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Peace River Alberta Big Whitetails
A buddy of mine lives in Peace river region and I'm heading there Nov 20th for a rut hunt. He has a bunch of land and says he sees big bucks regularly. They have a hunter host program and we have been trying to get this going for a few years. Covid came along and then Vax requirement stopped me from traveling. Well surprisingly Canada dropped all covid restrictions and I'm going. Only hunted whitetails once...with my buddy and killed a small 10 point on his land when he lived near Edmonton. My rut whitetail hunting experience pretty much zero. He has one tree stand and ground blind he has some sheds for rattling. All ears for suggestions for hunting or thoughts on the area I'm all ears
Going that far with only two stands/blinds would be a concern for me. I’d want a few more options. But you might get lucky and have a big one walk by. Good luck!
I guess I can move the ground blind around but I'm pretty much a rookie at White rut hunts and wouldn't know specifically where I might put the blind. This will be a rifle hunt so seeing some good country as opposed to having to be right over the right trail creates more options. Getting excited people tell me I need a heated suit.
That’s a really great area. Enjoy the ride and have fun!! Rifle hunting you don’t even need a stand or blind
Come on Bou keep yer sex life out of it ahahahah
I suspect it will be chilly. I'm thinking if you're not going until Nov 20th....you might be on the back side of the first rut. You're further north than where I hunt in MI. There...Nov 1st +/- a few days is usually one of the better times to be in the woods. If you see any does coming by and they stop and look back towards where they just came from...get ready to shoot.
There was a lot of rut activity last fall in Alberta from Nov 16 -21. Seemed to get better each day. Area was a few hours south of the Peace, around 50* latitude.
I’ll be hunting with a friend of mine east of there starting November 6. Also on the hunter host program. Plan on sitting all day if you can. Best of luck to you!
MB and SK I’ve seen giants show themselves last few days of Nov that never show otherwise looking for that last doe. Tail end of Nov can be very good for trophies
I was so looking forward to my Colorado Ram hunt this year and now it is behind me I felt a little lost without something to really look forward to now I have this!
How did the sheep hunt go?
The sheep hunt went great it was a rifle hunt thinking of putting up a thread here as a bowsiter got me in contact with some previous hunters which helped lots. Now I have thread on Monster Muleys under general hunt Lighting strikes twice=Bighorns
Scout for fresh sign and set up down wind in a natural blind. With a rifle u should do fine.
I'll be in the Athabasca area the week prior, we go the same week every year.
I'll be in the Athabasca area the week prior, we go the same week every year. I would recommend sitting all day. We generally have the most luck between 9am -1pm. Good luck and have fun.
Is Athabasca near Peace River? How do you do love to see some pics!...my friend pops a meat buck ever year but I don't think his place has been hunted for trophies is a long time. He said he sees "Mega-Bucks" regularly
It’s peak rut/breeding Nov 20 to 27. It happens later than the USA Midwest. Fawns can’t be born too early. Scraping activity will be ending and bucks will become locked up with does, until they go look for another one, hopefully they do the switch in daylight. All day sits away from the road hunting traffic, near a good food source. There are some giants in that area of Alberta. Good luck!