Waterfowl Hunting on the Outer Banks
Many of our guests, a duck hunting trip is an annual reason to return to the Outer Banks. For others, this may be their first time visiting Cape Hatteras. Regardless of how many times you have been here, we want to make this your most memorable time on here in Hatteras. This is a big open water duck hunt so we use a lot of decoys. The birds we hunt are 100% wild. This is not an impoundment or a baited field that has been flooded. The Pamlico Sound is big water so lots of decoys is a must. A curtain blind rig has anywhere from 150-250 decoys on it depending on what we feel is needed. The main three duck species we shoot are Redheads, Pintails, and Brant, but plenty of other waterfowls show up here too. Black ducks, bluebills, scooters, eiders, buffleheads, Canadian geese, canvasbacks and later in the season we shoot some widgeons as well. I love to hunt Brant because it’s a coastal bird and only found in a few places on the east coast. Plus they’re smart and great to eat as well.
The Redheads, Brandt and Pintails are the main waterfowl we hunt. Aside from these species, we will also have the opportunity to hunt the waterfowl listed below.
The Other Ducks
And here are the other ducks we hunt…