Useful tips

Do you tip a duck hunting guide?

Do you tip a duck hunting guide?

Tipping your guide is a tradition in the world of duck hunting and clients new to guided hunting often ask us for guidance on gratuities. $200 of your daily rate is for guide services, so a tip of 15 – 20% would amount to $30– $40 per hunter, per day for the guide.

What should I bring on a duck hunting trip?

Let’s start things off with a list of everything a waterfowl hunter needs for the hunt.

  • Ammunition Supply.
  • Shotgun.
  • Shotgun Sling.
  • Blind Bag.
  • Calls: 6-in-1 Whistle, Double-Reed Duck Call, Electronic Caller, Mouth Calls, Short-Reed Goose Call, Duck Call.
  • Dog Whistle.
  • Duck Strap.
  • Decoys.

What is the waterfowl capital of the world?

Stuttgart, Arkansas
Known as the Duck Capital of the World, Stuttgart, Arkansas, has long been a favorite destination for waterfowl hunters from near and far-and for good reason.

How much do you tip a duck guide?

A: The normal tip for a guide is $25-$50 per day per hunter. Please don’t forget about our guides! They spend weeks getting things ready before the season and hours getting prepared for your hunt.

How much do duck guides make?

Hunting Guide Salary

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Top Earners $52,500 $25
75th Percentile $41,500 $20
Average $37,709 $18
25th Percentile $26,000 $12

What is the best waterfowl gun?


  • Remington Model 870.
  • Winchester Model 12.
  • Browning Auto-5.
  • Benelli Super Black Eagle II.
  • Beretta Xtrema 2.
  • Browning Gold.
  • Remington Versa Max.
  • Benelli Vinci.
  • Winchester SX3.
  • What is the best time to hunt waterfowl?

    Generally speaking, the best time of year to hunt waterfowl is during the cold fronts of mid-fall. However, the location of the hunt and species of duck will also play a role in predicting the best times to hunt.

    What type of shotgun shells are allowed for waterfowl hunting?

    These shotguns can kill ducks at up to 60 yards. By far the most common modern shotgun used for waterfowl hunting is the twelve gauge. With the development of higher-pressure 3.5 inch shells, 12 gauge shotguns can deliver close to the power and shot load of a ten gauge out of a lighter gun with less recoil.

    What is the best gun for duck hunting?

    If it wasn’t already apparent, shotguns, and therefore shotgun shells, are the most popular choices for hunting ducks. Steel is the common material used in duck shot, although tungsten and other blends are being manufactured as well.