November is here and our shooting season thus far, at Picabo Angler Shooting Preserve has been nothing short of extraordinary.
We opened the season in August offering help with pups and getting them over their first few birds. We had the opportunity to see puppies become dogs before our eyes. It was truly fun for all, although while we trained, we also became extremely adamant with our guests, that gun safety shall be the law of the land on the preserve and a zero tolerance policy was in effect for anything our guides deemed unsafe. What this did in the long run shocked all of us, as guest after guest, thanked us for making the hunt safer and for giving them stern reminders throughout the hunt. We always say two things when we hunt: 1) The hunt is only as fun, as it is safe. AND 2) We will never pat you on the back at the end of the day and say good shooting, but we will pat you on the back and say thank you for your discretion While shooting.
We truly do have the most fun with the safest hunters. The safer you all feel, the safer the guides feel about their dogs, the more the joy level increases for all. This will translate to successful hunts.
Once the weather cooled we brought hunters to the Pheasants! Once again big, hard flying, long tailed roosters are the quarry, and so far this year’s hunters have enjoyed unequaled scenery and cover while hunting them in the footsteps of Hemingway and Bud Purdy. The first snow is flying this week and we are excited about chasing Roosters in the snow. We plan to upland hunt all the way into April on the preserve property. Give us a call if you want to join us! 208.788.3536.
Tomorrow we hit the ground early and are Duck hunting in fields of snow. So far the Duck hunting has been relatively good. Northern birds are in the valley in big numbers. Each time a big wave departs for the Snake River, another one seems to arrive. Mallards along with a few Pin Tails and Widgeon have been in the bag as well as a few geese. The amount of Ducks on the move in the rain and snow the past few days has been exciting to see! We are still waiting for the first wave of the Greater Canadian Geese migration, although we have seen a few Swans which means they are on their way. Again, give us a call if you want to join us in celebrating our rich waterfowling tradition here in Picabo. Hunt where legends hunted and experience the richness of the Silver Creek valley the way they did.
Picabo Angler has a hot meal waiting for you at the end of each hunt. Sun, snow, cold, wind, we’re going hunting in Picabo. The holiday time frame is booking quickly for Pheasant hunts, and the waterfowl opportunities are limited, so let us know soon if you’d like to talk with us about guided wing-shooting in Picabo, Idaho.