Sea Duck Hunts

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Maine Sea Duck Hunts

Maine Sea Duck Hunting

Sea Duck Hunts in Maine

Sea Duck Hunting

Here at Rising Sun we offer three styles of sea duck hunting, Traditional Ledge hunts, Layout Boat hunts, and Big Boat hunts. By employing these various styles of hunting our guides are able to adapt quickly to any changes that may occur. Our hunting style and location will be decided based on sea conditions, wind direction and tide phase.

After reaching our predetermined location, our own oversized, hand carved decoy rigs will be set and waiting for the morning flights to start. When dawn breaks, groups of sea ducks start moving across the waters in route to their feeding areas. Our primary target will be TROPHY EIDERS along with opportunities for SCOTERS and OLD SQUAWS.

Layout Boat Hunts

As Maine’s MOST EXPERIENCED LAYOUT BOAT HUNTING OUTFITTER, layout boat hunts have quickly become our most popular hunt among customers. This up close and personal type of gunning this hunt provides, is amazing. Although this type of gunning may not be for everyone, those that have tried it say, “They just can’t believe what they have been missing!" Whether you are a veteran waterfowler or a first timer, this truly unique and exciting “in your face” style of hunting for TROPHY EIDERS, SCOTERS and OLD SQUAWS should not be missed.

Trophy Sea Duck Hunts

$1,200.00 per person – (meals & lodging not included)


Hunts offered:

Monday – Wednesday
Thursday – Saturday
No Sunday Hunting in Maine
No meals or lodging included. There are many available nearby accommodations and great coastal restaurants with lobster and seafood available for every meal.

Machias River Inn

Local houses can be rented through or Search for houses in the Machias, East Machias, Cutler and Roque Bluffs area.

The following licenses & permits may be purchased online from the Maine Department Of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at

Resident Small Game License – or – Maine 3-day non-resident small game license: $50.00.

Maine waterfowl permit: $7.50

Federal Duck Stamp: $25.00 (available at any U.S. post office)

Plan on dressing in layers with a waterproof shell to protect you from the elements. The fall and winter weather along the Maine coast can be damp, cold and windy. A memorable hunt can be ruined by inadequate gear and lack of preparation for the weather.

NOTE: Please purchase Non-Resident Maine 3-day small game license and Maine migratory waterfowl permit prior to arrival. Online purchase available at

Violent ocean storms may cause unsafe sea conditions and a lost day of hunting. Rising Sun Outfitters stands fast on its policy of not refunding the day’s fee for this is out of our control. Your safety and the safety of our guides are our number one concern.

In the event of a lost day, we will work with you to reschedule you within the same season.

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What our sea duck hunting customers say

Brad Olson

Rising sun outfitters works day and night to make sure they put you on the X. This giving you the best opportunity to experience sea duck hunting at its best. You will enjoy everything from the hunting, accommodations and scenery while making great friends in the process.

Mark Ihire

I've been fortunate enough to hunt with many outfitters and can honestly say RSO is as good as they come. Ernie absolutely knows how and where to hunt those Maine eiders. We had no trouble shooting our limits for all three days and I would recommend this hunt to anyone looking for an east coast eider hunt !

Todd Haley

A hunt of a lifetime in spectacular Downeast Maine, Ernie is top notch and put us on the birds. Will definitely be back to gun eiders off the ledges!!!

Interested in a guided sea duck hunting trip? Contact us today! (207) 461-4611

Maine Sea Duck Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Guide Service

About Us

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.

Rising Sun Outfitters

Capt. Ernie Spaulding

1073 Ferry Road, Bancroft, Maine 04497
(Mailing Address)

[email protected]
(207) 461-4611