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Straight Arrow Outfitters
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  Box 106
Tees, Alberta, Canada T0C-2N0

Website Address: http://www.straightarrowoutfitters.ca/

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  John Fletcher
1-403-350-4558
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Your outfitter and guide service for great Alberta Whitetail, Mule Deer, Varmint and Predator hunts. Services include all licensing, accommodation, and transportation required for a successful hunting trip. Located in Central Alberta, Canada, our camp is ideally situated amongst an abundant variety of big and small game species, in order to provide our clients with the ultimate hunting experience. With home cooked meals, comfortable accommodations, and a high opportunity rate, you will see why hunters will come and return to Straight Arrow Outfitters for an unforgettable adventure.

Browse through this website and scan the photo gallery to see why you want to book your next hunting adventure with Straight Arrow Outfitters.

Sincerely your Outfitter/Guide

John Fletcher
Straight Arrow Outfitters

About Straight Arrow Outfitters

I am John Fletcher and I am the Owner/Operator of Straight Arrow Outfitters.

I am an avid bow hunter and rifle hunter. I live to be in the outdoors and want to share my experiences and time outdoors with as many others as I can. I have been hunting since I was little when my parents would take me along with them. Since then I have been hooked on scouting, look for shed antlers and of course bow and rifle hunting.

I am looking forward to providing quality outdoor and hunting experiences that will last and provide memories forever.

Straight Arrow Outfitters provides big game outfitting and guiding services for non-residents of Alberta. Owned and operated by myself I am aiming to provide a family orientated and wholesome experience, where every hunter gets personal 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 guided hunts for big game, predator or varmint hunting. I have an official Alberta 'Outfitter/Guide's Designation' and my company is an active member of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society ("APOS").

I enjoy meeting people, and working with them to help them enjoy the outdoors and experiences I have been able to have. I am looking forward to providing quality outdoor and hunting experiences that will last and provide memories forever for you and me as well!


Testimonials

Hunter's Exchange TV was on camp twice this year. For their thoughts and to view their hunts with, check out Hunter's Exchange TV on the Versus network for 2 shows featuring Straight Arrow Outfitters. The first is an early season archery hunt for mule deer and the second show is a late November rifle hunt for big Alberta whitetails! Follow the link below to get to their website!
www.he-tv.com

Dear John,

I would like to thank you for a great time and all the hard work on the part of you and Bob in getting me on a nice mid 140 inch 9 point during our 2009 whitetail gun hunt.

Considering the warm weather, coming off a summer of drought and the lack of snow you consistently got us on deer day in and day out. We saw several nice bucks every day along with a good number of does and fawns.

There is a great mixture of agricultural land and bush, giving the deer a good food source and heavy cover giving them a chance to make it to 5 plus years. Combine that with the genetics we saw during the trip and you have a recipe for some exciting hunts. The locations we hunted carried good buck sign, giving me confidence that at any moment we could have an opportunity on a trophy deer.

I am very please with the deer I harvested and look forward to coming back to pursue the trophies that gave us a look, but never presented a good shot opportunity. I guess that’s why it’s called hunting and not shooting.

This is one of those places you definitely want to get back to. It carries a good number of trophy bucks and I have confidence that John and Bob will get us on them. When I make a trip like this, more important than getting an opportunity to harvest a deer, is knowing that you are in a position which at any moment could produce an opportunity to release an arrow or pull the trigger on a true trophy.

With Straight Arrow Outfitters I know the opportunity is there.

Thanks for a great hunt,
Scott


Whitetail Deer Hunts

Alberta, Canada is known for its world class whitetail deer hunting. So when you arrive at Straight Arrow Outfitters in Central Alberta, you know you will be in for a hunt of a lifetime. With abundant bush pockets and rich agricultural land, you know this is a recipe for great deer. We can't guarantee that you will harvest a 140-150 class Alberta whitetail, but we will guarantee that they are here and that you will see them. In hunting with Straight Arrow Outfitters the early season bow hunts will be mainly from tree stands and we may sit on the ground in a blind once in a while too. In the late season it is a lot more transitional from stands to spot and stalk to deer drives. In September, we hunt feeding areas and transition areas. In October (pre-rut period), we hunt over scrapes and along rub-lines, as well as transition areas and field edges. We will do some calling, rattling, and grunting at this time. In November we are a lot more mobile and always on the watch for the cruising rutting bucks , some calling can be done and drives are completed if you know a buck is holed up in a patch of bush. Come join us for the whitetail hunt of a lifetime. You will not be disappointed!

