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Manitoba Canada Goose Hunt

Manitobacanadagoosehunting _2398Manitoba Canada goose hunting on over 30,000 exclusive acres of beautiful agricultural land and day-roost waters.  Fields are scouted daily to ensure maximum shooting opportunity at low-pressured geese.  Hunt from the comfortable confines of a layout blind that keep you out of the wind, dry, and most important, concealed. With 20 years waterfowl guiding experience under his belt, this outfitter makes it happen when the weather or geese are adverse to productive goose hunting.

The typical morning goose hunt will unfold with you situated perfectly as flocks of hungry ducks and geese swarm into the grain field seeking to join the finest full body decoys in the industry and gorge on swathed barley.  Your guide will work the birds in close and call the shots, when they’re paddles down right in front of your face!  Your well-trained retriever is welcomed to retrieve your party’s birds, or we’ll put ours to work.

Manitobacanadagoosehunting _2383Full limits of geese are often taken during morning hunts. If you don’t shoot your liberal limit of 8 ducks in the morning, or simply choose not to because the geese are decoying with reckless abandon, a hot grain field or small pothole will provide for a relaxing afternoon of decoying mallards and pintail. The scenic lake at the cabin doorstep is teeming with Manitoba’s best trophy trout fishery, too!  Effective in 2012, snow geese may be hunted in Manitoba with electronic callers and a mix of decoys to include Canadas and mallards.  The all-white decoy mandate no longer applies. This has made for some incredible Canada goose and duck hunting action.

Manitoba has liberal waterfowl limits. Daily limits are as follows: Snows & Blues 20 per day, 80 in possession; Canada geese 5 per day, 15 in possession; ducks 8 per day, 16 in possession, with restrictions on canvasbacks and redheads.  Timing of our fall hunts is usually September 25 through October 25.  During the first 2 weeks, goose hunting closes at noon to help keep the birds in the area and to let the birds pack on the pounds needed for their eventual migration south. All day goose hunting begins around October 9th.

Standard hunts are typically 3 FULL days. Fly into Winnipeg, rent a car and drive about 2.5 hours to camp. INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:  Hunting licenses, 2 boxes of ammo daily and bird processing are included in this excellent Manitoba Canada goose hunting package. Full-package guests are welcomed to overnight following their last hunt and leave bright and early for the airport instead of overnighting in Winnipeg. We have experienced nearly 100% GetDucks.com client repeat rate for this guided Canada goose hunting trip and it just keeps getting better.

Timing

Manitoba Canada goose hunt from late-September through early-November.  During the first 2 weeks, goose hunting is mornings-only. All day goose hunting begins about October 9th.

Rates

$2,100 plus 5% GST standard 3-day inclusive Manitoba Canada goose hunt.  Additional days may be added for $700 per.

Minimum 4 hunting guests. Groups of less than 3 hunters that want guaranteed exclusive use must pay all 4 spots.

$450 plus 5% GST No-Meals Plan per day (same great hunt but includes lodging and guided hunts only).  Perfect for do-it-yourselfers.

 

Included

Manitoba Canada goose hunt package includes full-day hunting (2 hunts daily, fully-guided mornings), lodging and meals, licenses, 2 boxes ammo daily, bird processing, guide services, scouting, top-quality decoys, and blinds.

(No Meals Plan does not inlcude meals, licenses, ammo or bird processing)

Not Included

Not included in Manitoba Canada goose hunt packages are voluntary gratuities, airport transfers, car rental, or Winnipeg dining and lodging.

Itinerary

Fly into Winnipeg the day preceding your Canada goose hunt and drive about 2.75 hours to lodge.  Lodge check-in is 4 pm.  Dinner is usually served about 6pm.  Overnight with meals following your last day of hunting.  Depart by 8 am the following morning in time to catch your departing flight home.

