Alaska Sea Duck Hunting on Kodiak Island
Harlequin; Barrow’s Goldeneye; Long-tailed (Old Squaw) Ducks; and White-Winged, Surf, and Black Scoters as well as Mallard; Wigeon; Bufflehead; Merganser; and Scaup
*Kodiak Island does have King Eiders and Common Eiders, but they are rare.
Sea duck hunting in Alaska usually focuses on species specific trophy collecting, and this outfitter will adjust his hunting style according to your goals. If you’re interested in a lot of shooting, the Goldeneye, Mallard, and Widgeon hunting is phenomenal. Get more information »
Sea duck hunting season in Alaska runs from December through January. The ducks are in their full winter plumage and make beautiful trophies.
Be Prepared for Winter Weather
The bays around Kodiak Island offer good protection for the wintering ducks, but keep in mind, this is Alaska in the middle of the winter. Come prepared for wind, rain, snow and cold.
Warm layers of comfortable clothes, wool and fleece are recommended. Be sure to bring one heavy coat for sitting in skiffs or blinds.
- Baseball cap and stocking cap and a facemask, neoprene or fleece is great. Ski goggles are nice if you have them for skiff rides.
- Warm waterproof gloves and/or leather gloves.
- Comfortable shoes for relaxing on boat.
- Xtra-tuff Rubber Boots.
- Leather boots- These are optional, but if you have room, some hunters prefer them.
- Good Quality Rain Gear. Great when in skiffs or sitting in blinds. Not only keep you dry but can block wind as well.
- Chest waders for duck hunting, not a necessity, but definitely can be used. Rubber boots usually adequate.
- Waterproof daypack.
- Good binoculars with lens covers and digital camera.
- Personal Toiletries.
- Your favorite 12 gauge, and heavy duck loads.