Frequently Asked Questions.
1. What do your waterfowl and big game hunts with lodging in MD, WV, VA & DE include?
Lodging in our log cabin with Big Screen TV, Full Kitchen, Game Cleaning Facility, carcass disposal, game cleaning station, warm wood stove and more.
2. How are your Deer hunts in Maryland conducted?
These hunts are semi-guided. You will be shown property lines, the general movements of the herd and then left to your own skills to hunt in your tree stand. The less scent in the woods the better. Some permanent stands will be provided or ground blinds when feasible. You may use your own climber stand if you wish as well.
Hunts are in woodland in Maryland for whitetails and marshland for Sika Deer. Waders and a thermacell may be needed.
3. Are your Turkey hunts guided?
Our turkey hunts are guided and semi-guided, depending on your needs. All hunts require full camo necessary for turkey hunting. No red, white, blue or black clothing allowed by law.
You may call the birds in yourself or the guide will do it for you, whichever you prefer. This is a fully guided hunt with 2 hunters per guide. Hunts start on Aril 18th in Md. and April 10th in Va. and De approx. A special turkey hunter safety course is required before hunting in Delaware.
4. What are your duck hunts like?.
We hunt ducks in Fields, Saltwater and Freshwater Ponds and lakes, Impoundments, Rivers and Bays, Cypress Swamps, and Flooded Oak Forests. We provide guided hunts and semi-guided hunts, depending on the hunters experience and needs of the group.
5. How do you conduct your Canada and snow goose and Swan hunts?
We hunt Maryland ( Eastern Shore and far western Maryland ), Delaware ( Delmarva ), New York, West Virginia, & Virginia Delmarva & Mainland – Fully & Semi-Guided Hunt – 75,000 Private Acres The fields are dry and we use layout blinds or temporary blinds in ditches or fields.
Season starts Sept. 1st in most states and usually end March 31st in Upstate NY. Most goose hunts are in fields. Some are on Cayuga Lake area in the Finger Lakes. We conduct swan hunts in VA & DE when possible.
6. Do you hunt Canada Geese?
Yes, we take guests on fully guided hunts in the Resident season and the late season. The season runs from approximately Sept. 1 to March 10th. Limits range from 1-15 birds depending on the state and season. In some cases, the use of unplugged guns and electronic callers is allowed. We hunt in Maryland , West Virginia, New York, Delaware & Virginia . Canada goose limit is FIVE a day in western Maryland and West Virginia during the season.
7. Do we hunt free ranging Sika deer.
Yes we do. Mostly all hunts at baited stands. No high fence hunts.
8. No guarantee of a harvest of game.
9. No pillows or bed linens provided to prevent spread of illness
10.No transportation to hunt sites provided
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11. Hog hunts in SC free range. No high fence hunts.
12. Nonrefundable 50% deposit required to book all hunts. Prices subject to change without notice.
Even though every effort is made to harvest game in a hunt, harvest cannot be guaranteed.
When booking your hunt, please keep the following information in mind:
Minimum Requirement for Our Hunts:
- Duck Hunts – Four Hunters, One Day
- Deer Hunts – Two Hunters, Three Days, One Buck or Stag or One Doe, per day
- Snow Goose Hunts – Eight Hunters, One Day
- Hog Hunts – Two Hunters, Two Days
- Bear Hunts – One Hunter, Three Days
- Turkey Hunts – One Hunter, Two Days, One Turkey
A 50% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit for dates agreed to verbally or text or email is required to book A hunt. Substitution of hunters is allowed. The balance is due and payable in cash only, no checks and a DOA waiver form is to be completely filled out the day before the hunt at the lodge where the hunt is to originate or at the hotel where the outfitter is staying, before the hunt proceeds.
PLEASE CONSIDER TRAVELERS INSURANCE FOR YOUR NEXT HUNTING ADVENTURE WITH DOA OUTFITTERS INC. THERE IS NO RESCHEDULING OF HUNTS FOR ANY REASON.
25% RESECHEDULING FEE FOR ALL HUNTS
All stays at the lodge require a credit card security deposit.
All hunters are required to fill out legibly and completely and sign and witness an Assumption of Risk and Liability before the day of the hunt or the hunt will not be conducted and no refund for the hunt will be given.
Mail deposits to:
DOA Outfitters Inc.
10206 Sharptown Rd.
Mardela Springs, Md. 21837
Websites www.doaoutfitters.com, www.ultimategoosehunts.com, and www.snowgoosehuntingmaryland.com
Prices do not include ammo, licenses or proper hunting attire. We recommend shot size BB or BBB for geese and No. 1 or 2’s for ducks.
All goose and duck hunts are until 11:00 am. or when you shoot your limit, whichever comes first. Big game hunts are all day ans semi guided only.
Our professional guides all work before, during and after your hunt to provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. A 15% gratuity is much appreciated. Special tips are always appreciated for those extra special hunts.
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There is just no other hunting business for a great hunt than our business. We provide many hunting options, making sure that everyone who comes to us is completely satisfied. Choose D.O.A. Outfitters for a deer hunt with an exceptional staff!