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    Default N.C. swan /duck guide recommendations

    Looking for recommendations for a swan / duck guide in North Carolina. My sons age 10 and 13 wanna give it a go. We have hunted with Parkerís and wade Austin but they donít hunt swans . Thanks in advance

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    I will PM you where I am going this year. Seems to be reasonable with a great success ratio. I will be hunting on Jan. 5th.

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    My son and i have used Aaron Mathews who has a ridiculous success rate. We had a group of 7 and all got a swan.

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    I’ve set up a hunt with the same guy Rodney has, and sounds like he does a really good field hunt too, where you’re in a blind and not sitting in a ditch.

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    I have done both field and water hunts. Sitting in a small ag ditch (bean field) surrounded by geese and swan decoys was actually pretty fun.
    Look up Fourth Generation Outfitters, or call Aaron 252-619-2880. He works his ass off and kills piles of swans, and some snow geese.

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    Last edited by YoungBuckTX; 12-06-2018 at 12:48 PM.

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    Conman's seems to have a lot of satisfied customers on the nchuntandfish website. Can't vouch for his hunts myself. He's a helluva bear guide too apparently.

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    Nice hunt ! Tyvex suits included lol

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    Brad Gurganus
    Son and are going Saturday been multiple times.

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    What does one do with a swan?
    Carolina Counsel

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    What he said.
    How are they for table fare?
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    "Just soak it in Italian dressing"
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    Quote Originally Posted by w33kender View Post
    Conman's seems to have a lot of satisfied customers on the nchuntandfish website. Can't vouch for his hunts myself. He's a helluva bear guide too apparently.
    Conman is hell on swan and bear and a really nice guy.

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    Captain vic's guides usually have alot of chances at swans.we were covered up with them last year.none of us had a permit and I really didnt have an inclination to shoot one...but we had plenty of chances.funny how the ducks follow the swans.we had a huge flock behind our blind and they acted as a magnet for the ducks.evidently the swans know where the food is...
    The price is firm.

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    dark, kinda strong meat. not much on the bird. cooked slow in crock pot, like roast beef, was decent to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodiewacker82 View Post
    Conman is hell on swan and bear and a really nice guy.
    That's what everyone on there says. One day I'll bear hunt with him.

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    Boondoggle has good advice on what NOT to do with a goose....
    "Dremels have ruined more otherwise good guns than alcohol, gambling, and bad relationships have ruined otherwise good men"

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    Quote Originally Posted by w33kender View Post
    That's what everyone on there says. One day I'll bear hunt with him.
    Iím on there also but not as much as this fine place.

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    Willie Allen with Outback Outfitters. Has great hunting right outside Mattamuskeet, calls them with his own voice. Probably the best bear guide in eastern NC. He will even do neck band hunts for a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Counsel View Post
    What does one do with a swan?


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