|Welcome to Everglades adventures duck hunting page. We have been in operation since 1989 offering hunts for wild game in Florida. We currently offer Alligator, Wild Boar, Osceola Turkey, Duck and Dove hunts.
We are a full time guide service dedicated to our clients. We were the third guide service to begin operations in Southern Florida. The owner, Captain Mark Clemons has been professionally guiding hunting charters (full time) since 1985. He is a native of South Florida and has hunted and fished in South Florida for over 30 years. We currently handle over a thousand hunter's a year for all of our hunts combined.
Our operations are conducted on several private ranches and wetlands located in Hendry County, Florida. These properties and wetlands consist of several thousand acres.
We offer duck hunting on both private wetlands as well as public waters which include Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades.
These hunts are conducted on private marshes ranging in size from 200 acres or more to small ponds of 50 acres. The planted areas total approximately 450 acres which are divided into two separate areas hunted on Saturdays and Sundays.
These areas are managed for waterfowl. We have Japanese Millet, Chufas, Rice and Mud Plantains as well as Smartweed and Walter's Millet planted in these areas (pictured to the upper right) which we flood during the duck season. Hydrilla and Coontail are utilized for aquatics in the deeper water areas. The areas have their own water control structures and pumps for water control.
We have a hunter minimum of two persons and can arrange hunts for groups as large as twenty-four persons. Our hunts are out of pre-existing blinds over decoys. We have dozens of blinds located in excellent areas which we rotate the shooting pressure. Our goal is not to shoot a blind more than once per-week.
We have blinds located on dry ground utilizing a series of dike systems in which the hunters can walk a dry dike (escorted by a guide) to their designated blind. One of these blinds are pictured right with a few ducks nearby. These blinds are permanent blinds with cane grown in place for cover. They have chairs and decoys located in each blind and most are set up for two to four hunters.
We also have blinds located on small islands in deeper water pictured below. We place hunters in these blinds utilizing a go-devil boat. These blinds are dry blinds as well. These blinds are permanent blinds with cane grown in place for cover. They have chairs and decoys located in each blind and most are set up for two to four hunters as well.
These hunts are generally EXCELLENT duck hunts. We have had shooters limit on birds from these blinds in thirty minutes. We generally have a large concentration of ducks on our areas like the Black-Bellied Whistlers pictured to the right. Check on our current duck conditions here (updated every few days during season).
On our private lands hunts, we charge $200.00 per-person per hunt, two-person minimum. Hunters will need at least hip boots but plan on waders especially during the colder dates.
Our public water hunts are conducted from airboats utilizing phantom layout boats. These hunts are for parties of three only. Our boat holds three clients and three layout boats and all necessary equipment very comfortably.
Our Airboat is a 2004 18' Hamant. It has seating for four adults including the driver. It has a 550 horsepower, 454 cubic inch big block Chevrolet engine with a stinger gearbox with a 82 inch three blade maximus thruster propeller. It has a 40 gallon fuel tank, stainless engine cage, polymer bottom, four trolling batteries with dual lenco trolling motors with remote handheld controls, three storage lockers, two independent live wells, brush guard, non-skid inside finish, AM/FM CD stereo, Garman chart plotter/GPS, VHF radio, and all required US Coast Guard equipment.
I am a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and CPR and First Aid Certified as well as Insured.
On our public water hunts, we charge $250.00 per-person for a party of two and $200.00 per-person for a party of three. Two-person minimum, Three-person maximum.
We conduct our public water hunts on Lake Okeechobee as well as in the Florida Everglades. These hunts are generally pre-scouted and GPS located prior to the hunt.
Our hunts are guided hunts. We are NOT like other (cheaper) guide services that take you out in lake Okeechobee and drops you off. This hunt includes decoys, spinner decoys, guide, airboat, chairs or layout boats and any equipment necessary for that days hunt.
Clients will require all personal equipment such as waders, firearms and ammo.
Season dates are generally for early teal the last week of September and the general season starts the weekend before thanksgiving and ends late January
We realize that all duck hunters are not the same. Some hunters like pre-built blinds some don't. Some hunters won't hunt out of anything but a layout boat while others won't get in them. We strive to accommodate all duck hunters regardless of their interests.
Our public water hunts can also be combined with snipe hunting for a full-day hunt. These hunts can arranged as a morning duck and afternoon snipe or morning snipe and afternoon duck. On our full-day combination a shore lunch will be provided.
The cost for this package is 350.00 per-person for a party of two and $300.00 per-person for a party of three. Two-person minimum, Three-person maximum.
Don't forget to check out our Duck Hunting Conditions and News page which keeps up with the current as well as the past several years of duck hunting seasons.
Also, don't forget to check out our home page with links to our additional hunts. We currently offer Alligator, Wild Boar, Osceola Turkey, Duck and Dove hunts.