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Reedy Creek Outfitters goal is to provide you with a personal and customized experience hunting the coastal estuaries of the New Jersey Shore. We pride ourselves on our ever-growing list of clientele, which has been generated in large part by referrals and repeat business.  We specialize in being extremely mobile and versatile in our hunting areas and practices. Our knowledge of the estuaries (over fifty miles long) is extensive and we are equipped to hunt divers, brant, puddle ducks, and geese on open water or in salt ponds, often all in the same day.

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We truly look forward to spending the day with you in the marsh! No guide can guarantee full limits but we can guarantee a very enjoyable and informative experience References are available upon request.

Hunts typically take place from our custom designed and built boat blinds, layout boats, Otter Outdoors ground blinds, one man boats, coffin style blinds, all depending on where and what we are hunting.

Your safety is always paramount, we operate only proven seaworthy vessels and all hunts are conducted by United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains.

A Full Day Hunt is also available for an additional charge. Essentially we conduct two hunts in one day, in completely different terrain and habitat, in an effort to provide "AN EXPERIENCE" as opposed to just "shooting a few ducks." In this scenario we begin before dawn and hunt until mid morning.   Afterward, we head to a new location and focus on a different type of hunting (divers vs. puddlers vs. geese vs. brant).  These hunts are available

at an additional charge and are available on a limited basis please call to discuss the option and to check availability.

Broadbill, Oldsquaw, Bufflehead, Redheads and Canvasbacks – all feet down and inside fifteen yards, just bearing down on YOU as YOU look like the open pocket of water in the inviting spread of stools!  Heart pounding, sweating even though its freezing out, here they are!  You sit up and shoulder the gun – sounds easy!  Well you probably missed, at least the first time!

“Level the Playing Field” goes two ways here: 1) you are on their turf, eyeball to eyeball 2) even though they are close they are really moving and you’re bobbing around in a boat.  Layout shoots are quickly becoming one of our most requested hunts.  For good reason, it is extremely exciting and absolutely unique.  It isn’t for everyone, but most who try it can’t get enough.  We proudly use a Mighty Layout Boys MLBII Kevlar two-man layout.  It is exceptionally stabile and surprisingly

comfortable.  Two big guys have no problem and we’ve had some really big guys shoot without any issues and with great success – including NFL linemen.  You’ll be in constant marine VHF radio contact with the tender boat anchored within 100 yards to retrieve downed birds, change out shooters within your party, bring you AMMO, and “tend” to every need.

We employ a number of methods to hunt brant, but without exception we only take completely cupped, committed, perfectly decoying brant over top quality decoy rigs – that is the beauty of a brant shoot.  We have custom designed and built our own 16’ – 17’ low profile boat blinds powered by 40 and 50 horsepower outboards to make long, fast runs to be “where they live.”  As Team Otter Pro-staff we utilize Otter Outdoors Products ground blinds to stay mobile, effectively hide and keep you

Arkansas has mallards, Maine has eiders, and New Jersey has brant!  Brant are taken up and down the Atlantic Flyway with great success, however NJ winters the vast majority of the Atlantic Brant population and the hunting opportunity reflects it.  The shallow coastal estuaries of New Jersey provide prime feeding, loafing, and graveling areas for brant. By playing tides and the weather correctly, brant hunting in New Jersey is simply outstanding.

comfortable, especially when the weather gets real still and there is a need to be extra-stealthy. 

Undoubtedly, any seasoned waterfowler, anywhere, has heard the lore of Barnegat Bay and the infamous broadbill shooting.  Yes, for our friends from out of state (except New York as they are with us) we call them broadbills, always have, always will but we don’t care if you call them bluebills, scaup, or blackheads or even coot as long as you like em.

There’s more good news – as the “bills” thinned out their space was taken up by an ever-increasing population of oldsquaws, bufflehead and scoters.  We do also have opportunities to take canvasbacks, redheads, and occasionally goldeneyes.

Truth be told, like everywhere else on the continent our broadbill numbers are low as compared to the historic levels.  However, by staying mobile and flexible and utilizing our trailered boat blinds and layout rigs we have great hunting for broadbills.

Of course we don’t have greenheads pouring through flooded timber (all the time – but we do sometimes!).  Then again, we regularly see our southern friends up here to take a “black mallard.”  No questioning the fact that New Jersey is a black duck mecca, we seldom hunt anywhere inland, on the coast, in the OCEAN without seeing loads of black ducks.  They are as billed though, a trophy!  They are smart, habitual, and not overly gregarious making them a hard bird to take without the right rig in the right place with the right set-up.  Sure, they make mistakes occasionally, but black duck gunning is all in the effort and we’ll make it for you every day.  On top of black ducks our mallard population seems to be stronger every year. 

conjunction with divers or brant.  We also hunt salt ponds from coffin blinds regularly.  In addition we do also hunt private inland farm ponds for puddlers and geese.  These hunts sell out very quickly and for good reason, they are quite “unique” and incredibly productive.

Twenty Years ago we’d all call each other after shooting a mallard in the salt marsh but over the past 5 years we’ve taken as many mallards as any species of duck.  In addition we also have increasing and very viable populations of gadwall, along with pintails, teal, occasional widgeon and our wood duck hunts early in the year are fantastic.  We routinely hunt the marshes from our boat blinds for puddlers, in

The resident population of Canada geese is burgeoning, the migrating flocks have recovered exceptionally well and tens of thousands winter right here in New Jersey.  We spend the majority of our time hunting the bays of New Jersey (and yes we take plenty of geese right there) but we don’t overlook the opportunity to enjoy the incredible Canada goose resource of the Garden State.  We therefore secure private properties, farm fields, horse pastures, and ponds to conduct first-rate goose hunts upon.     

As Team Otter Pro-staff we utilize Otter Outdoors ground blinds to stay mobile, effectively hide and keep you comfortable.

Hard to hit and even harder to “finish-off” seaducks are an even increasingly enjoyed resource all over the coasts of the United States.  They decoy great, are challenging targets and make for an incredibly enjoyable day with friends.  Generally speaking we hunt scoters (common, surf and white-wing) in the Atlantic Ocean or in the inlets to the ocean and we hunt oldsquaws in the bays well off-shore, sometimes miles from shore.  Both decoy exceptionally well but with VASTLY different

techniques.  We will get a few opportunities at both on most days but we usually tend to choose one over the other based upon the weather conditions and our clients’ interest.   If you haven’t hunted seaducks it is another “must-do” and we strongly recommend oldsquaws from the layout rig – it has become a fan favorite.

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