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Go deer hunting in Alberta for $3,500

Travel Deal for December 28, 2012

vicky vacay deal of the dayIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go hunting, Travel Alberta has a deal that will give you bang for your buck – literally!

Until January 25, 2013 you can go hunting with Kainai Wilderness Expeditions, located in Coalhurst, Alberta (about 11 kilometres north of the city  of Lethbridge). Experienced guide Joshua Many Chief will take you on a four-day rifle or archery expedition for whitetail deer as you set the pace and experience the world’s finest big buck areas within the rugged beauty of the prairies.

Many Chief was born into a legendary blood line of hunters, trappers, traditional herbalists and spiritual healers. His family educated him in the art of hunting and fishing for survival. Joshua’s other passions include working with the youth to help develop their skills as hunters and leaders. In 2010, Joshua Many Chief founded Kainai Wilderness Expeditions and quickly became one of the most sought after big game hunting and Fishing Outfitters on the Blood Tribe.

According to the site: “Choices include white tail deer and the Mule deer though the prairies to the Moose and Elk in the Rockies. The Trophy Whitetail, Moose and Elk Hunts are in an area that is surrounded by Waterton Lakes National Parks of Canada.

Prices for this package range from rifle or archery hunting whitetail deer for $3,500 over four days, to rifle or archery hunt moose for $6,000 over five days. Kainai Wilderness Expeditions also offers predator hunting and fishing trips. Recommends Calgary so that you can shop till you drop

After you’ve completed your expedition with Kainai Wilderness Expeditions, make the two hour drive 212 kilometres north from Lethbridge to Calgary, Alberta and enjoy some of the best shopping in the country.

Don’t believe us? Ask writer Jody Robbins, who visited the city and reported that Calgary was an ideal place for anyone looking for a good place to spend some money. While she gave several reasons for this, the lower tax rate was definitely high on the list.

Robbins:Out-of-province shoppers know that a trip to Alberta means they’ll spend less (or can buy more — whichever way you want to justify it). With the least sales tax (no PST or HST) in all of Canada, there’s only the five per cent Government Sales Tax (GST) tacked on, making Calgary a mecca for big-ticket items.

To book with Kainai Wilderness Expeditions: Click here for more information. Call 1 403 737 3006 or email

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