film
was a real highlight. you can see it on www.alaskanduckhunter.com
in the near future.
the day after the film crew left the weather changed,
more fields had been cut and the canada's were coming
in by the thousands. i have five friends joining
me and i am nervous that things won't go as good
as it has been the last two years, but the first
day we had pretty good success and got 18 honkers.
the next morning was our day and everything i wanted
to show the 4 guys that had never hunted with blue
sky before happened. the six of us had 48 big, big
honkers on the ground in 96 minutes. everybody had
a great time and we are already looking forward
to next year.
"the alaskan duck hunter"
2218 arbor circle
anchorage, ak 99517
- scott taylor
i wanted to let you know that jason and i made it
to the airport in plenty of time for our flight,
and to thank you once again for a very enjoyable
hunting experience. the hunting and hospitality
was first class, and exceeded my expectations.
- jason adams
i wanted to say thanks again. the duck and geese
hunting was nothing short of amazing in alberta.
the pictures i have will never due just to the
experiences had hunting with you. you run a first
class operation, all the way from your guides
to your family. everyone goes out of there way
to make sure you are satisfied. i would recommend
you to anyone without hesitation
- tom cornwell sr.
on behalf of my son tom, mike perilman and his son
alex, i would like to thank you for the greatest
hunting trip of our lives. your excellent staff
put us on geese and ducks all three days we were
here. our guide russell was just a goose and duck
calling machine and fun to be with. we learned more
about goose hunting in three days than i had in
twenty years. you and your wife patti made our stay
in your mallard lane house just like being at home.
we loved the meals that were served at your house.
we are coming back again in the fall of 2008 so
please lets us know what dates are available--we
will come back with 5 people this time. again thanks
for everything you and your staff did to make this
the best hunting adventure of our lives.
tom cornwell sr.
- dick palinko
kevin & patti
i enjoyed everyone, the camaraderie, five star
accommodation's, patti's cooking, kevin's organizational
skills, professional handling of everything by
justin et al..........and just can't thank everyone
enough for making my special dream goose hunt
in alberta a wonderful dream come true.
p.s. i will also be cc'ing some of my friends
who could not make the hunt so that they can see
what they missed!
kevin and patti
i just wanted to thank you and your family for
a great goose and duck-hunting trip. my dad and
i had a great time; it was the best waterfowl
hunt i have ever been on. great hunting, great
country, great food, and accommodations. i highly
recommend the trip. once again thanks for a great
time and hope to see you next year.
- terry johnson
i wanted to convey to you how much my group enjoyed
the hunt this year. the 3 new people i brought
up had never experienced goose hunting like that
and so everyone had a wonderful time.
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- jack hirt
as a freelance writer for wildfowl and a lifelong
enthusiast, i spend as much time as possible each
fall on the canadian prairies. it's been my good
fortune these past two seasons to have hunted
with kevin mcneil and his blue sky outfitters
operation in alberta's peace country. while the
ducks and geese are plentiful and particularly
cooperative in his neck of the woods; its kevin's
easy-going style that makes hunting with him such
a pleasure. he'll put you in the birds to be sure,
but it's the whole experience that'll make you
happy. and kevin will be quick to tell you, "if
you're happy, then i'm happy". it's a simple
motto, but one that's genuine. and that says a
- kim ward
just a note to you
thank for the great hunting we had last week. we
had an absolute blast. not only was the hunting
world class, but so were the accommodations. your
guest quarters are great! you work hard to assure
your hunters great shooting & it pays off. the
number of waterfowl we had working the spread was
unreal! in almost 40 years of waterfowling i have
never seen anything like it.
thanks again for the great hunting & hospitality,
we will be back! say hello to raven.
