Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan located?
    Saskatoon is located in Central Saskatchewan
  • Where will we be staying?
    We will be staying in the center of Down Town Saskatoon.
  • What airport do I fly into?
    You will be able to fly directly into the Saskatoon International Airport.
  • How do I book a hunt?
    You will need to put down a deposit of half of total payment to reserve your hunt dates.
  • Do I need to bring my own shotgun shells?
    Shells are provided for hunters who have chosen our all-inclusive package and are for sale to hunters who have chosen other packages. Feel free to bring your own shells, but be sure to check with the airlines for legal restrictions and limitations.
  • Will a D.U.I. or other convictions cause problems with my entry into Canada?
    Please contact S.W.O . and your nearest Canadian embassy, or consulate with your record and situation to ensure customs clearance into Canada.
  • What are the bag limits in Saskatchewan, Canada?
    Daily bag limits:
    • 8 Canada's which only 4 can be Speckelbellies
    • 8 Ducks which 4 can be Pintails
    • 20 Snow Geese
    • 5 Sand Hill cranes
    Your possession limit is now three times your daily bag!
  • Is my dog welcome to come on my hunt?
    Please note Dog Policies and Procedures involved.
  • Do you accommodate youth hunters and if so what's the age limit?
    Yes, they must be at least 12 years of age, accompanied by a guardian, hold a valid hunters education course license and they will need a passport.
  • What time of year is your season?
    We start from the first of September to the first of November. Depending on what you want to shoot will determine when you need to come up.
  • Do I need a passport?
    Yes, you do need a passport to enter into Canada.
  • Do I have to rent a vehicle?
    Rental vehicles are optional but not required to hunters who have chosen the all-inclusive package, however, a rental vehicle is necessary for hunters who have chosen other packages. If you plan to do any sightseeing or personal trips to town you will need your own vehicle.
  • Will we be hunting over water?
    On occasion, but a field hunt will be our first priority.
  • Is it difficult to get my gun into Canada?
    No, with the proper documents it's quite easy. It will just cost a small fee of around $25.00 CAD.
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Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters

Before the Hunt

When joining SWO there are a few things which need to be in order before arriving. You will need to pack warm clothes for weather ranging from the upper 20*'s to the mid 60*'s, rain gear, waterproof hunting boots or knee boots, waders, FACE MASKS, gloves, headlamp or flashlight, locking gun case for the plane ride, soft gun case for trip to the field, a cooler for your birds (100qrts or bigger), roll of duct tape to tape up your cooler, your shotgun, shells depending on your package, and a camera with plenty of film.

The gun case for the plane trip will need to be a hard rigid case that locks. When packing you will want to put your gear inside a duffle bag, then put your bag inside your cooler which you will tape up after clearing airport security. When you finish your hunt you will be able to put the ducks and geese you shot inside your cooler. You can then use your duffle bag to take your gear home. Most 100+qrt coolers will hold enough birds for two hunters.

Dog Policy

Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters

Here at SWO dogs are welcome; we just ask that you please give us a call so we can discuss our policy. Please contact Michael or Don.

Requirements for Crossing the Canada and U.S. Border

Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters
Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters

Getting into Canada is not difficult as long as all of the proper documents are filled out and you have all the paper work you need. Here at SWO we will assist you in every way possible to guide you in the right direction. Here are a few things you will need.

Government Issue ID

The following is acceptable:

  • Drivers License
  • Passport
  • Government or state issued photo ID

(All minors must have proof of ID)


Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters

All hunters must have a government issued passport.

A passport is now required for travel between the U.S. and Canada. Here is a link that can help you get a passport or answer any questions you may have. Travel.State.Gov Passport Information

Gun Declaration

Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters

When you bring your gun into Canada you will need to fill out a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (Form CAFC 909) that SWO will provide for you. When filling out this form be sure that all the information is accurate. Do not sign the form until instructed to by a custom's officer. There will be a fee of $25.00CAD (may be subject to change) that you will have to pay at the Custom's Office. When completed this process gives you your permit to get your gun into the country.
Form CAFC 909

Background Checks?

If you have any prior convictions please contact S.W.O. and your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to ensure entry into Canada.

The next items are not required but recommended.

Birth Certificate

To show proof of citizenship if your passport has not been issued yet.


The border will only allow you to bring in 200 rounds of ammunition per person. Most airlines will only allow 11 LBS, but you will need to check with your local airlines.


You will need to get a health certificate from your vet within 10 days before your trip.

Permission Letter

If you are traveling with a minor, a notarized letter from the other parent stating they give permission for you to take the minor out of the country.

For help with booking flights and car rental, you can contact Jane Maier with Carlson Wagonlit Richert Travel at 888-284-6872 or e-mail Just let her know that you are hunting with us and she will take care of you.

Also check with your airline for their requirements for trave to Canada.

If there are questions or you need any help please Contact Us.

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