WHITETAIL DEER HUNTING RATES
Hunts are fully guided and include meals and lodging.
6-Day Archery Whitetail Deer Hunt: $3500 (+5% Goods and Service Tax)
6-Day Rifle Whitetail Deer Hunt: $4500 (+5% Goods and Service Tax)
* A 50% down payment is due at the time of booking.
* The remaining balance is due before the hunt begins.
* Non-hunting guests are welcome. There is a $1500 per week for each non-hunter.


Mule Deer Hunts

Alberta, Canada is known for its world class whitetail deer hunting. So it should be no surprise that where big Whitetails grow big Mule Deer can grow too. With abundant bush pockets and rich agricultural land, you know this is a recipe for great deer. We can't guarantee that you will harvest a 140-150 class Alberta Mule Deer, but we will guarantee that they are here and that you will see them. In hunting with Straight Arrow Outfitters the early season bow hunts will be mainly from tree stands and we may sit on the ground in a blind once in a while too to try and catch the deer moving to and from their summer feeding areas to bedding areas. In the late season it is a lot more transitional from stands to spot and stalk to deer drives. In September, we hunt feeding areas and transition areas. In October (pre-rut period), we hunt over scrapes and along rub-lines, as well as transition areas and field edges. We will do some calling, rattling, and grunting at this time. In November we are a lot more mobile and always on the watch for the cruising rutting bucks, some calling can be done and drives are completed if you know a buck is holed up in a patch of bush. Come join us for the Mule Deer hunt of a lifetime. You will not be disappointed!

MULE DEER HUNTING RATES
Hunts are fully guided and include meals and lodging.
6-Day Archery Mule Deer Hunt: $3500 (+5% Goods and Service Tax)
6 Day Archery Prairie Mule Deer Hunt: $4500 (+5% Good and Service Tax)
* A 50% down payment is due at the time of booking.
* The remaining balance is due before the hunt begins.
* Non-hunting guests are welcome. There is a $1500/week for each non-hunter.


Predator Hunts (Coyotes)

Straight Arrow Outfitters offers good quality Predator hunts for Coyotes. These predators are plentiful throughout the area and can be found almost anywhere. The months December, January, February are when the hunts will take place, as this is after the regular hunting season and when the Coyotes pelts are at their premium quality. These hunts can be conducted in a variety of ways, including calling, sitting over carcasses found in the wild or even a dead farm carcass that a farmer has placed out, and some small drives to get them moving on slow days. So come and join us for some fun and always exciting Predator hunts. You will not leave disappointed as no matter what hit or miss a day in the field is better than a day at work. If you have questions feel free to contact us. Hunts will be booked for 1-2 people per day so that everyone can have an equal opportunity and so that you and a partner can enjoy a day in the field and yet get the attention you need. Dates can be confirmed and chosen by contacting us.

PREDATOR HUNTS RATES
Hunts are fully guided and include meals and lodging.
Per Day Per Hunter: $300
* A 50% down payment is due at the time of booking.
* The remaining balance is due before the hunt begins.
* Non-hunting guests are welcome. There is a $100 per day charge for each non-hunter.


Varmint Hunts (Gophers)

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. In Alberta gophers are abundant and can be found on nearly every pasture in the area. Most shots are in the range of 10 feet to 200 yards +. With the high volume shooting you can do, accurate 22's or 17's rimfire's are the caliber of choice. They are low recoil, have cheap ammo, and low noise levels. Richardsons Ground Squirrels (AKA gophers/prairie dogs) are a burrowing animal that spend its winters in hibernation and its summers eating the grass and crops from the farms and ranches. They are about 4 1/2 to 8 inches tall and 2 or 3 inches thick. With a good rifle you will be amazed at your improved accuracy, after a day of shooting hundreds of rounds at ranges up to 200 yards. Hunters will stay in the camp lodgings which are described on accommodations section of the website. The lodging is located near the hunting area with meals and bedding provided. For those staying more than one day, the 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 and an abundant supply of ammunition. Your guide will be busy spotting gophers for you as well as reloading magazines.