- winston chance
i wanted to write and
say thanks again. as you know from our hunt together,
i live in queen anne's county maryland. as a young
boy, i was able to shoot divers on the chester river,
shoot puddle ducks in the fields, and have hunted
through the good days of 3 birds and ninety days
of goose hunting here. i have waterfowl hunted a
great deal. i have never, ever experienced what
i experienced with you on our hunt in alberta. print,
pictures, or video can only give a snapshot of the
experience. to be there, experience it firsthand
with you, your family, and of course raven is something
i will always remember and always cherish. the sheer
number of birds that is one thing. your commitment
to make sure that everyone enjoys the experience
really sets you apart.
thanks for a wonderful experience. i will be back.
all the best,
queen anne's county maryland
- mike harned
this is the second year i have hunted with kevin
& patti and am already working on next season.
i really enjoy hunting this area and have had
great results both years i have been there. each
year we seem to find an unusual setting that result
in a true memory maker. this year we had two.
the first was an afternoon diver hunt following
our morning limit of geese. we set up on a little
slew and ended up with eight different species
of ducks the second was a beaver pond that
was just covered with mallards, it took almost
twenty minutes for all the birds to leave, and
when they started coming back, it was my new best
hunt. we had to stop shooting a couple of times
to let mac, my faithful black lab, to catch up.
another memory was created here when mac dove
underwater for a bird and then leaped in the air
on another occasion to get another.
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- mike embry
hello kevin and patti
i wanted to say thanks again for the great hunt.
duck season has come in for us here in kentucky
and we are seeing some birds but with every hunt,
our minds go back to alberta. our five and six
bird groups working only remind us of those 100
and 200 groups of duck tornados dropping from
the sky with no hesitation.
the time i had with my three sons and all the
memories we made are priceless, especially my
12 year old blazing away at all the, in your face,
goose action. i would recommend blue sky to anyone
and we will be back.
- tom & kristina waldman
kristina and i would like to thank you again for
a wonderful hunt with blue sky outfitters this
september 2006. the goose and duck hunts were
incredible, especially the birds landing in the
decoys before we could even get the guns up to
shoot! talk about up close and in your face hunting.
your experience locating the birds and getting
us setup in the right place, at the right time
made the difference. we especially appreciated
your focus on fun and safety as part of the hunting
i have been hunting for 35 years and both kristina
and i have hunted throughout the us and europe
and we both agree; your services, accommodations,
and location make for a wonderful hunting vacation.
as you know, we have already booked for september
2007 along with my father and a colleague from
work. we are certainly looking forward to more
fun in the field next year. please give our regards
to patti and cody and thank them again for the
we are more than happy to provide references to
anyone interested in some of the best water fowling
in north america.
tom and kristina waldman
- terry johnson
i just wanted to thank you for the great hunt
with my son in september. i have been hunting
waterfowl for 40 years and i have never seen so
many geese and ducks in one geographical area
as we experienced with you. your equipment and
accommodations were first quality and the hunting
was superb. i especially like shooting waterfowl
when their feet are down and many times, i wish
i were shooting my 28 gauge rather than my 12.
we look forward to hunting with you next year
when the greenheads are really green.
thanks again and take care.
- david reeve
i was hunting with the espinoza party on oct. 2-4th.
i wanted to tell you what a fantastic job both brian
and dustin did. we could not have asked for better.
the hunting was good, but the camaraderie was awesome.
they made our trip the best it could be.
- paul shogren
kevin & patti,
i wanted to write
and thank you and your family for the remarkable
experience that my family and i had while goose
and duck hunting with you. none of us will forget
our time in northern alberta. we were truly amazed
at the jaw dropping numbers of ducks and geese
that filled the fields and skies during our hunt
and the vast opportunity for close range shots.
i know my freezer will be well stocked with ducks
and geese for quite some time to come.
because our family
is spread out from washington state to south florida,
every year our family tries to take a trip somewhere
hunting or fishing to spend some time together.
we couldn't have picked a better location or more
knowledgeable outfitter. the comfortable blinds
were the perfect place to do a little catching
up as we watched the sun come up and the birds
move from the water to the fields. the post-hunt
breakfasts at the local cafes were nice places
to talk about the limits of birds we had bagged
that day and how the crooked barrels on our shotguns
were the reason why we missed the ones we did.
my family is counting
the days when we can return to northern alberta
to spend more time with each other and with you
and your family as well. it was nice to see how
your family worked together to make our stay an
enjoyable success. stay in touch and god bless.
