We are located in Brooks, Alberta, which is a short 2 hour drive from the Calgary International Airport. At Grand Downs Outfitters, we typically offer 3 day to 6 day hunts; however, if you are in the area and only have a day or two, be sure to give us a call, and we will do our best to get you on a hunt. We only do one group at a time to make sure that we are putting you on the best shoots that we have available.
The Brooks area has many rivers and lakes as well as much crop land under irrigation; this combination makes a perfect recipe for thousands of birds to stop during the migration. Our hunts start the 8th of September, and because of the Bow, Red Deer and the South Saskatchewan Rivers, there is always open water for geese to roost on until our season closes the end of December. We have a longer season than most parts of Alberta, so whenever you think you can make it to Grand Downs Outfitters, we can put you on birds.
Our peak migration is September, October, and the beginning of November. The September hunts are usually fairly warm, and when October hits, it starts to cool down as winter is on it way. By November, anything can happen, including snow and cold, but you can experience some of the best wing shooting in the world!