High quality sets of full bodies are a signature of Sandhill Crane hunting in this area. Experience the calling mastery of our guides as we work them in close. Our hunts are conducted "inland" and followed with an afternoon on the bay duck hunting for Pintail, Wigeon, Redheads, Gadwall, Teal and other Central Flyway favorites! Welcome to "collector's paradise"!
Our duck season starts with the First Split on November 4th and runs through November 26th. The Second Split starts December 9th and runs through January 28th. 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 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|
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.
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.