Guided Hunting Testimonials

Hi Paul.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for the singularly best waterfowl hunt I have ever experienced in my 45 years of hunting. My sons and I were absolutely amazed at the numbers of ducks and geese we encountered on our hunts. It is clear that your guides spend many hours and travel hundreds of miles daily to ensure our hunts are bountiful. The results speak for themselves: limits of ducks and geese are easily attainable.

And to heighten the quality of the overall experience, the brand new lodging is simply first class. Every small detail is attended to, and complete client satisfaction clearly is your goal. The cabins are clean, open, spacious, and stocked with fine amenities. Your entire operation is clearly unmatched with regards to the exceptional scheduling, planning and organization that goes into bringing these phenomenal duck and goose hunts to fruition.

I have never encountered an outfitter who delivered far more than was anticipated. Most importantly, you made my boys and me feel very special as hunter clients, and went out of your way that all our needs were met. We look forward with great anticipation to another fine hunt with you and your guides. Birdtail undoubtedly has set a standard of waterfowl hunting excellence and client service that should be recognized as the hallmark for customer service in the outfitting industry with regards to waterfowl hunting experiences. Thank you so much for your outstanding service and friendship. We look forward to what hopefully will become a yearly tradition.

All the best.

Dr. Harald O. Heymann Apex, NC

“I have hunted with Paul Conchatre for several years and can confidently say he is a ‘Damn Fine’ waterfowler and friend. I have had the pleasure of going out in Western Manitoba to Birdtail Waterfowl to join Paul and his crew. I have consistently been very impressed with their hunting, scouting and planning skills. They really know how to put you where the birds are. Paul always goes the extra mile.”

Buck Gardner Memphis, TN.

“We enjoyed our first hunt with Birdtail Waterfowl so much so that the following year we booked again taking along some of our best clients. The guiding was excellent, the weather balmy and the birds plentiful. You haven’t hunted waterfowl until you’ve hunted the Canadian prairie pot hole region with an expert guide.”

John Sinclair Tri-Tronics Inc.

“Late last October, my friend and I joined Paul at Birdtail Waterfowl. Without a doubt it was one of the finest hunts I’ve enjoyed over 60 years of hunting waterfowl. Paul was a stickler for detail and did everything in his power to find us the birds and put us under them. Sometimes the hunt was too good, lasting only 20 minutes. The food and accommodations were great and we were welcomed as if we were long time customers. I would highly recommend your operation to anyone looking for the trip of a lifetime.”

Mick Lacy Owner of Mick Lacy Game Calls

“I just wanted to send you a little note to say “Thanks” for another successful trip to Birdtail Waterfowl. As always, the trip was fun, the food was great, and the hunting was AWESOME!!

For the last several years, we’ve had the opportunity to hunt with Birdtail Waterfowl and the hunting has always been excellent.

Birdtail Waterfowl is WORLD CLASS!!! The Ducks, Canada Geese and Snows/Blues were plentiful and eager to decoy…and we were eager, to let them do just that!!!! Your guides were totally professional and just as obsessed with waterfowl as we were! Seldom have I seen guides work that hard for their clients…it shows they TRULY love the sport!

I could go on and on about the Quality of your operation, but, I’ll cut this short.

I would Absolutely Recommend Birdtail Waterfowl to ANYONE who is looking for a great trip to Canada for Waterfowl!! I’ve Never been disappointed, and I’m 100 percent sure they won’t be either.

Looking forward to this season!”

John Vaca Buck Gardner Calls

Paul. My hunting trip with Birdtail last fall was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who values high-quality prairie duck and goose hunting. I was overwhelmed by the abundance and variety of the birds in the areas we went to, and would admit I have never seen so many mallards. The guides were exceptional…in fact, every facet of the experience was exemplary.

I tend to enjoy variety and there was no lack of that. Excellent food…..great lodgings. As a former professional waterfowl specialist, I was particularly interested in the variety in eco-types in the areas we visited. We had opportunities to encounter not only dabblers but also divers and the diversity was a bonus.

Paul and his staff leave no stone unturned to make the experience as enjoyable and
rewarding as possible.


Robert Alison, Ph.D.


I had the pleasure of hunting with Birdtail Waterfowl in the fall of 2013. Now this is the way bird hunting should always be! Myself and two associates made the short drive up from Winnipeg and found ourselves in the wonderful pothole region of Manitoba. Lived here all our lives and did not know this jewel existed. The accommodations, private cabins with en suite where extremely comfortable and very clean.  The home cooked meals were wonderful and the chef, well she was a special lady!


I was extremely impressed with how Birdtail arranges the guides into two groups, morning guides and afternoon guides. While you are enjoying a successful shoot, guides are out scouting your next location to ensure your experience is going to be a success. The A400 Beretta Shotguns supplied, exemplify the quality of this hunting  operation.


Once you hunt with Birdtail Waterfowl, be prepared to return.


Dwight Gelhorn


Birdtail Waterfowl is a strong supporter of the SCI Manitoba Chapter and for the past three years has generously donated hunts for our annual fundraising banquet.

It is thru the support of organizations like Birdtail Waterfowl that our chapter is able to fulfill our commitment to conservation projects and support hunters rights both here in Manitoba and around the world.


