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Hunting in Baytown

Duck Hunting Trip in Baytown

Baytown Duck Special

67% (3)
24 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Hunting in College Station

Duck Hunting Trip in College Station

Texas Duck Special

100% (5)
19 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Hunting in Port Aransas

Duck Hunting Trip in Port Aransas

Self Guided Coastal Bend Ducks

100% (4)
20 ft 1 - 10 People $$
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Hunting in Aransas Pass

Duck Hunting Trip in Aransas Pass

Aransas Pass Quacker Smacker

100% (1)
20 ft 1 - 8 People $$$
Hunting in Manor

Dove Hunting Trip in Manor

Central Texas Dove Hunt

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1 - 6 People $$
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Hunting in Wharton

Duck Hunting Trip in Wharton

Matagorda Bay Duck Hunt

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 8 People $$$

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Hunting in Port Aransas
Hunting in Port Aransas
Hunting in Port Aransas
trip description for Chasing Pins on the Coastal Bend in Port Aransas

This epic duck hunt is ideal for duck hunters with a little bit of experience under their belt, who want to bag some birds in one of America's best duck habitats! South Texas is smack in the middle of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl species. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks, and more! You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating to boot! On this trip, your outfitter, Trey, will make sure to put you in the perfect spot to nail some inbound waterfowl. He'll provide the blinds and decoys, so all you need to bring is your waders, your guns, and your shells. He'll motor you out to the blind, but once you're out there, he leaves the hunting up to you! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Port Aransas

Chasing Pins On The Coastal Bend

100% (1)
20 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Fishing, Hunting in Port Aransas
Fishing, Hunting in Port Aransas
Fishing, Hunting in Port Aransas
trip description for Port A Cast-and-Blast in Port Aransas

This trip is perfect for hunters and anglers who want to do it all in the Port Aransas/Rockport area! On this cast-and-blast trip, you'll hunt all morning and fish all afternoon, without breaking the bank. Your guide and outfitter, Trey, has years of experience hunting and fishing the Texas coast, and will put you right on the birds and the Reds! In terms of wingshooting, South Texas is smack in the center of the Central Flyway, and is a stopover for dozens of migratory waterfowl specied. The sheltered bays here draw hundreds of thousands of ducks annually, including Green-Winged and Blue-Winged Teals, Cinnamon Teals, Wigeons, Redheads, Pintails, Gadwalls, and Mottled Ducks. You can target all of these species, which are exciting quarries and great eating. Trey provides the boat, decoys, blind, and dog, so all you need to bring is your camouflage, your guns, and your shells. You'll get out there before dawn, and hunt for about three hours, when you'll break for lunch and then switch to fishing. For fishing, the bays and inshore waters off Port A are premier fishing grounds for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Captain Trey will make sure you're hooked up with the best tackle to find your target species, and he'll do everything he can to help you pull a personal best over the rail, fill your cooler, or both. Captain Trey takes care of everything for your charter so all you need to bring is your sun protection, lunch/snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license! Read More

Duck, Inshore Fishing, Hunting Charter in Port Aransas

Port A Cast-and-Blast

50% (2)
20 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
Hunting in Rockport
trip description for Rockport Duck Slam in Rockport

Enjoy an unforgettable experience duck hunting in Rockport TX, an area not only renowned within the state of Texas, but also across the country as one of the best places to hunt due to its wide variety of bird species and the tremendous bird population. By choosing us as your Rockport duck hunting guides, you can fulfill your dream of hunting down the following species without any hassle and without the need for any former experience in hunting: Redhead, Bluebills, Ringneck, Widgeon, Pintail, Greenwing, Bluewing, Northern shoveler, Gadwall, Bufflehead, and Goldeneye. On top of that you can have one of the best chances in the Lower 48 at killing a Cinnamon Teal! Leaf's Texas duck hunting trips are fun and offer several benefits, and provide a mentally stimulating challenge to hunters as well. Duck hunting can range in difficulty but oftentimes can pose quite a challenge. Waterfowlers need to be deceptive with decoys, stay patient, and account for factors such as wind and migration patterns. Duck hunting prevents overpopulation, and in turn, preserves native biodiversity. This makes your contribution to duck hunting in Texas go beyond just the thrill of trophy hunts — you are helping out the planet. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to disconnect from our interconnected world. Many work on computer screens all day and then go home to use TV’s, laptops, phones, tablets, you name it. Technology provides conveniences, but sometimes you need a break from it—not only to feel better, but for the sake of your health, too. Duck hunting serves as a great escape to nature. A mere few hours in nature help you not only escape our digital world—but also let you alleviate stress in a positive way. Getting away from the ordinary provides an important refresher for your body and mind! All the decoys, blinds, and transportation are taken care of on the trips, all you need to bring with you is your shotgun (12 gauge recommended), steel shot shells, and waders. Leaf and his team will take care of the rest! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Rockport

Rockport Duck Slam

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21 ft 1 - 7 People $$
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Hunting in Bowie
Hunting in Bowie
Hunting in Bowie
trip description for Texas Duck Destruction in Bowie

