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Good Open Water Mixed Bag Hunting

These boys could shoot, and their harvest showed.  We had a great hunt this morning killing a mixed bag of surf scoter, bluebills, and buffleheads.  I think the best hunting of the 2016-17 waterfowl season is yet to… Read More

First North Carolina Duck Hunt for Young Sportsmen

My friend Greg and his buddy Steven, brought their sons, Adam and Sean, who were able to experience their first North Carolina duck hunt today.  The birds flew decent given the slick calm conditions, and the boys were able to… Read More

Fair Hunting on a Bluebird Day

We had to do a lot of riding to find them, but once we set up, the result was positive.  Pruitt and Brant experienced some sea duck hunting for the first time.  The hunting should continue to improve… Read More

White-Winged Scoter

We shot our first white-winged scoter this morning. White-winged scoters are the third and most rare of the scoter species.  They are a highly prized sea duck in the Pamlico estuary.   It’s a beautiful, big-bodied bird distinguished by the white patch behind… Read More

Kicking Off the Season with a Bang!

We had a great scoter hunt this morning with a limit of blacks by 8 a.m.  Fun stuff.  We have plenty of open dates and the hunting will only get better as the season progresses. 

Sea Duck Hunting Article in Wildfowl Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Wildfowl Magazine (September 2016).  We are honored to have a nice 5 page story on our Sea Duck hunting in the Pamlico.  Come check us out this season.  We’ll be rigged up… Read More

Summer Skunkhead

I shot these picture while on a fishing trip the other day.  I think that a drake surf scoter is one of the prettiest birds of all the waterfowl species.  I’m not sure why this bird was still… Read More

Ready for Some Layout Hunting

Special delivery today from Michael Bankes of Bankes Boats in Ontario. These are the best layout boats on the market and built for one thing…….close up decoying divers and sea ducks in open water. Better open up the… Read More

2016-17 Sea Duck Season

The dates have officially been announced.  The season is Nov. 21 – Jan. 28.  Same limit applies to scoters.  4 birds/person/day.  It’s gonna be a great season. Book now to reserve your dates for next season. You can… Read More

A Grand Finale

Hosea, little Hosea, Bond, and Nixon couldn’t have had any more action blasting scoters and bluebills on the last day of the season.  These young men are hardcore duck hunters, and this trip was their first experience sea… Read More