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Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« on: November 08, 2016, 08:08:47 PM »
Looking for a guide... most likely will have up to 6 or even 8 hunters. Skagit or a Grant Counties in WA (other area/states not out of the question). Will likely need lodging, meals and transport. Recommendations anyone?

Thank you in advance.

Erik

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 08:15:29 PM »
Okanogan valley guide service

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 09:06:15 PM »
Thank you for the recommendation.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 09:11:58 PM »
Okanogan valley guide service

I know this seems "elitist" but it doesn't look like they include lodging and food. Need all inclusive for all intents and purposes. Thoughts?

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 09:17:14 PM »
Okanogan valley guide service

I know this seems "elitist" but it doesn't look like they include lodging and food. Need all inclusive for all intents and purposes. Thoughts?

Check out Eagle Lakes Ranch.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 09:18:20 PM »
You may look into Eagle Lakes Ranch in Adams County.Never used them myself but have heard good things.
"All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and title, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind."

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 09:19:02 PM »
I'll 2nd eagles lake ranch. Got a buddy who guides there, they flat get the birds, and the facility is top notch

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 09:23:07 PM »
You may look into Eagle Lakes Ranch in Adams County.Never used them myself but have heard good things.

Thank you for the help!

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 10:44:17 PM »
Eagle Lakes would be your best bet to fit what your looking for. Won't be cheap but you won't be disappointed either. I guided for him for 6 years and still help on occasion. He's running a special right now to fill some spots that were cancelled.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 10:34:12 AM »
Eagle Lakes  :tup: been there several times start to finish a Top Shelf experience...just don't let them send you on a "Death March" in Connell... :yike:

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 11:40:37 PM »
Eagle Lakes  :tup: been there several times start to finish a Top Shelf experience...just don't let them send you on a "Death March" in Connell... :yike:

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 03:46:14 PM »
Might want to check us out... I can work up a package deal if interested....

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 05:05:10 PM »
^^^^^^ waterfowl hunting in skagit valley slowly getting ruined with pay to play hunting. Thanks a bunch know where to hunt!

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 05:19:11 PM »
^^^^^^ waterfowl hunting in skagit valley slowly getting ruined with pay to play hunting. Thanks a bunch know where to hunt!
don't hate the player---hate the game.  Adapt or die...you know at one point people only used spears to hunt-then got pissed when archers showed up who then got pissed at gunpowder who then got pissed at cartridges who then got pissed at repeaters who then got pissed at scopes and so on and so on and so on....the only thing constant in this world is change...sitting back and stomping your feet while hollering it was better before so and so only puts you further behind the eight ball...it will NEVER go back ...do i think the direction it is going is better---NO...but i'm smart enough to evolve and change to keep doing the things i love to do
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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2016, 06:07:14 PM »
I still hunt waterfowl a ton. I have adapted as well just hate what it has become. I don't hate know where to hunt, I'm sure he is a smart young guy jumping on the opportunity of the evolution of waterfowl hunting with the pay to play. I just will never support something like that. I urge others to not support it either. You are right you cannot stop it. Too many people who don't have the time to scout but the money to pay someone who does.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2016, 09:25:00 AM »
If you hunt, you buy two duck stamps and pay significant tax to support public land access.  Hunting in the US is supposed to be an activity where anyone can participate - even those who can't afford to buy up large tracts of land.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2016, 09:33:01 AM »
Look at it this way, instead of outfitters and guides buying up and leasing ground anyone out there could buy it and just post it free to hunt.  Don't see much of that happening around here either.
Due to the combined contributions of many thousands of sportsmen, many of whom are members here, conservation organizations like RMEF, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and others are doing exactly that.
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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2016, 12:42:20 PM »
If you don't mind $800/gun per night, Eagle Lakes is your best option.  Hunted/stayed there many times in the past 10 years.  PM me if you want specifics.  Personally I won't spend that kind of dough, but if it's business or company dime, then I'm all in! :tup:

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2016, 05:48:10 PM »
^^^^^^ waterfowl hunting in skagit valley slowly getting ruined with pay to play hunting. Thanks a bunch know where to hunt!
don't hate the player---hate the game.  Adapt or die...you know at one point people only used spears to hunt-then got pissed when archers showed up who then got pissed at gunpowder who then got pissed at cartridges who then got pissed at repeaters who then got pissed at scopes and so on and so on and so on....the only thing constant in this world is change...sitting back and stomping your feet while hollering it was better before so and so only puts you further behind the eight ball...it will NEVER go back ...do i think the direction it is going is better---NO...but i'm smart enough to evolve and change to keep doing the things i love to do

That's a stretch of a comparison. 


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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2016, 06:16:32 PM »
If you don't mind $800/gun per night, Eagle Lakes is your best option.  Hunted/stayed there many times in the past 10 years.  PM me if you want specifics.  Personally I won't spend that kind of dough, but if it's business or company dime, then I'm all in! :tup:
$800???  Seriously?


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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2016, 10:57:45 PM »
If you don't mind $800/gun per night, Eagle Lakes is your best option.  Hunted/stayed there many times in the past 10 years.  PM me if you want specifics.  Personally I won't spend that kind of dough, but if it's business or company dime, then I'm all in! :tup:

$800/night? While I certainly do not believe that to be inexpensive by any sense of the word, fortunately, I will not be laying the bill. Figuring out dates for the trip and getting approval from the powers that be as we speak. Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2016, 09:55:41 AM »

$800/night? While I certainly do not believe that to be inexpensive by any sense of the word, fortunately, I will not be laying the bill. Figuring out dates for the trip and getting approval from the powers that be as we speak. Thanks for the heads up.
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Also...if you can go during the week you most likely have the lodge to yourself...or at least less people than the weekend. I have been there numerous times at it is truly awesome.  I wish I could afford to live there for a few weeks each season...I think there are a few guys that do  :yike: Have fun, and bring a camera!!!!

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2016, 10:12:21 AM »
I hear Austin (Honkstomper guide service) does a good hunt....5097500140

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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2016, 01:14:54 PM »
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Re: Need a guide (ducks/geese)
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2016, 12:28:13 PM »
If you hunt, you buy two duck stamps and pay significant tax to support public land access.  Hunting in the US is supposed to be an activity where anyone can participate - even those who can't afford to buy up large tracts of land.

Gents,
I see a lot of negativity towards our organization. Just to set things straight....KWTH doesn't nor will we ever go after public access hunting. That is not what we are trying to do. We only operate on private lands and deal with individual landowner/farmers.  BTW...I can't afford $800 per night either.

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