Private Guide: Great Grey Owl: Minnesota- Extremely Limited

Private Guide: Great Grey Owl: Minnesota- Extremely Limited

from 2,500.00

2017/2018 dates extremely limited; contact for availability. 

*please note: unlike Canada 99% of visitors respect the owls by not baiting them.  If they are perched, then they are hunting.  There is no need to bait them because if you wait long enough they will fly/ hunt.  Yes, you are at one of the coldest locations in the USA.  No, I will not bait them to speed up the process.  If you are looking for baited opportunities please visit Canada.

You don’t need to travel internationally to experience the illusive Great Grey Owl! Capture their unique behavior in a remote, typically quiet, area.  Because they don't fear humans you have the ability to get extremely close!  This private photo guiding service if offered in a 2- day or 5- day duration, and is lead by an experienced tracker of the owls.  You will be able to capture head shots, flight images, and other various behaviors displayed.  

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Guiding Service:

You will receive individual hands- on attention, which will allow you to capture portfolio worthy images.   This is a fun Great Grey Owl private guiding service, and is lead by a professional wildlife photographer.  The goal is to have a great time, and give you a once- in- a- lifetime experience.   

Trip Details:

INCLUDED: Airport transportation, transportation during guiding service and field instruction .

NOT INCLUDED:  Airfare, hotel, meals, passport or VISA fees, travel insurance and transportation in relation to your departure. 

Itinerary Example (Tours last from November through March):

Because the sun never gets high in the sky, we are able to photograph from sunrise to sunset. 

Day 1: Thursday- Arrive at Duluth, Minnesota, airport and transported two hours to the location/ your hotel.  Possibly photographing owls in the evening depending on your arrival time. 

Day 2: Friday- Morning field session (7AM start time- sunrise at 8AM).  Continue session until a lunch break (12AM)*, and continue photographing until just after sunset (6:00PM).  *If the day is extremely productive we will push lunch to a later time.

Day 3/4: Saturday/Sunday- Morning field session (7AM start time- sunrise at 8AM).  Continue session until a lunch break (12AM)*, and continue photographing until just after sunset (6:00PM).  *If the day is extremely productive we will push lunch to a later time.

Day 5: Monday- Morning field session (7AM start time- sunrise at 8AM).  Continue session until a lunch (12AM)*, and continue photographing until just after sunset (6:00PM).  After the evening session you will be transported back to Duluth, Minesotta (estimated arrival around 10PM).   *If the day is extremely productive we will push lunch to a later time. 

Payment Information:

To guarantee specified dates a deposit of half the value of pay in full is required.  The full balance is due twenty (20) days prior to the guiding service.  No interest payment plans are available.    

It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance for your trip.

Cancellation policy (no partial refunds made for any reason-cancellation fees are non- transferable):

60+ days prior to guiding service: deposit forfeited

30-60 days prior to guiding service: 50% of the guiding service balance required 

20-30 days prior to the guiding service: 80% of the guiding service balance required

<20 days prior to the guiding service: 100% of the guiding service balance required