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Hunt #6784441 06/05/17 08:23 PM
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Any recommendations on guides for 4 people duck and goose hunt with lodging and meals. would like to hunt 3 days preferably on coast or west Texas area

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If you plan on going to West Texas I would try and find a couple more hunters so you can hit the 6 person minimum that most of the outfitters require for a private group. Not only is it nicer to only hunt with friends but it's hard for them to want to even mess with mixing groups when they know they can fill the spot with a group of 6 or more pretty easily.

If you go to West Texas I would contact Dane Swinburn at Tule Creek Outfitters in Tulia, TX first. Dane is a super nice guy and his lodge is top notch. If you'd rather stay closer to Lubbock and stay in a hotel then I'd contact Blackfoot Guide Service, Longneck Outfitters, or Crooked Wing Outfitters. All of them are very capable of taking you on an excellent duck/goose hunt.


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I second Tule creek outfitters. Dane will put in the work to make sure you are on the birds.

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Thanks , I will contact him today

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Call Dakota at Kent outdoors. Best outfitter in North Texas (as well as southern Ok) and they will accommodate your every need. They will put you on the birds too.


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Originally Posted By: teal.slayer14
I second Tule creek outfitters. Dane will put in the work to make sure you are on the birds.


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They run a good outfit. Dane knows what he's doing. He takes care of his clients.

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Make sure and ask some questions. I used to hunt with several "outfitters" out West, some even mentioned here. I didn't mind putting out the decoys but when our "guide" handed us a shovel and told us to dig a coffin sized pit to lay in, mud, of course, well.... we did shoot a few geese, then the "guide" said cleaning the geese was not part of the hunt, well that was it for me.

Oh yea, we pulled in the night before out hunt getting ready for dinner we asked the "outfitter" what's for dinner?? He said "hamburger Soup". We all looked at each other like WTH?? He then said. "Ya'll shoulda been here last night, we had ribeyes" really...

So, be sure and ask some questions, get some references, call them. Yes, there are a couple reputable outfitters just do your homework. We learned this the hard way.


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I will make sure to ask lots of questions and make sure its all covered. Thanks for all the suggestions

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If you hunt out of Port A, the way it normally works is that the guide puts you in an open water blind,,, the only shots you get are red heads,,, limit 2.

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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Make sure and ask some questions. I used to hunt with several "outfitters" out West, some even mentioned here. I didn't mind putting out the decoys but when our "guide" handed us a shovel and told us to dig a coffin sized pit to lay in, mud, of course, well.... we did shoot a few geese, then the "guide" said cleaning the geese was not part of the hunt, well that was it for me.


I do think each "outfitter" should make it known on their website that setting up is part of the hunt, as well as bird cleaning not being included.

But honestly, for $200 that is about all you can expect out of a guided hunt. What you are paying for is pretty much gear rental, guides knowledge on setting up, guides to call and pick up birds, and to have all the scouting done for you. If you don't want to help set up or clean birds, talk to the "outfitter" about other options. I'm sure they'd be more than happy to charge $300/gun and set up all the decoys, dig all of the holes, and clean all of your birds. When I was up there I begged the guy I worked for to do something like that because I wouldn't mind waking up a couple extra hours early to set up by myself for a couple reasons. One, most of the clients have no clue what they are doing and you end up having to work twice as hard fixing everything they screw up. Two, we would have made a little extra money.


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I'm with GK because I like salty old dudes.
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