New York Waterfowl Hunts - Duck and geese
Guided Duck and Goose Hunts
Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures offers the finest wild duck and goose hunts in New York State. Situated directly in the Atlantic flyway, our waterfowl hunts are second to none. Our 3600 acres of private hunting land provides ducks and geese the ideal balance of fields, ponds and food sources. Our accommodations are exclusively provided by Stuyvesant Manor (link), the former home of Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier. We deliver a complete experience combining superb New York State Hunting with first rate lodging including all the comforts of home and more.
Experience the thrill of a flock of Canadian geese appearing above the horizon chattering and circling your blinds and decoys. The suspense waiting for the geese to draw near is a feeling that waterfowl hunters get instantly addicted to. Here at Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures we are located directly in the middle of the Atlantic flyway. The Atlantic Flyway is a migration route used by waterfowl flying from northern Quebec to Florida in the autumn and back in the springtime. This is where waterfowl hunting first originated. Each year during their migration thousands of geese fill our fields and ponds seeking rest and food.
Mallard Alley is Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures own 11 acre private duck hunting pond. Located less than 1 mile from the Hudson River, our pond draws in all local and migrating species of ducks. Located in the Atlantic flyway, Mallard Alley is home to numerous different species of waterfowl. Hunters will never know what they will see fly in; mallards, teals, wood ducks and the occasional redhead ducks are all frequent visitors. Our pond is secluded and tucked away in the rolling hills and valleys of Stuyvesant, New York.
Driven Duck Shoots
Driven duck shoots on our preserve run from September 1st – March 31st. There are no limits on the amount of ducks shot nor is there a license required. Click for more info.
Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures has a top of the line kennel which features expertly trained retrieving dogs. Hunters are also encouraged to use their own dogs if they wish.
What to Expect:
Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures guests can expect first rate lodging at Stuyvesant Manor. The newly renovated Manor consists of six suites featuring their own bathrooms, showers, LCD TV’s with direct TV, alarm clocks, luxurious furnishings and ample closet space. The Manor is also equipped with a sauna, multiple fireplaces and a fire pit for our guests’ enjoyment. Outside the Manor is the Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures Clubhouse. This is where our guests love to relax with a drink, shoot a game of pool, or play a game of darts all while enjoying our wood burning stove. The clubhouse is furnished with a large bar, plush couches and recliners, 2 LCD TVs, poker table, billiards table and darts. We also offer a 3D Archery range complete with a crow’s nest to simulate shots taken from tree stands, as well as an area to sight in your rifles and pattern your shotguns. During your stay our guests are welcomed to enjoy all that we offer at any time.
Our guests arrive at 5pm. Hunters assemble into our Clubhouse where everyone is checked-in and given their own private locker and suite number. Upon settling in, our chef will serve a family style dinner from appetizers to desserts. At this time hunters can mingle with other guests and Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures guides and staff. After dinner, or at any point during your stay, guests are welcomed to enjoy our facilities many amenities.
Each day your hunt begins with a full American breakfast. Our hunters are welcomed to fill their thermoses with coffee if they wish and pack up some snacks for their time in the field or woods. After breakfast our hunters will get field ready and make their way to their assigned blinds with their guide. Don’t be afraid to ask your guides questions, they love to share their knowledge and enjoy informing fellow hunters. Following a typical morning hunt, our hunters will return back to the lodge to have another delicious meal cooked by our chef. After relaxing and grabbing a bite to eat, hunters will have the option of returning to hunt the afternoon if they have remaining tags. Following another action packed hunt, our hunters will finally retreat back to the lodge to enjoy another fantastic meal and all our facilities amenities.
If you should harvest birds our guides will field dress your birds. If you wish to learn how to field dress your game our guides will be happy to teach you. Our professional taxidermist, Bob Vitro from True Life taxidermy (link) will take care of any trophy you wish to mount.
Ponds and Habitat
Mallard Alley is a natural 11 acre pond that has recently expanded due to beaver activity. This pond is home to an extremely diverse ecosystem with inhabitants such as Largemouth Bass, sunfish, crappy, turtles, frogs, beavers, bald eagles, blue herons and numerous species of ducks. Downed and submerged trees offer perfect structure for hunting and attracting wild ducks. Mallard Alley has abundant food sources such as aquatic plants, algae and small fish that ducks feed on constantly. All these characteristics of the pond make Mallard Alley truly the perfect place to duck hunt.
Located in the middle of the Atlantic flyway and situated on over 2000 acres of fields, goose hunting at Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures is as good as it gets. We have several goose hunting locations comprised of planted fields and ponds. Thus making our fields utterly irresistible to geese looking to eat and rest on their long migration. It is common to see thousands of geese at any given time grazing on our fields or roosting on our ponds.
Depending on the location of your hunt, Stuyvesant Outdoor Adventures supplies our hunters with various types of blinds. We have a large assortment of rolling, chair and custom fabricated blinds which are specifically suited to different hunting conditions. Your guide will set up your blind for you and have it ready for upon arrival. The majority of our blinds are mobile and can easily be adjusted should conditions change. Our blinds on Mallard alley are specially fabricated and are situated perfectly on its shoreline. All of our blinds are uniquely camouflaged into their surroundings.
Goose or Duck Hunt
2 Night, 2 day hunt $900
Add Waterfowl to one of our other great hunts.
All hunts include lodging at the luxurious Stuyvesant Manor, all meals, licensed guide.