Most of you know that back in 2015/16, we started offering open water duck hunts on my 22′ Beaver Boat scissor rig. We had a great first season, as the sea ducks were thick in the estuary and showed up in great numbers. We killed our limit most days we went. The hunting was good, and I pushed it hard and did quite a few hunts during the season. The next two seasons, the sea ducks pulled a no-show. We had plenty of bluebills and we were able to kill some of them along with a mixed bag of other birds; however, we were missing our bread and butter with the scoters, so I didn’t push the hunting trips as much as I normally would have. This year is different. They are super thick everywhere we hunt, so I’m telling you if you want to kill sea duck and have a quality gunning experience killing wild birds in the wild waters of our estuary, you better get in on the action now. If the birds stick around, we’ll have a great year and burn lots of powder. Sea duck hunting is super fun and exciting, especially if you’ve never done it before. Many avid duck hunters I know have never experienced this unique type of hunt.
Another advantage of sea duck hunting is that you can hunt during the season split (Dec. 1-15 this year). I’m fishing pretty hard until the season split starts, but I have openings during the split and during the December and January season.
Open dates for waterfowl hunting: Dec. 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17-21, 26-29 Jan. 1-4, 7, 10, 14-18, 21-24
For more information and some good pictures, visit my hunting website at www.innerbankswaterfowl.com. My rates are $250/person. I take a minimum of 2 and a max of 4. Hunts begin early in the morning, and we hunt until early afternoon. You just show up, step on the boat, go hunting, and step off at the end of the day. It’s easy for you and a pretty good deal when you see how much work is involved.