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Our hunting takes place over four counties surrounding the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Cayuga Lake on more than a dozen privately owned farms.
We generally hunt the morning flight. To maintain quality hunting all season we have found it is good management to leave the birds alone in the afternoon. However, if it turns out to be one of those rare days when they just didn't fly in the morning, or weren't very cooperative, we will go back out after lunch to try to get you some birds. This doesn't happen often but it does happen occasionally.
Gun, shells, New York hunting license, Federal Duck Stamp, and your HIP number. Most of the hunting will be from a dry blind setup so hip boots or waders are not rquired. However it is a good idea to check with us a few days prior to your hunt so we can update you on what it looks like for your trip. Most of our hunters shoot 12 guage chambered for 3 or 3 1/2 inches. For geese you should shoot BB's or BBB's. For ducks 2's or 3's work well. Don't forget a cooler to take the birds home.
Clothing: Rubber Knee Boots, Camouflage, dull green or dull brown hunting coat and cap. We recommend layered clothing to assure warmth, especially late in the season.
Guns: We recommend 12 gauge shotguns.
Shells: Non-Toxic shot is required by law - #1's or larger for Geese.
Plan to meet at the designated field, the morning of your hunt. Your guide will send you a pin the day before with the exact location and time. In most instances you will be given a ride to the blind, but if conditions warrant we will walk out. The distances usually aren't too long. If somone in your party is not able to walk far or has a restriction please let us know when you make your reservations, and and we will come up with a plan to get everyone to their location.
After our hunt you may take the birds home or we can head to the "PH" (Pickin House), located at The Bear Creek Retreat, where we can all pitch in and breast our harvest. Enjoy a beverage, swap stories of shots made (or missed) with the other groups and reflect on a great time. Don't forget your knife. If you would like to have your birds cleaned for you we will arrange that at a cost of $5/bird. Tagged birds may be left in the refridgerator or freezer for you to pick up when you head home