I am a trophy hunter and am on the search for something over 170
Aren't we all.....
I think that sort of deer lives in all three provinces(Manitoba,Sask,and Alberta) and for that matter BC,Ontario,and New Brunswick as well.Despite hunting them all (except Ontario and BC)off and on over 20 odd years,I have seen hunters actually kill two.I have seen only two alive while hunting that I know for a certainty were well over the 170 benchmark, gross.The largest killed by a hunter in camp was a Manitoba buck that grossed in the mid 180's.....He looked like a different species.
If I had to bet the farm on killing one, I'd pick Alberta....but know full well that when it comes time for your ticket to be punched on a giant deer,it could happen just as easily in any of the provinces mentioned above.
Be ready to burn lots of tags.Unless you have already killed a pile of 160's,and are very skilled at scoring deer heads on the hoof in the seconds you have to do it,it will be really hard for you to even distinguish between a 160 and a 170.
You might get lucky but thats what it takes.