Coming in from out-of-state? Weather won't beat us with this package! If we miss them in the morning, we'll hit them again in the afternoon on us!
We built our Texas Duck Hunting and Goose Hunting business on a high level of client success. Our Texas duck hunting guides are here to make your stay a "trip of a lifetime". We are focused on the absolute best hunting opportunities. Our Texas duck and goose hunting logistics and strategies are always geared for your best success afield.
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We are located in the wintering grounds for 90% of the world's population of Redhead ducks according to USFWS. Bull Sprig Pintail, Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Mottled Duck, Bufflehead, and Greater and Lesser Scaup are popular among collectors as well. These are among some 14 different species found here in full plummage on the Texas Gulf Coast. We invite you to learn more about our hunting by checking out our Facebook Page.
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!
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|
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.
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.
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.