Most Popular

Border Update Well, things are changing for the better, and soon we will be cruising the gravel roads looking for those world hunts again. It’s not

Read More »


Pintail ducks can usually be identified by shape alone – thin bills that curve up to a round head, long neck, slender body, and a

Read More »

Sandhill Cranes

A tall, gray bird, the Sandhill Crane prefers open grasslands, meadows, and wetlands and congregates in huge numbers in migration. They do not hunt in

Read More »

Snow Geese

Completely white except for black tips on their wings, snow geese are famous for flying in their high altitude long diagonal lines or V-formations and

Read More »

Manitoba Waterfowl Hunting 2020

Manitoba Waterfowl Hunting

Update for 2020

It’s June and if you are a waterfowl nut June is that month where we tend to fast forward our thoughts straight through the summer months and start executing the fall plans.

Making plans as of late seem to have a 50 / 50 chance of being successful due to the Covid19 deal we have been witnessing.

Manitoba has been very fortunate to only have had around 300 confirmed cases so far, local businesses are opening up again, and rec sports are now permitted here in the province. All good steps to bring us back from the shear panics of lock downs and now know that toilet paper is a safer investment than gold when shit hits the fan. (personal lock down highlight after watching the Shining with my kids)

I have watched the spring bear outfitters lose their season, and now witnessing the big fly in fishing lodges either closing their doors on 2020 or running partially open waiting for the Canada / US border to open.

When will the border open? Most thought June 21st but now we’re hearing July 21st to nonessential travel, which the hunt fish world is a part of. My gut feeling is we will be operating this fall just based on the timing of things. Second wave? Possible, but I don’t think we can afford a second lock down or freezing of our economies again. Like let’s be real here, spending spree of finical aid with little or no income and holding an insane amount of old debt and new debt, ya no. Tourism is essential to our economies and will play a large roll in the recovery.


Staying positive and working my butt off in hopes of a 2020.

Now let’s watch some geese get shot 🙂

Paul Conchâtre Manitoba Hunter and Outfitter
Birdtail Waterfowl Inc.

Paul Conchatre

28 Turcotte Cove
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 3V9

+1 (204) 294 2694

Alternatively, please feel free to contact Paul at