We hunt boreal forest, (bush) and farm land.
All bush style hunting is done from heated blinds with two-way
radios for communication with guides
Ground blinds and Tower blinds are the primary method of hunting!
Your accommodations will be a very nice camp. All bed and bath
linens are provided in your accommodations. You will have a hot
breakfast and dinner, lunch will be packed for you and taken to your
area with your hunting gear.
Saturday Prior to your Hunt Start:
You will fly into Edmonton, Alberta and make your way to
Athabasca, AB. You can overnight at the Nisku Inn (Edmonton)
1-800-661-6966 or the New Western Inn (Athabasca) 780-675-2294, or
come straight to camp. If you are renting a car and like to meet up
with other hunters, please contact us and we can get you in touch
with someone that wants to share the rental. If you need
transportation from Edmonton, we can help with the arrangements for
an additional fee.
Sunday * Once in Camp
you will sight in your rifle and have a short orientation of the
game laws in Alberta . Sunday night will be spent in your hunting
Monday – Saturday:
Hunting starts on Monday
morning and ends on Saturday evening, you have 6 full days of
Saturday Evening (or
last day of hunting if you have an extended hunt)
You leave our camp.
Sunday (or day
following your last day of hunting if you have an extended hunt):
Recommended day to fly out after your hunt.
* we consider this a prep day for your hunt, we may or may
not hunt on Sunday
The following information is a brief on hunting, climate, and equipment suggested for your hunt.
Clothing should be light but warm for the first hunts of the season.
Temperature varies from 40 degrees to 10 degrees above with
possible snow and rain.
The later season hunts could be much colder, 0 degrees or colder.
Most of our hunting is done from a vehicle or stand; however,
occasionally we still-hunt. WARM CLOTHES are a must.
(deer weights in the 250 to 300 lb range so bring a rifle big
5) Warm Underwear
7) Extra Socks
8) Warm Shirts
9) Boots & House Shoes
10) Soft Gun Case for transport of gun to stand.
11) Range Finder (optional but very useful)
12) Down Vest or Wool
13) Down Jacket or Wool
14) Gloves or Mitts
15) Day Bag – For day stuff (extra belongings may
be put in back of truck)
16) Shooting Glove – Golf glove is best,fits under
17) Hand Warmers
18) Thermos for Transport of Hot Drinks to Stand
19) Warm Hat
21) Grunt Call
In Alberta , there is no requirement to wear high-visibility
clothing (such as red or hunter orange) while hunting.
We remind all hunters that safe hunting practices are always our top
priority. Be sure of your target and what is behind your target!
NOTES -- Odds and Ends --
1. You might want to consider travel / trip insurance to cover your
cost in the event you are not able to make your hunt. There are
various vendors that offer this insurance at reasonable cost. We
do not refund deposits or payments, you can however substitute a
hunter up to 30 days prior to your hunt date.
2. Transportation of Fire Arms --- Canada now requires all
hunters register firearms coming in for hunting. Some of our
hunters have been issued a PAL # during the 2001 season that is
valid for 5 years. If you do not have a PAL # do not worry, you can
get a temporary registration. We will provide the form and
instruction for your temporary permit that will be valid for 60
days. This will cost you $50.00 Canadian and will be due at
Note - Guns need to be in a locked hard case - ammo should not be
packed in the same case as your gun but rather in a separate bag -
ammo should be in NEW boxes and not contain loose cartridges.
3. Most of the major car rental companies have offices at the
Edmonton International Airport .
4. A valid passport is now required to enter Canada .
If you've been convicted of a felony in the last 5 years, please
call us for advice.
5. Please be considerate of your food servers during your stay. A
tip is not mandatory but it is greatly appreciated
by the wait staff.
Documents: Download all necessary
documents from the section below.
Contract: Upon booking - two copies of the
following contract will be issued . One for your file and the other for our files.
Download the following contract:
Contract between Hunter and North River
Send all deposits to :
North River Outfitting
P.O. Box 238
Athabasca, Alberta, Canada T9S 2A3
for contact info.
Canadian Non-Resident Firearm Declaration Form: