Guide Bios


Captain Richard Andrews is the owner of Inner Banks Waterfowl and Tar-Pam Guide Service and is a full-time, year-round hunting and fishing guide.  He has been guiding in one form or another since 2001 and has extensive  experience in North Carolina’s guiding industry. Born and raised on the Tar River in Tarboro, North Carolina, he began waterfowl hunting in the swamps, backwaters, and flooded timber of Eastern N.C. at an early age.   Guiding is his year-round full-time career, and his experience and expertise on the water will be tremendous asset to your hunt.

Capt. Richard also has a masters degree in Natural Resources from N.C. State University where his graduate research focused on stream and wetland restoration ecology.  Soon learning  that a “real job” just wasn’t for him, he decided to pursue his passion of guiding waterfowl hunters and anglers to new experiences in the remote and unspoiled Inner Banks region of North Carolina. Since then, he has built a successful inshore fishing guide service, Tar-Pam Guide Service, has had numerous appearances on UNC-TV’s Carolina Outdoor Journal, and numerous articles written about his services in various local, state, and national publications. During the winters,  he was able to refine his hunting skills, develop an understanding of seasonal waterfowl patterns in Coastal North Carolina, and cultivate the patience and experience necessary to be a professional guide. His goal is to instill an greater appreciation for the sport of waterfowling while providing a memorable experience for his clients.

IMG_0402Capt. Richard resides in Bath with his wife, Austin, and two sons, Tripp and Henry.