Dare To Hyde Waterfowl Guide Service

 

NC Pintails & Redheads

For over 75 years, people have traveled from far and wide to gun waterfowl in the swamps and impoundments of mainland Hyde County, NC and on the shoals of the Pamlico Sound. With over 200,000 waterfowl visiting the area annually, it comes as little surprise that this has become such a well known destination. During the winter months when most coastal tourism locations are winding down for the season, this area becomes alive with hunters.

Chock full of waterfowling heritage that dates back to the pre-market gunning days, this area has a history of producing some of the best waterfowl hunting opportunities anywhere in the country. From hunting the tundra swan and Canada geese in fields and impoundments, to diving ducks on the Pamlico Sound, to puddle ducks in flooded grain fields and impoundments and along the Outer Banks, we can design a guided duck, goose, swan, or combination hunting trip that appeals to you.

Impoundment Duck Hunt Sunrise

Service and a genuine commitment to excellence in all that we do are key tenants that set Dare To Hyde apart. With over 70 blinds in 25 impoundments which encompass 3000+ acres of flooded waterfowl habitat in Eastern NC, there are few others that can offer better wild duck hunting in North America. We have one of the strictest blind rotation policies in the industry, and work tirelessly to insure all habitat areas are not over-pressured and are maintained to the highest of standards.

We offer several different hunt types depending upon your target species and weather conditions.

Guided North Carolina Duck & Goose Hunts:

MOST POPULAR! Hyde County Impoundment Duck Hunt: These guided hunts take place in flooded grain fields or managed moist soil impoundments surrounding Lake Mattamuskeet. Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl use the Mattamuskeet NWR and the nearby Pamlico Sound as a wintering and resting area and fly out to nearby fields and/or impoundments to feed during the day. Common species include: Pintail, Wigeon, Bluewing and Greenwing Teal, Ringneck, Black Ducks, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Shovelers, and Gadwall. We strive to offer the best guided duck hunting available. Through our extensive array of impoundments and hunting locations, years of management and waterfowl hunting experience, and dedication to only the best for our customers, we are able to provide an experience like none other. Why travel to Arkansas or Louisiana to hunt flooded grain fields when you can experience the same type of hunt, abet with more success, right here in NC! Please visit the NC Duck Hunting Page for additional information.

NC Curtain Blind Hunt

Pamilco Sound Duck Hunt: One of the most unique styles of hunting available, curtain blind hunting is modeled after the ultra-successful and now outlawed sinkbox. In fact, many locals refer to curtain blinds as “legal sinkboxes.” If you have ever hunted out of a pit blind, this is a very similar experience. The only difference is that your blind is located several miles out in the Pamlico Sound and there is an adjustable curtain that is raised and lowered according to tidal shifts. Due to its low

NC Snow Goose Hunt

profile, the ducks don’t see you until it’s too late and the fact that thousands of waterfowl feed on the Ocracoke Reef, this is one of the most effective hunting methods available. Curtain blind hunts take place along the shallow reef of Ocracoke Island and target both diving and puddle ducks. Primary species harvested include: Redhead, Pintail, and Brant, with most other diving and puddle duck species mixed in occasionally. Hunting on the sound is not as consistent as impoundment hunting, and is much more exposed to the elements.

Tundra Swan Hunt: Home to the largest wintering population of tundra swans in the world, the area surrounding Lake Mattamuskeet is a top destination for those looking to bag one of these trophy birds. Each year, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission holds a lottery for 5000 swan permits. If you are selected for a permit, you are allowed to take one swan during the waterfowl season. Please give our friendly staff a call for more information on how to apply for tags. Guaranteed harvest hunt. For additional information, please visit the Swan Hunt page.

NC Snow Goose Hunt: With over 30,000 acres of farmland and hunting habitat under management, Dare To Hyde has a wide array of options when it comes to snow goose hunts in Eastern NC. Whether in layout blinds, ditch blinds, or tyvek suits, we move and adapt to give you the best chance of a successful goose hunt. These hunts are conducted after the normal waterfowl seasons conclude, providing an outstanding opportunity for additional hunting. Please visit the NC Goose Hunting page for additional information.

Maryland Goose Hunting:

 Now offering goose hunting along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Dates are available for the 2015-16 season. These hunts include field hunts from pit and layout blinds and impoundment/pond hunts over top of the line decoy spreads and accomplished callers. We have packages including lodging, transportation, breakfast prior to your hunt, and more. Discounts available for parties of 6+.

*Handicap Accessible Hunts Available Upon Request

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