Rising Sun Outfitters began in 1998, offering Guided Sea Duck Hunts along the rugged coast of Downeast Maine. HARD WORK and DEDICATION have propelled us to our present day status as Maine’s Premier Sea Duck Hunting Outfitter.
We spend countless hours on the water scouting, and preparing to provide you with the best sea duck hunting action in New England. We are constantly monitoring bird movement, changes in feeding habits as well as the ever-changing flight paths within the 300 miles of coastline and 150 charted islands of our home hunting range.
Equipment & Dogs
Access to our hunting areas are via our large, seaworthy 20’ Lund Alaskans powered by 115 horsepower Yamaha, along with our recently added 22′ Starcraft with a 150 horsepower Yamaha. Each of our boats are fully outfitted with up to date Coast Guard approved equipment such as GPS units, Chart plotters, Sonar, VHF Radio’s and Cellular Phones.
Included in our fleet are 2 Mighty Layout Boys Super Mag edition and 2 Bankes Pumpkin Seed layout boats for ‘In Your Face Action!’
In addition, you will be gunning over hand carved and hand painted sea duck rigs produced from our own decoy shop during the off-season.
Our site wouldn’t be complete without giving credit to those that do so much of the work.
We here at Rising Sun use the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. These strong, rugged powerful dogs were bred for big water use in harsh environments. With this strength and stamina it has made the Chessie ideal for this purpose.
Sadly, through the years many of our old hunting companions have passed and to them we say “Thank You”.
Capt. Ernie Spaulding
USCG Captain / Regsitered Master Maine Guide
An owner/operator, born and raised on the coast of Maine, Capt. Ernie is a third generation Master Maine Guide and licensed USCG Captain as well as a veteran commercial fisherman. With over 40 years of sea duck hunting experience and the uncanny ability to find “where they live” , Capt. Ernie is one of the most sought after sea duck guides on the Maine coast.