Picabo Angler

Pee-Ka-Boo is a Native American word meaning "Shining Waters."

Picabo Angler is a destination: A full-service fly shop & outfitter located on the banks of world-renowned Silver Creek

Whether you're after green heads and teal or honkers and pintail, Picabo Angler has them in droves.

Sun Valley Waterfowl Hunts

This year we invite you to join us in the fall and winter months for our second season guiding the pursuit of Sun Valley Ducks and Geese. Picabo Angler is licensed for guided waterfowl hunting by the State of Idaho. Our hunts on the Purdy Ranch vary from hunting in barley stubble, to alfalfa fields, as well as ponds and portions of Silver Creek within the Ranch.

Giant mallards make for great retrieves.

Giant mallards make for great retrieves.

Waterfowl hunting on the Purdy Ranch can yield everything from groups of fifty-plus mallards to single, stunt-flying teal burning right through the decoys.  The valley is one of the premier goose hunting areas in Southern Idaho as well, so if you enjoy shooting big Canadian geese, our private fields are a good bet to have a great day.   Unlike other nearby areas, you'll be hunting private fields and water where birds see very little pressure and your grinning face is the last thing they'll expect as they maple leaf right into the spread with snow covered Pioneer range framing the shot.   Our guides are expert callers and know when and how to call even the most educated of local beaks. 

For our spreads, we use Dakota Decoys--some of the most realistic, detailed decoys on the market and also deploy motion decoys as appropriate.  Our layout blinds are made by Roger's and are the most downright comfortable field blinds you'll ever use.  If it weren't for the action, it wouldn't be hard to catch a nap in these plush, insulated layout blinds.  As for dogs, all of our guides have driven duck machines who sit quietly and watch the skies, only to rocket after your quarry once instructed to do so.  If you're a fan of well-trained hunting dogs, you'll be in for a real treat. 

Hunts are conducted from both sitting blinds as well as the Roger's layout blinds for those times when we need to get into the middle of the fields.

All of our hunts are guided, normally with one Sun Valley guide for hunts over water and two Sun Valley guides for hunts in the fields. Hunts are close range shooting over decoys, so no need to shoot large shells and beat yourself up.  Sun Valley Waterfowl hunters only need to show up dressed for the occasion with gun and shells. Decoys, blinds, dogs, and the lot are provided for you. Let us put a cup of coffee in your hand and get you in the blind for the morning action. Sun Valley guided waterfowl hunts are normally about 4 hours, or half the day, or when limits are filled. Upon completion, join us for lunch and a cold beverage while we package your birds.  Many of our clients choose to combine a morning waterfowl hunt with a pheasant hunt in the early afternoon--just ask and we can make that happen.

To book your hunt, please contact John Huber at 208.788.3536 or john@picaboangler.com

 

 

Sun Valley Waterfowl Hunting Price List

All hunts are 1 to 4 hunters maximum. Larger groups can be divided into separate hunting parties. Each hunt will have two guides. Guides will be shooting on occasion. Guests may bring their own calls if they would like and well trained dogs. For the safety of all dogs, the guides will reserve the right to allow or not allow dogs where their actions are deemed unsafe. All hunts include coffee and baked goods in the blinds. All birds will be plucked and vacuum sealed for guests. Picabo Angler can also have waterfowl processed into sausage at an additional charge.

Sun Valley Duck Hunts

1 Hunter $500 / $500 per hunter

2 Hunters $700 / $350 per hunter

3 Hunters $900 / $300 per hunter

4 Hunters $1100 / $275 per hunter

 

Sun Valley Goose Hunts

2 Guides and a Minimum of 2 Hunters

2 Hunters $800 / $400 per hunter

3 Hunters $1100 / $366 per hunter

4 Hunters $1500 / $375 per hunter

 

Combo Hunts will be charged at the Goose Hunting Rate.

 

 

Picabo Angler Hunting Rules and Regulations

*Picabo Angler guides reserve the right to end any hunt, at any time, if hunter’s actions are deemed unsafe or inappropriate. No Refunds are given.

*Picabo Angler has a Zero Tolerance Policy for any actions with a gun that are deemed unsafe by the guide. Flagrant violations of this policy will result in hunters being escorted from the property. No refunds will be given.

*NO Alcohol is allowed before or during the hunt.

*All Hunters are required to show a valid Idaho Hunting License.

*All Hunters must have a valid Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamp on their License as well as a Migratory Bird Permit.

*All hunters are required to show proof of hunter’s education class.

* Who is required to have Hunter Education? To buy a hunting license, all hunters must show proof that they have completed a hunter education course if they were born on or after January 1, 1975, unless they have held a hunting license from Idaho or another state.
 

*Start times and end times are made by Picabo Angler only and will be strictly adhered to for the safety of our dogs.

*Be on time! Late arrivals may have their hunts canceled or cut short if the guide deems the temperatures too warm or cold for dog safety. No refunds will be given for cancellations or short hunts due to late arrivals

*All hunts are reservation only.

*We do not accept walk-in hunts.