Whitetail Deer Hunting at "North River Outfitting"



  ... the Premier Alberta Whitetail Deer Hunting Outfitter   



Frequently Asked Questions Page 1


1)  Will I get a monster deer?

Congratulations!!  You've asked the number 1 question.

We'd like to but of course we can't guarantee every hunter a deer, these are free ranging white-tail.  We do enjoy a significant success ratio and our
average deer would score 150+ B&C.   We do see many deer in the 170 to 180 B&C class and a few monsters in the 200 B&C class, we have had many hunters successfully connect with deer in the 170s and above range.


2)  Wolves, will I see wolves or get a chance to hunt them?

Many of the hunters in the bush country see wolves.  We don't go out of our way to hunt them but they are roaming around the areas up here and you may see a pack.

Each year we have about 20% of our deer hunters that have an opportunity to bag a wolf or two.  You will be required to complete a
CITES permit before you can take your wolf hide and skull back to the United States.

Here are a couple of pictures of wolves taken in previous years:


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3)  How big are the deer?  What rifle should I bring?  How far do we need to shoot?

Deer size is relative with larger bodied deer being the norm for the far north regions of North America.  With that being said, we're at about the northern limit of the white-tail deer range so we have them about as big as they get.  Each year we get deer in the 300 pound range, a smallish deer would be in the 200 to 225 pound range (field dressed weight).

30 caliber rifles similar to the 30-06, 308 Win and up would be sufficient for most everyone, many hunters bring 7mm's and 270's...these are fine too.  A magnum chambering would be an added benefit if the shooter is comfortable with the recoil.  A good stout bullet could be better than a lighter offering but as long as we tend to leave the 243's  and varmint bullets home everyone will be fine.    A little before-season practice and sight-in could be a good thing, perhaps zeroing at 200 to 250 yards.  We will offer a sight-in check upon your arrival in camp as long as things are running smoothly.

The areas we hunt vary from open farm land to cut-lines in the bush areas and the distance of the shots can vary greatly too.  Generally our hunters are in elevated stands and the deer are moving or feeding pretty close with the average distance being about 50 to 150 yards.  There are times in the farm land and on the cut-lines where deer can be seen at considerable distances and 300 yards and further would not be out of the question for a qualified shooter with proper


4)  What do the stands look like?  What kind of heaters (will I get cold)?

Our stands are custom built, we make them ourselves right here in our shop.  They are about 4' x 4' square platforms mounted on 4 long steel pipe legs.  (Don't worry, they're very tough and won't break under heavy loads.)  They are enclosed with a canvas tent-like cover that drapes over a conduit pipe frame.  The enclosures have Velcro fasteners on the door and window flaps, there is a window flap on each side of the tent-like enclosure.  A swivel seat is installed on each platform so you can remain seated and rotate around to view out any window you choose.  The window "frame" makes an excellent rifle rest and there is plenty of room to position your rifle.

The heater is a small ~12,000 BTU propane affair connected to a 25 pound propane cylinder which hangs under the stand.  Your guide will check your propane tank when you are dropped off and provide a refill when needed.   (Bring matches... we're running out of matches!!)  A little shot from the heater works well to knock the morning chill off the blind during the early deer seasons and provides plenty of heat with near continuous use for the late season hunters on the rare extra cold day.  The heaters do emit a slight "hiss"ing sound but the deer don't seem to mind the large black "hiss"ing blind.. In fact, the bush country deer are very curious about the entire long-legged blind affair, sometimes they come right up to the ladder and squint up at you to get a better look, the farm country deer apparently see it an just another piece of
farm machinery and generally ignore it.  (I'll dig around for a picture of one and post it here once I have one.)


Whitetail Deer Hunting Image 1 Whitetail Deer Hunting Image 2 Here are a couple of pictures of the blinds. The set to the left are a mated pair and we try our best to keep them together (they mate for life ya know!!).  

Of course the "sample" pictures don't show the 25 pound propane tank but is hangs off the bottom just to the right of the "door".


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Here's what those heaters look like except that here's a hose connecting to the propane tank outdoors.


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