Guided hunts

All hunts are designed to meet the needs of the client and what birds you are looking to target. New England is home to a very diverse group of beautiful birds from the Common Eider, King Eider, Surf Scoter, White-Winged Scoter, Common Scoter, Long tailed Old Squaw, Atlantic Brant, Merganser, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Gadwall, Green-Winged Teal, Mallard, Black Duck, Wood Duck, Pintail, Canada Goose & more! Our 3 day hunts give plenty time to cross some birds off your list and add to your taxidermy collection. 

Migration Nation: Season 9

Featuring Captain Randy Drago with Codfather Guide Service on the hunt for the Common Eider with guest host Jeff Coats!

Guided Hunt FAQ

How many days can I book for a hunt?

All hunts are part of a 3 day package. You may either book Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Saturday. No hunting state wide on Sundays.

How many people per hunt?

1-4 people.

Can I bring my child hunting?

Per Massachusetts regulations, the child must be at least 12 years old to hunt. Hunters ages 12-14 must be accompanied by a licensed hunter who is 18 or older. Click >here< for more information on minors.

How much is a 3 day hunt?

Please contact Capt. Randy Drago for pricing. 

Deposit

We ask for a $1000 deposit to hold your spot. Cash, card, and venmo accepted. Checks can be made payable to Randy Drago. Remainder of cost will be paid to Randy at end of hunt. Hunts are non-refundable after August 1st.

Is lodging included in the price?

Not at this time. Client is responsible for purchase and booking of lodging. We often recommend exploring local Airbnb's as they typically have great off season rates.

Airport/transportation

Boston Logan International Airport. Client is responsible to arrange transportation/car rental during stay. 

Gratuity

Tipping should be based off your service received during your trip. Your Captain works hard to set you up for success, providing strategic decoy spreads, competitive pricing and knowledge of the area and species you're after. A typical tip for excellent service is 20%. 

Do I need a hunting license?

Click >here< to purchase your license online, (Fee est. $70-80.)

You will need to buy the Small game, complete the HIP survey and add the Waterfowl Stamp. Here you can also buy the Federal eDuck Stamp if you wish.

Guns/Ammo/Decoys

All decoys will be provided. Guns and ammo will not be provided. Arrangements can be made ahead of time for shipment of ammo if necessary. 

Note: Under Massachusetts state laws, "All persons transporting shotguns must transport them unloaded and in a locked case, locked trunk, or other secure container." (See mass.gov for more details on hunting regulations and transporting of firearms.)

Attire/footwear

Massachusetts is known for it's harsh and unpredictable winters. You need to be prepared to hunt in extremely cold weather, with an added wind chill being on the ocean. Warm wool socks, layered thermals, water proof boots or bibs, water proof jacket, & other warm layers recommended. Warm hat, face mask/gaiter, warm/waterproof gloves, sunglasses, hand/foot warmers, etc. Colors: dark colors like Grey, Camo or black are preferred. 

How do I transport my birds after the hunt?

All birds will be tagged after each hunt and clients will be responsible for processing, transporting and shipping of birds. Clients often bring a cooler to bring frozen birds home in. 

Handicap Accessibility

Client must be able to climb into boat from dock or land at times. Captain will make best effort to accommodate needs with safety in mind. Please call ahead with questions and to make necessary arrangements.