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ames Creek Outfitters Staff Has Over
300 Years of Hunting Experience Combined

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JCO's Canada Goose & Duck Hunts

Who We Are:

  James Creek Outfitters was established in 1996 by owner and guide
Chuck Elder and we have been guiding for Canada geese since that time.

  Our equipment is top notch with the latest in decoys and blinds.

  Our guides are passionate about waterfowl hunting and will work hard to make sure you have the best possible time while hunting with us. 

What We Offer:

  At James Creek Outfitters, we offer Guided Canada Goose hunts throughout the Pennsylvania and New York Canada goose seasons.  We hunt privately leased farms near Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area – a waterfowl refuge that annually stages large numbers of Canada geese. 
In addition we offer Canada Goose and Duck hunts in the
Finger Lakes Region of New York.

  We hunt the majority of time in agricultural fields utilizing spreads of full body  goose decoys for the Canada goose hunts.  You will hunt from layout blinds which are carefully concealed with surrounding vegetation.  We have found the layout blinds offer the most comfortable hunt while still being able to easily move or shift as weather and field conditions dictate- often during the same day. 

Our duck hunts are conducted with boat blinds, shore blinds and lay out blinds depending on the type of hunt and the species of bird hunted.

Please call for more information on our techniques.


  Costs for Canada Goose hunts are $150 per person for a half day hunt in Pennsylvania and $175 for a half day hunt in New York. 
All duck hunts are $175 per half day.

Hunters may opt to hunt until the end of the day
for an additional $75.00 per hunter.
That decision can be made "up front" or
be determined on the day of the hunt
based on bird movements, weather, travel time etc.
A deposit is required to book all hunts.
Please call or email for details.

(814) 599-1034

Party Size:

  Even though Pennsylvania Game Laws allow for larger party sizes, at James Creek Outfitters, we prefer to limit the group size to a maximum of 6 people.  We do this to help conceal the blinds and hunters and to provide you with the most productive hunt possible.  Of course, unique circumstances are always considered – call us if you would like to discuss.


We have worked with The Four Seasons Motel for years.  It is nothing fancy but it is clean and convenient to the morning meeting place.  If you book there and tell them you are clients of James Creek Outfitters, you will get a discount on the room(s).  It is also easy to find: 3 miles North on Pa route 72 from Exit 266 of the Pa Turnpike.  There are other motels in the area as well if you can’t get a room there and JCO can get you that info at booking time.  Our staff stays at The Four Seasons so it makes it nice to hook up with your guide the night before the hunt.
If you book a hunt in Northwest PA or New York your Guide will assist you with accommodations in that area.

What to Bring:

  Our new clients often wonder what items to bring on their Canada goose hunt.  We have compiled a list of a few items that you may want to consider to make your hunt more enjoyable.

- Appropriate clothing –we recommend dressing in layers.  Camouflage clothing is best with particular attention to your upper body, especially your face.  We recommend a face mask.

- Food and drink (no alcohol please).  We will start the day at a local convenience store, so you can stock up on any items you may have forgotten.  We recommend bringing lunch to the field.

- Camera & Binoculars

Shotgun & Shells

- All Licenses, including your PA or New York hunting license,
Pa Migratory Bird Hunting Permit and Federal Duck Stamp.

When hunting New York, you must also register with the New York HIP Program.

- Large Coolers, Plastic Bags and Knives to clean your birds.
Federal law requires one fully feathered wing to remain during transport
to your home.  Bird cleaning will be the hunter’s responsibility.

- Any further questions please check our
'Frequently Asked Questions Section'

If you are searching for a reputable Guide Service with
quality equipment, great leases, and knowledgeable
guides then congratulations you have found us!
We are James Creek Outfitters
PA's longest running Waterfowl Hunting Guide Service

Feel free to look around the site.
If you still have questions or are ready to book a memorable hunt,
please give me a call.
I look forward to talking to you

Chuck Elder, Owner/Guide, JCO 

James Creek Outfitters
1013 Acorn Lane
James Creek, PA 16657
(814) 599-1034

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