- bill grauer, maryland
dear kevin & patti,
as a resident of maryland, i have spent the last
27 years waterfowl hunting on its famed eastern
shore. my trip to alberta, more specifically mclennan
in the peace river valley with kevin and patti mcneil,
blue sky outfitters was the most amazing visual
and hunting experience of my life including the
daily show of the northern lights along with an
overwhelming number of ducks and geese. we took
our limit each day while being very selective of
our shooting decisions. kevin's attention to my
total trip satisfaction along with their guide services
and hospitality was nothing short of top of the
thanks to kevin and patti for making my hunting
trip the most memorable of my life.
- alan pierce, oak point, texas
kevin & patti,
thanks so much for having us for a great october
goose and duck hunt in the peace river area. we
had read about the waterfowl hunting in the area
and just had to see for ourselves. we were definitely
not disappointed. we had limits every day. the morning
goose hunts were intense with big numbers of canadians
and speckle bellies coming in just after daylight.
the evening duck hunts were definitely an experience
of a lifetime with groups of forty to fifty mallards
and pintails landing in the spread. if you have
always wanted to experience hot field shooting action
for geese and ducks then blue sky outfitters is
the place. kevin was referred to me from a fellow
hunter and du member here in frisco texas and take
it from this hunter; blue sky outfitters is the
"real deal". just like kevin told me when
i booked, "you will come as a customer and
leave as a friend".
alan pierce, oak point, texas
- chris (and ralph) callen
thanks again for the great three days of hunting.
we had a fabulous time. although i cannot say when
for sure, i do know that i will be back again. it
was the best goose hunting i have ever had.
i'd especially like to thank you for treating
us so well and after a few days it seemed like
we had known you for years and we were the best
of friends. my dad, 'shoot twice then aim' callen,
said on the way home that if we'd had the same
hunting with an average guide it wouldn't have
been half the fun. i just want you to know how
much you personally made the trip so special for
us. thanks again.
chris (and ralph) callen
- jay strangis - editor, wildfowl magazine
when kevin mcneil
says "new birds", he means it. these
were extremely hunt able ducks and geese. we enjoyed
one of the most relaxed waterfowl hunts i've been
a part of, but our pace didn't slow the birds.
locals said the birds weren't down yet, but we
had all the opportunity a hunter could ask for.
having access to an area like this is the reason
a waterfowler goes to canada.
editor, wildfowl magazine
thanks for everything
i'll write more on this later, but the short version
is we had a great time! lots of birds, very comfortable
lodging & wonderful company. no bs, i would recommend
kevin & co. to any serious waterfowler. this is
a special place & experience for serious folks.
thanks kevin & patti!
9409 county road t.7
weldona, co 80653
(970) 467 - 9116
- steve martin, memphis tennessee
kevin & patti
we had an absolute blast during our three days
with blue sky. we had great weather, plenty of
ducks and geese, and top-notch service.
we arrived to find a hot meal, our hunting licenses,
shotgun shells, and a great hotel waiting for
us. we really enjoyed your family joining us for
meals and making us feel at home. the hot coffee
and bottled water you provided in the blinds was
a nice touch.
the hunts were nothing short of incredible. limits
of ducks and geese killed from our comfortable
layout blinds over the dry pea fields. the afternoon
scouting trips were lots of fun as well. we saw
some big mule deer bucks, bald eagles, river otters,
and whitetail deer (not to mention thousands of
ducks and geese).
please feel free to use me as a reference and
to post our hunt photos on the website.
thanks again for the greatest hunt of this die-hard
water fowlers life.
