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Greenland King Eider Hunting

greenland king eider huntingGreenland king eider hunting could be the last frontiers in sea duck hunting and GetDucks.com is very closely monitoring this exciting prospect.  Previous attempts have proven unsuccessful. This king eider hunting adventure takes place in a remote Inuit village in southwestern Greenland during the March breeding season.  Relatively large concentrations of king eiders typically inhabit this remote, unspoiled region but are usually concentrated 20 miles offshore. King eider hunting during the month of March was approved in Greenland only as recently as September 2016.  It’s possible that harlequin ducks will be approved in upcoming years.

Traditionally, eiders have been shot from boats as they resurfaced from feeding. Working with Inuit guides, Greenland king eider hunting will be attempted over decoys – by either trolling offshore during ideal weather conditions and hunting from strategically located blinds during inclement conditions. It will involve a learning curve and we were happy to provide them instructional information about eider hunting with decoys and commercial sources for eider hunting decoys.  The imposed limit is a generous 10 ducks daily with a maximum of 15 king eiders allowable during the 6-day hunt.  In addition to king eiders, American common eider (Somateria mollissima dresseriand northern common eider (S. m. dresserisubspecies may be more commonly available. Special Note: the export of king eiders from Greenland was up in the air as of July 2017. It seems likely that post-hunt shipment via a third-party trophy brokerage will be required if, in fact, they can be legally exported. We were told that there will be no available paperwork.

Think extreme adventure when thinking Greenland eider hunting.  Just getting there will be an adventure to make the most practical king eider hunt on earth, our proven Alaska king eider hunt on St. Paul Island, look like a cake walk – the last leg of travel is via commercial helicopter flight.  If the once-weekly flight is cancelled due to weather or other reasons, alternative options are boating in or going home. Travel insurance will be essential as with all eider hunting.

Though costly as compared to Alaska king eider hunting, if Greenland King Eider hunting becomes proven it could provide a very rare opportunity to experience a truly unspoiled environment for one of the world’s most magnificent game birds. For reasons noted, we’ve declined the opportunity to participate at this time. The risk to reward simply seemed too extreme as discussed with our many interested clients. 

Timing

Greenland kind eider hunts will take place through the month of March.

Rates

$4,800 for 6-day Greenland king eider hunting package.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservations.  Balance is due 120 days prior to your scheduled dates.

Included

Greenland kind eider hunts shall include:

  • Guide services
  • Licenses and permits
  • Firearm import documentation
  • Export Documentation
  • Cabin accommodations to include electricity, hot water
  • Meals and beverages

Not Included

Greenland king eider hunts shall not include:

  • Transportation to camp
  • Hotels necessary during transfers to/from camp
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Trophy shipping
  • Travel Insurance (essential)
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a strictly personal nature

What To Bring

During March, Greenland king eider hunting will entail temperatures 10-40 degrees F, winds and spray.  Warm, water-proof layers, gloves, head gear and goggles will be necessary. A packing list will be provided.

Tungsten ammo is not available locally and must be brought.

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