Welcome to an adventure all its own, that is Duck hunting in the state of North Carolina. It may not be World Class, but we can certainly knock some down. What makes our state so great is the fact we can hunt the coast or the timber and still kill ducks. We are located in close proximity to the Cape Fear Rivers, Black River, The Intercoastal Waterway, New River, and many local swamps in the southeastern coast of NC. We will also be offering trips to the Pamlico sounds area by January 2009.
Our Flooded Timber hunts consists of wading into a swamp and setting up some decoys well before daylight. These hunts can last 30 minutes to a couple of hours depending on the weather and the number of ducks in the area. In these swamps we tend to kill a lot of Wood Ducks, with Teal (Greenwing), Mallards, Ringnecks, Merganser, and some Geese, with a possible Pintail or other odd duck flying through to check out the swamp. We only offer a 3-4 hour hunt in these locations, as the activity is greatly decreased after 9 AM, but we are willing to stay if they continue to fly and your limit is not yet reached.
The rivers also offer duck hunting, which often offers the same types of ducks as the Timber, but can last longer. Right now we can only carry 2-3 people in the boat to hunt comfortably and safely. since we will have to have room for decoys and equipment.
Our coastal hunts can be half or full day hunts, as the ducks tend to fly longer in the coastal areas, and diver hunting can literally last all day with thousands of birds being available to hunt during the right time of the year. These birds consist of Mergansers (mostly Hooded), Bufflehead, Bluebills, Redheads, Gadwall, Pintail, Mallards, Geese, Wigeon, Ruddy Ducks, and a few other assorted species. We will take our decoys and gear and set them up in the sound early that morning and come back to pick you up and carry your party out, with up to 4 people being able to go. We may split you up into two groups in and area of about 450 yards apart. We will be standing in the marsh grass or in water up to 3 foot deep.
Safety is our number one goal, and if you commit any unsafe action with a firearm, then we reserve the right to cancel your hunt and carry you back and a $50 charge to cover expenses. Inclimate weather is to be expected, please dress extremely warm, you can always take off extras, but oyu cant put on what you dont have. You should provide your guns, ammo (in several sizes, 3 shot is a good all around shell, but BB shot for a stray Goose may be wanted, 4 shot will work, but we do not reccomend going smaller than that), clothes, waders (neoprene is nice on those cold mornings), a state hunting liscense, and a federal duck stamp, as well as what you may want to eat or drink on the trip. If you need to cancel a booked trip, please try to do so at least three days before, based on the situations we also reserve the right for a $25 surcharge for cancelled trips.