Posted by Capt Walt on March 12, 2005 at 4:36 a.m.:
Maine Sea Ducks
Gunning for sea ducks along the coast of Maine is an experience not to be missed in a hunter's lifetime. It offers a unique opportunity to visit and hunt one of the most beautiful parts of the country at a time of year when it is rarely seen.
Sea duck hunting is done from early October through the middle of January along the Jetties, islands and the ledges of Saco Bay. The gunning is done from one of our fleet of boats, from the 44 ft "LUCY LARCOM", or our 21 ft,18ft,17ft or 16ft boats anchored among a large rig of decoys. We also have the ultimate in duck blinds available for your hunting comfort in the Marsh areas.
Sea ducks in Maine consist of the American Eider, Old Squaw, and three species of Scoter: the Surf, White-winged and American. The Scoters are primarily early to mid season birds, while the Old Squaw usually don't arrive till mid-season.
The Eider are abundant throughout the season, but the mature drakes are more common from mid-season on.
This sport is a rugged, cold-weather activity that requires the very best equipment & preparation which we provide on our trips that are guided by U.S.G.C Licensed Captains whom are also Licensed Maine Guides
This season has a seven-bird limit on Sea Ducks and if your fortunate you may also bag your limit on Mallards & Blacks and other marsh ducks as the areas we hunt have all varieties.
Here is a great site to identify your waterfowl. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/tools/waterfwl/waterfwl.htm
Reservations and deposit are required.
Callus at (207) 831-6311 or E mail at