WHAT TO BRING HUNTING

What To Bring Hunting | North Texas Waterfowl FAQs

North Texas Waterfowl is the “PREMIER” North Texas duck hunting guide service for Texas duck hunts. While we supply MOST everything, there are a few things you need to bring with you when hunting with NTX Waterfowl. Operating exclusively on thousands of private acreage, located in the heart of North Texas prime waterfowl real estate. All North Texas duck hunting takes place on properties surrounding Hagerman Wildlife Refuge. If you are looking to book a duck hunt in North Texas, look no further than North Texas Waterfowl Guide Service.

NTX Waterfowl Frequently Asked Questions

What sets you apart from most outfitters?

Two things, in particular, set us apart from most. We cater to small groups, and if our clients do not limit out in the morning, we will do a second hunt in the afternoon.

Can I bring my hunting dog?

NO, while we understand that you would like to bring your “best friend” for the hunt. For liability reasons we do not allow this as some groups may be hunting with others.

Do you hunt the water?

Yes, North Texas Waterfowl has access to thousands of acres of private property. All hunts take place on private ponds and winter wheat fields.

What type of clothing should I wear?

We recommend a layering system with the outer shell being windproof and waterproof. Bring insulated hunting boots, and gloves that you can shoot with. We just want you to be prepared and comfortable in case of inclement weather conditions.

Do you get a lot of rain in the Fall?

Typically North Texas falls are bring moderate rains, with more frequent rains late season. BUT with the weather patterns lately all bets are off. If you don’t have waders, knee high rubber boots recommended.

What is the average temperature?

Typically, November is relatively mild. The average temps being 45 – 55 degrees. The highs in the mid 70’s and lows in the 30’s. December usually runs anywhere from 30 to 55 degrees–averaging around 50 degrees.

What shot do you recommend for ducks and geese?

For ducks we recommend 3,  2, or BB. For geese we recommend BB, BBB, or T shot.

Do you sell ammunition?

We aren’t licensed to provide that service. Ammunition can be picked up at the local Academy, Wal Mart or local gun shops.

What To Bring Hunting!

Waders: Most blinds are accessible without them. However, not having them could cost you an opportunity.
Outerwear: Prior to leaving home, we recommend checking either with us or a trusted weather source in order to prepare specifically for your dates here with us. Rain gear is always recommended.
Camo Patterns: If a choice can be made, try to keep things on the hardwoods or marsh end of the spectrum. Sometimes brightly colored patterns look out of place in this region.
Gun/Shells: A 20 or a 12 gauge is sufficient for most of our spots. Also it is recommended to have either a modified or improved cylinder choke. We suggest a quality steel or other non-toxic shell with 1 1/8 oz. to 1 3/8 oz. of shot depending on chamber length and gauge of gun. BB, BBB or T shot is recommended for goose hunts.
License/stamps: Each client MUST have a Texas hunting license and Migratory Endorsement along with a Federal Waterfowl Stamp.

Texas Goose Hunting Guide - North Texas Waterfowl
Texas Goose Hunting Guide - North Texas Waterfowl

What To Bring Hunting!

Waders: Most blinds are accessible without them. However, not having them could cost you an opportunity.
Outerwear: Prior to leaving home, we recommend checking either with us or a trusted weather source in order to prepare specifically for your dates here with us. Rain gear is always recommended.
Camo Patterns: If a choice can be made, try to keep things on the hardwoods or marsh end of the spectrum. Sometimes brightly colored patterns look out of place in this region.
Gun/Shells: A 20 or a 12 gauge is sufficient for most of our spots. Also it is recommended to have either a modified or improved cylinder choke. We suggest a quality steel or other non-toxic shell with 1 1/8 oz. to 1 3/8 oz. of shot depending on chamber length and gauge of gun. BB, BBB or T shot is recommended for goose hunts.
License/stamps: Each client MUST have a Texas hunting license and Migratory Endorsement along with a Federal Waterfowl Stamp.

“We had a blast hunting with NTX Waterfowl last fall and can’t wait to return this year for some more.”

Adam Hart
Anything Sportsman