Dave Brown Outfitters offers exceptional guided waterfowl hunting in the Saskatchewan prairie.

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Dave Brown Outfitters

Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Outfitter

Phone icon800-453-3991 Email icondave@davebrownoutfitters.com Link icondavebrownoutfitters.com
Box 884
Patagonia, AZ 85624

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The Story

Available September 15 - October 31

Go waterfowl or upland hunting with the experts at Dave Brown Outfitters, an Orvis-endorsed wingshooting outfitter operating in the Province of Saskatchewan since 2000, and the first and only wingshooting outfitter to pursue upland birds with pointing dogs on the Canadian prairies. Based in the Prairie Pothole Region, which is considered to be the North American "duck factory," we have taken full advantage of this great waterfowl resource, offering our clients an off-the-charts combo hunt for both waterfowl and upland birds.

We have access to well over 200,000 acres of upland bird habitat and numerous lakes and sloughs for our waterfowl shoots.

Our hunts are based out of the extremely small farming town of Cabri, Saskatchewan (population 400), which is located 2.5 hours from Regina or Saskatoon, which are the closest international airports.

There is no other hunt like this in North America. Despite being located in the staging area of the Central Flyway, there is minimal hunting pressure. Our team of hardworking guides is extremely motivated to ensure your trip is a success by conducting lots of spotting and scouting before your arrival. Dave Brown Outfitters' maximum capacity is eight hunters or an intact party of six. We operate with a two-hunters-per-guide ratio on our upland bird hunts.


Our season starts September 15th and runs till October 31st. The best waterfowl hunting takes place in October when the migration kicks in.


Our waterfowl hunts give clients the opportunity to harvest a variety of species, including:

  • Mallards
  • Pintails
  • Grey ducks
  • Blue and green-winged teal
  • Widgeon
  • Red heads
  • Canvas backs
  • Speckled-belly geese
  • Snow geese
  • Greater Canada geese
  • Lesser Canada geese
  • Lesser sandhill cranes
  • Hungarian partridge
  • Sharptail grouse
  • Ruffed grouse


Our upland bird hunting cover consists of rolling prairie and sandhills, coulees, river breaks and abandoned farmsteads.The walking is generally easy but clients should be in decent shape.

Our waterfowl hunts are a mix of field and pothole shoots.We use either layout or A-frame blinds, depending on the circumstances.

Typical Weather:

Temperatures range from 32-75 degrees F.


Rates start from:$600 per day per gun. You can find all pricing information at:https://www.davebrownoutfitters.com/wingshooting/saskatchewan-upland-bird-waterfowl-guides/

What is Provided:

  • Guides
  • Dogs
  • Blinds
  • Decoys
  • Arranging lodging
  • Meals are at two cafes in town
  • Bird processing is available in town
  • WiFi is available at the motel

Gear Recommendations:

Saskatchewan Waterfowl Equipment List:

  • 12-20 gauge shotgun (auto-loader, pump, or break action)
  • #3-#5 non-toxic shot
  • Camo jacket and pants
  • Rubber boots
  • Camo toque (Canadian for winter hat)
  • Camo ball cap
  • Shooting gloves
  • Shooting glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Headlamp
  • Face mask
Saskatchewan Upland Bird Hunting Equipment List:
  • Strap vest
  • Break action shotgun, choked ic/mod
  • Good, non-insulated boots
  • Cooler for birds
  • Shooting gloves
  • Strap vest
  • Blaze orange hat
  • Layered clothing
  • #6 shot

What to Bring (Additional):

Personal items


Q. Can I bring my own dogs?
A. Yes

Q. Will I have cell phone reception?
A. Yes

Q. Is there WiFi at the Motel?
A. Yes

Q. Is bird processing available?
A. Yes

Q. How difficult is it t bring guns into Canada?
A. It's easy. We will email the paperwork.

Q. Can I take birds home?
A. Yes. Your birds will be cleaned and frozen. Bring a soft cooler.

Q. How may days are your hunts?
A. Most of our hunts are three days.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upland and Waterfowl Experience! Dave and his team always do a great job when it comes to upland birds and waterfowl hunts. I've been lucky enough to hunt with Dave in Cabri 3 times and have always had good bird numbers and beautiful places to hunt. If you haven''t seen the waterfowl migration through Saskatchewan, that is something to see in and of itself. Dave will go the extra mile to give you the hunt you are looking for.
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saskatchewan upland bird hunt Excellent habitat and dog work and bird numbers for Hungarian partridge and sharptail grouse.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a great hunt Dave and his guides were excellent. My hunting partner and I had a great time. We particularly loved the great dog work. We hope to come back next year.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saskatchewan Hun/SharptailHu t Hunted with Dave two days. Excellent hunt. Well prepared. Good dogs. Knew the game and the cover. Highly recommend this trip
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Waterfowl Hunting We hunted with Dave Brown and his guides last fall for three days. The hunting was everything we hoped it would be. We saw more ducks and geese that I have ever seen. The town of Cabris was great. Really nice folks in very neat country. Dave and his crew did a great job. Can't wait to return.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trip Hunting with Dave and his crew was a great experience. I have had good days duck hunting but nothing like I had for two days in Sask this past fall. Had a great day hunting sharpies and huns as well. The town of Cabri is a great place to stay and the local pub had good food and service.
Date published: 2016-03-17
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