We believe location is the key to success!Flyway Fowling hunts take place in southwest Wisconsin on the Mississippi River “the big river” near Ferryville, Wisconsin on Pool 9. Pool 9 is part of the Lake Winneshiek area and the surrounding sloughs. The area offers spectacular scenery of the beautiful river bluffs. Lake Winneshiek is part of the upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The refuge is the major migration route for waterfowl and other birds. At times up to seventy five percent of the continental CANVASBACK population (more than 300,000) may be using the area. Other diving ducks such as bluebills, ringnecks, redheads, buffleheads, and goldeneye regularly frequent the area.
In addition, the shallow backwaters attract mallards, wood ducks, wigeon, teal, gadwalls, and Canada geese, as well, many other surface feeding wildlife. It is the favorite resting area for thousands of tundra swans each year, plus you can usually see several majestic bald eagles on any given day.
We believe location is the key to success - so we hunt the most productive water.
Hunts are conducted from a roomy 20 foot custom designed duck boat. It is equipped with heaters, comfortable seating, and mounted gun rests for safety. The latest waterfowl techniques are used along with up to 150+ magnum decoys. A delicious hot breakfast is cooked on the boat daily with special recipes selected from our FFGS 10th anniversary cookbook, lovingly prepared by my wife, Donna. From Baked Egg Boats, to Flyway Fritata, or Maddy's Mess, to Homemade Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, etc. Various snacks -- homemade muffins, cookies, bars -- are also provided, along with coffee, water, pop, o.j., and V8. You won't go hungry -- we've even remembered the ketchup, & hot sauce! Generally all hunts will end early to mid afternoons daily (guide discretion).
Equipment to Bring
Due to the excessive equipment needed to hunt the big water, please plan to limit your gear to
approximately 30 pounds (ideally one gun and one blind bag). You may want to bring a camera and binoculars.
|Gun & ammo|
|Camouflage face mask|
My experienced hunting dog is provided with your hunt.
Dr. Hook's Rolling "Stoner" on duty.
You will need the following licenses:
|Wisconsin Small Game|
|Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp|
|Federal Migratory Bird stamp|
|Canada Goose Exterior Zone Permit (optional)|
Licenses can be purchased online from the Wisconsin D.N.R.
$675 per day for 1-3 hunters ($900 per day for 4 hunters).
A non-refundable down payment of 50% is required at time of booking.
There is also a new 3% USFWS User Fee in addition to guide fee due with deposit.
Prices Subject to change without notice. Motel or Grandview 2 accommodations not included in Guide Fees.
Discover the Flyway Fowling experience for yourself. Book your hunt today!
Flyway Fowling Guide Service, LLC
Captain Todd Lensing
14812 State Highway 35
Ferryville , WI 54628
608.734.3235 (home/motel) 608.732.9535 (cell)
Email Flyway Fowling