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Fishing, Hunting in Port O'Connor

Duck, Inshore Fishing, Hunting Charter in Port O'Connor

Cast And Blast: Port O'Connor Adventure

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1 - 4 People From $700
Hunting in Port Mansfield

Duck Hunting Trip in Port Mansfield

Duck Hunt

1 - 4 People From $500
Hunting in Rio Hondo

Duck Hunting Trip in Rio Hondo

South Texas Waterfowl

20 ft 1 - 6 People From $400
Hunting in Freeport

Duck Hunting Trip in Freeport

Freeport Duck Hunts

23 ft 1 - 3 People From $450
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Hunting in South Padre Island

Duck Hunting Trip in South Padre Island

3 Person Duck Hunt

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $650
Hunting in Corpus Christi

Duck Hunting Trip in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Duck Hunts

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20 ft 1 - 4 People From $400

Top Cities for Duck Hunting in Texas

Most Popular Types of Duck Trips in Texas

Top Species for Duck Hunting in Texas

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Hunting in Garwood
Hunting in Garwood
Hunting in Garwood
trip description for Texas Duck Hunt Fun! in Garwood

Embark on an authentic Texas Duck Hunting experience with seasoned guide Jeff in the picturesque setting of Garwood, Texas. Join us for a memorable waterfowl expedition, targeting coveted species such as Blue Winged Teal, Northern Pintail, and Mottled Duck against the backdrop of the Lone Star State's expansive landscapes. Texas Duck Hunting enthusiasts can rely on Jeff's expertise to curate an immersive and successful hunting trip. With a keen understanding of the local waterfowl patterns and habitats, Jeff ensures a rewarding experience for both seasoned hunters and those new to the sport. For those in search of premier Houston Duck Hunts, Garwood's proximity makes it an ideal destination. Jeff's commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable hunting environment, coupled with his knowledge of the region, guarantees a fulfilling adventure for hunters of all skill levels. Duck Shooting in Texas reaches new heights with Jeff as your guide. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt, surrounded by the natural beauty and abundant waterfowl that define the Garwood region. Book your Texas Duck Hunting excursion today and experience the excitement of pursuing Blue Winged Teal, Northern Pintail, and Mottled Duck in the heart of Texas. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near El Campo

Texas Duck Hunt Fun!

1 - 4 People From $700
Hunting in Port O'Connor
Hunting in Port O'Connor
Hunting in Port O'Connor
trip description for Early Teal Season in Port O'Connor

Get ready to experience an early season Teal hunt like never before in the picturesque coastal town of Port O'Connor, Texas! Nestled along the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this hidden gem is a waterfowl enthusiast's paradise, offering an unforgettable adventure for avid hunters. As the sun rises over the expansive marshes, the air comes alive with the sound of whistling wings and the unmistakable calls of Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal. With its prime location on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port O'Connor provides the ideal habitat for these migratory birds, attracting thousands of Teal during the early season. Step aboard our expertly guided hunting boats and prepare for an exhilarating pursuit of these fast-flying, acrobatic ducks. Our seasoned guides possess an intimate knowledge of the local waters, ensuring you are positioned for success in the most productive Teal hotspots. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to waterfowl hunting, our team will cater to your needs, providing valuable insights and sharing their passion for the sport. The natural beauty of Port O'Connor serves as a stunning backdrop to your hunting expedition. As you navigate the tranquil marshes and scenic bays, you'll witness breathtaking sunrises and encounter a diverse array of wildlife, from graceful shorebirds to majestic coastal vistas. The serenity of this untouched environment is an experience in itself, immersing you in the magic of nature. After an exhilarating morning on the hunt, retreat to our comfortable lodge where warm hospitality and delicious regional cuisine await. Share tales of your adventures with fellow hunters, swap tips and tricks, and bask in the camaraderie that comes from a shared passion for the outdoors. Make this early season Teal hunt in Port O'Connor, Texas, a highlight of your waterfowl hunting season. With its abundant Teal population, breathtaking scenery, and expert guides, this coastal paradise promises an unforgettable adventure. Book your trip now and get ready to create lasting memories in the heart of waterfowl country! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near El Campo

Early Teal Season

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1 - 4 People From $400
Hunting in Coldspring
Hunting in Coldspring
Hunting in Coldspring
trip description for Lake Livingston Wood Duck Shoot in Coldspring

