Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do your waterfowl hunts in MD, VA & DE include?
Most hunts include home cooked meals, lodging in our log cabin with Satellite Big Screen TV, Full Kitchen, Game Cleaning Facility, carcass disposal, game cleaning station, warm wood stove and more.
2. How are your Deer hunts in Maryland conducted?
These hunts are semi-guided. You will be shown property lines, the general movements of the herd and then left to your own skills to hunt in your climber stand. The less scent in the woods the better. Some permanent stands will be provided or ground blinds when feasible.
Hunts are in woodland in Maryland for whitetails and marshland for Sika Deer. Waders may be need
3. Are your Turkey hunts guided?
Our turkey hunts are guided and semi-guided, depending on your needs. All hunts require full camo necessary for turkey hunting. No red, white, blue or black clothing allowed by law.
You may call the birds in yourself or the guide will do it for you, whichever you prefer. This is a fully guided hunt with 2 hunters per guide. Hunts start on Aril 18th in Md. and April 10th in Va. and De approx.
4. What are your duck hunts like?.
We hunt ducks in Fields, Saltwater and Freshwater Ponds and lakes, Impoundments, Rivers and Bays, Cypress Swamps, and Flooded Oak Forests. We provide guided hunts and semi-guided hunts, depending on the hunters experience and needs of the group.
5. How do you conduct your Canada and snow goose and Swan hunts?
We hunt Maryland ( Eastern Shore ), Delaware ( Delmarva ), New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, & Virginia Delmarva & Mainland – Fully & Semi-Guided Hunt – 75,000 Private Acres The fields are dry and we use pits, layout blinds or temporary blinds in ditches or fields.
Season starts Sept. 1st in most states and end March 31st in Upstate NY. Most goose hunts are in fields. Some are on Cayuga Lake area in the Finger Lakes.
6. Do you hunt Canada Geese?
Yes, we take guests on fully guided hunts in the Resident season and the late season. The season runs approximately Sept. 1 to March 10th. Limits range from 2-15 birds depending on the state and season. In some cases the use of with unplugged guns is allowed. We hunt in Maryland , West Virginia, New York, Delaware & Virginia .
When booking your hunt, please keep the following information in mind:
A 50% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to other dates is required to book A hunt. Substitution is allowed. The balance is due and payable in cash only, no checks. the day before the hunt at the lodge where the hunt is to originate and in some occasions in the field before the hunt proceeds.
All hunters are required to sign an Assumption of Risk and Liability before the day of the hunt or the hunt will not be conducted and no refund for the hunt will be given.
Mail deposits to:
DOA Outfitters Inc.
10206 Sharptown Rd.
Mardela Springs, Md. 21837
Websites www.doaoutfitters.com, www.ultimategoosehunts.com, and www.snowgoosehuntingmaryland.com
Prices do not include ammo, licenses or proper hunting attire. We recommend shot size BB or BBB for geese and No. 1 or 2’s for ducks.
All goose and duck hunts are until 11:00 am. or when you shoot your limit, whichever comes first. Big game hunts are all day ans semi guided only.
Our professional guides all work before, during and after your hunt to provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. A 15% gratuity is much appreciated. Special tips are always appreciated for those extra special hunts.