steve martin, memphis, tennessee
- mike harned, anchorage, alaska
kevin and patti,
this was a great
trip, kevin and patti were great hosts, i have
been on other guided hunts and this rates as my
best experience so far. i was very lucky that
the mossy oak film crew was in mclennan filming
kevin and i was the beneficiary as they gave me
new mossy oak camo gear, but even getting new
stuff couldn't compete with the great hunting.
the first morning we got 32 ducks and 28 geese
in just a few hours, it was non stop shooting.
the next day was one of the most exciting duck
hunts i have ever been a part of, the ducks completely
covered the small dugout and even though they
left when we set up for the film crew after our
morning hunt they were back for a fantastic evening
hunt. small flocks but they never stopped coming
till we had our limit. i was also able to meet
some of the local people and get a feel for the
community; you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- bob grosher, chris, jerry and lynn enjoyed a fantastic
group really enjoyed the hunt this october, especially
the personal touch and service. you provided everything
you promised, including the transportation to and
from grand prairie, a fine hotel with quality restaurant
and bar, top quality blinds,decoys, and some good
goose and duck calling! it was a nice touch, having
the hunting licenses all done and ready to go when
i've never seen duck hunting like that, limiting
in less than a half hour. you truly live in a wonderful
waterfowl area. the birds were processed, frozen
and packed professionally. we were even blessed
with great weather!
we enjoyed meeting your son cody and wife patricia.
your guide tammy was very helpful, knowledgeable,
and the first guide i've ever had who invited us
into her home and made a great goose, duck, and
please feel free to use this email and our group
pictures as you like. you may use my name, picture,
or have anyone interested contact me at the number
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i'm looking forward to seeing you next year.
- todd ried and tim simensen from murray, utah can't
wait to come back!
i want to thank you, patti, and tam for an excellent
week of waterfowl hunting in greater alberta, canada!
we had a great time with blue sky outfitters and
enjoyed the association.i will definitely be back
to chase ducks and geese with you and your team
in the future!!
todd a. reid
- dan, tom, john, bill, bill and joe saw thousands
of birds & had great shooting!
we wanted to take a minute and express to you our
gratitude for the wonderful three day adventure
the six of us had in mid september. we had heard
about waterfowling in northern alberta and wanted
to try it for ourselves. we were not disappointed.
to the contrary, everything we had heard was true
- beautiful country, great people and endless flights
of ducks and geese. fortunately, we had excellent
weather that contributed to the experience.
as you know our group consisted of some very experienced
duck and geese hunters therefore, our expectations
were fairly high. from the first day forward we
saw thousands of birds and enjoyed great shooting
from start to finish.
i have already started to recruit another group
for next year so that my other waterfowler friends
can see and experience the same things we saw. you
have an amazing resource that would inspire any
lastly, give our regards to your son and tam. we
really enjoyed having their assistance in preparing
for and throughout the shoots. you all worked so
hard to provide us with an unforgettable three days.
hopefully, the word is getting out about blue sky
outfitting and the remarkable hunting experience
you are able to provide. we look forward to coming
back in the seasons to come. in the meantime, stay
in touch and say hello to our many high prairie
sincerely, joe, bill, tom, dan, bill and john
- chuck, jerry, jim & james had a great waterfowl
hunting experience with us!
dear kevin and patti:
goose hunting is
slowing down here in mid saskatchewan now as winter
is setting in so i thought i would drop you a
note about how much i enjoyed hunting with you
in september. i have had excellent waterfowling
wherever i have lived, but the peace river area
is a cut above. lots of birds, beautiful areas,
low hunter densities, and great accommodations
i was pleasantly
surprised by the effort you put into the second
hunt of each day. we had fresh fields, new birds,
and full decoy sets rather than the usual fence
line pass shoots near roost lakes. you did a great
job of finding great areas and new birds for each
hunt. it was a great experience.
you may share this
note with prospective hunters. i would recommend
you to the most critical waterfowler without reservation.
dr. charles h. lobdell
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best offered anywhere. please contact for more information
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