Kodiak Wilderness Adventures offers Alaska Sea Duck hunting right in the heart of the wintering grounds of nearly every species of Alaska Sea Duck. These birds migrate to Kodiak Island each winter to feed on the rich sea life that will hold them over until their return to the nesting grounds on the tundra of the far north.
December & January Sea Duck Hunts
Our Alaska Sea Duck Hunts are geared for taxidermist and specimen collecting sportsmen interested in high adventure while enjoying a top quality hunt conducted by Professional guides with an unsurpassed safety record.
Hunts are available throughout the months of December and January. We run all our hunts from our Lodge right here in Port Lions on Kodiak Island and include 5 days of hunting and 6 nights of lodging.
Your Alaska Sea Duck Hunting Adventure begins as soon as you land at the Kodiak, Alaska airport. You will be met by either your guide or a representative of one of our local air services and journey to our lodge in the tiny bush village of Port Lions. Once everyone is at the lodge and settled in, we will spend the remainder of the day preparing for the hunt by issuing hunting license and duck stamps, reviewing plans for a successful hunt, and top the day off with one of Katy’s fabulous meals.
Sea duck hunting on Kodiak Island is primarily done over decoys from shore blinds or the floating blinds we carry with us onboard our very well appointed 40-foot long boat. Because we are hunting on saltwater, the shoreline is always changing with the tides and gives us countless locations to set up for a shoot.
The northern proximity and lateness of hunting in December and January limit shooting times to about 7 hours per day. We begin days with a hearty breakfast at 6:30 and plan to leave the harbor by 8:00, (shooting time is generally a little after 9:00 a.m.)
We provide one guide per two hunters and a layout blind, decoys and dog in each of the hunting locations. As the day progresses, we may need to move our position depending on the bird traffic. Sea Ducks tend to be creatures of habit when it comes to their feeding grounds, so decoy sets are usually very productive for 3 to 4 hours before we reposition to finish off the day.
Alaska Sea Duck hunting on Kodiak Island is not recommended for the faint of heart. We will typically have temperatures ranging from a low of 5 degrees in the morning to somewhere just above freezing during the “heat” of the day.
Our Sea Duck hunting guests are typically treated to opportunities to take as many as seven different species of Alaska Sea Ducks. Varieties common to our area include the Common, Surf & White-Winged Scoters, Harlequin, Old Squaw ( Long-tailed duck ), Red Breasted & Common Mergansers. Less common Sea Ducks but occasionally taken are the King & Common Eiders. We also have very high numbers of Barrows & Common Golden eye & Greater Scaup. These later birds are not included with your Sea Duck limits in Alaska but are rather considered a puddler along with Bufflehead. These last four species mentioned utilize much of the same feeding areas that are frequented by the Sea Ducks and therefore provide additional shooting opportunities. Kodiak Island is also home to countless year round resident populations of Mallards. These birds are an unexpected treat to collecting sportsmen due to their fine plumage when taken this late in the year.
Other species of waterfowl that are occasionally taken consists of Green Winged Teal, American Widgeon, Eurasian Widgeon, Gadwall & Pintail. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations allow for Nonresident licensed hunters to take up to 7 Sea Ducks per day and posses up to 20 per season. Additionally a Nonresident may not posses more than 4 of any the following species per season. Common Scoter, Surf Scoter, White Winged Scoter, Harlequin, Old Squaw ( Long-tailed Duck), Common Eider & King Eider.
Pricing information and further details for any of the Sea Duck hunts, Sitka Blacktail Deer hunts, Brown Bear hunt and any other big game hunts that Kodiak Wilderness Adventures offers are available on our Hunting Packages Pricing and Details page.