EastBound&Down wrote: BayMan718 wrote:
ive already looked up some guides in the area...waiting to hear back from them
Don't be surprised if you don't hear back from them. Just getting done with season they are ready for a break. It is my understanding they don't start booking until season dates are announced.
That is what they told me when I got in contact with a couple of them several years ago. They generally call their repeat clients and allow them to book first...so you might have trouble getting some dates. Just to the south of Ocracoke is Cedar Island, NC. You should have no problem bagging a redhead with one of the guides there. I feel you get a better variety of species in the Cedar Island area (lesser scaup, blackducks, pintails, wigeon, sea ducks, bufflehead, etc.) where as the main birds you will kill in a curtain blind are pintail and redhead and maybe brant. If you want to check out a guide down there, call Buddy Goodwin (252) 225-7801 or (252) 725-3207.