we are booking up fast for the 2015 and 2016 waterflowl season. starting off iwth teal, sea ducks and then brant and divers. we have some cast and blast trips available in november and december if the stripers stick around. cast and blast is a day hunting ducks and a day fishing for stripers.
our snow geese generally start showing up in december. our main focus is the conservation season in february and march. however, we will hunt them on request.
Thanks to all who have hunted with us in the past, check us out on guidefitter and tell your story and leave some photos under our name.
we are listed as fins and feathers outfitters....
see you on the water...
Master Captain Jim
Fins and Feathers Outfitters
2015-16 Waterfowl Seasons
Shooting Hours: one-half hour before sunrise to sunset; see exceptions for Canada geese during September and snow geese during January 16 - April 15.
Non-toxic Shot: Required
Season Zones: Most waterfowl seasons in New York state are set based on five waterfowl hunting zones that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
NOTE: (1) The following hunting season dates will not be final until federal regulations have been adopted in late summer. Be sure to check the final regulations before going hunting; and (2) You must register with HIP to hunt any of these species.
|Youth Days b||Oct 3 & 4||Sept 19 & 20||Sept 26 & 27||Sept 19 & 20||Nov 14 & 15|
|Oct 24 - Dec 6
Dec 26 - Jan 10
|Oct 3 - Oct 11
Oct 24 - Dec 13
Oct 10 - Oct 14
|Oct 10 - Oct 18
Nov 7 - Dec 27
|Nov 26 - Nov 29
Dec 7 - Jan 31
|Sea Ducks||same as above||same as above||same as above||same as above||Oct 17 - Jan 31c|
Oct 1 - Apr 15
|Oct 1 - Apr 15||
Oct 1 - Dec 29
Oct 1 - Apr 15
|Nov 25 - Mar 10|
|Brantd||Oct 10 - Nov 8||Oct 3 - Nov 1||Oct 10 - Nov 8||Oct 10 - Nov 8||Nov 26 - Nov 29
Jan 6 - Jan 31
|see map for Canada Goose Seasons|
aHunting seasons for the Lake Champlain Zone will be announced in late August following a public meeting in Burlington, Vermont.
b Youth Days are additional days for Junior Hunters only. Young hunters, 12 to 15 years of age, possessing a junior hunting license may hunt ducks, coots, mergansers, Canada geese, and brant on 2 special days in each zone. Daily bag limits for ducks are the maximum allowed during the regular duck season, and 3 per day for Canada geese. Young hunters must be accompanied by a licensed (including current HIP registration and duck stamp) adult hunter, but the adult may not shoot any birds unless the respective regular season is open.
c In the special sea duck area only.
d Due to concerns about brant populations, the season may be closed. Please check the final regulations before going hunting.
2015-16 Waterfowl Bag Limits
Note: The following bag limits will not be final until federal regulations have been adopted in late summer. Be sure to check the final regulations before going afield.
The daily bag limit is the maximum number of birds of each species that any person may take or possess in the field during any one day. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit for all waterfowl species except snow geese. The possession limit is the maximum number of birds that any person may possess in total in the field, at home, in transit or in storage.
|Species||Daily Limit||Possession Limit|
|Ducks*/ Sea Ducks**||6||18|
|Canada geese #||see map|
|Snow geese||25||no limit|
*The daily limit of 6 ducks includes all mergansers and sea ducks (scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks) and may include no harlequin ducks and no more than 4 mallards (2 of which may be hens), 3 wood ducks, 1 black duck, 2 pintail, 2 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasback, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks or 2 hooded mergansers. For all other duck species found in New York, the daily limit is 6.
**During the Special Sea Duck Season, scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks may be taken, with a daily limit of 6 and may include no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, or 4 long-tailed ducks. Whenever the regular duck season is open, sea ducks count towards the total daily duck limit of 6 as described above.
# Cackling geese and white-fronted geese may be taken as part of the Canada goose daily and possession limits. Snow geese and Ross' geese may be taken as part of the snow goose limits.
The atlantic brant numbers are down from 2012 counts. These numbers are very concerning to me. I have seen these numbers falling every year and what NJ non resident hunters need to realize is that 90 % of the atlantic brant population winter in NJ. To the non resident hunter seeing these huge flocks of birds this is not an endless supply. Please follow the regulations and DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN YOUR LIMIT, i have seen too many of you while sitting in the marsh shooting birds out of season and also shooting birds and letting them float away. It is against the law. Please do your part in conserving this species. Here we are again with a closed season.
DO YOUR PART.
Family Hunting Trip
A little late putting this one up, but i wanted to thank Dave, David and Charles for coming down and hunting for Atlantic Brant in some very tough weather. We had a full moon flood tide that covered the entire marsh. It looked like the ocean expecially with the 40 mph winds we had to endore. It was very cold, windy and rough conditions and these young hunters and their father stuck it out all day. I would say they had a blast and shot a few duck and brant and a fair amount of ammo... For the conditions they did very well.
I look forward to having you guys down for a fishing trip. Charles and David are booth under 16 years old and we welcome young hunters, they are our future of the sport. Keep shooting guys and as we always say; Lock and Load Boys, lets shoot some birds....
Holy Crap can you laugh????!!??!?!? If you said no you can not be part of this group from Raystown area. These guys had such a good time they laughed the entire time. One who will remain unnamed borrowed a pair of waders that will never be the same, ever, ever again. i saw the bottom of the felt pads twice in one day, seems he likes to lay on his back in the mud, ALOT.... This group came with 5 guns and went home with 3 working guns.
They did break in the new 2 man layout boat with a 28 bird shoot in 2 days. Jim it was a ton of fun having your group down and we can not wait to see you all again next year. Be sure to stop by the harrisburg show and visit our booth in February.
p.s. practice shooting claybirds from your back. You guys spend more time in that position than upright. ha, ha
New Jersey Fishing Charters
Fins and Feathers Outfitters
Owned and operated by Master Captain Jim Weiser. Jim is a certified Master Captain with the U.S. Coast Guard. Captain Jim runs fishing excursions in the Delaware Bay for Flounder, Croakers, Stripers and Black Drum; as well as ocean trips for inshore Tuna, Blues, Trout, Flounder, Stripers, Dolphin and Sharks. "We fish groups of up to five with bait, or two with fly rods."
When you fish with us, we provide everything but your food and beverage. Captain Jim spends a solid 8 hours per day (minimum) with your group. "We do not book more than one group per day, so you always have our full attention."
Once you've contacted us, Fins and Feathers Outfitters will provide a complete list of what you should bring for your personal adventure.
Fishing Packages: $500 per day inshore - $600 per day offshore (30 miles or closer). We run out of Avalon NJ, Stone Harbor, NJ, and Cape May NJ.
Contact us today to schedule your next adventure!