Guide to Bird Guides & Outfitters

Guide to Guides and Outfitters

Whether you’re looking to hunt grouse in Maine, waterfowl in Saskatchewan or desert quail in Arizona, the questions are always the same: Who has the experience and ability to get me into birds? And who will make the hunt enjoyable from start to finish? Finding the right bird guide or outfitter is the first and most important step to venturing into new country and scoring an awesome wingshoot. One of the following guides from throughout the US and Canada may be the perfect fit for your next adventure. So click on the links below or scroll down to view all guides and outfitters.

Dave Brown Outfitters

Arizona, Montana and Saskatchewan, Canada

Dave Brown Outfitters offers a wide array of legendary North American wingshoots. Take your pick of Arizona desert quail on an exclusive 150,000-acre ranch; Montana open-country pheasants, Huns, sharp-tailed grouse and sage grouse; or Saskatchewan upland and waterfowl combos on 500,000 acres of private land. Dave knows these areas like the back of his hand, so whichever trip you choose, he and his team will have you set up for an incredible adventure.


Catskill Casts & Coverts

Georgia and New York

Owner Rick Watson has decades of hunting experience across a diverse range of domestic and international destinations. His wheelhouse is New York grouse and woodcock hunting over English setters on thousands of acres of prime Catskill habitat. He offers both day hunts and all-inclusive packages from October through mid-November. Rick also offers Georgia quail hunts on a 3,000-acre estate and hosts spectacular “Macnab Challenges” in Scotland.


Classic Bird Hunts

Classic Bird Hunts

Arizona and Wisconsin

Grouse and woodcock in the fall; quail and doves in the winter: two great hunts by one great outfitter. Twice awarded Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Guide of the Year, Classic Bird Hunts boasts 40 years of guiding experience that include countless hunts in Arizona’s desert and mountains, where they offer packages for the “slam” of wild quail, as well as hunts in Wisconsin’s North Woods. Mark Nissen’s team of Brittanys is top-notch, but you’re welcome to bring your own dog as well.


Grouse Haven Wing-Shooting


A Maine grouse and woodcock hunt with a Master Maine Guide is the definition of classic wingshooting. Grouse Haven’s Michael Browning uses his 14 years of Master Guide experience to put hunters into birds and make their Maine adventure unforgettable. Hunts run from October 1 to December 31 and include pointing dogs (your dogs are welcome), lunch and local transportation. Michael also offers a Grouse Safari package for those who want an even more inclusive trip.


The Grouse Lodge at Little Moran

Minnesota and South Dakota

Steve “Grouseman” Grossman and his son Travis are experts at arranging bucket-list hunts for wild birds. Hunt prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse on the South Dakota prairies with Wild Prairie Bird Hunts or ruffed grouse and woodcock in Minnesota’s North Woods at The Grouse Lodge at Little Moran. Since 1987 Steve Grossman has catered to upland hunters with his seasoned English setters, splendid accommodations, wonderful meals and a lifetime of stories. Available dates are limited, so book today!


On Point Guide Service

Arizona and Nevada

Chukar hunting on relatively flat terrain is a rare thing, but that’s exactly what hunters will experience on Bud Ogan’s northern Nevada chukar and Hun hunts. On Point Guide Service also arranges fantastic hunts for Mearns, blue and Gambel’s quail in both Arizona and Nevada. Expect quality service from a seasoned outfitter whose wild-bird-only guided-hunt packages include everything from pre-scouted birds and trained dogs to meals, lodging, transportation and airport pick-up.


Santa Fe Guiding Company

New Mexico

On the southwestern edge of the Central Flyway, New Mexico is one of the hidden gems of the waterfowling world. Longtime guide Bob King conducts highly successful day hunts for fully plumed ducks, geese and sandhill cranes from October to February. Plus he offers desert-quail “slams” and dove hunting as standalone trips or in combination with waterfowl. Bob has all the dogs, gear and landowner permission necessary to ensure that you have a terrific experience!


Sask Alta Waterfowl Outfitters

Alberta, Canada

Along the North Saskatchewan River in Eastern Alberta, Sask Alta Waterfowl Outfitters delivers the ultimate in waterfowl hunting. With 30 years of experience and a team of top-notch guides and Labradors, owner Neil Johnson arranges well-managed, stress-free trips for geese, ducks and sandhill cranes. Guides handle the spotting, setting up blinds and decoys, and calling so that you can focus on the hunt. Give Neil a call and set yourself up for an epic Alberta waterfowl adventure!


Wyoming Wings & Waters


Owner and head guide Ryan Aune is your ticket to a Wyoming mixed bag of pheasants, Huns, chukar, blue grouse and sage grouse. These are truly wild birds found in one of America’s most untouched rural landscapes, so be ready for multiple hard-flying coveys each day. A full-day package includes morning and afternoon hunts with dogs, handcrafted meals prepared in the field plus snacks and beverages, transportation and incredible views.


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