Chincoteague Hunting & Fishing Center

We appreciate your interest in Chincoteague Hunting/Fishing Center Inc. We offer guided waterfowl hunting on the Virginia's Eastern Shore, which are the wintering grounds for one of the largest, most diverse populations of waterfowl found anywhere and includes the largest concentration of Greater Snow Geese in the country.

Chincoteague Hunting & Fishing Cntr. has been rated as one of the top one hundred greatest waterfowl outfitters in North America.

"...Capt. Pete Wallace has set up a waterfowling outfitting service that will gladden the heart of any hunter".

We have approximately 100 blinds from the Maryland-Virginia state line south for approximately thirty miles. We also have blinds in and around the Saxis Wildlife Management area on the Chesapeake Bay. These blinds include marsh blinds, which overlook ponds and creeks. Pole blinds, which are located in the open waters of the bays and sounds. We also have grass boats, floating and portable blinds. Our guides provide you with transportation to and from the blinds. They are licensed Coast Guard Captains with Coast Guard inspected vessels. Your guide will remain near by throughout the hunt to set out decoys, retrieve your birds and relocate you as necessary. We often move a few times throughout the hunt depending on weather conditions, tides and the type of waterfowl you are hunting. It is possible to hunt Puddle ducks, Divers, Sea Ducks, Brant and Geese all in the same day.

Captain Pete Wallace started in this area approximately thirty years ago as a Charter Boat operater. The business expanded into waterfowl guide service currently employing five full time guides. We are a Virginia hunting license agent and offer a full selection of ammo at competitive prices.

For reservations, please call 757-336-3474 anytime before 6 p.m.

For information, please call 757-894-8148.

pete@duckguide.com

This business is one of a number of private businesses authorized within Assateague Island National Seashore by written agreement with the National Park Service to provide appropriate recreational services to seashore visitors. Assateague Island National Seashore does not endorse this business over any other authorized providers. Please direct all inquiries and comments related to the quality of these services within the seashore to the Superintendent, Assateague Island National Seashore, 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD. 21811.

Hunting Update

It was a good year, but not a great year. We had one of our best seasons on Black ducks, but puddle duck hunting in general was slow. There were plenty of puddlers in the area, but with the pretty weather they just didn't feel like getting shot.
As always, Bufflehead were our most abundant diver. We also had a fair amount of Bluebill and Goldeneye. Both Hooded & Redbreasted Mergansers were plentiful. There were good numbers of Brant that co-operated well through the short season that they gave us. Oldsquaw numbers were up, Scoter numbers were down, but still good numbers of birds. Canada goose numbers were good, Snow geese were a no show again this year. There were some Snows on the refuge, but nothing like we should have.
Our best shoot as far as numbers was, 6 hunters, 43 birds. Limited on ducks by 8am, added some sea ducks and back at the dock around noon. If Brant were in then, we could have broke 50!
We will again be offering our early booking special of $195.00pp on deposits received on or before May 31st.,and our hunt 2 days and get the 3rd day free special on hunts booked and taken prior to December 25th. You can take advantage of both specials, but not at the same time.
Deposits are not refundable, but an be transferred to another open date with adequate notice.
Our youth hunt will coincide with Virginias November date, so as to include Veterans. There will be no charge for those that qualify.

Captain Pete