SCI Manitoba Chapter




Alpine Country Outfitters

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Jason Hamilton Outdoors

Do you like catching walleye? What about giant walleye? Then look up Lake Winnipeg Icefishing guide Jason Hamilton. Jason is the owner of Jason Hamilton Outdoors a guide service on massive Lake Winnipeg, specializing in putting guests on the lake’s famed giant greenback walleye. The name describes the unique colouration of these trophy walleye; a product of the chalky, limestone waters of Manitoba’s inland sea. Lake Winnipeg, because of its size is a daunting lake to icefish. Jason will get you around in style and comfort in a tracked Polaris Ranger with a heated cab. Icefishing in comfort and style lets you worry about catching greenbacks and not worrying about staying warm. You are set up in new, top of the line heated Clam portable shacks. Each angler is provided top of the line electronics, rods, reels and tackle to use during the trip. Why waste your time searching for fish and trust your trip to a guide that lives on Lake Winnipeg and stays on the fish for you. You will receive on ice instruction on the finer points of presentation, electronics, and apply it using top of the line new gear. Jason will work his hardest to make your guided Lake Winnipeg icefishing trip your best yet.

Plummers’ Arctic Lodges

As a long time guide up on Great Bear Lake I truly encourage any person that enjoys an adventure to visit Plummers’ Lodges. I feel very privileged had the opportunity to fish and hunt above the Arctic Circle with the Great Bear Lake family. Plummers’ is the premier lodge in the arctic and has been since the 1940s.

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Bruin Outfitting and Guide Service

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Beretta A400

From owning multiple Benelli shotguns and having them under preform we moved our rental fleet to the Beretta A400.

Talk about “Simply Perfect”

The Beretta A400 Xplor Unico 3-1/2″ 12-gauge revolutionizes the world of semi-automatic shotguns by offering the possibility of shooting all loads, from super light 7/8 oz. 2-3/4″ to 3-1/2″ 2-1/4 oz. with the same reliability of a high-performance competition shotgun. The lightweight, compact design creates optimal balance and fast shouldering for every type of hunting. Recoil is almost reduced to zero with new advancements like the addition of the Kick-Off 3 hydraulic dampener, the Micro Core recoil pad, and the original ground breaking Kick-Off recoil reduction system. The Blink operating system is 36% faster than any other semi-automatic shotgun on the market and delivers reliable speed and unequaled performance. The Steelium barrel features a special tri-alloy that offers the best ballistic performance available today. The Optima-Bore HP geometry creates exceptional performance even with steel shot for almost perfect and uniform shot patterns and complements the Optima-Choke HP choke tubes supplied. The redesigned stock from the forend insert to the trigger guard has been conceived to optimize form, weight, and functionalityWeight: 6.6 lb.

Sitka Gear

Sitka Gear is an Allied member of the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters. Birdtail Waterfowl recognizes the importance of supporting the organizations that further the strength of the Lodging and Outfitting Industry. Never mind the fact that this gear is the highest quality gear you can find! When we are on day 40 and working 20 hours a day and tomorrow is below zero, we know our Sitka Gear will keep us warm and dry. Sitka Gear is built to work and to last. We seem to be the ultimate gear testers. With all the equipment brands we use, Sitka Gear never gets our call for warranty work.

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Streiffs Sporting Goods

Taking the waterfowl game to the extreme means you are dependent on your equipment to help you there. Birdtail Waterfowl has had a long relation with Streiff Sporting Goods. Throughout the year we are kept in the loop by the Streiff boys with new products available on the market and reviews on them. The product knowledge and service that Streiff Sporting Goods has puts them in the class of their own.

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Our guides are heavy users of Garmin products. We have taken full advantage of the what has been offered by Garmin and use it to the fullest. Outfitting in the Pothole Region means tough scouting. With the rolling terrain and the numbers of potholes truly makes every scouting mission a challenge. We keep detailed logs of flight patterns throughout the migration, crop rotation, staging potholes and of course our success. In our guiding world we like the 276C or 378 units which are older units but still rival the competition. The support and warranty of Garmin is above all other manufactures.

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DOA Decoys

Operating a commercial waterfowl business comes with many equipment purchase decisions. We need the investment to function to our standards and last beyond the recreational use, this is not an easy order to fulfill. Since Birdtail Waterfowl left the half shell decoy era we went to Avery (Green Head Gear) for our full body Canada Goose and Mallard spreads. Yes they looked like full body decoys but far under preformed from out of the box. Nothing like having to screw drywall screws into you decoys to hold the heads to the bodies right out of the box or unwrapping the plastic from the decoy shaking all the flaking plaint off.

My favorite line from Avery (Green Head Gear) “too bad sorry sir nothing we can do”

The market share on full body decoys is wider than ever and thank goodness. Just as DOA Decoys came into the game full bodies we were tipped off by Conway and Nick Marvin of Streiff Sporting Goods that DOA might have what we have been looking for.

In 2013 we bought 6 dozen full body DOA Canada decoys and beat on them beyond our normal also without bagging them to protect the flocking. Perfect is what we saw, the flocking is VERY sturdy and the body is almost bullet proof. The DOA decoy is a vulcanized decoy which means plastic infused with a dense rubber formula. Our most favorite attribute to the DOA decoy is their customer service. Bill Hall who is one of the owners would call us through out our season wanting feed back on the decoys.

Eat your heart out AVERY – that’s what good service and product look like.

Would we recommended DOA for your spread YES hands down great product.

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