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Assateague & Chincoteague Island Waterfowl Hunting in Virginia

"Assateague Island National Seashore is a vital link in the life cycle for migrating waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway."

Chincoteague Island, Virginia guided hunts

Virginia waterfowl hunting located in a great part of Virginia, near the legendary waterfowl areas of Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge at the vast surrounding wetlands & waterways. Come hunt the ducks and geese that fly on and off the refuge areas. The hunt departs from Chincoteague Island, Virginia to hunt ducks and geese that migrate each year to Assateague & Chincoteague, located in the heart of the Atlantic flyway. This area is renowned for its abundant unspoiled wetlands. Hunting is available from about mid November to the end of January. Anytime when the season is open is good. Call to reserve now. ESPN recently picked the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge as #2 in the country. This area in Virginia has a low human population density & low hunting pressure with one of the most diverse waterfowl populations found. The hunt takes you to a vast expanse of coastal wetlands at Virginia's barrier island habitat where a large variety (over 20 species) of waterfowl migrate to each year.

Assateague Island is one of the favorite destinations for waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway and can produce some of the best wingshooting and waterfowl hunting that can be found. Large concentrations of ducks and geese are common throughout the season. Waterfowl hunting is legendary here because of the refuge, its location, abundant wetlands, open water and readily available food. Chincoteague Island and its nearby wetlands are known for their scenic unspoiled beauty. Besides ducks and geese, you will find amazing outdoor vistas. Your dog is welcome.

You will enjoy duck & goose blinds. Assateague and the vast coastal areas near Chincoteague where our blinds await, are in the heart of the Atlantic flyway for ducks and geese. We have a variety of fixed blinds, some with roof tops. You will hunt in scenic locations that provide an enjoyable waterfowl hunting experience. An abundance of waterfowl can be found here. We have the decoys and show you where the blinds are located for waterfowl hunting.

Virginia waterfowl hunting near Chincoteague Island is legendary. We are island natives and know the area. We try to put you under the ducks and geese so you can experience a waterfowl hunt of a lifetime. Waterfowl hunting is different each day and no two days are alike. Many ducks and geese are here each year, but we do not guarantee flight patterns each day. The abundant open waters and vast wetlands here in this part of Virginia create an awesome environment for large numbers of migratory waterfowl.

Situated strategically within the "Atlantic Flyway", our snow goose populations alone can range as high as 50,000. Nearly all types of North America's waterfowl species exist here and large concentrations of waterfowl are common throughout the season.

You can hunt during the day and return at anytime for a break to grab some lunch, use the restroom, go back to the hotel or ride through the nearby wildlife refuge. The wildlife, scenery, restaurants and nearby hotels provide a spectacular experience while waterfowl hunting here in Virginia.

Call and book your hunt now. We show you where the duck blinds are located and provide decoys. You are responsible to know Virginia hunting regulations. You also upon participation in this recreational opportunity accept and assume all the inherent risks that you may encounter pertaining to, but not limmited to injury, accidents or death. You also acknowledge that along with your associates, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Assateague Explorer or any of it's associates or anyone acting on their behalf from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions. Have a safe hunt.

Chincoteague Island, Virginia Duck & Goose Hunts November thru January
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• Virginia hunting near the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, vast surrounding waterways and wetlands. The Chincoteague Island, Virginia area is visited by large migrations of waterfowl each year.
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$245 per day

Virginia duck hunting & goose hunting.

Be sure to bring.... Gun, Ammo, Linc., Waders

Lodging accommodations for Chincoteague Hunting: Off Season Rates

Marina Bay Hotel: (757) 336-3500
Holiday Inn Express: (410) 957-6444
Island Resort: (757) 336-3141
Fairfield Inn & Suites: (757) 336-0043
Waterside Motor Inn: 1-877-891-3434
Some are Dog Friendly
Call for more Hotels and excellent accommondations. We can also recommend many fine restaurants you will enjoy.
Closest airports to Chincoteague:
• Salisbury, MD (SBY) 1 hour
• Norfolk, VA (ORF) 2 hours
Rent-A-Car services are available at the airport. Chincoteague zip code is 23336.

Nov. - Jan. is the time to hunt this vast pristine coastal area. Plenty of dates are still available, call today.

A large variety of species.

Duck & Goose blinds.

• Spectacular scenery.

• Located in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway.

To obtain your Virginia hunting license, Call Toll Free 1-866-721-6911

You can get a 3-day out-of-state license for approx. $60.



Nonresident 3-day hunting linc. only $60.oo / Resident Linc. to Hunt Statewide: $23.oo (1 year)

For Waterfowl Hunters: A hunting license, Federal Duck Stamp (can be purchased from any U.S. Post Office for $15 or the Federal E-Stamp may be purchased online or by calling 1-866-721-6911), Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp ($10) and a H.I.P. authorization (Virginia Harvest Info. Program) are required.. Register for HIP online ( or call phone (1-888-788-9772) .

Visit Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries at for all up to date information on hunting licenses & regulations. *Note: No person shall take migratory game birds except during the hours open to shooting and hawking: 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset. Hunting for waterfowl is allowed on Sundays. Non-toxic shot is required for all waterfowl hunting.
• Your waterfowl sporting dogs are always welcome.
• Be familiar with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries regulations.
Waterfowl Hunting Season & Bag Limits :
Hunting is also allowed on SUNDAYS. Be sure to check with the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries to confirm all information pertaining to season, bag limits and regulations.
Combined species limits are generous.
Shooting Hours: 1/2-hour before sunrise until sunset daily.
Non-toxic shot is required.
You are responsible for knowing and following all Virginia hunting regulations and making sure they are up to date by confirming with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

GENERAL DUCK SEASON: Late November to early December. Mid December thru January.

Daily Bag Limit : 6 ducks which include no more than 4 mallards (which may include no more than 2 hen mallards), 2 scaup, 4 scoters, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 2 black ducks & 2 canvasbacks plus: 25 Snow Geese, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Brant & 5 Mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Each person's combined species limit is about 39 birds, so limits are generous.

SNOW GOOSE: Mid October to end of January [25 per day, no possession limit]
CANADA GOOSE: Late November to early December & mid December towards end of January [2 per day, 6 in possession]
ATLANTIC BRANT: Late November to early December & mid December towards end of January [2 per day, 6 in possession]
MERGANSER: Late November to early December & mid December towards end of January [5 per day, of which only 2 birds may be a hooded merganser (15 in possession, only 6 of which may be hooded mergansers)]
TUNDRA SWAN*: Late November towards end of January [1 per day per permittee per season] *Note: The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will issue no more than 600 swan hunting permits to holders of a valid Virginia hunting license. Only hunters with a valid tundra swan hunting permit issued by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall be authorized to hunt tundra swans. Each permit holder will be authorized to take only one tundra swan during the season. Swan hunting permits are non-transferable and are valid for use only by the person to whom issued while swan hunting. Hunters may apply for a swan permit by mail, online, or by telephone at 1-877-VAHUNTS.

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Hunting whitetails
recent deer hunt 12 pont whitetail 8 ponit bucks
One of the fish caught while waterfowl hunting here. You can also fish for striped bass nearby. We will show you where. You need a Virginia license.