The premiere Texas duck hunting lodge on the Texas Gulf Coast, Castaway Lodge in Seadrift, Texas. We built our Texas duck hunting lodge business on a high level of client success. We are focused the best hunting opportunities. Our Texas duck hunting logistics and strategies are always geared for your best success while here at the lodge.
We are located in the wintering grounds for 90% of the world's population of Redhead ducks according to USFWS. Bull Sprig Pintail, Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Mottled Duck, Bufflehead, and Greater and Lesser Scaup are popular among collectors as well. These are among some 14 different species found here in full plummage on the Texas Gulf Coast.
If Texas Geese are what you are after, we’ve got access to thousands of acres on the coastal prairies wintering Snow, Blue, Ross, Specklebelly, and Canadian geese. Our guides are full-time local goose hunting professionals that take pride in every hunt. Unlike goose hunting in other areas of Texas, our hunts are a little different. For one, seldom are our shooters laying on the ground. We also use smaller numbers of high quality decoys and don't favor windsocks or large rag spreads. Our birds don't like them, and neither do we. Come try something different, gunning coastal Texas geese.
We specialize in Sandhill Crane hunts and have excellent locations for working the B-52's of the waterfowl world tight over decoys. This is a ton of fun and can be a great alternate or addition to goose hunting. Our season dates are typically from mid-December through the end of Duck Season. The Bag Limit is 2 per person with a three day possession limit of 6 birds.
New for 2009, layout boat duck hunting in Texas. We had been curious for a number of years about gunning these boats on the Texas coast. With the addition of Capt. Matt Raley of Hideaway Hollow Outfitters, LLC from Prairie du Chien, WI to the Capt's of Coastal Waterfowl this season, we found out exactly how exciting layout boat hunting can be! Gunning layout boats here on the Texas Coast has totally re-invigorated my love for duck hunting and we learned a great deal about their effectiveness during the 2008/09 duck season.
Yankees gun these boats primarily on lakes and big water for Divers. Our curiousity was concerning their application on Puddle Ducks as well as Divers here in Texas. We answered the question concerning Puddle Duck lethality on our first attempt at a layout boat hunt. We gunned the boat "dressed" using some camo net and freshly cut Oleander branches. Capt. James Cunningham gunned from the boat first and was approaching his limit before we got the airboat parked. On this day, we took three man limits of Pintail, Gadwall, and Teal. The whole experience left me awestruck and with a fresh new look at Texas Duck Hunting. Laying on top of the water at eye-level with my decoys, ARE YOU KIDDING! Check out all the new photos from the layout hunts on our photo gallery and be sure to check out our layout boat duck hunting video.
Our most popular combination trips are a duck/fish combination or goose/duck combination. We offer cast and blast combinations trips including a morning duck hunt followed by an action package afternoon fishing trip. Goose/duck combinations are available birds and weather permitting. We can also add hog hunting to any trip package.
Speckled Trout and Texas Redfish along with Blue Catfish, and Black Drum are among the species we catch in local waters. Fishing trips are tailored to client enjoyment and offers a full-day in the great outdoors!
During waterfowl season, we offer hog hunts over baited locations. We have an arsenal of rifles which are provided at no charge. Our hogs range in size from 100 lbs. to well over 200 lbs. Cleaning charges apply. Contact us for pricing and additional information and availability.
The easiest approach to out-of-state licensing and licensing in general is to make these arrangements ahead of time. Please call 1-800-TX-LIC-4U or online at TPWD ONLINE
The following is a thorough list of what each hunter should bring to ensure enjoyment of the outdoors. Texas weather is tough to predict. Please prepare for temperatures warmer and colder than you think possible. Bold items are essential.
* We recommend 2 shotguns for out-of-State shooters coming in for multiple days.
** We encourage our hunters not to bring 3.5” loads for our ducks. So please, leave the 3.5’s at home. You will not be happy with them here.
Many of our duck hunting locations are accessed by airboat depending upon water levels and difficulty of access in the back marsh. We recommend that your gear be securely stowed in waterproof bags. There can be no loose items in this boat.
When buying mail order ammunition for the trip, have it sent directly to us at 109 W. Austin, Seadrift, Texas 77983. This has been a great convenience to our customers. For clients wishing to send gear ahead of the trip, please do so at the address listed above. We will return ship your gear at the end of your stay.
Bird processing fees are not included in the price of hunt packages as it is a variable that we cannot predict. These fees run approximately $2.50 for ducks and $3.00 for geese. Should you elect to not take birds home, cleaning and processing fees must still be paid. We will assist you with making donations of the meat to area charities. If you would like to clean your own birds at no charge, feel free to do so. We will assist you with storage until your departure.
Our duck season starts with the First Split around the 1st of November and runs through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Second Split starts roughly the second Saturday in December through the last Sunday in January.