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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 Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019. Anytime during the season is good, pick a day or two and 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 an assortment of covered 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 with roof tops. You will hunt in scenic locations that provide an enjoyable waterfowl hunting experience. A steady abundance of waterfowl can be found here. We have the decoys and assist you to your blinds during your waterfowl hunting.

Virginia Waterfowl hunting expeditions founded by a Chincoteague Island native and former commercial fisherman that has hunted here since the 1970's and knows the area. Our staff tries our best to put you under the ducks and experience waterfowl hunts 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 can 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 11/21/2018 - 1/27/2019.

We meet you about 5:15 am to hunt all day until sunset. We can help you return at anytime for a break to grab some lunch, use the rest room, go back to the hotel or ride through the nearby wildlife refuge. The early morning sunrise and afternoon sunset are spectacular while waterfowl hunting here in Virginia.

Call and book your hunt now and ask if you need any other information (recommendations for a hotel or any special needs you may have). We strive to provide assistance for a safe & enjoyable hunting trip for you.

Chincoteague Island, Virginia Duck & Goose Hunts Nov 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019
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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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Duck & Goose Hunting on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Visit Chincoteague Island, Va.
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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: only $40-$70 a night

*Rodeway Inn: (757) 336-6565
Holiday Inn Express: (410) 957-6444
Island Motor Inn: (757) 336-3141
Fairfield Inn & Suites: (757) 336-0043
Waterside Motor Inn: 1-877-891-3434
*Dog Friendly Hotels
Hotels have off-season rates, mention hunting with us for extra discount.
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. 21st - Jan. 27 is the time to hunt this vast pristine coastal area. Plenty of dates are still available, call today.

A large variety of species.

Covered duck blinds with roof tops.

• Full day waterfowl hunting until sunset.

• 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 more information on hunting licenses & regulations*. 2018-2019 Virginia Migratory Game Gird Hunting Regulations Digest *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.
• We encourage and welcome all persons of various experience and ability.
Waterfowl Hunting Season & Bag Limits (2018-2019): Nov 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019
Hunting is also allowed on SUNDAYS.
Each persons combined species limit is about 35 birds so limits are generous.
Shooting Hours: 1/2-hour before sunrise until sunset daily.
Non-toxic shot is required.
What's new for 2018-2019? The daily bag limit for pintails has been increased from 1 to 2 per day.

GENERAL DUCK SEASON: November 21-December 2, December 15 to January 27

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: October 17 to January 31 [25 per day, no possession limit]
CANADA GOOSE: November 21-December 2, December 15 to January 27 [2 per day, 6 in possession]
ATLANTIC BRANT: November 21-December 2, December 15 to January 31 [2 per day, 6 in possession]
MERGANSER: November 21-December 2, December 15 to January 27 [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*: November 21- January 31 [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.

To confirm your reservation we need to receive a 50% deposit to hold your reservation and the remaining balance is due within 30 days of your waterfowl hunt. Call or email first to check for avail. dates. Mail deposit with your dates and contact info. To: Assateague Explorer Outfitters 6373 Burton Avenue, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 CALL: (757) 894-2932. Call now to experience awesome waterfowl hunting in Virginia.
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Hunting whitetails
recent deer hunt 12 pont whitetail 8 ponit bucks
One of the fish caught during a waterfowl hunting trip.