Head out for some fast and furious early-morning action chasing Wood Ducks on Lake Livingston! Your guide and outfitter, Kirk, will provide all the scouting, decoys, transportation, blind setups, and calling for your morning hunt. Unlike diving ducks and puddle ducks, Wood Ducks move on a much more consistent schedule and they don't dally. Between first light and sunrise, big flocks move from the roost site to their food source, all at once. If you're hitting your marks, you can have a very efficient morning hunt! Lake Livingston attracts many species of puddle and diving ducks. Wood Ducks and Mallards, are the most sought-after here. They prefer backwater habitats, especially the sloughs and oxbows common in this area. Kirk has been hunting this lake for years and has the perfect honey holes and set ups, coupled with proper scouting, to get you plenty of shots on the Woodys. Kirk runs these trips on his 18' Weldbilt skiff, with a shallow draft to take you through even the skinniest waters. She can accommodate up to 4 hunters, so bring some good company! You'll typically be hunting from the boat itself, nestled back up amongst the marsh banks, since public property can be scarce around Lake Livingston. Kirk asks that you bring your own shotguns, shells, camoflauge, and waders. You will also need your Texas hunting license and a federal duckstamp as well. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip near El Campo

Lake Livingston Wood Duck Shoot

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
Hunting in Temple
Hunting in Temple
Hunting in Temple

Duck Hunting Trip near El Campo

Central Texas Duck Hunts

1 - 4 People From $600
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Hunting in Nocona
Hunting in Nocona
Hunting in Nocona
trip description for Texas Two Day Duck and Hog Hunting!!! in Nocona

Get ready for an action packed day up in North Texas! Blake's combo duck and hog hunts. Bunkstyle lodging is included in this hunt. Three nights lodging with two days of hunting. Blake and his team are based in Montague county in North Texas, and offer these badass duck hunting/hog hunting combo trips on their surrounding properties and leases. The duck hunts start at legal shooting time and are usually wrapped-up by 9:00 or so but you can hunt till 10:00 if you haven't reached your limit. They hunt only private lakes, most of which are on farms and hold lots and lots of ducks and geese. They have access to and hunt over 60 lakes, starting in the Bowie/Bellevue area and headed north to the Red River. Blake and his team will take care of the decoys, the dogs, and the blinds. All you need to bring is your camo, shotguns, shells and snacks and drinks. After wrapping up the morning duck hunt, they extend the adventure to include an evening hog-hunting leg of the trip, so you can make the most out of your time in North Texas. Blake and his team will guide you to prime hog hunting locations in the same area. North Texas is known for its abundant hog population, providing an excellent opportunity to add some thrilling hog hunting to your trip. For this hog hunting portion, Blake's team will continue to provide the necessary equipment and expertise. They will ensure you have access to well-maintained blinds and an experienced guide who knows the best hog hunting spots. To participate in the combo duck and hog hunts, you'll still need to bring your own camo, shotguns, ammunition, and any personal preferences for snacks and drinks. Lodging pictures added Read More

Duck, Goose, Hog, Predator Hunting Trip near El Campo

Texas Two Day Duck And Hog Hunting!!!

100% (2)
1 - 6 People From $1,500
Hunting in Amarillo
Hunting in Amarillo
Hunting in Amarillo
trip description for High Plains Wings Wack in Amarillo

There are plenty of great duck and goose hunting opportunities throughout the state of Texas, but Amarillo is in a class all by itself. Hosting a wide variety of duck and geese species, the area allows us the ability to hunt with beginners, as well as the most seasoned hunter. With our land leases, we have access to tens of thousands of acres allowing us to hand-select the best fields for each and every hunt. This process ensures we are hitting the right spots on the right days where large flocks of ducks and geese are feeding. Like our motto says, all you have to do is, “Show up and hunt” and our guides will do the rest. We currently have a maximum of 12 hunters per trip, but feel free to contact us if you have a larger party. Book Now! Limited spots in our Amarillo Texas location, our season runs November 1 through January 30 each year. Every hunter has been there and done that. It is our duty to continue to keep our clients, team, and partners safe at all times. We will require that every hunter, experienced or not, have the proper licensing, required education (if applicable) and state/federal stamps. We do a basic safety overview and evaluation prior to each hunt, if you are new to hunting, don’t worry! We will ensure you are up to speed with safety prior to departure. To hunt with us you will need to purchase a Texas hunting license as well as a federal duck stamp, a Sandhill crane stamp and a migratory bird stamp. Client dogs are allowed, but dogs must be steady enough to shoot. If your dog breaks we will ask you to tether it and release them after the shot. *We recommend a minimum of 2 days to maximize the experience. Read More

Duck, Goose Hunting Trip near El Campo

High Plains Wings Wack

1 - 12 People From $350
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Everything to Know About Booking a hunting trip in Texas

What are the best duck hunting trips in Texas?

