Bold Coast Outfitters
Sea Duck Hunting Guide Service on the Maine Coast
Sea Duck Hunting Methods
Layout Boat Hunts
Layout boats are one of the most effective way to hunt sea ducks. Hunting from the Layout Boats is truly in your face action, with many shots being taken at under 15 yards. Often times the ducks have no idea you are there until you pull the trigger. The guide sets the layout boats and then places the hunters in them. The decoys are then set around the hunters. The guide tends the layout hunters from the big boat and like the ledge hunts, two way radios are also used.
Ledge hunting is the traditional way to hunt sea ducks. Arriving at the ledge before daylight, the hunters will leave the boat and set up along the seaweed ledges. Guides in the Big boat will run the decoys out from the ledges and also tend the hunters. With this setup, cripples can be quickly dispatched. Hunters will have a two way radio to stay in contact with the guide and the big boat.