Experience the Ultimate Texas Duck Hunting Adventure! Welcome to the heart of duck hunting paradise in Montague County, North Texas, where we embark on thrilling hunts across the neighboring Jack and Clay counties. Our passion for duck hunting knows no bounds, and we guarantee an adventure like no other! From the break of dawn, we start our hunts at legal shooting time, ensuring you have the maximum opportunity to experience the thrill of the hunt. Typically, our hunts wrap up by 9:00 AM, but we won't stop until 10:00 AM if we haven't reached our limit. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we'll go the extra mile to make your hunting experience unforgettable. We exclusively hunt on private lakes, most of which are nestled on scenic farms, providing the ideal habitat for an abundance of ducks and geese. With over 60 lakes at our disposal, our journey takes us from the picturesque Bowie/Bellevue area, heading north towards the majestic Red River. You'll be mesmerized by the diverse landscapes and incredible waterfowl population that awaits you. Rest assured, we take care of all the details. From setting up the decoys to handling the expertly trained dogs and crafting the perfect blinds, our seasoned team has got it covered. All you need to do is come prepared to savor the moment and focus on the thrill of the hunt. Our dedication to conservation and sustainable hunting practices ensures that these pristine lands and their wildlife are preserved for generations to come. Together, we create memories that last a lifetime while respecting the natural beauty of the Texas wilderness. So, whether you're an experienced waterfowler or a beginner eager to try your hand at duck hunting, our guided trips offer an unrivaled experience. Book your Texas duck hunting trip today, and get ready for a captivating journey that will leave you with stories to tell and a passion for waterfowl hunting like never before! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Bowie

Texas Duck Destruction

100% (1)
1 - 10 People $$$
Hunting in Freeport
Hunting in Freeport
Hunting in Freeport
trip description for Freeport Fowl Hunts in Freeport

Head on down to Freeport Texas and experience a fun and memorable hunting trip. 5am I'll meet you at the boat ramp and we will discuss the plan of action for that morning. You'll get to meet Remi dog and of course she is always happy to meet new folks. And then we load up and head to the blind. Most walk ins are fairly easy and not too far from shore. Expect to see plenty of teal, we will also get to shoot at gadwall and pintail most hunts. If I've been seeing quite a few geese in the area we will throw a goose spread as well to see if we can get lucky. (It does happen) Safety is first always. And then having fun is mandatory. I'll always have waters to drink and most days I have snacks and occasionally being the grill for lunch. $250 per gun up to 4 guns. Book with me and let's go give it a shot! Read More

Duck, Goose Hunting Trip in Freeport

Freeport Fowl Hunts

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23 ft 1 Person $
Hunting in Crystal River
Hunting in Crystal River
Hunting in Crystal River
trip description for Duck Hunts in Crystal River

Embark on an Unforgettable FL Duck Hunting Expedition with Captain Janot! Attention all avid waterfowl hunters! Get ready for an extraordinary duck hunting adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Crystal River the nature coast and all of central Florida Led by the seasoned expert, Captain Janot. This hunting trip promises to be an experience like no other! Crystal River and Central Florida is renowned for its abundant waterfowl population, and you'll have the opportunity to hunt several prized duck species – Redheads, Canvasbacks, Ringnecks, Teal, Black belly whistling Ducks, Wood Ducks, and Mottled Duck. With Captain Janot's extensive knowledge of the area and expert guidance, you'll be in the best hands to maximize your hunting success. Imagine the thrill as you watch majestic ducks soar overhead, their calls echoing through the air. With Captain Janot's keen eye and strategic approach, you'll be led to the prime hunting spots, ensuring your hunt is both challenging and rewarding. Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Crystal River

Duck Hunts

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a hunting trip

What are the best shotgun hunting trips?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 135 shotgun hunting trips, and the most popular trips are Baytown Duck Special guided by David, Texas Duck Special guided by Andrew, and Self Guided Coastal Bend Ducks guided by Trey.

Our guides are rated a 4.61 out of 5 based on 2545 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 shotgun hunting guides? Check out our beginner and family friendly shotgun hunting guides.

What types of shotgun hunting trips are common?

Duck hunting is the most popular for shotgun hunting as well as upland hunting, crane hunting, and dove hunting.

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

How much does a shotgun hunting hunting trip cost?

shotgun hunting prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $6,350, but the average price for a half day trip shotgun hunting is $1,650. The average price for a full day trip shotgun hunting is $3,862.

What month is best for going on a shotgun hunting trip?

The most popular season to go on a shotgun hunting trip is winter, and most hunters book their trips 37 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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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

  • ★★★★★
    Knowledgeable, on time, great communication

    Dylan B. with Heath B. of Port Aransas, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Dave took my 8 year old son and I out and we had a great time! He did a good job putting us on some ducks despite less than ideal conditions and even less than ideal shooting by me! Already looking forward to getting back out with him later in the season. See you soon, Dave! -Joe D.

    Joe D. with David R. of Baytown, 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

  • ★★★★★
    I had an absolutely great experience on this trip! Dave went to great lengths to prepare for the trip and make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. He is a very experienced hunter and got me on a bunch of great shots. He’s got a great boat and access to a bunch of secluded spots. Despite hot weather during early season, we still bagged a few ducks and Dave cleaned them for me at the boat launch. Highly recommend!

    Kevin S. with David R. of Baytown, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip !

    Jeremiah W. with Trey C. of Aransas Pass, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time out there with Chase. Conditions were tough on the last weekend of the season with the tides going out and the weather heating up and Chase worked hard to mix up our spots and get us some birds. He even stayed out a little late with us to give us some extra opportunities to shoot. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to shoot some puddle ducks on the coast.

    Attison B. with Chase O. of Rockport, 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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