Waterfowl Hunts

At Run-N-Gun Adventures we have access to over 50,000 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, redhead, gadwall, wigeon, shoveler, and mallard. Diver shoots are available upon request. In addition, public bay hunting is available for clients interested in coastal species including redheads, blue bills, pintails, canvasbacks and more. It’s hard to beat large groups of redheads landing in the decoys as the sun is setting on Matagorda Bay.

  • Duck Hunt (3ppl)

    $300 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (4ppl)

    $275 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (5ppl)

    $250 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Duck Hunt (6ppl+)

    $225 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Bay Duck Hunt (4ppl Min.)

    $200 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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  • Teal Hunt (4ppl Min.)

    $175 /person
    Included in cost: Experienced Guide
    Trained Retriever Dog
    Transportation for Hunting Areas
    Decoys
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    Exclusive Duck Club (seasonal lease details)

    Run-N-Gun Duck Club details

    • 20 groups MAX(currently have 2 spots open as of April 1st)
    • Nick Stillwell is club manager
    • 6 spots per group
    • 3 hunts max per week
    • Teal season each group gets 8 hunts total
    • Dove hunting included
    • Goose hunts self-guided $500 for field
    • Goose hunts fully guided $175 per person
    • Crane hunting included(self-guided), counts against your max hunts per week-Crane hunts fully guided $175 per person
    • 35+/- ponds per year, crop rotation will cause slight variation in total number each year(will have at least 30 ponds)
    • Club ponds and day hunting ponds will be totally separate and NO GUIDED hunts will take place on club ponds
    • Club ponds and prep work comes first
    • Almost all ponds have well access, so water won’t be an issue.
    • 15+/- ponds per year will be planted in millet, will depend on landowners, but we’ll push to plant as many as possible
    • Pit blinds will be put in where land owners allow and where ponds are in the same location every year. Currently have 4 pits in and hopefully add 1-2 more each season until we reach max.
    • Blinds will be built and brushed by us. Groups will not be expected to help in this process.
    • Brand new Duck Camp, roughly 7,500sq ft, will be built before the 2016 season right outside Bay City.
    • Ponds are located around or between the following cities: Kendleton, East Bernard, El Campo, Danevang, Blessing, Palacios, Markham, Bay City & Wadsworth. We are always looking for more quality land in the right areas, so more will be added along the way.

    PRICE

    $12.5K per group for 2016-2017 season
    $15K per group for 2017-2018 season
    Deposit/Payments will be set up like this:
    Deposit $3,500 due ASAP to secure spot
    2nd Payment $4,500 due by July 15th
    Final Payment $4,500 due by Sept. 1st
    NO teal hunting will be allowed for any group that’s not paid in full.

    LODGING

    $7,500 private room with unlimited use during Teal & Duck season. Each room will sleep 6ppl and have private bathroom. Only your group will have access to the room during season along with maids to clean after you leave.
    $300 per room per night, first come first serve if you don't get a private room for entire season. Rooms are all set up the same.
    Lodge has kennels to keep dogs, stocked fishing pond, plenty of room for ATV/UTV and decoy storage, fire pit, entertaining area, right next door to the Rio Colorado Golf Course, screened in porch and much more.

    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. 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.

    • Goose Hunt (6ppl+)

      $225 /person
      Included in cost: Ecaller Conservation Season
      Experienced Guide
      Trained Retriever Dog
      Transportation for Hunting Areas
      Decoys
      *$500 add. for pre-set spread*
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    CRANE HUNTS

    Crane hunts will normally take place in rice, plowed ground or winter wheat fields. 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 (4ppl Min.)

      $200 /person
      Included in cost: 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 Sunflowers, corn, milo and millet 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 opening weekend SOUTH zone only, which is usually sometime in mid-Sept, so space is limited.

    • Dove Hunt - Sunflower Field

      $200 /person
      OPENING WEEKEND ONLY: Minimum of 4ppl
      White Wing Dove
      Contact us for details, space is limited!
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