Whether it be calling, paddling and/ or decoy arrangement all are highly
perfected in tolling birds to the gun. These magnificent birds deserve
the respect of all caring hunters, therefore a special effort will be
made to shoot only decoying birds to ensure clean, quick kills. Although
most hunters prefer 3 in. 12 gauge guns , don't hesitate to bring your
3in. 20 with improved chokes with 2' s and 3 shot sizes. Depending upon
the type of field cover, you will be hunting out of pits, stand up, and
lay down blinds. We prefer to hunt four guns, but we can
accommodate up to six hunters.
hunt these birds over customized full-bodied goose decoys and Real Geese
silhouettes adding unparalleled realism to our rigs. Depending on the
situation you can expect to hunt over 150 to 500 decoys which
clearly put the odds in your favor. As spokesman for these counterfeits,
Tom, who has fined tuned his calling abilities under world class callers
such as Dave Coleman, Kelly Ross and Jeff Foiles has guided throughout
the states and Canada. Tom has judged some of the various calling
contests throughout the country including the prestigious World Goose
Calling contest at the Easton Waterfowl Festival's 25th anniversary held
in Maryland. This veteran guide is considered by many to be one of the
best in the business at landing geese and a master at decoy arrangement.
special note when field shooting, with any kind of precipitation you can
anticipate good numbers of puddle ducks to also visit these fields
adding a nice bonus to your day.
is field shooting at its finest!
You will be hunting from my unique floating bind, which is towed to
specific gunning locations within the bay. The primary gunning area is
Long Island's lower Peconic and is approximately an hours drive from
While almost all species of waterfowl migrate through this
traditional flyway, the birds that are most commonly taken are mallards,
black ducks, wigeon, gadwall, greater scaup, buffle heads, long-tailed
ducks and of course, Canada geese. In addition, it would be no surprise
that pintail, teal and Eurasian wigeon visit the rig. It is not uncommon
to shoot a variety of birds in a day's hunt. The shooting is done over
award-winning decoys created by myself and other world-class carvers –
birds can't resist ‘em.
We take great pride in making sure our hunting parties gun over the
very best working decoys and the equipment used (the Maine Duck Boats,
engines, blinds, etc.) as many of you already know, is of the highest
Fresh Water Marsh Shoots
The hunting is done on a private 60 acre farm.
"honey hole" is nestled deep in the woods on Long Island's North Fork.
Here a fresh- water spring feeds a picturesque marsh within the woods.
In this relaxed setting, the stage is set for some of the most enjoyable
puddle duck hunting the Island has to offer . The shooting is done out
of brush and cedar blinds built on the water, yet concealed and set back
behind natural vegetation hid from tolling birds. Although the mallard
account for a large percentage of the bag the species that also visit
this little marsh are woodies, teal, black ducks, pintail and hoodies.
Keep in mind when hunting waterfowl, that weather is a major factor in
the birds activity in a given days hunt.
Field Shooting For
Half day shoots $650
$250* per gun (minimum 4 gunners)
$250* per gun (minimum 4 gunners)
Sea Ducking offers the most avid waterfowler
ultimate test in winged shooting
Up to 3 gunners $700 (can be combined with bass fishing
Duck and Goose Combo Shoots $900
*$250 per additional gun
To book a charter, please contact Capt. Tom
Cornicelli (631) 874-8471 / (516) 446-2286 or