Alberta Outfitter #1
Our high volume gopher hunts are done in the month of June as the pups are emerging from their dens and the grass
is still short. With thousands of acres and thousands of gophers you can expect to shoot thousands of rounds/ammo during your hunt. With their shooting wagon you can expect a comfortable and steady rest as you shoot, most shots
are in the range of 10 feet to 200 yards +. With the high volume shooting you do, accurate 22's or 17's rimfire’s are the caliber of choice. Their low recoil, cheap price and low noise levels make them just right. We recommend the 17 Mach
2 as the best rimfire cartridge. Its low noise, flat trajectory, and its economical prices makes it the preferred ammo for
the Richardson's Ground Squirrels of Alberta.
Richardson's Ground Squirrels are a burrowing animal that spends its winters in hibernation and its summers eating
the grass and crops from the farms and ranches. They are about 4.5 to 8 inches tall and 2 - 3 inches thick, not much
bigger than a soda can. With a good rifle you will be amazed at your improved accuracy, after a day of shooting up to
hundreds of rounds at ranges up to 200 yards.
Hunters stay in a furnished farmhouse located near the hunting area with meals and bedding provided. They can also
provide rifles for rent and, extra ammo will be on hand. Day’s start with a good breakfast on the farm then we drive out
to the land selected for hunting that day. Gophers will come up most days around 9 am and stay up until 6pm, lunch
will be in the field.
With the large numbers of gophers it is important that you bring extra magazines for your rifle at least 4 is best. Your
guide will be busy spotting gophers for you as well as reloading magazines.
We take hunting groups up to 4. With a minimum of 2 hunters needed per hunt. Wives and children are welcome with
trips to the West Edmonton Mall available on Request.
Ground Squirrle Hunts
$275.00 per day per hunter
5% Goods & Services Tax
Hunt Cost Includes:
• Transportation to and from Edmonton
• Guiding services during the hunt
• Transportation, Food & Lodging during the hunt
Not Included with the Hunt:
• Air Transportation
• Meals & accommodations on "non-hunting" days
• Weapons & ammunition
• 5% Goods & Services Tax