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Experience some of the finest peak-rut trophy Mule deer hunting with guaranteed rifle tags in excellent units across central Alberta! Our Outfitters deer hunting areas are all privately owned, both in the foothills and prairie habitats. Each day cover vast expanses of rolling farmland, filled with brushy coulees, sloughs & creek bottoms among patches of thick timber home to good number of Mule and White-tailed deer. Our outfitters strive for quality and have a 170+ inch standard, knowing full well much larger deer inhabit the area. Trophy Mule deer in the 180-200+ inch range are encountered and can be harvested each season. With the help of the local ‘Chinooks’ warm air currents, quality forage and cover in the region, Mule deer trophy quality remains excellent. Winters have been severe across Canada, but Mule deer tend to over winter better than whitetails.
The amount of giant B&C class Whitetail bucks this area has produced over the years is staggering. Winter severity has reduced some of the numbers however, so while 130-140 class whitetails are the current average – the wild factor is always certainly still here. Whitetail hunts can be added for a small fee and price of the license, and make for a great target of opportunity.
Actively hunt with your guide all day. If you do find yourself sitting in a stand or blind, your guide is there with you as well, assisting you spot, judge and range deer in the brushy landscape. This is truly a trophy Mule deer hunt to experience. Hunt 1 on 1 alongside local guides that live and have grown up in the area. Your guaranteed tags are allocated in excellent, first choice units renowned for trophy Mule Deer. Tags in these units can take Alberta residents themselves as many as 6-8 years to draw, promoting quality bucks, but also translates to very limited availability. Packages are all inclusive from Calgary Alberta International airport.
A typical day of hunting finds you driving rural country roads with your knowledgeable guide, glassing the known deer hangouts. We are looking for 170+ inch Mule deer, and you will have 6 full days to look for the biggest one you can find. Over the course of the week inspect a great number of wood lots, field edges and wide brushy coulees where the deer are concentrated. This time of year the bucks are actively rutting and chasing does, and their movement alerts you of their presence. Hunt and judge for that one of a kind trophy and expect shots to range from 200-400 yards. Lunch can either be back at the lodge, at a diner is a small town, or simply snacks and sandwiches as you hunt with your guide through big buck “gardens” into the afternoon. Evenings often offer some of the best Mule Deer sightings and many of the biggest bucks have been spotted or harvested shortly before dusk!
This Alberta outfitter is a family owned operation whose members have lived, worked, and been raised on the land for the last 100 years. This trophy Mule deer hunt includes all airport pick-up and drop-off services from Calgary International, as well as all transportation during your hunt. Breakfast is continental and dinners are home cooked at your private lodge! Field dressing, skidding and capeing of trophy for taxidermy prep is included. A unique service to all of our hunters is an onsite family owned, provincially inspected meat processing facility. We are pleased to offer a full range of meat processing services to these hunt packages. Complete cutting and wrapping, and others such as jerky and varieties of sausage or peppertrees can be made available.
Setting and Conditions
Hunting areas are located both east and west of Calgary, approximately an hour in each direction. Western units will be for foothill type environments with more cover and less agriculture, while eastern prairie units will be more agriculturally dominated with the bulk of the deer concentrated to small woodlands and brushy coulees. Overall the landscape and hunting terrain varies from open farmland to patches of thick bush among rolling hills with brushy bottoms. Hunting areas are almost exclusively conducted on vast, interconnected parcels of private property, encompassing excellent, and low pressured Mule deer and whitetail habitat.
Temperatures can range from 32 to -10 Fahrenheit or colder and it is important to bring and plan appropriate layers. The majority of your time will be spend driving and glassing from warm vehicles, but some glassing missions, stalks and recoveries are conducted on foot. Winter conditions typically become more severe as the season progresses. Blowing snow and high winds can increase the wind-chill factor calling for warmer clothes and layers. Warm footwear and quality binoculars are fundamental. Blaze orange is not a requirement, and late November hunters can often benefit from white snow camo over layers while stalking and glassing.
Accommodations include a hunters lodge style camp located on the outfitters homestead, but completely separate facilities. Share common areas with other hunters or book a party of 4 to fill the camp yourselves. There is full access to Wifi, big screen tv, bathroom amenities, washer and dryer, all bedding, home cooked meals and beverages excluding alcohol (grocery requests are appreciated, our cooks love to spoil our hunters!)
Hunters will fly to Calgary International Airport in Southern Alberta the day before their scheduled hunts. If your flight arrives in Calgary after 9:00pm or departs Calgary before 9 am you will be required to overnight in Calgary (Sandman Hotel Airport 403-219-2475 / Hilton Garden Inn 403-717-1999). The outfitter will meet you at the airport or hotel and offer round -trip pic between to the lodge and back.
6-days – 1×1 Trophy Alberta Mule Deer (License $250) – Nov 2015/16 – USD$6,850
6-days – 1×1 Trophy Mule Deer/Whitetail Combo (License $250 each) – Nov 2015/16 – USD$7,850
Non-Hunting observer or companions welcome at $200.00/day
Round-trip pick-up to and from the Calgary International Airport,
All lodging, meals and transportation during hunt,
1×1 guided trophy hunt
Field dressing, skinning and capeing of trophy and meat preparation.
Not included in the cost
Hunting Licensing & WIN Number application
Shipping and handling of trophy to taxidermist
Tips and gratuities
Meat processing cost is $2.00 per pound or any specialty orders such as jerky or sausages
A Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) is required to purchase hunting and sportfishing licenses in Alberta. A WIN number is valid for five years from the date of purchase and costs $8.00. You may purchase the plastic WIN card prior to the hunt and it will be mailed to you in 4 weeks. If you have hunted in Alberta in the last five years, you will not need to secure a new WIN card.
Terms of Booking Hunt
Hunter to provide all contact info for invoice development, issued upon booking
50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot
Checks and Credit Card are both accepted (3.5% surcharge for Credit Cards)
Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned.
Final 50% payment is due no less than 60 days prior to your hunt date
All hunts are in US dollars
Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early
Terms: Global Sporting Safaris accepts payment by business check and personal check, as well as by Bitcoin. American Express, Visa, and MasterCard credit card payments are also accepted, but they do incur a surcharge of 3.5% in addition to the price listed in our Alberta Mule Deer Hunting trips above.
A 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your spot. In some cases, we can split your deposit into 3 payments, please inquire. Global Sporting Safaris will provide a Disclaimer & Waiver of Liability which must be sighed and returned. All hunts are in U.S. dollars. Final 50% payment is due no less than 75 days prior to your hunt date. Trips booked within 75 days of arrival require payment in full. Total costs of the hunt are fixed. There will be no refunds for any hunter leaving early. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.
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