Why should I book a duck hunting trip in Texas with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 78 duck trips in Texas, and the most popular trips in the area are Texas Teal guided by Matthew, Texas Two Day Duck and Hog Hunting!!! guided by Blake, and Freeport Duck Hunts guided by Kale.

Our guides in Texas are rated a 4.74 out of 5 based on 3210 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, and more.

Looking for kid friendly duck guides in Texas? Check out our beginner and family friendly duck guides in Texas.

What types of duck hunting trips are common in Texas?

The most commonly sought after species for duck Hunting are: 1. blue-winged teal, 2. green-winged teal, 3. wigeon, and 4. northern pintail.

The most common hunting techniques in Texas are shotgun hunting, hunting from a blind, and decoy hunting but calling and hunting with dogs are popular as well.

How much does a Texas duck hunting trip cost?

for duck hunting in Texas prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day trip for duck hunting in Texas is $1,318. The average price for a full day trip for duck hunting in Texas is $1,681.

Is booking a hunting guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a hunting guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced hunting guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is outside every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your backyard, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for duck hunting in Texas?

The most popular season for duck hunting in Texas is winter, and most hunters book their trips 89 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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Do you need a license to hunt ducks in Texas?

In Texas, duck hunting is regulated by the state government to ensure the safety of both hunters and wildlife. To legally hunt ducks, hunters must possess a valid hunting license, which can be obtained through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Additionally, hunters are required to have a Federal Duck Stamp, which can be purchased separately.

It is important to note that hunting seasons and bag limits for ducks are determined annually by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, and hunters must adhere to these regulations to avoid penalties. By following these guidelines, hunters can enjoy the sport of duck hunting while contributing to the conservation efforts of Texas' diverse waterfowl population.

How much does a duck hunting license cost in Texas?

In Texas, the cost of a duck hunting license varies depending on whether you are a resident or non-resident. Additionally, if you require an additional endorsement, there may be an extra fee. Here is a breakdown of the estimated costs for a duck hunting license in Texas:

- Resident Duck Hunting License: Approximately $25
- Non-Resident Duck Hunting License: Approximately $126
- Federal Duck Stamp: $25 (required for all duck hunters aged 16 and older)
- Texas Migratory Game Bird Endorsement: $7 (required for all migratory game bird hunters, including duck hunters)

Total estimated cost for a resident: $57
Total estimated cost for a non-resident: $183

Does Texas require duck hunters to undergo any hunter education or safety training?

Texas requires all duck hunters to complete a hunter education course or submit a deferral before obtaining a hunting license. before obtaining a hunting license. Any person 17 years of age or older who has not completed hunter education may defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. Those that elect to defer their hunter education course will need to be accompanied by a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control.

The hunter education course covers essential topics such as firearm safety, hunting regulations, and wildlife conservation. It aims to equip hunters with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure their safety and the preservation of Texas' natural resources. By completing this training, hunters become more responsible and ethical in their hunting practices. It is crucial for all duck hunters in Texas to prioritize safety and conservation by participating in this mandatory hunter education course.

What should you wear to go duck hunting in Texas?

1. Camouflage clothing: Wearing camouflage helps you blend into the surroundings, making it harder for ducks to spot you and increasing your chances of a successful hunt.

2. Waterproof boots: Texas weather can be unpredictable, and having waterproof boots ensures your feet stay dry and comfortable throughout the hunt. Wet feet can lead to discomfort and even potential health issues, so it's essential to keep them protected.

3. Insulated jacket: Early mornings in Texas can be chilly, and an insulated jacket provides much-needed warmth. Staying comfortable allows you to focus on the hunt rather than shivering, increasing your chances of a successful outing.

4. Hat with a brim: A hat with a brim not only shields your eyes from the sun but also helps to reduce glare on the water. This improves visibility, allowing you to spot ducks more easily and react quickly.

5. Neoprene gloves: Neoprene gloves provide insulation and protect your hands from the cold water. They also offer a good grip, ensuring you can handle your equipment effectively without the risk of slippage.

Remember, dressing appropriately for duck hunting in Texas not only enhances your comfort but also increases your chances of a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

When hunting ducks in Texas, which hunting methods are generally recommended or popular among hunters?

Duck hunting in Texas primarily involves two favored methods: decoy hunting and jump shooting. Decoy hunting is a popular technique where hunters set up realistic decoys in the water to attract ducks. They position themselves in blinds or camouflaged boats, patiently waiting for ducks to approach the decoys before taking a shot. This method requires careful concealment and a good understanding of duck behavior to ensure success.

