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Everglades Duck Hunting

South Florida has some of the best duck hunting in the Southeast United States. When the weather gets cold up North, the ducks migrate in droves to our coasts, inland lakes, ponds, marshes, and flooded pastures. Most years we winter large amounts of both divers and puddle ducks including:

Ringed Neck Ducks
Bluebills
Canvasbacks
Red Heads
Blue Winged Teal
Green Winged Teal
Shovelers
Widgeon
Pintails
Gadwalls

In addition to the migrating birds, we also have our “resident” birds:

Mottled Ducks
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks
Fulvous Whistling Ducks

We predominantly shoot Ringed Neck Ducks, Teal, and Mottled Ducks, all of which don’t necessarily respond that well to calling and are more likely to commit due to location, pressure, and decoy spread. This makes South Florida duck hunting a great trip for both new duck hunters and experienced waterfowlers. Our hunts take place on both private and public water using an airboat, mudboat, or wading.

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Florida Duck Season

Florida’s waterfowl season usually opens for early teal the third week in September. Regular season usually opens the week of Thanksgiving, closes for a week, then usually reopens the second week of December through the end of January. Current Florida waterfowl season dates and regulations can be found here.

Licenses AND PERMITS

Find out which licenses and permits are required and purchase them here.

What To Bring

  • Shotgun (we can supply a shotgun if you do not have one)

  • Shells (non-toxic)

  • Camouflage Clothing

  • Waterproof Boots

  • Waders

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Hearing Protection

  • Boat Bag

  • Duck Calls

  • Thermacell

  • Headlamp