Hi, my name is Daryl Stanley – my wife C.C. and I operate Stanley’s Goose Camp. I grew up hunting and playing hockey in Manitoba and many other places in Canada and the United States. After a career in the National Hockey League I decided to get serious with my life – enough playing games you might say – and pursue my passion for the outdoors, I started outfitting waterfowl hunters. That’s right, I take hunting and guiding very seriously.
Hunting has brought so many wonderful people into our lives over the past ten years that C.C. and I feel truly blessed. Our hunters are more than clients, we make a lot of great friends in this business. The great thing about this job is continuing to meet and talk to people that share the same interests as us.
Stanley’s Goose Camp (SGC) is located in the heart of the best Manitoba waterfowl region, the best waterfowl hunting in Canada – at least we think so. Oak Hammock marsh is the staging area for one of the largest concentrations of waterfowl in North America. Being born and raised here, and having hunted most of my life – I know the birds, their habits and their flight patterns. We have unlimited access to fantastic hunting country to operate in – much of it is farmed by old friends of mine.
Our camp is easy to get to. Simply fly into the Winnipeg International Airport and we will pick you up. Driving is just as easy, we are located about eight hours north of Minneapolis. Hunters who drive can park in front of our lodge, right at our farm home. Our four-bedroom lodge accommodates two hunters per room and has all the conveniences, plus the added attraction of my wife C.C.’s fantastic home cooking. Our experienced clients have one thing to say about C.C.’s meals – you are going to put on some weight and that is all there is to it!
I am fortunate to have an excellent staff. Our guides are seasoned hunters as well as hard workers that know and play the game very well. Our staff will do everything in there power to make sure your hunt is a great success. We welcome our hunters to bring along their dogs if they wish.
The way I offer my hunts is to host eight hunters for three days. This enables each group to have three morning goose hunts and two afternoon duck hunts. We hunt fields a lot, although we also have some great marshes and pothole country in our area. Canada, snows, mallards, pintails, teal, widgeons and gadwalls are our most common birds plus we get a few other diver species.
Day after day we get results. Why? We wrote the book on hard work. From airport pick-up, to the lodge, and into the field our staff is professional. Our guides are seasoned veterans in the waterfowl game. Our hunts are field hunts, that’s right… FIELD HUNTS! Barley, corn, peas and wheat fields. Our staff will drive you right to the fields. SGC has an abundance of equipment including decoys to blinds. Each day is different, your hunt may require from anywhere from 2 to 20 dozen decoys. After setting up, the fun begins. Strap yourself in and get ready for the ride!!
Give us a call, hunt with Manitoba’s choice outfitter, be a part of it!
All you need is your license, shotgun and lots of shells, we will do the rest.