On the other hand, jump shooting is a more active approach to duck hunting. Hunters quietly navigate through marshes, creeks, or shallow waters, looking for ducks in their natural habitat. When a duck is spotted, the hunter quickly moves into range and takes a shot. This method requires stealth, quick reflexes, and knowledge of the hunting area to effectively surprise the ducks.

Both decoy hunting and jump shooting offer unique experiences and challenges for duck hunters in Texas. Decoy hunting allows for strategic planning and patience, while jump shooting provides an adrenaline-filled pursuit. Ultimately, the choice of hunting method depends on personal preference, hunting conditions, and the desired hunting experience.

What are the bag limits for hunting ducks in Texas?

In Texas, the daily bag limits for duck hunting vary depending on the species and the specific hunting zone. For most species, the general daily bag limit is six ducks, with certain restrictions. However, hunters should be aware that this limit may change based on the specific zone they are hunting in. For instance, in the High Plains Mallard Management Unit, the daily bag limit is five ducks, including no more than two hen mallards.

Additionally, there are specific regulations for certain species like pintails, where the daily bag limit is only one per day. It is crucial for hunters to familiarize themselves with the current regulations and consult the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for any updates or changes to ensure compliance with the law and sustainable hunting practices.

What is duck hunting season in Texas?

Texas duck season spans from October to the end of January, with specific dates varying based on specific zones. For specific dates, view our Texas duck season guide.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Trey was a fantastic guide. He made sure everyone had a fun hunt. Highly recommend this outgoing and energetic guide for any trips you may want to take!

    David I. with Trey C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was fantastic and guide did a great job with setting everything up. Crushed the redheads and had a great time. Guide was very fun and helped everyone have a great attitude from the jump

    David I. with Trey C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great hunt!

    David I. with Trey C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    As a first time duck hunter, I could not have asked for a better guide. He was knowledgeable, professional and made the trip a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend his services!

    Jason S. with Andrew S. of College Station, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast with Captain Andy. We limited out and he was very helpful and informative to two new waterfowl hunters.

    Stephan W. with Andrew S. of College Station, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The team was excellent and we had an hugely successful hunt. My husband and I booked this to celebrate our anniversary and although my husband has hunted a lot, this was my first time. The location we were taken to was great, the decoys and the blind were set up perfectly, and our guide (Jesse) was an EXCELLENT caller! NOTE: we were paired with two other hunters (which we were not expecting - and was not communicated beforehand) and although it worked out fine, just something to be aware of.

    Loree F. with Blake E. of Bowie, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic trip w Cpt Andy today. Very nice mixed bag of Pintail, Gadwall, Canvasback and Redhead. He busted it hard to make sure my Son and I had a successful and memorable hunt! Will be booking again!

    Joe G. with Andrew S. of College Station, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was a blast. We got three ducks and it was fun.

    John M. with Clayton D. of Waco, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great time after he told me to park my car on the side of the road and it cost me $165 to get it towed out

    John M. with Clayton D. of Waco, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trey makes it extremely straightforward for you to get out there. Even on a self-guided trip the decoys are already set up, the blind is brushed, and the Trey is waiting at the ramp in the boat to take you to the blind and pick you up at the end of your hunt. Couldn’t be easier.

    Attison B. with Trey C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    they tried. very friendly

    Bradley N. with Gus M. of Laguna Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding hunt with a knowledgeable guide! I highly recommend Andy for your next Texas duck hunt!

    Christopher M. with Andrew S. of College Station, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I HIGHLY recommend Captain Andy for his excellent guiding skills and can-do attitude. Unlike many other Guides, he works with a network of other spotters who watch for birds all across the state. He left his home at midnight and arrived at our shooting location at 1 AM to make sure other eager hunters wouldn't grab his spot. The result was an excellent hunt of mixed bag ducks, sprinkled with humor and education about wingspotting. Five stars is not enough for this Coast Guard certified gent.

    Brooks B. with Andrew S. of College Station, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Trey was great. Extremely enjoyable person to be around. Great with hunters and fishers of all skill levels.

    Hayden F. with Trey C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Brian did an amazing job. Hunt was smooth and had a great time. Will be back for sure!

    Tyler V. with Brian P. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Gus is friendly and knows his stuff. Shot a limit and even got a red fish out of the decoys

    Steven L. with Gus M. of Laguna Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Just absolutely amazing! From start to finish, Terry and his crew knew exactly what to do! Highly recommend, and I will for sure be back!

    Kienan W. with Terry G. of Wharton, Texas

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