......it ain't about the ducks, but the duck hunting and the opportunity. Most folks don't understand that legally hunting wild ducks is extremely inconsistent and the fact that you are paying for a guide does not even entitle you to fire your gun.
If you can pay a couple hundred bucks a head for the opportunity, then I can give you a number, but Down East does not endorse or recommend duck guides. Too often, customer expectations exceed reality and I don't want to get in the middle of it.
For fishing, ring me up and we'll stand behind our recommendations. If you are still glutton for punishment.......and I do occasionally enjoy the below kind of punishment, here are some pics from Capt. Ray:
Most of the "sports" have no clue of the costs and work it takes to put out a spread like this
Three oddballs in one day, you never know what might happen: Red heads are seldomly seen up the Neuse, rarely are wood ducks shot over open water and only occasionally are sea ducks taken from shore blinds.
Ten ducks is a really good limit for 5 people, the above is an excellent morning. Yup, that's the reality, 2 bluebills per person is a legal limit, so 10 bluebills is a great day for 5 guys. The extra ring neck, scoter and handful of buffleheads and ruddy ducks are just a little over half of the total 6 duck/person limit allowed. When people ask "what is the limit? I want to hang up the phone because it just doesn't matter, you'll never see it."