From the moment I stepped off the plane it all felt “right.”
I’m a duck hunter. Or at least I try to hunt ducks. Southeast Pennsylvania is not exactly a duck hunters paradise. But, I do manage to harvest a few for the table each year. I’ve traveled to a few places through-out the country. Trying to add to my collection of prized birds. Sometimes successful, sometimes not. But each trip held it’s own rewards. Just being in the marsh at daybreak to watch the world wake-up in a new place is something to live.
A few years ago, I decided I really wanted a Blue-winged Teal to add to the collection. Started making the calls, without much promise. Then I was told Mexico is the place to go. I found GETDUCKS.COM, operated by Ramsey Russell. The website itself was impressive, and looking at his Facebook page, I was convinced he is an experienced world-traveling duck hunter. When I called Ramsey, he told me about a few upcoming trips in Mexico, including a hosted Obregon Mexico duck hunt that he invited me to join. The price was right and included everything except for ammo and airfare. I like to K.I.S.S. and have a good time. This sounded perfect and perfect it turned out to be.
From the moment I stepped off the plane it all felt “right.” It was a pleasant surprise to walk into a beautiful estancia in the middle of town. I felt like I was in someone’s private clubhouse. Our bags were put in the very nice comfortable rooms, with the air-conditioning already on.
Harvesting different duck species every day was fantastic experience. The quality and quantity of the birds was spectacular!! The group bagged at least 15 different species of waterfowl, and saw many different types of shorebirds, wading birds and pelicans while hunting the tidal flats. All absolutely beautiful!! The birds I brought home to mount: Green-winged teal, Blue-winged Teal and Cinnmon teal, Wigeon, Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Mexican Duck and Shoveler. We harvested drake and hen Redheads worthy of the wall. One day we harvested the most beautiful Gadwall I’ve ever seen, an I’m kind of kicking myself for not bringing one of them home. Absolutely beautiful.
One of the nicest rewards was seeing the local children at the boat ramp one morning, smiling to be getting ducks for dinner that night. Two waiters awaited us every afternoon at the lodge, one with coca-cola and cold water, another with fresh margaritas and cold cervezas. Appetizers of bacon-wrapped dove breasts, chicken wings, quesadillas, and the best FRESH guacamole in the world were all very good and held the wolves at bay until dinner. Plenty of time to take a nice shower, update the log book, enjoy story-tellings from the day and past trips.
We ate like kings throughout the week to include the largest smoked pork chops ever, lentil soup with peppers, BBQ chicken, tortilla soup, Mexican night with home-made tamales, fajitas, chiles rellenos, polenta, and black bean salsa that were all fantastic!!. The final night we had porthouse steak with guacamole and grilled onion sides while being entertained by a 10-man mariachi band. Perfect ending to a Great week!!!!
Referenced hunt: Obregon Mexico duck hunting combo
Fantastic Mexico duck hunting trip
Thanks to Ramsey Russell’s GetDucks.com, my Obregon Mexico duck hunting trip (to include my bringing personal shotguns) went perfectly. Trophy birds were easily imported and I brought home black brant, cinnamon teal, Mexican mallard, and a black-bellied whistling duck. The duck hunting, accommodations, and services were fantastic. Thanks for such a great and memorable hunting trip.
Referenced hunt: Obregon Mexico duck and brant hunting
brant limits every day!
Had a great time hunting brant in Mexico with my Dad. Lots and lots of birds, with brant limits every day! Lodging, transportation, guides and most importantly the hunting was exceptional! Looking forward to my next trip to Mexico with GetDucks.com!
Referenced hunt: Black brant hunting in Mexico
Recommend this Mexico brant hunt to anyone
Just wanted to send an email tell you how good of a time I had duck and brant hunting in Obregon, Mexico. As you know I went not knowing anyone and came back with many friends. Frank and his staff do a wonderful job making sure that you are comfortable and that all of your needs are well taken care of.
This was the first time that I had actually met Ramsey in person. He was great and was constantly making sure I was having a good time. I would recommend this hunt to anyone. Thanks to Cherie for the smooth travel arrangements. Thank you GetDucks.com for a fantastic time and I’m sure you will be hearing from me again soon.
Referenced hunt: Obregon Mexico brant hunting combo
Mazatlan Mexico duck hunting was…fun for both hunters and spouses
Mazatlan Mexico duck hunting was excellent. The sheer volume of birds was unexpected. The accommodations were terrific and it was fun for both hunters and spouses. Other than shooting birds, we greatly enjoyed hunts in a picturesque landscape and then getting to come back and enjoy the pool and beach with spouses/girlfriends. I knew in working with GetDucks.com that I was working with an experienced service. Feedback was quick and thorough. Questions were answered quickly and all information was easily obtained.
Referenced hunt: Mazatlan Mexico duck hunting
Time goes too fast at La Paz
Argentina was my 9th country to visit. We felt treated as royalty during our La Paz Argentina duck hunt. The hospitality and food were World Class. The care we were given by the staff was first class. Hunting was great. Time goes too fast at La Paz!!!! The lodge and grounds were beautiful.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Scott
Referenced hunt: Argentina Ducks Hunt La Paz
Will remember this Argentina duck hunt my entire life
Dear Mr. Russell,
I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic Argentina duck hunt experience we had. I have turkey hunted throughout the United States and Mexico and have stayed at some nice ranches and lodges, but this beats anything I have ever experienced before. The food was great, the hunting was fantastic, and everyone we met was a pleasure. The best part of the trip was that my brother, Ty, and I did something different every morning and every afternoon.
Martha was absolutely fantastic from the time we got to Buenos Aires to accompanying us on every hunt. You could not have a better partner and team. She made the trip delightful with her personality and knowledge. Everything was great! We especially enjoyed the field lunches.
I recommend this trip to anyone. Please use any of our names and numbers for references. I will remember this trip my entire life.
Taylor Kinard (Jackie Welch with grandchildren Taylor and Ty Kinard)
Gould’s turkey hunt nothing short of fantastic
The Gould’s turkey hunt was nothing short of fantastic! It far exceeded my expectations! The staff, hunting, lodging, and food were amazing. I took 2 very nice Gould’s turkeys. The GetDucks team is truly a great team to work with and made everything very easily accommodating for us! I will definitely be hunting with Ramsey again. I now consider him a friend and look forward to our next adventure. I plan on doing this same Gould’s turkey hunt again next year! Bottom line, this Gould’s hunt was one of the best hunting trips I have ever been on! Thanks again, Ramsey, and GetDucks.com team!
Referenced hunt: Mexico Gould’s Turkey Hunt
Above and beyond
Martha, Ramsey and Anita were on top of everything. Martha is alot of fun and makes sure everyting is taken care of as well as providing jokes! The staff and bird boys are fantastic, always go above and beyond. Everything was great.
Rufus & Morgan Gronger
Referenced hunt: Argentina Duck Hunt La Paz
…crown jewel of Argentina duck hunting, pigeons and doves
Regarding our recent La Paz Argentina duck hunt, the staff are very hospitable, the best. Hunting was superb, food delicious. La Paz is truly the crown jewel of Argentina duck hunting, pigeons and doves. Thanks to all involved.
Mike & Josh Stephens
Referenced hunt: La Paz Argentina Duck Hunt