The Hunting

Sea Duck Hunting around Raspberry Island is typically done from a beach blind or in our two-man Bankes “Revolution” Layout Boat for open-water hunting. We believe in lots of decoys set up proportionally to a well-positioned blind, focusing on the birds’ travel routes or daily destinations. Our area is very tidal, so we will typically hunt an area then move as the day and feeding patterns adjust. Weather of course also plays a big factor and we move and plan accordingly. Our catamarans are the perfect bases of operation throughout the day to warm up and fuel up with hot coffee, lunch and cookies.

First light on Kodiak is typically around 8-8:30am, and the day’s hunt concludes around 4:30-5pm during duck season. This means we can still focus on that prime first light opportunity; and do it after a full breakfast with plenty of time to get ready.

Our hunts typically focus on species specific trophy collecting. We are happy to focus all of our resources and hunting styles toward achieving your goals. While Alaska waterfowl limits are generous, we prefer switching species once a mountable bird or two have been harvested; for example, once you harvest a pair of mountable Harlequins we’d like to move to, say, targeting White Winged Scoters vs limiting out on Harlequins. If you’re interested in a lot of shooting, we can easily set up to pursue Goldeneye, Mallard, and/or Widgeon, all of which are also in full winter plumage and appropriate for taxidermy as well.

It is also easy to combine into our duck hunts big game hunting as well as fox hunting. Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge is retriever-friendly, we invite you to bring your dog to join you on your hunt, as long as it is conditioned to working in cold water and trained to retrieve.

Amazing Hunt! The lodge is fantastic, beautiful weather (slight wind of 55 mph) made this a trip of a lifetime. Birch and Tiffany made us feel completely at home. Food is worth the trip alone. Thanks Again! ~ Ryan, Steve, and Hunter M. Alaska