This is a SELF-GUIDED daily timber lease. You will meet a CWGS guide the afternoon before the morning of your hunt at a predetermined location near the hunting grounds. Any remaining balances must be paid by cash only before hunting begins. We cannot accept checks or credit cards once duck season begins. All hunters in your group will be required to sign a release of liability waiver prior to hunting. Your guide will escort you to the hunting grounds. Not all timber holes have blinds in them, so be prepared to stand in water if necessary. Not all timber holes require a boat or 4 wheeler to access, so prior to your trip, you will communicate with your guide to determine if you need to bring a 4 wheeler or side-by-side or a duck boat. Decoys will not be provided. We recommend bringing anywhere from 50 to 150 decoys for your spread. You are welcome to leave decoys out overnight in your timber hole however we are not responsible for any equipment or decoys left in the woods overnight. If you have more than 6 people in your group, Contact Us to talk about other options for your group. Because water levels change with changing weather patterns is is important to stay in contact with us before your trip to determine if just a 4 wheeler is necessary or if a boat would be recommended. We cannot control weather conditions and at times prolonged subfreezing temperatures will cause the timber holes to ice over. You are welcome to break ice, run ice eaters or mallard machines to keep a hole open or hunt full body decoys over the ice or move to another hunting location (like a flooded rice, bean, corn or millet field). We do not offer refunds due to subfreezing weather conditions.
Our timber holes that we lease kill 700-1000 birds on average per year. These are proven killing holes with a lot of success. We do not allow hunting after 3 PM CDT on any of our farms.
Several of our farms are roosting holes and will roost anywhere from 5K to 50K birds every evening. We do this to ensure quality shooting throughout the season. We hunt our timber on a rotation. When you arrive your timber hole will have had at least 3 days or more rest. As any knowledgeable duck hunter knows, if you shoot the roost in the evening, the birds that are using your farm will leave and NOT come back! All shooting must end by 3 PM CDT.
CWGS manages the water level in our timber holes with water control structures and boards. You are NOT allowed under any circumstance to mess with, modify, move or adjust any of the water control structures or boards. Any changes to water levels in the timber must be done by a Cupped Wings Guide Service guides ONLY.
You are welcome to bring your retrieving dog and any motion decoys like mallard machines or spinning wing decoys if you would like. Please note that we strictly enforce a 10 mph speed limit on the levy roads, field rows and while boating in the timber throughout our farms. These are private holes, so you do NOT need to beat anyone to the hole.
Self Guided Timber Hole Lease: $1000 (for up to 6 hunters in your group)
Lodging: $0 – Not Included
Meals: $0 – Not Included
+ $200/person/day for each additional hunter over 6 persons