FAQs

What if I have to cancel my hunt?

The initial deposit of $1,000 is non-refundable when booking more than 1 year in advance. To confirm a reservation for a mule deer or whitetail hunt a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the hunt cost is due prior to arrival at camp in guaranteed funds. Deposits are non-refundable; however they may be transferred to another party for the hunt subject to mutual agreement. Hunts will not be considered booked until deposit is received. A 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be added in addition to the hunt cost as well as Alberta Licensing fees. All hunters are advised to procure appropriate trip cancellation insurance. Our recommended travel consultants can assist you with travel insurance.

Will I see other hunters?

In some of our territories, Straight Arrow Outfitters has exclusive rights to guide non-resident hunters for the specific species we are hunting. Although we are frequently alone in the area being hunted, we may see other hunters as residents of Alberta are allowed to hunt without a guide, providing they have been selected in one of the game draws. A number of our hunts take place on "Crown", or public, land that can increase the possibility of seeing other hunters and other recreational activity.

What are my odds of hunting success?

You should see numerous animals and hopefully a "keeper". We cannot guarantee a kill, however, once your animal is identified, the hunt is on and our experienced guides will do everything in their power to help you achieve success. We want you to get your big animal as much as you do.

What is your payment policy?

Straight Arrow Outfitters requires a deposit of $1,000 to confirm your booking one or more years in advance of your hunt, with 50% of the cost of your hunt payable one year prior to your hunt. The first 50% is non-refundable. The remaining 50% is due prior to the start of your hunt.

What is the weather usually like?

The weather in Alberta is changeable. When hunting in Alberta snow is a distinct possibility throughout the hunting season, it can also be unseasonably warm as well; the last few Novembers have been very warm. It pays to be prepared for any eventuality. Remember, "You can take it off, but if you don't have it, you can't put it on". Hunters should plan to dress in layers.

Do you have a standby list?

Yes, we do maintain a standby list to allow us to fill in for unforeseen, but rare, cancellations. If you want your name on the standby list for a particular hunt, simply phone or e-mail us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs, although standby opportunities are rare.

Is there power, and good, clean drinking water?

Power, water and washroom services will be available at all base camps. Good, clean drinking water will always be available. Shower/bathing water will also be available in reasonable quantities at camp other than the base camps.

Any other questions you may have feel free to contact us and we will try and answer the questions as best we can.