East-Central Saskatchewan

Tens of thousands of ducks and geese stage in east-central Saskatchewan as they make their way south each fall—and the diversity is insane. One problem: you’ll have to choose between mallards, divers and Canada, Ross’s and snow geese, or a combination of them all. Duck Creek Outfitters offers great guided hunts and a comfortable lodge with all the amenities. More info: www.duckcreekoutfitters.com —Brad Fenson

100 Mile House

Year after year, the rolling woodland east and west of 100 Mile House in B.C.’s South Cariboo produces good to outstanding crops of ruffed and spruce grouse, as well as some big blues and sharptails (check the regs for closures). A sprawling web of forestry roads provides access to most areas, with 100 Mile House serving as a convenient base with food and lodging. More info: www.southcaribootourism.ca —George Gruenfeld

Canmore 


The steep, rugged terrain surrounding Canmore, 
Alberta, offers outstanding archery-only opportunities for rutting bighorn sheep during the blustery, cold days of November. Guinn Outfitters, which guided the area’s first-ever non-resident bowhunters more than 30 years ago, provides warm, canvas-walled tents in prime backcountry sheep habitat. More info: www.guinnoutfitters.com —Gord Nuttall