Alaska Duck Hunting
Alaska duck hunting season runs from December through January. The waterfowl are in their full winter plumage and make beautiful trophies for collectors after their sea duck slam. The sheltered bays offer good protection for the wintering ducks, and the hunting can be incredible!
Why we think you should consider our Alaska Duck Hunts:
- Alaska duck hunting is exceptional with beautiful, fully-feathered museum quality specimens for collectors.
- When duck hunting Alaska, you’ll target not only traditional sea ducks but get trophy birds like Harlequin, Surf Scoter, Common Scoter, White Wing Scoter, Common and Redbreasted Merganser and Barrows Goldeneye.
- Good bird numbers, low hunter pressure and great success rates.
- Often you can mix in some fishing or ptarmigan hunting.
When to go duck hunting in Alaska
Weather plays a huge role in waterfowl hunting in Alaska, especially since most waterfowlers who come here are after trophy birds in full winter plumage. If that’s your goal, we suggest that you hunt after November 1st through the end of the duck hunting season in mid-December. Sunlight is another factor to consider. In November, you’ll have around 10 hours of daylight, but in December that drops to five or six hours. Warm layers of comfortable clothes, wool and fleece are recommended. Be sure to bring one heavy coat for sitting in skiffs or blinds.
Alaska Sea Duck Hunts
Alaska Sea Duck Hunting Prince William Sound
In addition to some of the most beautiful scenery in the World, Prince William Sound provides exceptional Alaska sea duck hunting!
Alaska’s Prince William Sound is home to the largest population of Sea Ducks in North America. If hunting Harlequin, Surf Scoter, Common Scoter, White Wing Scoter, Common and Redbreasted Merganser and Barrows Goldeneye ducks is on your bucket list then Alaska duck hunting should be high on your bucket list! In addition to the ducks listed above, when hunting Prince William Sound, you could see Cackler Geese, Bluebills (Greater Scaup), Widgeon, Mallards, and Buffleheads. On most trips seven to nine species is very common.
Your outfitter will meet you at the public boat ramp in Whittier before daylight. You’ll be hunting from shore over decoys. Most days one or two sets will keep the clients barrels warm, but if necessary your guide will re-locate to find more birds, or different species.
If this sea duck hunt in Prince William Sound interests you, contact us for available dates or more information.
Duck Hunts in Resurrection Bay
Resurrection Bay near Seward, Alaska can provide great sea duck and puddle duck hunting.
Our Resurrection Bay duck hunts are day hunts based out of the public small boat Harbor in Seward, Alaska. You’ll be hunting for Harlequin, Surf, White, and Common Scoters, Barrows and Common Goldeneye, Common and Redbreasted Merganser, Greater Scaup, and Mallards, Pintails, Teal, Gadwall, Shovelers and Buffleheads.
Your guide will typically set out decoys from the tender boat, and then shuttle hunters to shore in a small inflatable where they will shoot decoying birds. The scenery in Resurrection bay is some of the finest in South-Central Alaska!
If this duck hunt interests you, contact us for available dates or more information.
Waterfowl Hunting on Kachemak Bay
Kachemak Bay out of Homer, Alaska is a duck hunters paradise. Sea ducks and puddle ducks are hunted over decoys from shore.
Our Kachemak Bay waterfowl hunts are multi-day trips based out of the Homer Harbor, or Seldovia Harbor depending on your hunting groups desires. This hunt is for groups of 3-5 hunters. If scheduling allows we can try to mix and match hunt parties if a single hunter or a couple pair of hunters want to book a date.
Large numbers of ducks raft in the Kachemak Bay area in the late fall and winter.
You will hunt Harlequin, Oldsquaws, Surf, White, and Common Scoters, Barrows and Common Goldeneye, Common and Redbreasted Merganser, Greater Scaup, and Mallards, Pintails, Teal, Gadwall, Shovelers and Buffleheads. The large rafts of Alaska sea ducks in Kachemak bay provide for a great day of shooting and the scenery is spectacular!
Alaska Sea Duck Hunting on Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island has good hunting for: Harlequin; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Long-tailed (Old Squaw) Ducks; and White-Winged, Surf, and Black Scoters as well as Mallard; Wigeon; Bufflehead; Merganser; and Scaup.
Sea duck hunting in Alaska usually focuses on species specific trophy collecting, and this outfitter will adjust his hunting style according to your goals. If you’re interested in a lot of shooting, the Goldeneye, Mallard, and Widgeon hunting is phenomenal. The bays around Kodiak Island offer good protection for the wintering ducks, but keep in mind, this is Alaska in the middle of the winter. Come prepared for wind, rain, snow and cold.
Alaska Cast and Blast
Duck hunt in the morning, and fish in the afternoon!
This is the ONLY full service fishing lodge located on the Goodnews River, in southwest Alaska.
During the first week of September only, we are offering an Alaska cast-and-blast option. Do some Alaska duck hunting, or hunt ptarmigan in the mornings, then fish for silvers and big rainbows.
This trip is EXTREMELY LIMITED, so lock in your spot fast.
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