Al Hamilton's - Reelfoot Lake Waterfowl Guide Service - Oldest on Reelfoot Lake

Al Hamilton's "World Famous Open Water Blind"
Al Hamilton's Reelfoot Lake Duck Blind
"Best Open Water Blind" On Reelfoot Lake - Devil's Race Track - Palestine Timber

Al Hamilton's - Reelfoot Lake Waterfowl Guide Service located on Reelfoot Lake along the Bayou Du Chien River in North West Tennessee. Located next to the Grassey Island Unit of the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS
50th year - Fifth Generation Professional Guide on Reelfoot Lake in the business of hunting ducks and geese on Reelfoot Lake and the Mississippi River. Oldest Waterfowl Guide Service on Reelfoot Lake. SPECIAL NOTE: Guides do not shoot during hunts with clients - ONLY THE CLIENTS SHOOT THEIR WATERFOWL.
Contact: Al Hamilton at 731-446-3990 or email for details & rates


2016/2017 Guide Rates Call for information - Duck Hunting Package includes: Lodging, Guide, Decoys, Boat, Duck Blind, 2 meals in Blind each day. Large groups are welcome with a discount


Early Duck Hunts in December 2016 and GUIDED DIVER DUCK HUNTS – 3 person only per guide.


Early Duck Hunts & Diver Duck Hunts includes: guide, decoys, boat blinds for Ringnecks, Redheads, Cans, Bluebills etc.  SPECIAL BOOKING ONLY Limited openings – no meals in boat blinds - Hunting for Cans, Ringnecks, BlueBills,Goldeneye, Redheads & wood duck etc.

  • Reservations have to be made for all hunts and must be booked in advance.
  • We suggest 2-3 day hunts.
  • All bookings require a non-refundable 50% deposit (Can be transferred to another open date during season)

Important: Here is a checklist of a few items

that are a near must for hunting.

  • Tennessee Waterfowl License
  • Tennessee Duck Stamp
  • Tennessee - Reelfoot Lake permit 
  • Federal Duck Stamp
  • Shotgun with plug
  • Shells (Steel Shot Only)
  • Preferably #BB's or #2's and maybe #1 for timber hunts
  • Warm Clothes
  • Wet Weather Gear & Good Rain Coat
  • Camouflage Clothing
  • Camo Face Mask
  • Flashlight and Cap Hunting light
  • Blind Bag
  • ***Camera with plenty of film***
  • Also check TWRA Waterfowl Information:
  • 2016/2017 Season Dates: Ducks, Coots and Mergansers: Reelfoot Duck Zone: Hunt Dates:

    Nov. 12-13, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 to Jan. 29, 2017


    Call to get dates open and price of hunt

    ***Special Notes: 2016/2017 Season - Duck Populations are up again this year, per the USFWS and DU.***
    Mississippi Flyway ( Reelfoot Lake Zone, Tennessee) 

    Ducks: The Duck Hunting season Dates of November 12 & 13 and then Dec. 3, 2016 to January 25, 2017.

     A daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than: 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be a hen), 3 wood ducks (during the late waterfowl season only), 4 scaup, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, and 1 black duck. The daily bag limit of merganser would be 5, only 2 which may be hooded mergansers. The maximum number of days allowed within in the federal framework for goose hunting seasons will be in effect. Goose seasons are set as late as federal frameworks allow in order to take advantage of any migratory geese that may be available in late winter. Geese In the Northwest Zone, the dates are Dec. 1-Feb. 12. The daily bag limit is 2 per person. The white-fronted goose season runs statewide from Dec. 1-Feb. 12. The daily bag limit is 2 per person.

    I think we will have another great season this coming waterfowl season, if you want to book early and get the dates you would like to have - contact me at Phone Cell # 731-446-3990 or email me at:  

    Shooting hours are from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 3:00 pm daily, for all species on Reelfoot Lake WMA only, Field and Mississippi River hunts run to sunset each day.
    You will need your gun, shells, warm camo clothing and warm boots. 12 ga. is fine. #1,#2 and/or BB's. Temperatures are normally mid 20s at night to 30s in day but can be below zero also, sometimes.

    Breakfast and lunch served in the blind. Coffee and water in the blind. If you want cokes and such, bring your own. There is a food markets close to the cabin and hunting club in Samburg, Tennessee 38254

    The drive from the hunting club to the boat ramp is about 10 minutes. Boat ride to the blind will take about 10 minutes.
    You will need: State of Tennessee License:
    7-day Hunt-Small Game/Waterfowl (Type 072) -- $50.50
    3- day Reelfoot Preservation Permit (Type 088) -- $10.50
    Migratory Bird Permit Required (Type 006) -- $2.00
    and your federal duck stamp signed in ink on the face.

    You can order these using your credit card at 1-888-814-8972

    Open water hunting on the Mississippi River and Reelfoot Lake is best for Canvasback, Redheads, Blackjacks, and Bluebills (scaup) using special made diver boats custom designed and built by Professional Guide - Al Hamilton.

    A 50% non-refundable deposit is required when booking a hunt. Credit cards are not accepted.

    (Can be transferred to another open date during season)

    We also can offer special hunts for large groups of waterfowl hunters at Al Hamilton's Reelfoot Lake Guide Service – 129 Lakeview Dr. Samburg, Tennessee 38254


    Call cell phone -- 731-446-3990 - Mailing Address:  Al Hamilton – PO Box 203Samburg, Tennessee 38254



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    For the serious hunter seeking a quality experience in waterfowl hunting with the Oldest Waterfowl Guide Service on Reelfoot Lake.
    The only Waterfowl Duck Blind next to the Buzzard Slough, Palestine Timber, Tri Timber, Round Cypress,  area of the Reelfoot Lake National Wildlife Refuge - Grassey Island Unit on the Bayou Du Chien River and next to Buck Basin.
    I have hunted this blind location on the Bayou Du Chien River since 1961 when I first build at this location. This is the #1 Duck crossing spot for over 50 years at Reelfoot Lake going to and from the Grassy Island Unit, Black Bayou Refuge, Lake Isom Refuge, White Lake, Obion River Bottoms and the Mississippi River.

    This Duck blind location is the best on Reelfoot Lake since 1961, it being the most consistent duck blind for over 50 years on Reelfoot Lake and the # 1 duck blind for killing decoying ducks and geese, None better "year after year".

    ""My Open Water Duck Blind site was inside the Reelfoot Lake National Wildlife Refuge for over 40 years, waterfowl think they are inside the refuge boundary lines and are easy to shoot ""

    January 2017 Special 3 Day Duck Hunting Package
    Parties of 6to 8 people or more leasing Duck Blind for the Day  
    $1500.00 per day plus Lodging in a fully furnished house or cabin near the lake that sleeps up to 6 - 8 people)
    2 meals Cooked in the Duck blind - Hot Breakfast and Lunch
    Professional Guided Hunt - Large groups welcome
    Boat Transportation to and from Duck Blind
    Duck Blind is a floating 10x30 Blind and hunts up to 9 hunters
    Large Decoy Spread - 1500 decoys plus decoys around Blind
    with Lucky Duck and Mojo decoys
    Minimum 6 hunters per group* - Special Hunt for Guides

    Reelfoot Lake Duck Blind Lunch "Rib-Eye Steak"
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