Kodiak Island Duck Hunting
While pursuing waterfowl in Uyak and its surrounding bays a hunter will encounter several species of ducks and sea birds including Harlequins, Old Squaws, Surf Scoters, Common Scoters, Barrows Golden Eye, White Wing Scoter, Bufflehead, Mallard, Teal, and Widgeon. Harlequin Ducks and Barrow’s and Common Goldeneye are very numerous along the gravel beaches and rocky points, while Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, Mallards, and some Wigeon and Teal inhabit sheltered bays and coves. The diversity of species and opportunities to hunt these different habitats makes every day on the water exciting! Kodiak limits are generous and the birds are abundant.
The majority of our guests choose to take some prime sea ducks home for mounting and focus their hunting to fully sample the seaduck species that are found here. While some King and Common Eiders can be found in our area at times they are truly rare and should not be the focus of your hunting trip.
Terrain & Weather
The area around Larsen Bay offers good feed and protection for the birds wintering in our area. With that being said, this is still Kodiak, Alaska, and in the middle of winter. You can often have strong winds, cold, rain, waves, ice and snow. Some days the weather could be too bad to even get on the boat to hunt too far away from the lodge. However, the birds are still out there and we don’t have to go far to get into some great hunting. If the weather is moderate on one side of the bay, it is easy to simply run to the other side, and get into the lee out of the wind.
Understand there are still plenty of calm days to hunt as well. You will be hunting along rocky beaches so the appropriate clothing would be needed which we can recommend to make the hunt comfortable. While our duck hunting season runs from mid November to early January, we typically focus our duck hunts in December, pursuing abundant birds that winter around our area. Most migrant ducks have left Alaska by mid-October, but the remaining ducks, especially sea ducks, acquire bright new plumage that is spectacular by late November. This is the best time of year to collect a variety of sought after birds in their finest winter plumage.
Sea Duck Hunting around Larsen Bay is typically done from a beach blind with a small boat to recover your ducks. We believe in fair chase hunts and decoying the birds to you, we focus on the birds’ routes or daily destinations during the day. Our area is tidal, so we will typically hunt an area then we will move to another area as the day and feeding patterns adjust. And of coarse weather always plays a big role and we move and plan accordingly.
With daylight beginning around 8:30 to 9:00am you can start your hunt after a full breakfast with plenty of time to get yourself ready. The hunt will end around 4:30 to 5:00pm with us bringing you back to the lodge giving you time to take a hot shower and relax before dinner. We can also bring you back in at mid-day to warm up, eat some lunch and head back out to finish your day.
Your hunt can be focused on specific species for trophy collecting and we are happy to do what we can to achieve your goal. Alaska waterfowl limits are generous so we prefer to target a different species after you have harvested a few mountable birds of a certain species. This keeps us from depleting the population of waterfowl just for sport.
6 day 7 night, Guided Hunting Trip: $3,250.00
You will arrive at the Foxtail Lodge the evening before your hunt and depart in the morning after your last day of the hunt
- Guided Kodiak Duck hunting
- Non Alcoholic Beverages
- Transportation to and from the hunting areas
Price does not include:
- Any Airfare
- Hunting or fishing license, tags
- Land Use Fee
Hunting Fees 2020:
- Small game hunting license: $60.00
- Federal Duck Stamp: $25.00
- Non-resident Duck Stamp: $10.00
To get more information or to schedule your Kodiak Alaska duck hunting trip contact us online at www.foxtaillodge.com or give us a call at (907) 847-2277 during the season or at (971) 219-8403 during the off season