Typically September is beautiful weather for hunting with cool mornings and warm afternoons but rain and the occasional blast of snow can happen. October can be similar but the frequency of colder weather increases as the month proceeds. It is wise to have layers of clothing that will allow you to bundle up if needed - or less clothing can keep you comfortable in warmer weather. Of course it can rain anytime during the fall and even though it is infrequent in fall time in Alberta, one should have some rain gear that will keep them dry.
What to Bring
Layered clothing in brown camo patterns, head gear both warm and cold weather, gloves, lightweight waders or at least knee boots, head lamp, sun glasses, cameras, sun screen, bug spray and passport.
The following provincial licences are required for US and other International hunters to hunt waterfowl and/or upland birds and are available online at .
1) Wildlife Identification Number ($8.00+.40 tax)=$8.40 CDN
2) Non-Resident Alien Wildlife Certificate ($68.22+1.43 tax) = $69.65 CDN
3) 6 day Non-Resident Alien Waterfowl License ($83.50+ 4.18 tax) = $87.68 CDN
4) Non-Resident Upland Game Bird License ($85.50 + 4.28 tax) = $89.78CDN
There is a Migratory Game Bird License that is also required by the federal government (bird stamp) that will be provided at camp for $17.50 CDN. This license is good for any area in Canada.
Travelling with Guns, Gun Rentals and Ammunition
We have gun rentals available should you decide you don’t want to travel with your guns. We have 3inch 12 gauge Franchi Affinity Semi-autos to rent at $125 for our 3 day package.
If you prefer to bring your own guns, bringing guns into Canada is relatively easy and the permit only costs $25.00 CDN for up to 3 guns. We will provide information on forms and procedures once you have booked your hunt. However, bringing your guns back into the US can be tricky. It is wise to get a Document of Origin from US Customs for your gun. Canadian citizens need not concern themselves with this.
You are allowed to bring roughly 200 rounds or 11lbs of shells with you in your checked luggage but it is best to check with your airline before you arrive at the airport. We have 3 inch 12 gauge ammunition on hand at regular retail prices if you don’t want to travel with shells. We can also get you any special ammo you might require (like sub gauges and specialty loads) if you give us enough time prior to your arrival in camp.
Weather in Argentina and Uruguay varies greatly. Summer time (Dec-Apr) can be very warm while fall and winter (May-Aug) is typically cool, but seldom below freezing. Rain is not out of the question, particularly in winter.
Vaccinations and Passport
Special vaccinations or pills for malaria or typhoid are not necessary for Argentina or Uruguay, but vaccination for hepatitis is a good idea. It is best that you check with your own country’s Public Health department and follow their suggestions and advice on the possible health concerns while traveling in these countries.
A passport is the only document that will suffice in traveling to any other country and the requirement is that it not expire for at least 6 months from your date of departure. Avoid disappointment at border control and be sure your passport is up to date!
Traveling with Guns
Taking a gun to Uruguay is a relatively simple process. The outfitter will handle most of the administration for you, once you provide the appropriate information. Key to this process is to ensure when you are flying that your gun baggage is tagged directly to Uruguay (without multiple stops).
Unfortunately Argentina is not as easy to take a firearm to. The Argentine Consulate can be restrictive and for that reason it is wiser to leave your gun at home. All of the outfitters we work with have guns for rent, and we highly recommend doing so.