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You will find a lot of useful information on this page in regards to your hunt.  If you have a question it is probably answered here.  However, if you have a question or need assistance please feel free to call us at 361-235-0100.

Lodging

We hunt in numerous locations for our hunts.  As a general rule of thumb if you are duck hunting you will primarily want to stay in Port Lavaca.  If you are Dove, Crane, or Goose hunting you will want to stay in Edna.  Each town has numerous places to stay and you will need to call the place you decide to stay and set up your reservations.

Dove/Crane/Goose Hunters:  You will want to stay in Edna.  There are several places worth staying but we recommend the Jackson Inn (361) 782-0808 or the Best Western (361) 781-0500.  Once you decide on the location you will be staying you will need to set up your reservations.

Duck Hunters:  You will want to stay in Port Lavaca unless otherwise instructed.  There are numerous places to stay in Port Lavaca with most major hotel chains providing service to the area.  Once you decide on the location you will be staying you will need to set up your reservations.


Avian Skies - Texas Hunting Ranch

Avian Skies
P.O. Box 838
Edna, TX  77957
361-235-0100
avianskies@gmail.com
For premier Texas Duck Hunting, contact Avian Skies!
Clothing  

All Birds See Color (especially blue jeans)...Including Doves!

Doves Hunters:  Wearing camouflage clothing (both shirt and pants) highly improves your chances for a successful hunt.  Blaze Orange or Blue Jeans highly reduce your chances for a successful hunt because the birds will see you and flair before in range.

Proper foot wear is also essential for Texas dove hunting.  Snake boots are recommended but not mandatory.  Rubber boots and proper rain wear is recommended in the event of rain. 

Waterfowl Hunters:  Please make sure that everyone has cammo pants, long sleeve cammo shirt, cammo jacket (if necessary), cammo cap, cammo gloves (if necessary) and a cammo face mask (or face paint).  Blue Jeans, Blaze Orange, and Bare Faces are a "No No."  

Waders are required on all bay duck hunts.  Waders or rubber boots are required for all prairie waterfowl hunts.  We are hunting Waterfowl and Waterfowl require Water.

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Firearms and Ammo

Avian Skies does not provide firearms or ammunition.  Having the gun properly "plugged" so that it adhears to state and federal regulations and having the proper ammunition is the responsibility of the hunter. If you are waterfowl hunting, there are extremely strict regulations pertaining to the possession or use of lead shot. You are not allowed to possess or use lead shot for waterfowl hunting. Even having it in your vehicle is illegal!

Dove Hunters:  Your shotgun must be properly plugged so that it can hold no more than 3 rounds as follows:  2 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber.  Lead shot is legal and we reccomned # 6,   7 1/2 or 8 shot.  

Waterfowl Hunters:  Your shotgun must be properly plugged so that it can hold no more than 3 rounds as follows:  2 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber (unless conservation snow goose hunting).  LEAD SHOT IS NOT ALLOWED!

Steel Shot Only For The Following:
Teal: Steel 3 Inch # 4's.
Ducks:  Steel 3 Inch #4's, 3's, or 2's.
Geese:  Steel 3 or 3.5 Inch 1's, BB's, or BBB's.
SH Cranes:  Steel 3 or 3.5 Inch BB's, BBB's, T's, or a Bazoka.

License Information

A hunting license is required of any person, regardless of age, who hunts birds in Texas.  It shoud be noted that there are numerous types of licenses available in the state of Texas.  It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they have the correct license, not Avian Skies.

Below is a break down of what licenses and stamps, based on Avian Skies interpretation of the Texas Parks and Wildlife rules and regulations, are needed based on your hunting situation.  Again, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure you have the correct licenses.


Dove License Requirements, Types, and Costs

Residents:  
    Resident Hunting License (Type 101, $25)                                       Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp (Type 168, $7)
    Hunters Education Certification

Non-Residents: 
    Non-Resident 5 Day Special Hunting (Type 157, $48)
    Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp (Type 168, $7)
    Hunters Education Certification

Youths:  
    Valide for both Resident and Non-Residents
    Must be under 17 years of age at date of purchase  

    Youth Hunting License (Type 169, $7)
    Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Hunters Education Certification 

Waterfowl License Requirements, Types, and Costs

Residents:  
    Resident Hunting License (Type 101, $25)
    Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp (Type 168, $7)
    Federal Migratory Bird Hunt Stamp (Type "Duck Stamp", $17)
    Federal Sandhill Crane Hunting Permit (Type 590, $0)
    Hunters Education Certification

Non-Residents:
    Non-Resident 5 Day Special Hunting (Type 157, $48)
    Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Texas Migratory Game Bird Stamp (Type 168, $7)
    Federal Migratory Bird Hunt Stamp (Type "Duck Stamp", $17)
    Federal Sandhill Crane Hunting Permit (Type 590, $0)
    Hunters Education Certification

Youths:  
    Valide for both Resident and Non-Residents
    Must be under 17 years of age at date of purchase  
    16 years of age or older must have "Duck Stamp"
    
    Youth Hunting License (Type 169, $7)
    Harvest Information Program aka "HIP" (Type 137, $0)
    Federal Migratroy Bird Stamp(16+) (Type "Duck Stamp", $17)    
    Hunters Education Certification 
             
Alcohol

Alcohol consumption prior to, or during, the hunt is strictly prohibited. Drunkenness is not tolerated.

Booking Requirements

All bookings require a 50% non-refundable deposit at time of booking to hold your hunt date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fees will be assessed in addition to the non-refundable deposit for any cancellations within 30 days of your booked hunt.  The cancellation fee for Dove Hunts is $50.00 per person per hunt booked.  The cancellation fee for Teal, Duck, Goose, and Sandhill Crane Hunts is $75.00 per person per hunt booked.  In the event of inclement weather your hunt may be rescheduled. "Inclement Weather" includes, but is not limited to, lightening and/or tropical storm systems.   Final decision to postpone or reschedule a hunt is made by Avian Skies.

Dove Hunting Field Policy

We do not offer private fields, regardless of party size.  This is to ensure that ALL dove hunters have an ample opportunity of a successful hunt. 

Sandhill Crane Hunting Policy

Due to the aggressive nature of crippled Sandhill Cranes, dogs are not allowed on any Sandhill Crane Hunt.

Waterfowl Party Size Policy

For ALL Teal, Duck, Goose, and Sandhill Crane hunts we require 6 to have a private blind.  We often take individual hunters and groups with less than 6.  For groups of less than 6 they are combined with other hunters. 


We want your trip to be an enjoyable experience.  If you have any concerns, special needs, or questions, please feel free to contact us at 361-235-0100.