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The 2021 Travel Run Down

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Who The Heck Are You?

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Border Update

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Who The Heck Are You?

Birdtail Fury
Canadian Drive-In
 
  • If you are driving please contact me and I will send you driving directions to the lodge. If your arrival date is let’s say September 19th, 2021 we will need you to arrive on the 19th close to 7 pm to give us a chance to change over.
 
  • Please download the google map directs to your phone or print it out – very low cell as you get close to the lodge.
 
 
  • We do have Beretta A400 shotguns for rent at the lodge.
 
  • Ammunition is available at the lodge.
 
  • I will be sending driving instructions soon.
 
 
 
Canadian Fly-In
 
  • If you’re flying into Winnipeg please for the love of God only use the Grand Winnipeg Hotel by the Winnipeg International Airport. Manitoba has had a record amount of forest fires that have forced many northern Manitobans to evacuate to the hotels close to the airport, plus some hotels are quarantine hotels. We do not want to use these hotels – trust me. If you are going to overnight in Winnipeg please use the GRAND HOTEL by the airport.
 
 
  • Beretta A400 shotguns are available for rent at the lodge.
 
  • Ammunition is available at the lodge.
 
 
 
Foreign-Resident Drive-in
 
  • I would suggest downloading the google maps link route to your device or print it out, when you get close to the lodge cell reception is light.
 
  • The biggest thing I want to emphasize is to come through one of the smaller ports (Shoot me a txt @ 1 204 294 2694 for the reason), most of the small ports like Lyleton are 9-5 hours.
 
  • Have your ArriveCan app signed in and ready, your current passport.
 
  • The gun declaration form (5589) is pre-filled out and printed 3 times – do not sign until you are in front of the customs agent. (There should be a lock on in every lockage area on your gun case.
 
 
  • Beretta A400 shotguns are available for rent at the lodge.
 
  • Ammunition is available at the lodge.
 
  • Max amount of ammunition you can bring into Canada is 200 per person
 
  • When crossing into Canada just remember that you can not declare someone else’s gun or birds for them, the owner will need to be in possession of them.
 
  • I will be sending driving instructions soon.
 
 
Foreign-Resident Fly-in MINOT
 
 
  • Arrive at the Minot Airport either the night before your quoted arrival day or early in that morning, we will need you on the doorstep of The Grand Hotel by 1:15 pm for the pickup NO LATER. 
 
  • The Grand Hotel is offering all our guests a special room rate of $72.
 
  • Birdtail has chartered Premiere Limousine out of Minot to pick you up from the Grand Hotel (1:15 pm) to take you to the border where Birdtail staff will be waiting in the neutral zone (area physical area between both Canada and US port buildings).   
 
  • Please purchase all your liquor in Minot, Broadway Liquor  (opens at 9:00 am) is just minutes down the road from the Grand Hotel. Please purchase before the limo picks you up at 1:15 pm, there will be no stops while you’re en route to the border – no time.
 
  • Have your ArriveCan app signed in and ready, your current passport.
 
  • The gun declaration form (5589) is pre-filled out and printed 3 times – do not sign until you are in front of the customs agent. (TSA-approved lock on your gun case in every lockage area.
 
  • When we meet in the neutral zone, staff will have brought guests in who are on their way home that will take the limo back to the Minot airport. This is why the 1:15 pm timing is very critical. Once we make the swap we will continue to the port of entry at Canada customs and do the process to enter Canada. Once completed we will the last leg to the lodge. 
 
  • The total drive time from Minot to the lodge will be 3 hours and 20 minutes.
 
  • We will not be stopping for ammunition b/c there is next to none and we have more than enough at the lodge.
 
  • Max amount of ammunition you can bring into Canada is 200 per person
 
  • Beretta A400 shotguns are available for rent at the lodge.
 
  • Ammunition is available at the lodge.
 
 
 
 
Foreign-Resident Private Aircraft
 
  • International Peace Gardens is a 24-hour port that has a 3000′ runway or possibly greater for clearing customs.
 
  • Have your ArriveCan app signed in and ready, your current passport.
 
  • The gun declaration form (5589) is pre-filled out and printed 3 times – do not sign until you are in front of the customs agent. (There should be a lock on in every lockage area on your gun case.
 
  • Canadian Borders Services no longer provides customs clearance in Brandon (March 2020)
 
  • Brandon Airport will accept all aircraft for hanger and fuel services.
 
  • Birdtail Staff will provide transportation from the Brandon Airport to the lodge.
 
  • Max amount of ammunition you can bring into Canada is 200 per person
 
  • Beretta A400 shotguns are available for rent at the lodge.
 
  • Ammunition is available at the lodge.
 
Paul Conchâtre Manitoba Hunter and Outfitter
Birdtail Waterfowl Inc.

Paul Conchatre

28 Turcotte Cove
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 3V9
Canada

+1 (204) 294 2694

birdtailwaterfowl@gmail.com

Alternatively, please feel free to contact Paul at birdtailwaterfowl@gmail.com