What To Bring

The following is suggested for Manitoba Canada goose hunts:

  • Waders or hip boots, warm camo clothing, face masks. Because weather conditions are diverse, prepare to dress in layers.
  • Foul weather gear and field bag
  • US Federal Duck Stamp
  • Shotgun (12 gauge minimum recommended) choked imp cylinder or mod, and gun cleaning supplies
  • Non-toxic shot (2’s or  BB recommended)
  • Ice chests
  • Obedient retrievers welcome (for your group)

Starting January 1, 2012, ALL hunters will have to produce a Hunter Education Certificate number to purchase a Manitoba hunting license.

Canada Goose Hunt Checklist © (PDF)

 

Field Report

-patdsc03544.jpgI’ve heard this Manitoba Canada goose hunt described as a blue collar hunt, but aside from the very reasonable cost it’s far from that.  You get alot for what you pay. Lots of geese and ducks, with several different opportunities of hunting them.  Good equipment, good guiding and scouting, and good land to hunt makes it a favorite destination for a no-frills Canada waterfowl hunt where the bottom line is hunting success. We shot several sub-species of Canada geese – Richardson’s, giants, interiors, lessers and at least one Taverner’s, I believe. Majority were giants and interiors. Ducks were mostly mallards and pintails, but we did kill several gadwalls, wigeon, a couple of ringnecks. ~Pat Pitt, Oct 2009

 

 

 

eimg_3658.jpgI was hoping for a good goose hunt.  We had a great goose shoot instead.  The first day was awesome.  With only 3 hunters, we shot 60 snow geese, 9 Canadas and 18 ducks. In 30 plus years of duck hunting I have never seen anything like it. All I could think was that this was only day one! The last day ended with mallard limits including one band and a bonus honker. ~Jeff Stallings, Sep 2010

 

 

More Info

Related Links – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

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Manitoba Canada Hunting Regulations

Canadian Non-Resident Firearm Declaration

Canadian GST Refunds for Visitors

 

Game Bird License Info – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

A Federal Migratory Game Bird Permit, a Manitoba Game Bird Licence and a Wildlife Habitat Certificate are required to hunt waterfowl in Manitoba, Canada. These are included in the includive Manitoba Canada goose hunting package and will be provided at the lodge.

 

Bird Limits – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

  • Ducks: 8 per day (16 possession limit)
  • Dark geese: 5 per day (15 possession limit)
  • Light geese: 20 per day (80 possession limit)

 

Retriever Policy – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

Properly trained retrievers are always welcome, but they must be well managed so as not to negatively impact the hunting.

 

About the Area – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

The name Manitoba comes from the Cree words “Manitou bou,” which mean “the narrows of the Great Spirit.”   Manitoba is a huge province with comparably few residents but the people that do live there are renowned for their friendly, hospitable natures and diversity.  Located in the heart of Canada, Manitoba is easternmost prairie province in Canada, it covers about a quarter-million acres and 1.1 million residents.

swathed manitoba.jpgRenowned for dramatic landscapes, cultural tradition with warm and friendly people, Manitoba is recognized as the land of 100,000 lakes, a legacy of enormous Lake Agassiz, which covered much of the province after the glacial retreat.  Nearly 20 percent of its agriculture is dedicated to wheat production; thousands of acres of harvested or swathed grains sustain resident and migratory waterfowl.

Manitoba is one of the sunniest provinces in Canada. Two-thirds of Canada’s 500-plus species of birds come here, drawn here by the waters.  Manitoba is a premier wildlife-watching destination with among the highest densities of moose, elk and black bear.   The abundance and diversity of waterfowl that migrates through Manitoba during the fall months captivates the hearts of wingshooters during Manitoba Canada goose hunting vacations. Tired shoulders, big smiles in Manitoba.

 

Bird Processing – Manitoba Canada Goose Hunts

Bird Cleaning is not included in the cost of the no-meals plan  Manitoba Canada Goose Hunt package. Bird processing fees are $4 per duck or goose.  For hunters that clean their own birds, a $50 per person storage and transportation fee will be assessed.

