Whether you come for waterfowl, moose, bison or wolves and coyotes, you’ll see that we stand behind our words and go the extra mile to make sure your time with us is memorable for all the right reasons. We started Blue Sky Outfitting in 2000 to share our love of outdoors. We began with waterfowl and have grown our trip offerings to include moose, bison, wolf and coyote. After that growth, a tempting opportunity presented itself. That opportunity was Aylmer Lake Lodge in the beautiful Northwest Territories. This remote fly-in lodge is the newest jewel in our crown – and it has already brought anglers from all over to enjoy the best fishing anywhere. Your Blue Sky hunting trip will be led by trained, experienced guides who know the hunting area and are adept at calling and stalking. Our equipment is well-maintained and designed to make your trip a productive one.
Our guided remote moose hunts take place in the Canada backcountry in logged cutovers – near lakes, natural salt licks, cut-lines and beaver dams. Moose prefer these areas for the solitude, the food, and the abundance of water. We use pickups or quads to transport you into prime moose hunting areas. Hunting may also include sitting stands and calling – with more emphasis on covering some ground and locating bulls within rifle range.
Our moose hunting season runs from November 1st through November 30th, when they have finished rutting and are concentrated in feeding areas. Leaves are gone and moose are easy to spot in their wintering grounds. Our hunts offer opportunities, with snow allowing for tracking into the hot spots. This late-season moose hunt is for the hardy hunter looking for a nice bull.
Our Lodge is located in McLennan, Alberta on Kimiwan Lake – just a few miles away from our hunting area. With a population of approximately 900, it’s a welcoming town with all the basic amenities.
Suddenly you shiver – and you’re not sure if it’s that crisp air or the little voice of common sense warning you there’s nothing sensible here. You know he’s well over a ton and can outrun you no problem. But still you keep going.
Moments later the behemoth is right in front of you…swinging his head back and forth sending pieces of snow and earth flying. It’s like being transported back in time and coming face to face with a woolly mammoth. It’s your moment – are you going to be there?
For most hunters, woodland bison is the pinnacle trophy. These majestic creatures are so large, you will surely be stunned when you see them up close. These are native, free ranging woodland bison in their natural habitat. Fortunately, they are not a pure wood bison – which means you are allowed to export your cape and horns to the United States.
The bull may weight up to 3000 lbs. and a cow 1500 lbs. Studies have shown that many of the bulls in this area are ancient, and trophy potential is very high. There is also the satisfaction of having hunted a rare and awesome trophy – a true free ranging woodland bison. The very elusive timber wolf inhabits the same area as the woodland bison and can be hunted with reasonable success at any time during the hunt.
Most of the hunting will be done on snowmobiles and quads, and it’s common to travel up to 80 km (50 miles) in a day in snow 1-3 feet deep. Your days will be filled with excitement tracking down the legendary woodland bison. The hunt can be long and difficult, but for the avid trophy hunter it is the thrill of a lifetime.
Our fair-weather season includes the month of October and the last two weeks of May. The winter hunts occur between November 1st and April 30th.
Alberta timber wolf hunts can be very exciting with an excellent opportunity to take more than one wolf. The timber wolf color variance is great from salt and pepper to white and jet black. Mature wolves from this area have skulls that can measure in the 17 to 18″ range and can weigh well over 100 lbs. Timber Wolf is an ultimate predator trophy.
There’s something exhilarating about tracking…you’re as stealthy as a ninja and using all of your senses. Checking paw prints lets you know you’re on the right track, but you know the odds could stack against you any minute. This is much harder than it seems and you can’t lose your concentration for even a moment. Any sudden movement or sound can give you away. When it finally comes into sight, a twig snaps and it turns and looks right at you – now is the time.
For our timber wolf hunts we use bait piles, spot and stalk, and calling. At this time of the year there will be snow so we will travel by truck, snowmobile, or quads while hunting.
McLennan, Alberta is known as the Bird Capital of Canada, as we sit at the junction of three major migratory flyways. The area has rich and diverse bird communities with a current checklist of 233 species of birds that have been seen within 15 kms of the lake. When you hunt with us, you’ll be in the middle of the best waterfowl hunting anywhere! There’s wings everywhere and your brain is struggling to believe what your eyes can plainly see. There’s non-stop action in the field and you’re right in the middle of it.
The Peace country is renown for the stunning scenery and waterfowl populations that will astound you. Imagine looking up to the sky and seeing hundreds and hundreds of birds circling in, beckoned by your expert guide’s calls and tempted by a full array of decoys. You spring out of your blind and start shooting. You hustle now as the call “Reload!” is made and you’re ready for the next wave!
Our waterfowl hunting season runs from September 1st through October 31st.
Imagine calling in a coyote from up to a mile out, watching him until he is within 50 yards or less, hair bristling, looking for supper. It’s a rush! The hides are thick and the fur is in perfect prime condition. The color this time of year is usually a light silver or pale beige color, and they are the largest coyotes in Canada.
Take advantage of our coyote hunting expertise. Our guides have several years of calling under their belts, and they’re prepared to bring the coyotes right into you. Whether it’s fall or winter, we have techniques designed for the conditions.