VARMINT HUNT RATES
Hunts are fully guided and include meals and lodging.
Per Day Per Hunter: $300
* A 50% down payment is due at the time of booking.
* The remaining balance is due before the hunt begins.
* Non-hunting guests are welcome. There is a $100 per day charge for each non-hunter.


 

Habitat and Terrain

Between the Grassland in the south and the Boreal Forest in the north lies a subtle mosaic of aspen woodlands, fescue grasslands, shrublands and wetlands on gently rolling landscape referred to as the Parkland Region of Alberta.

This region comprises approximately 12 percent, or 37, 000 square kilometres, of Alberta's territory and is considered to be an area of transition, as it is a region in which the aspen groves are enveloped in a constant conflict with the grasslands for supremacy. The area also has many gently rolling blanket of hills that overlay parts of this region, an effect that was caused by the stagnation and melting of the glaciers during the Ice Age. The vegetation of the aspen parkland with its associated animal life is a rich ecosystem, full of various types of vegetation and species that are not limited to any one particular area. Stands of poplar are interspersed with grasslands and meadows, giving areas a park-like appearance.
This rich agricultural land possesses black soils and receives ample rainfall. Development and farming have drastically altered the vegetation, particularly in the central parkland region. Land use has changed much of the native vegetation; at the same time it has introduced numerous agricultural areas of which the natural food sources of the animals has been enriched further enhancing the quality and health of the animals in the area.
 
 New South Area... 
The southern region has a total area of approximately 75,500 km² (29,151 sq mi).  Southern Alberta is lined to the west by the Canadian Rockies and their foothills. The rest of region is dominated by the semi-arid prairies, where farms and ranches have been built, often with the help of irrigation. Rivers generally flow from west to east and include the Oldman River, Bow River, Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, which runs right through the middle of the zone we hunt for huge mulies!  

 The river valleys consist of coulees and valleys and water where the deer go to bed for the day, providing excellent spot and stalk opportunities!  Trees and vegetation are are primarily only found in the river valleys were moisture is available.  The main food supplies for the deer are crops and hay lands up on the top of the river banks and usually assisted in growth by pivots and irrigation.  This allows the perfect opportunity to catch the bucks moving to and from the pivots.


Accommodations

Straight Arrow Outfitter's accommodations are all first class and range from the tent camp "rough it" style through the full-comfort motorhome/travel trailer variety. In some areas a local Bed & Breakfast or select local hotel/motel accommodation is also used during certain hunts, depending upon availability and suitability. Although it would be more profitable for Straight Arrow Outfitters to have a fixed facility, such as a lodge, we believe that it is better to establish camps closer to the current location of active game, not in an area dictated by the location of a lodge.

Our motorhome/travel trailer camps utilize quality hard shell facilities complete with forced air heat, showers and individual beds. These camps are very portable and offer a good night's sleep and warm, dry clothes for the next morning's hunt. The flexibility of location for these portable camps allows us to locate the camps closer to where the game is, not where it is simply easier to set up the camp. If we utilize a hotel or motel during a particular hunt, we predetermine suitable local restaurants that must meet our high standards.

Our first class meals are typically home cooked, all you can eat. Our basics always include fresh fruit, vegetables and spices, pure Canadian maple syrup, Canadian bacon, wild game (where practical) and a wide selection of wholesome, high energy snacks. All food is usually prepared at base camp by a camp cook, family, or the guide. In all camps, there is an ample supply of fresh drinking water.


Additional Information

We here at Straight Arrow Outfitters want to be able to provide you with as much information as possible in order to make your experience an enjoyable one. In providing all the links here we are hoping to make it easier for you to find all the information you need in order to choose to come to Straight Arrow Outfitters or to further your experience with us.

We have provided some of the required information in order for those of you outside of Canada to have a head start on what you need upon entering Canada for your hunting adventure.

There are links to the Alberta Hunting Regulations, Alberta Weather, Alberta Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal and Provincial Government, and hunting Record book sites. Hopefully these links provide you with a good start or help to further your great experience with us.

For information on Canadian Gun Control, Immigration and Canada Customs please vist the website www.cbsa.gc.ca


 

 

 
   
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