Our basic hunting package is designed for those customers that do not require our lodging services. We like to call this a day hunt. Day hunters will be required to show up at our meeting place, Aucoins' Cajun Restaurant in Hayes, LA, early on the morning of the hunt. There you will meet your guide and then follow him in your own vehicle to the designated hunting spot less than five minutes away. Once you arrive at the assigned destination, you will have time to put on your boots and gather your gear to be carried on your guide's ATV. As a group you will be transported to the well concealed pit blind.
Stepping from the ATV to the blind ensures that no work or walking need be done on your part. You guide will take care of the decoys, dog, and brush for the blind as well as identifying and calling the birds in for your group. We allow a maximum of three hunters per guide in our ten foot pit blinds.
As the legal shooting hours draw near, your guide will instruct your group of the situation at hand and remind you that safety is our utmost concern. As the light appears in the east, the birds will begin to move around with the weather playing an important role in this aspect of the hunt. You should be prepared to encounter both ducks and geese during your hunt. It is not uncommon to harvest as many as six or eight different species during a single hunt.
We concentrate our efforts on ducks and Specklebelly geese and do not set the large rag type spreads for Snow geese. However, you will encounter the Snows and Blues in large numbers and we often entice these wary birds into our decoy spreads. Your experienced guide will be doing all the calling and his goal is to put the birds in the best position for your group to harvest them. Most of our shots are taken inside of 30 yards, with 45-50 yards being a long shot. We like to get 'em in close. Skyblasting is not in our gameplan.
Your hunt will end around 10:00 am at which time you will depart the fields again by ATV. If you choose, we can drop the birds off at the local bird cleaners for you to pick up later that afternoon. In either case, we recommend you stop in at Aucoins' Cajun Restaurant for lunch before heading home. They are open Wednesday thru Saturday for lunch.
Calcasieu Charter Service offers superior waterfowl hunting in the legendary fields and marshes of Southwest Louisiana, the heart of the Mississippi Flyway. We provide a qualityhunt by offering complete comfort and superb hunting over extensive decoy spreads on the finest lands Southwest Louisiana has to offer. Our Louisiana lands are the winter homes to thousands of waterfowl. Every season gigantic flocks of Snows, Blues, Specklebelly and Canada geese surround our Louisiana hunting areas. In addition numerous species of ducks, including mallards, pintails and teal flock here to feed and rest. Our Louisiana hunting guides have one goal, to make your trip a memorable experience each time you hunt with Calcasieu Charter Service in Louisiana.