Birds may be breasted or picked. We strongly suggest bringing ice chests large enough to ensure proper care of birds.  Ice chests may be purchased in Winnipeg following your arrival.

USFWS statutes regarding transportation of migratory game birds are carefully followed:

  • All sport-taken migratory birds imported into the US via Canada must have 1 fully feathered wing attached to the carcass.  No other types or forms of migratory birds will be allowed into the US, no sausage or processed meat.
  • All imports into the US of sport-taken migratory birds may only be imported by the person who hunted them. A hunter cannot give the birds to another person to take into the US on their behalf.
  • Birds, geese, or cranes intended for taxidermy can only be imported into the US when accompanied by a US migratory bird import/export permit.
  • All illegal birds and/or meat is subject to seizure and fines.

 

Compare Manitoba to other Canada goose hunts:  Alberta Canada Goose HuntingSaskatchewan Canada Goose Hunting, Ontario Canada Goose Hunting

 

Contact us for more information about Manitoba Canada goose hunting.

Customer Testimonials

GetDucks.com makes booking great trips easy.

Great trip from start to finish! Getducks.com layed out all the pre-hunt checklist and travel documentation, and Ramsey and Anita answered all questions.  Makes booking great trips like this very easy. The guide worked relentlessly to find and put us on the birds. As a result, the hunting was great. The lodging and food was top-notch. Had great hunts morning and afternoon.  At the lodge enjoyed great meals and great company of other hunters and our hosts. Great atmosphere all the time!

Brad Britt

Referenced Hunt: Manitoba Canada Goose Hunting

 

In 30 plus years of hunting I have never seen anything like it.

eimg_3658_275x220"I was hoping for a good goose hunt.  We had a great goose shoot instead.  The first day was awesome.  With only 3 hunters, we shot 60 snow geese, 9 Canadas and 18 ducks. In 30 plus years of duck hunting I have never seen anything like it. All I could think was that this was only day one! The last day ended with mallard limits including one band and a bonus honker."   Jeff Stallings Referenced Hunt:  Manitoba Canada Goose Hunting

Had a great time waterfowl hunting in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It takes a great deal of effort and attention to detail to consistently put such great hunts together

e2mb32010.jpg"Ramsey, I had a great time waterfowl hunting in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  I loved hunting the prairie.  The sights and sounds are second to none; they don't call it the duck factory for nothing!

It takes a great deal of effort and attention to detail to consistently put such great hunts together.  The guides did a great job as did you.  The hunts were great and travel between provinces was smooth.  Thanks again."

~ Dan Barney

Referenced hunts: Saskatchewan Canada Goose Hunting, Manitoba Canada Goose Hunting

Wonderful Canada Goose hunt see you next year!

"Wonderful Canada Goose hunt in Manitoba.  See you next year!"

 - Marty McKenna

Referenced Hunt: Manitoba Goose Hunt in Canada

Our father-son Canada goose hunt was everything you said it’d be. Nick and I had a wonderful time. We definitely plan on making Canada goose hunting an annual trip.

elrod%20manitoba%20hunting_250x200"Our father-son Canada goose hunt was everything you said it'd be.  Nick and I had a wonderful time.  We have been hunting together since he was 5 when he shot his 1st deer.  He was 8 when we started duck hunting together.  He has killed over 40 deer, lots of ducks, doves, pheasants and chuckers, but this was his 1st official Canada goose hunt and it was all we could ask for.  We hunted all the different species of geese and shot lots of ducks, including divers.  Fondest memories were when Nick shot his first 3.5-inch shell, and wwatching him try to hold 4 Giant Canadas for a photo.  When Nick shot a banded blue goose, it was like seeing Santa Claus.   We definitely plan on making Canada goose hunting an annual trip." Marty Elrod Referenced Hunts: Canada Goose Hunting Manitoba 

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