Our most popular hunting trips frequently involve a morning or afternoon of bay fishing for Trout and Redfish. These combination trips offer the best of the Texas Mid-Coast and make for memories of a lifetime. We offer cast and blast combinations trips including a morning duck hunt followed by an action packed afternoon fishing trip.
Package includes a guided hunting trip; fully guided bay fishing trip; one night stay at The Lodge with meals; all tackle, and cleaning & packaging of your game.
September finds us in hot wing shooting for early Teal then hitting the water mid-morning for fishing. On Dove hunts, we always fish the mornings then come back to the lodge and relax and retool for afternoon hunts. During the regular waterfowl season starting around the first of November, we typically hunt the mornings then come back to the lodge for a hearty lunch and retool for afternoon fishing adventures.
Night Vision hog hunts are a ton of fun, conducted at night over baited locations with professional blinds or spot and stalk during the September grain season. We shoot the latest generation of Night Vision using AR-15's in heavier calibers. We can add night activities like hog hunting or flounder gigging to any trip package.
The easiest approach to out-of-state licensing and licensing in general is to make these arrangements ahead of time. Please call 1-800-TX-LIC-4U or online at TPWD ONLINE.
The following is a thorough list of what each hunter should bring to ensure enjoyment of the outdoors. Texas weather is tough to predict. Please prepare for temperatures warmer and colder than you think possible. Bold items are essential.
|Shotguns - At least two (20/12 gauge recommended)*|
|Steel Shot Shells|
|Ducks Loads (2 3/4" - 3" #2's, 4's, or 6's) **|
|Goose Loads (BB, BBB, T)|
|Chest Waders/Hip Boots|
|Camo Face net/mask|
|Gun cleaning kit|
|Camo clothing (Max 4HD or Similar)|
|Texas hunting license/voucher (Call 1-800-TX-LIC-4U)|
|Federal Waterfowl Stamp|
Many of our duck hunting locations are accessed by airboat depending upon water levels and difficulty of access in the back marsh. We recommend that your gear be securely stowed in waterproof bags. There can be no loose items in this boat.
We have shotguns for rent at the lodge featuring the latest and greatest including Remington Versa Max and V-12's along with a host of over/unders. Shotgun shells are available here at the lodge.
For guests wanting to ship gear here to the lodge ahead of their trip, our shipping/receiving address is 109 W. Austin, Seadrift, Texas 77983. Please schedule a pick up for your gear as well for return to you.
Bird processing fees are not included in the price of hunt packages as it is a variable that we cannot predict. These fees run approximately $2.50 for ducks and $3.00 for geese. Should you elect to not take birds home, cleaning and processing fees must still be paid. We will assist you with making donations of the meat to area charities.
If you would like to clean your own birds at no charge, feel free to do so. We will assist you with storage until your departure.
Our duck season starts with the First Split on November 5th and runs through November 27th. The Second Split starts December 10th and runs through January 29th. Sandhill Crane typically opens 3rd Saturday in December and runs through mid to late January. Call for details.
Cast & Blast trips for Trout & Redfish, Goose/Duck combinations, Night Vision Hog, Sandhill Crane and much more. Come see us!