Run-N-Gun Adventures

Waterfowl Hunts

At Run-N-Gun Adventures we have access to over 75,000 thousand acres consisting of rice fields, plowed fields, rye grass fields, wheat fields, managed duck ponds, DU projects, ranch ponds and marsh property. All hunts take place on private property leased and managed only by us in Matagorda and surrounding counties. Waterfowl season typically runs early November through January and provides consistent shooting all season. Teal season is usually a 16 day season during the middle of September.

We have NO OFF SEASON when it comes to waterfowl! Preparation for the next season starts a month or so after the current one ends. Discing, planting, burning, levee work, stage flooding and blind work are just a few of the things we are doing in the “off season” to ensure our clients have the best possible habitat to hunt. Habitat, water, food and roosts are the keys to attracting and keeping waterfowl on a property! We spare NO expense when it comes to these key components. Since a majority of the waterfowl we hunt are using the Texas Coastal Prairie as wintering grounds and the final stop on their migration south, resting and rotating properties is also a vital key to success. We can’t control Mother Nature, but we do make the best of what she gives us.


Duck Hunts

Duck hunts will take place on flooded rice fields, flooded millet ponds, flooded moist soil management ponds, flooded fallow fields, or managed wetland projects. Our goal when we initial got into waterfowl hunting was to make a name for ourselves for running quality hunts not quantity of hunts. We hunt a variety of different ways including pit blinds, laydown blinds, Avian A-frame blinds and a few stationary blinds as well. Since we are normally hunting wintering birds, being mobile and able to set up right on the ‘X’ is key. Typical bags will include pintail, teal, gadwall, wigeon, shoveler and depending on the weather the occasional canvasback or mallard. In addition, public bay hunting is available for clients interested in coastal species targeting redheads and could also include blue bills and pintails. It’s hard to beat large groups of redheads landing in the decoys as the sun is setting on Matagorda Bay.

  • Duck Hunt (3ppl)

    $500 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (4ppl)

    $475 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (5ppl)

    $450 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (6ppl+)

    $425 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals 
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Bay Duck Hunt (4ppl Min.)

    $400 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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Duck Club (seasonal lease details)

  Contact for details about joining for the upcoming season.

 

 

Teal Hunts

The 16 day teal season that takes place in September is the first chance wing shooters get to knock off the rust on live birds. The Texas Coastal Prairie is the bottleneck for teal migrating south for the winter. If you’re looking to test your marksmanship, then coming down to chase the “rice rockets” is a must.

  • Teal Hunt (4ppl Min.)

    $425 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
    CONTACT US
  • Teal Hunt (5ppl)

    $400 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals 
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
    CONTACT US
  • Teal Hunt (6ppl)

    $375 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
    CONTACT US
 

 


GOOSE HUNTS

Goose hunts will take place in rice, planted rye grass, winter wheat or plowed fields. A typical hunt will include a large sillosock spread of up to 1000+ soxs or 500+/- full body decoys. Specklebellies and snow geese are the target, but some years the lesser Canada geese will show up to provide bonus birds. It is also very common to shoot a handful of ducks while goose hunting. Intense management and letting the geese get comfortable on a property is vital to holding large concentrations of birds throughout a season. It is our philosophy to ensure quality hunting and insist on customer satisfaction.  Ecaller/conservation season has been very productive for us in recent seasons till mid-February for those interested in pulling the plugs and getting under big spins.

  • Goose Hunt (6ppl+)

    $425/person
    Included in cost: 
    Lodging with meals 
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
    Includes Ecaller Conservation Season
    *$500 add. for pre-set spread*

CRANE HUNTS

Crane hunts will normally take place in rice, plowed ground, pasture land, winter wheat fields or anywhere we find them feeding. Nicknamed the “ribeye of the sky” they make for excellent table fare! Concealment is key for harvesting these birds as they have very good eye sight. Being resourceful to the surroundings and using any cover or elevation change in the ground is a must.

  • Crane Hunt (3 ppl)

    $500 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Crane Hunt (4 ppl)

    $475 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Crane Hunt (5 ppl)

    $450 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
    CONTACT US
  • Crane Hunt (6 ppl)

    $425 /person
    Included in cost:
    Lodging with meals
    Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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Things you'll need

  • 12 Gauge Shotgun 
  • Waterproof Camouflage Clothing 
  • Waders 
  • Federal Stamp & State License 
  • Non-Toxic Shot

Hunting & Fishing Requirements for Non-Residents to Hunt Waterfowl in Texas

  • 157 Non-Resident Five Day Special Hunting
  • 138 Federal Duck Stamp 
  • 137 HIP Certification 
  • 168 Migratory Game Bird Stamp 
  • Born on or after September 2, 1971 successfully complete a hunter education course

Shell Selections

  • Duck Hunting: 3 inch shells 
  • Teal Season Size: 4-6 shot 
  • Duck Season Size: 2-4 shot 
  • Goose Hunting: 3 or 3.5 inch shells BB or BBB 

*Deposits are non-refundable, unless weather prevents us from taking the trip and another date can't be arranged*


DOVE HUNTS

Dove hunting over corn, milo or sunflowers outside El Campo, Tx is about as good as it gets in North America. Shooting almost all white wings, many customers have compared it to Argentina on a smaller scale. These hunts are for SPECIAL WHITE-WING dates and SOUTH zone opener only.

  • Dove Hunt-Special White-Wing

    $200 /person
    Minimum of 10ppl
    White Wing Dove
    Contact us for details, space is limited!
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